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Drake performs in Concert at Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour - Chicago, Illinois at United Center on August 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. After months-long delay, Drake dropped his sixth studio album after months-long delay. Prince Williams/WireimagePrince Williams/Wireimage

Drake drops latest album “Certified Lover Boy”

Isaac Saia Gluck September 17, 2021
For rap megastar Drake, it's hard to know when the rapping persona stops and the goofing around starts. His feuds with other rappers and many of his actions are questionable and unatoned for, but his songs can have good hooks ... sometimes.
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Some Kanye West fans celebrate Donda – others are still confused

Some Kanye West fans celebrate “Donda” – others are still confused

Isaac Saia Gluck September 10, 2021
Kanye West, unquestionably one of the most important musicians of our generation and a proponent of the notion that there is no such thing as bad publicity, released his 10th studio album, "Donda," following multiple extravagant and dramatic listening parties.
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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

America East cancels all spring sports after NCAA cancels March Madness, spring championships

Ethan Tam March 12, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced the cancellation of all Division I winter and spring championships, including both the men’s and women’s “March...

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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Sports programs in limbo following coronavirus procedures announcement

Ryan Magill March 11, 2020
The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team’s game against the University of Southern California on Sunday, March 15, became the school’s first match to be canceled as part of the country-wide attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Cover of Kanye Wests upcoming album Yandhi. KANYE WEST / GOOD MUSIC/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 3.0

Upcoming and anticipated music releases of the year

Benjamin Zimmer February 3, 2019
With another year complete in the music industry, 2019 has another sleight of releases, some of which haven’t yet been confirmed, that I’m absolutely ecstatic to hear.
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Travis Scotts Astroworld at Madison Square Garden.  GREGORY ZARB/THE STATESMAN FILES

“Astroworld”: Travis Scott turns MSG into an amusement park

Gregory Zarb December 2, 2018
Fresh off the release of his most anticipated and third studio album “Astroworld,” Travis Scott’s “Wish You Were Here” tour brought together his longtime fans and newcomers for one night of ultimate raging on Nov. 27 at Madison Square Garden.
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Migos performing at Veld Festival in 2017. THE COME UP SHOW/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY 2.0

Review: Migos trap epic “Culture II” lacks flair

Thomas James January 27, 2018
Migos haven't discovered how to diversify their sound now that they have made it to the top of their field.
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Taylor Swifts newest studio album, Reputation, sounds uninspired and confusing, even to a diehard fan.

Review: Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” is confusing, uninspiring

Nick Zararis November 13, 2017
Swift’s willingness to experiment as an artist is commendable, but “Reputation,” seems like an outright miss for an artist who can do better.
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Unicef Talent Show pushes campaign to end child marriage

Justine Josue April 23, 2017
This year, the event was used to highlight the End Child Marriage campaign, an effort to combat the practice of forcing minors, most commonly young girls, into marriage.
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Students on the floor during this years Back to the Brook. There were still floor tickets available the day of the concert. KRYSTEN MASSA/THE STATESMAN

Behind the scenes of Back to the Brook

Korinne Utting August 27, 2016
With this year’s Back to the Brook featuring hip-hop artist Fetty Wap and producer RL Grime right around the corner, it's important to know how these artists are chosen.
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A USG President with an inspirational past

A USG President with an inspirational past

Eric Schmid April 30, 2016
Like many other undergraduates, USG President Cole Lee wants to usher change in our society.
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Jazz Cartiers Hotel Paranoia review

Jazz Cartier’s “Hotel Paranoia” review

Kunal Kohli February 3, 2016
Toronto may have found its successor to Drake in Jazz Cartier, who released his new album, "Hotel Paranoia," on Feb. 1.
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