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Album review: Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

Album review:  Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

By Jake Valentine

February 21, 2016

Whether you love or hate Kanye, there’s no denying that he’s one of the most influential artists of this generation. What’s so polarizing about Kanye is not only his unpredictable behavior that you can’t look away from, but also the fact that almost everyone has an opinion about him. He’s not just ...

UI dance graduating seniors perform thesis fall concert

By Mariah Schaefer

December 6, 2015

The audience strolled into Dance Rehearsal Krannert long before the concert started on the second floor of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Family, friends and dance enthusiasts were there for one reason: to watch the December-graduating seniors in the University’s department of dance pe...

Feminism shines bright in ‘Girlhood’

Feminism shines bright in ‘Girlhood’

By Lillian Barkley

April 19, 2015

Céline Sciamma’s “Girlhood” tackles stereotypes from the first scene. The 2014 French film was screened Friday at the 17th annual Ebertfest. The film is the coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Marieme, played by Karidja Touré, who comes from a low-income home with two younger sisters, a workin...