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Geek Squad Presents: Rapping with Dr. Seuss

April 26, 2018

WPLD's Geek Squad is at it again. This week Matthew and Clay hit the halls to see who could match a beat while reading Dr. Seuss books. Who knew we had such talent at Dunbar!

My Dear Melancholy Lives Up to its Name

April 5, 2018

The Weeknd is known for slow rhythms and sensual ballads. This album provides more of the usual, yet still remains relevant and non-repetitive. Over the course of six songs, The Weeknd explores his innermost feelings about love and the sorrow that accompanies it, in his surprise album, “My Dear Melancholy.” "Call Out My Name" In the first song on the album, The Weeknd heartbreakingly requests...

Five Seconds of Summer Teases Fans

Five Seconds of Summer Teases Fans

April 3, 2018

It all started on Feb. 15 when the band’s official Twitter posted #5SOS3ISCOMING? and the fandom was sent into a frenzy. No one knew just what this meant, but fans were anxious for whatever was about to come. Followers of 5SOS have been awaiting new music since their last album, "Sounds Good Feels Good," which came out in 2015. They released the date for a new song as Feb. 23, 2018, and fans were...

Panic! at the Disco

Panic! at the Disco

March 31, 2018

Panic! At the Disco just released two new songs, “(F**k a) Silver Lining” and “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” as part of their new album, Pray For the Wicked. Each album they have released has been different from the one before. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, their first album, had multiple catchy songs such as “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” one of their most well-known songs and music v...

Hayley Kiyoko’s Expectations

Hayley Kiyoko’s Expectations

March 31, 2018

In 2007, Hayley Kiyoko was a member of the female pop group, The Stunners. Six years later, Kiyoko released her first solo EP A Belle to Remember. Two EPs followed with This Side of Paradise in 2015 and Citrine in 2016. Kiyoko finally released her first full-length album on March 29, Expectations, and it is already number three on the iTunes chart. Throughout the album, Kiyoko expresses both he...

Attention, Attention Album to Release in May

Attention, Attention Album to Release in May

March 23, 2018

On March 8, 2018, the rock band Shinedown released the first song from their new album Attention Attention, which is to be released in May. The song, “Devil,” is the first new piece of music they have released since Threat To Survival was released in 2015. The song was released to promote the upcoming album, and it was first introduced to the public in a bone-chilling music video on Youtube...

Lexington Comic Con Grows Beyond Capacity

Lexington Comic Con Grows Beyond Capacity

March 19, 2018

I can guarantee that the hosts of 2018 Lexcon were not expecting as many people as they got. But I guess that’s what you get for inviting John Barrowman, Chuck Norris and Matthew Mercer, among other guests, to a single convention. Let’s start with Saturday. When I first arrived, there was a long line that wrapped around the entire food court and snaked into the vendor's hall. Not knowing what ...

Fall Out Boy Finally Releases New Album

Fall Out Boy Finally Releases New Album

March 14, 2018

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band from Wilmette, IL. After a long-awaited hiatus, the band finally returned with their seventh studio release, M A N I A, an electro-pop twist to the band's more rock roots. Originally, M A N I A was scheduled for a release on Sept. 15 of last year. However, on Aug. 3, Patrick Stump announced that the record would be pushed back until January 19, 2018. "The a...

Black Panther: A Hit or A Miss?

Black Panther: A Hit or A Miss?

March 12, 2018

Marvel's Black Panther was released in February as the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film breaks ground as a minority finally assumes the role of a superhero. However, students had opposing opinions on the film's execution.

How to Get Ready for Lexington Comic Con

How to Get Ready for Lexington Comic Con

March 7, 2018

I have attended Comic Cons since 2013's Lexington Comic and Toy Convention also known as Lex-con. People were dressed up in crazy costumes as my favorite characters, and I later learned the correct term for this is “cosplay.” Held at the Lexington Convention Center, the event is held annually in March. This year, the dates are March 9-11. I like to consider myself a comic con veteran, having at...

Remembering Jonghyun

February 15, 2018

It was difficult to review Kim Jonghyun’s posthumous album Poet | Artist without shedding a few tears; not only because I was a fan of his, but also because of its bittersweet testament to his legacy. For those unfamiliar with Jonghyun, he was a successful singer-songwriter and lead vocalist of the K-Pop boy band, SHINee, until he committed suicide on Dec. 18, 2017. It was announced that he woul...

Coachella Owner Under Fire for Donating to Anti-LGBTQ Groups

Coachella Owner Under Fire for Donating to Anti-LGBTQ Groups

February 2, 2018

Coachella's 2018 lineup is stacked with numerous top-40 artists with Eminem, Beyonce and The Weeknd as headliners. Yet, a dark cloud looms over this sunny desert music festival. The Washington Post revealed that Coachella owner, Philip Anschutz, has funded up to $190,000 to organizations for anti-LGBTQ activity such as the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Anschutz denies these accusations, thou...