All posts by Aaron Hartley

  • Features
    Childish Gambino’s latest album is funky, weird and daring

    By Aaron Hartley– I’ve never really been a fan of Childish Gambino, Donald Glover’s musical persona. His first album, “Camp,” was pretty bad and the follow-up, “Because the Internet,” was simply okay. His rapping was often corny...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Features
    The Weeknd’s “Starboy” faintly shines

    By Aaron Hartley– The Weeknd has been around for a few years now. After a series of well-received mixtapes, he dropped his first album “Kiss Land” back in 2013. But with last year’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,”...

    • Posted November 26, 2016
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  • Features
    A Tribe Called Quest bids farewell on poignant high note

    By Aaron Hartley– 2016 has been a relentless year. We’ve lost many in its wake. One of those lost was Phife Dawg, a main component of seminal ‘90s hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest. The group hadn’t...

    • Posted November 19, 2016
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  • Features
    Lady Gaga takes chances in new album

    By Aaron Hartley– Lady Gaga doesn’t need an introduction at this point. She is one of the most successful pop stars of all time, with a slew of hits under her belt. After her last pop record...

    • Posted October 28, 2016
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  • Features
    Bon Iver weaves sonic wonder on “22, A Million”

    By Aaron Hartley– Justin Vernon, the creator and front man of the indie folk juggernaut Bon Iver, never intended to be famous. He captured attention with the self-released love anthem “For Emma, Forever Ago” in 2007. In...

    • Posted October 18, 2016
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  • Features
    Green Day lives again on new record

    By Aaron Hartley– The iconic pop punk trio has been in a bit of a musical rut for the past few years. Green Day’s 2004 smash hit comeback “American Idiot” left fans and critic as to what...

    • Posted October 9, 2016
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  • Bevin’s crusade against Planned Parenthood ignores larger issues

    By Aaron Hartley– In his first few months in office, Governor Matt Bevin has made it abundantly clear where his priorities lie. A staunch conservative, Bevin has been working diligently, and often successfully, to undo many of...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • Mainstream award show snubs provocative hip-hop album

    By Aaron Hartley– Last week at this year’s Grammy Awards, after a night of performances, homages and scripted jokes, Taylor Swift’s pop-fueled hit “1989” ended up taking home album of the year. While this may have been...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Student Opinion
    The system needs overhaul to entice the public to vote

    By Aaron Hartley– Every election season, the importance of voter turnout is restated, as it should be. Voter turnout is possibly the key element in ensuring the system functions properly, and guarantee the person with the majority...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
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  • White Oscars outrage hints at larger issue

    By Aaron Hartley– When the Oscar nominees were announced a few weeks ago, they were met with heated contention. For the second year in a row, people of color have been totally excluded from the four acting...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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