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AMANDA VAN ORDEN/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Tyler, the Creator at The Anthem

Decked in a yellow reflective vest and perched on top of a giant diagonal ramp shaped like a log, Tyler, the Creator captivated the audience with mischievous character and masterful showmanship at his Feb. 26 performance at The Anthem. Tyler produces innovative rap music while maintaining a goofy attitude that[Read More…]

Concert Review: BROCKHAMPTON at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Concert Review: BROCKHAMPTON at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Texas-based rap group BROCKHAMPTON brought precise lyrical mastery to its performance at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 28, with unbridled energy that electrified the crowd. The group, which broke into the mainstream in 2017 with its “SATURATION” album trilogy, has a penchant for interweaving silky hooks and vulnerable moments[Read More…]

BROCKHAMPTON

Top 10 Albums of 2017

1. BROCKHAMPTON – ‘SATURATION III’ What is most striking about BROCKHAMPTON is not the colorful and varied production that quickly worms its way into listeners’ heads, or the effeminate vocal melodies that often play a central role in tracks such as “BLEACH.” Nor is it that it rocketed out of[Read More…]

RCA Records

Album Review: ‘War & Leisure’

★★★★☆ Rhythm and blues star Miguel may be the only singer charismatic enough to release a sunny radio jam centered around the M16 assault rifle and make it feel sexy rather than ignorant. “War & Leisure” features a confident Miguel who infuses vibrant party music with subversive references to political[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
Proceed With Caution: Kober-Cogan

Proceed With Caution: Kober-Cogan

A walk through the abandoned Kober-Cogan Building reveals old books, medical kits and remnants of a hospital all covered in a film of dust, now nearly erased from memory. Furniture still sits untouched in the empty offices of the psychiatric department, while medical equipment once used to study virology grows[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 1 comment Features, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA

Sex Education and the Transition to College

Every Hoya has had a different experience with sex education in high school. Ranging from comprehensive high school programs to no sex education at all, these different forms of sex education have shaped students’ opinions on sex and sexuality. From abstinence-only advocates to pro-abortion rights supporters, Hoyas are constantly voicing[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top, Sex Issue, The Guide
ROSTAM

Album: ‘Half-Light’

★★★★☆ The sound of “Half-Light” is best described by its cover. The colors are bright and warm, evoking sensitivity and emotion, while the image itself is pixelated, belying a digital, distorted element. The Persian characters suggest foreign musical influences. Yet, each part comes together around the friendly figure in the[Read More…]

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

★★★☆☆ Political strategist Karl Rove described The National’s song “Walk It Back” as “a euro tech pop thing.” The National’s response? “F—k you, Karl.” Rove was asked to comment on the song because “Walk It Back” features a recitation of an infamous quote about political manipulation of reality, which is[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
RCA RECORDS

Album: ‘Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy’

Mac Dressman is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★☆☆☆ The title of A$AP Mob’s latest album may be telling — it is as if the group got “too cozy” after the success of its latest album, and neglected to put the same amount of effort into “Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy.”[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
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Go-Go Going Nowhere

Frenetic drum beats, cheering and chanting pour out onto U Street. The sounds emanate from the insides of theaters, clubs and performance halls, where masses of Washington, D.C. music fans sing and dance, abandoning themselves to the untamed spirit of the “Chocolate City.” Although this scene is timeless, the type[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide