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Kanye West at Øyafestivalen in 2011

The Rise and Fall of Ye West

Ye West, more commonly known as Kanye West, is a musician versed in many genres of music including hip-hop, rap, electronic, and gospel. West is known for his catchy beats and worldwide hits that have...

Harry Styles for Harrys House

Harry’s House: A Review

By Emma Backbier, Writer June 13, 2022

“Style is the answer to everything [...] to do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art,” echoes the introduction to British singer-songwriter Harry Styles’ sold-out 2021 arena tour. Accompanied...



By Nikhil Khemani, Writer May 16, 2022

You have probably heard or used the colloquial term “slay” as an encouraging sentiment and morale boost. But, how did “slay” – a term that traditionally refers to murder – come to be used...

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The Chinese Language and Calligraphy

By Jia Zhong, Academics Editor April 19, 2022

April 20th is the UN Chinese Language Day. In celebration of the event, this article will give a brief overview of the Chinese language, calligraphy, and its history. Chinese is a language from the Sinitic...

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Being Quiet in a World That Can’t Stop Talking: A Book Review

By Temisola Akinwande, Writer April 16, 2022

“Shy,” “cold,” “aloof,” “sensitive,” “indecisive,” “serious,” “anti-social,” “apathetic,” and “slow.” These are some of the adjectives used for people who tend to listen...

Why does Gen Z Love Podcasts So Much?

Why does Gen Z Love Podcasts So Much?

By Arianna Pagan, Writer April 11, 2022

It’s fair to say that over the past few years, the world has changed a lot. After we all started adapting to a new way of life, our habits adjusted as well. Recently, the podcast has started to become...

The Realism of Dune

The Realism of Dune

By Anyue Zhang, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2022

It’s impossible to accurately and completely capture the essence of Dune in any form of writing shorter than the book itself. There’s a reason why the recent movie adaptation, which covers only half...

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Your UNISVerse Guide to the Oscar Noms

By Miles Brust and Maya Mukherjee March 24, 2022

In these unsettling times, the anticipation of an award show provides a welcome distraction from doom scrolling. It looks like our latest boost in serotonin is coming soon; not just is it Spring Break,...

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Don’t Look Up Movie Review

By Ma-Sadio Faye, Writer March 23, 2022

Since the Oscar season is coming up, I decided to check out the science fiction film Don’t Look Up, and here are my thoughts. While humorously morbid and satirical, the film’s trivialization of the...

The French Language and Calligraphy

The French Language and Calligraphy

By Sijia Zhong, Academics Editor March 20, 2022

Many readers may not know that today, March 20th, is UN French Language Day. In celebration of the event, this article will give a brief overview of the French language and calligraphy, and take...

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Are New York City Tourist Attractions Really Worth It?

By Sofia Tambalotti and Abigail Losi March 7, 2022

New York City is one of the most famous cities on Earth, which makes practically everything in it a tourist attraction. However, everyone seems to have different opinions on what’s worth visiting or...

Why You Should Read Joan Didions Writing

Why You Should Read Joan Didion’s Writing

By Anyue Zhang, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2022

Joan Didion is one of those canonically American writers you may have heard of, but have never read. But why should you learn more about her work? Didion’s non-fiction, as well as her fiction writing...

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