The Rise of Pop

There once was a time when rock was the dominant force on the charts, however as the 2000s moved along, it faded out and electronic pop music made its mark on the public. It was a force to be reckoned with, and rock music stood no chance. The terms “pop” and “rock” used to be synonymous, with bands such as The Rolling Stones being considered pop music (now called classic rock). It wasn’t until the…

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Post-Grunge

The death of Kurt Cobain shook the world. He was a man who spoke to adolescents in a way no one else could. The question everyone was asking was, “Where do we go from here?” Thankfully, the hard rock genre kept its head and pushed forward. Music, as it does, had changed again from the original idea of grunge. Grunge was a genre filled with poetic lyrics and dirty-sounding instruments. The new genre, dubbed “post-grunge…

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I see a little silhouette of a man…

Calling all Finger Lakes Community College Students! While we don’t have any thunder bolts or lightning, we want to light up your spring semester sky with some great prizes in exchange for your creative genius. In honor of our Spring Arts Festival and in celebration of the band, Queen, we would like you to enter this year’s flash fiction contest by crafting a piece inspired by the album cover “Innuendo.” All submissions must be 1,000…

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Cartoon Classics: The Proud Family

My last few reviews have been of shows from Nickelodeon, but this particular show is unique because unlike the other shows, this one is from the Disney Channel. The Disney Channel is a channel I’m slightly more familiar with, and while I didn’t grow up watching it, I would occasionally catch certain shows in passing at either my baby sitter’s house or at a friend’s house. But despite this, I had never even heard of…

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Behind The Pay

Let us shift our focus to the women’s side a bit. Breanna Stewart, a WNBA MVP of the Seattle Storm was carried off the court during a Euro league game in Hungary due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, as soon as the news was released everyone felt her pain. Everyone including the Women’s National Basketball Association. Due to the low pay, women of the league have to rely on playing overseas, which takes a big…

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Monthly Muses

Welcome to Monthly Muses! We’ll post small writing prompts with a few guidelines once a month, we just ask that you submit it by the second week of the month. This month, we want to hear your poetry. Your prompt is as follows: “You make eye contact with a complete and utter stranger.” What happens next is completely up to you, we just ask that you keep your poem at a maximum length of one…

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Carry On

Best. Chosen One. EVER. Most people are familiar with a certain young wizard with a lightning-shaped scar and an epic monicker: The Boy Who Lived. His friends, however, call him Harry. While it is certainly true that Harry Potter had many epic adventures and will remain a favorite series for many, myself included, I think it’s safe to say that sometimes the reader wants a little more from the book. Particularly if said reader is…

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Behind the Playoffs

Here we are again. Another series of a worldwide sports event that revs everyone up, and I mean everyone. The NBA playoffs. For those who don’t know, the NBA is the National Basketball Association, a men’s professional league in the United States consisting of 30 teams. The playoffs are a best of seven elimination tournament after the regular season to determine the leagues final champion. Basically, it’s March Madness on crack. The only difference is…

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