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“JESUS IS KING” in review

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

On his ninth studio album, Kanye West turns his focus towards God, creating a short album with some notable triumphs, yet which overall shows little substance and zero musical growth. The highly controversial, yet widely-acclaimed Chicago rapper finally released “JESUS IS KING” towards the end of...

Kanye’s Trump-ian Love Affair

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

May 3, 2018

In the past I have been a fan of Kanye West, but the latest news about him has left me quite speechless. After his tweets in support of Trump and a picture of him wearing the “Make America Great Again” hat, fans (especially his black fans) have been outraged, and with a good reason. After a long ...

Problems Arise with Kanye West’s Ego

Problems Arise with Kanye West's Ego

Quin Nelson

October 23, 2013

My seventh-grade self will always defend Kanye West. His Late Registration was the first album on my first iPod, and I have stuck with the guy ever since. While he still creates brilliant music, West's role in the public conscience has gone from gifted artist to ridiculous diva, and the shame is that we don't recogniz...

How Twitter stole my soul

Karah Kemmerly

April 1, 2012

It almost pains me to say it, but I'm online. Not just Facebook online. Everyone has a Facebook. My grandfather has a Facebook. He even updates it. No, this is worse than Facebook. I recently got myself a tweet page. My introduction to the Twitter website was a somewhat embarrassing one. I was sitting...

Varsity athletes share pre-game rituals

Peter Clark

February 16, 2012

Some of the most famous athletes in the world also have strange and superstitious pre-game rituals.  The best basketball player ever, Michael Jordan, wore his North Carolina shorts underneath his Chicago Bulls shorts every game of his professional career because he believed it brought him luck. Jordan...

2012 Grammys bring mixed bag of nominees

Alex Hagen

February 9, 2012

On Sunday, Feb. 12, the 54th Grammy Awards, which annually honor the best of the music industry, will be presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This year, Kanye West leads the pack of nominees with seven nominations, including Song of the Year for "All of the Lights," a standout track from...

Kanye Tweet of the Week

Backpage Team

March 8, 2011

I just zoned on how ill it is to really fall in love ... Pimpin' is whatev ... Love is that shit!

Kanye Tweet of the Week

Backpage Team

February 3, 2011

I just threw some bassoon on this muthaf**ka.

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