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The Evolution of Rihanna

Barbadian beauty Rihanna signed to Def Jam records at just 16 years old seven years ago. Since then, she has released a number of hit singles. Today she is arguably one of the biggest pop stars in the world. With the release of her latest album on November 19, we take a look at Rihanna’s past album success and how she managed to climb that ladder.   Music of the Sun Rihanna broke into the music scene in July 2005 with her first hit “Pon De Replay,” reflecting her Caribbean roots. The song reached the top single charts in several […]

by · December 3, 2012 · 1 comment · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Hair Flair: A week of fun hairstyles

Monday:  Hair Décor Most females can relate to the early morning Monday madness. They more than likely consist of dragging yourself out of the bed to start off the week. So why not spice it up a little by adding a hair accessory? A hair accessory can range from a variety of things. A normal headband, for instance, can show a nice and simple look and can help accent your entire outfit. It all depends on how you feel that day. By adding this accessory to your everyday hair style, a lot can be said. Steps: Style your hair as […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

2012 Hottest Mixtapes

• Wiz Khalifa: Taylor Allderdice This mixtape was truly what the Pittsburgh artist needed after his criticized debut album Rolling Papers. Wiz’s raps were on point, and the production was diverse. The concept of the album was the perfect breakdown for fans about who he is and what his empire, Taylor Gang, is about. Taylor Allderdice is the album that fans wanted all along from Wiz Khalifa. The mixtape met its high expectations from both listeners and critics, and almost beats Wiz’s last big project Kush & OJ for the best mixtape in his catalog; which means a lot. Taylor […]

by · December 3, 2012 · 2 comments · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Brandy’s new album Two Eleven Review

Brandy’s sixth studio R&B album titled Two Eleven debuted Oct. 12, 2012 and since then has racked up countless positive feedback from the Hip-Hop and R&B community. Debuting at No.3 on the Billboard 200 chart, the R&B veteran celebrates her first top 10 album in over eight years (Afrodisiac which also peaked at No.3 on the same Billboard 200 chart in June of 2004).  Although Brandy’s latest album has gained a lot of success over the last ten days of its debut, there’s still an underlying question that becomes apparent while listening to the album: “Is this Brandy’s best work […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Reflecting on drugs and death at Morgan

Most of my Sundays are spent recuperating from eventful weekends and preparing for the following dreaded class week but this particular Sunday afternoon a few months ago was different. That day, 19-year-old Morgan State student Darian Hicks lost his life in the back seat of his car after a long night of partying with his friends throughout the city of Baltimore and allegedly over-dosing on the prescription pill, Xanax. His friends, who found his body that morning, and his family shed many tears in disbelief as they stared at the white body bag slowly being zipped up and carried into […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · DRUGS ON CAMPUS, PERSPECTIVES, SPECIAL COVERAGE