Hip-Hop Acts Dominate Spring Concert

By Navindra Persuad

A regular rowdy crowd set the tone for last Satruday’s Spring Concert in Kaiser Gymnasium. Between all of the chaos, the performances proved to be quite entertaining.

 

Despite the wet and rainy weekend weather and the short line before doors opened, the concert started filling up quickly as tickets were still attainable at the Kaiser Will Call Office. There were also over 100 students in attendance from Post University according to an official who asked for directions to will call.

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“Recess”: Skrillex Releases First Full Length Album

by Sean Begin

Sonny Moore, better known by his alias Skrillex, grabbed the attention of American pop culture in 2010 when he released his YouTube-sampled “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” EP. With songs more reminiscent of angrily arguing Transformers than traditional instrumental music, Moore succeeded in helping take dance music mainstream.

Now, after six years of singles, remixes and extended plays, Moore has released his first full-length effort with “Recess,” an 11 song LP that nods to both the style that made him popular and the influences his music has seen since his ascension.

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“Distant Relatives” Album Review Nas & Damian Marley

By: Brittany Hill

White supremacy, America’s youth and heritage are all covered in Nas and Damian Marley’s 2010 collaboration, “Distant Relatives.”

This multifaceted album brings heavy rhymes from American rapper and songwriter Nas to blissfully mix with the smooth and upbeat style of Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley.

Marley, the youngest of Bob Marley’s sons, and Nas, the son of a jazz musician, open the album with a back-and-forth sequence of spitting rhymes. Once Marley stops, Nas starts. There’s never a moment of silence, only spitfire enthusiasm and energy, one of the best ways to foreshadow an album that is as lyrically serious as it is playful.

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Netflix It: “Friday Night Lights”

By Ariana D’Avanzo

Crowds of howling fans cheering, popcorn being thrown amongst the packed bleachers and arguments happening left and right about who’s the better team: the environment of a football game. Then, suddenly, in the midst of the game, the fans fall silent and let out a big roaring gasp in unison, something happens that no one saw coming. This personifies the first episode of the very first season of “Friday Night Lights”.

Love triangles, relatable family drama and football. If you enjoy watching a series containing all three of these, then “Friday Night Lights” is for you.

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Inexpensive Travel How To: Destination: Mohegan Sun

By: Arianna Cecchini

As most of CCSU is not the legal age to go to a casino, one does’t necessarily think to go to Mohegan Sun when looking to get away from campus. Mohegan Sun is not all about the slot machines and poker tables though. Mohegan offers a wide variety of activities for any age of person. Inside the casino they offer a shopping mall of awesome stores and great restaurants at affordable prices. Stores such as American Candle, Things Remembered, Dylan’s Candy Bar and many others have great gifts for others or even yourself.

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‘Captain America’ Saves Day in Sequel

By: Joe Suszczynski

 

Marvel has been doing a fantastic job with the series of movies they have continued to release since 2008. The Marvel cinematic universe has a unique way of showcasing their heroes, by giving these heroes individual movies, prior to bringing them together, like in the 2012 blockbuster, “The Avengers.” Post-Avengers, the franchise returned to individual films, most recently with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” with the intention to mount anticipation for an upcoming “Avengers” movie in May 2015.

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