The Orion

Playlist of the Week

Julia Maldonado

September 26, 2017

With midterms coming our way, it’s always nice to have a solid list of songs to help us get through the week. Whether it’s studying, getting that workout in or on your way to school, these songs and albums will keep you up and going.Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson - StrongerWork Hard, Play Hard - Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I....

Battle of the divas

Adele's stage in San Jose, California. Photo credit: Rylee Pedotti

Rylee Pedotti

December 16, 2016

2016 has been a year for the books, and with the announcement of the 2017 Grammy nominees, music's elite have confirmed this trend won't end as calendars turn. As expected, the night will showcase music's two biggest names in a battle royale starring global darling, Adele and cultural phenomenon, Be...

What we learned from MTV’s Video Music Awards

Photo courtesy of the official MTV Facebook page for the Video Music Awards.

Rylee Pedotti

August 31, 2016

The MTV Video Music Awards have a longstanding history of representing both the best and worst in music. More often than not, these moments offer artists a first class ticket to infamy and beyond. While there were virtually no show-stopping, jaw-dropping or I-have-to-tweet-about-this-now moments, there...

Beyoncé plus ‘Lemonade’: A timeline

Cassandra Porter

May 10, 2016

Celebrity power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z, worth a collective $1.1 billion, have spent their 14 years together maintaining a solid image of a happy, blissful couple, but the recent release of her new album suggests otherwise. There has been speculation that the rapper cheated on Beyoncé, an...

Feminism is my favorite F word

Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 22, 2016

Feminism: “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” A large majority of the college-aged population is not able to understand this simple definition of the term. Instead, people almost run away from it, giving the word and the movement itself a negative connot...

Queen B doesn’t deserve to be dethroned

Image credit: Grant Garnsey.

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

February 14, 2016

Last week, Beyoncé released her most recent and extremely controversial “Formation” music video that seems to be rubbing people the wrong way. The video was released Saturday, Feb. 6 and she performed the song at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 7. The video received heavy backlash ...

The “F” word: Feminism is necessary

Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias

Katelyn Martin

October 10, 2015

We’ve all heard it becoming a more prominent word discussed in the media, the dirty little “F” word that no one necessarily wants to say— feminism. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie defined it best in both her TED Talk and Beyonce’s famed song, "Flawless." Feminist: "The person who beli...

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