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Taylor Swift Course Offered for Westfield State Fall 2024 Semester

Kasidee Nichols, Staff Writer April 21, 2024

After 17 ½ years of teaching, Christopher Gullen turns their attention and skills to investigate pop star Taylor Swift’s image, general presentation, and fandom in a new course offered to first-year...

Concert review: They Might Be Giants

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer March 25, 2023

I just finished watching a free live stream concert of They Might Be Giants. It was probably the most absurd and energetic show I’ve seen. The lighting was crazy, the songs were odd, and it was brilliant....

Music Review: Gigaton by Pearl Jam

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

As someone who has never fully listened to Pearl Jam before, this was a pretty good introduction to their discography. Despite it being their newest album, it has what you would expect Pearl Jam to...

Album review “Automatic for the People” by R.E.M

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

In September, R.E.M celebrated the 30-year anniversary of their album “Automatic for the People”. I think it still holds up today. When I first heard this album, as well as others that came before,...

Chaotic by Tate Mcrae Music Review

“Chaotic” by Tate Mcrae Music Review

Lindsey Genatossio April 1, 2022

“Chaotic”, the song that describes the emotions that are too hard to say. On March 25th Tate Mcrae released her new song “Chaotic”. This song is an emotionally driven ballad that goes into...

A Time to Heal: Wind Symphony Concert Amidst a Pandemic

A Time to Heal: Wind Symphony Concert Amidst a Pandemic

Cristina Ferraro December 14, 2021

On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 at 7:30pm, the Westfield State University Wind Symphony performed their fall concert, “A Time to Heal.” This was the first in-person performance after almost two years,...

Red (Taylors Version) Released on Friday

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ Released on Friday

Emily Fluet November 15, 2021

Taylor Swift released her long-awaited re-recording of her album Red on Friday.  The singer has plans to re-record all of her albums through Reputation in order to have ownership of her music....

My Top 5 Albums of 2019

My Top 5 Albums of 2019

Margaret Ahearn February 1, 2020

As we are a few weeks into 2020, I wanted to reflect on my music choices from 2019. 2019 brought a lot of different and unique sounds to the music scene, with newcomers like Billie Eilish and Lil Nas...

Spirit of the Inca at Westfield State University

Spirit of the Inca at Westfield State University

Myrka Gilbreath November 25, 2019

In the spirit of Native American Heritage month, I wanted to put the spotlight on one of WSU’s dedicated vendors. Artist and Musician Jaime Cachigungo, a descendant of the Incas. He draws on his native...

Break Up With My What?

Abby Taylor March 1, 2019

"Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored", by Ariana Grande, was met with lots of backlash, though some interpreted the song in a more positive light. When it was released on February 8th, the title...

Thank U, Next: Ariana Grandes Rise From the Ashes

Thank U, Next: Ariana Grande’s Rise From the Ashes

Ariana Chiarenza February 9, 2019

I remember being twelve years old and my younger brother telling me about this new show on Nickelodeon that features an actress with the same name as me. She even spelled it the same way. And boy, could...

Ella Mai’d It To The Top

Elizabeth Gelinas November 1, 2018

Ella Mai, sensational artist of the hits "Boo'd Up" and "Trip", released her debut album this month after breaking the record for most weeks at Billboard No. 1 by a female artist on the R&B/Hip-Hop...

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