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St. John’s Grad “Veldor” Makes The Billboard Music Charts

Henry Wright, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2019

Nicholas Martin Kunkel, AKA "Veldor," charts for the first time on The Billboard Music Charts. A 2015 graduate, of St. John's University College of Professional Studies, makes his first sound wave in the hot entertainment busine...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men”

Jillian Ortiz, Chief Copy Editor Emeritus

May 17, 2019

“Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit.” Perhaps one of the group’s most notable tracks off of their 1993 debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).” It’s been nearly 26 years since the original nine-piece pac...

Artist to Watch: Maggie Rogers

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor

February 22, 2017

Maggie Rogers. Remember that name, in fact, just add her to your Spotify playlist because once you do you definitely won’t forget her. This new artist’s captivating folk meets electronica sound is one to take this coming year...

PWR BTTM at Knitting Factory review

Jon Daniel Manarang, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Queer-glam band PWR BTTM previewed their second record “Pageant” scheduled for release on May 12. Originally scheduled to be held at the Brooklyn venue Shea Stadium, the venue was changed due to a police raid at the DIY spa...

Top 20 Songs of 2016

Top 20 Songs of 2016

January 26, 2017

Album review – “Late Blooma”

Album review -

Gina Palermo, Managing Editor

December 7, 2016

The arts take their skills to the stage

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

On a campus that is known for sports, the arts may fall by the wayside. But last week, the Performing Arts Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Art and Design reminded us of how much they provide to our community w...

The Weeknd releases new album “Starboy”

Michael Anthony, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

In 2015, R&B singer The Weeknd released his Grammy winning "Beauty Behind The Madness" album. Born Abel Tesafaya, BBTM was met with a ton of positive reactions from both fans and critics, marking the turning point in his brief ...

Lady Gaga releases “Joanne”

Lady Gaga releases

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor

October 26, 2016

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