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Smooth Bananas: ‘Justice’

“Justice” by Justin Bieber is a sampling of the raw and charismatic energy that brought Bieber into stardom originally and continues to serve him as an independent artist from his past selves.  The album, produced by a team of producers including Louis Bell, Jon Bellion, Benny Blanco, and Skrillex, and distributed by …

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PLAN for Pittsburg hosts ‘Solidarity Sunday’ outdoor concert and free store

Recently, Pittsburg’s problems with homelessness have become readily apparent. The Progressive Lateral Aid Network (PLAN) for Pittsburg decided to begin work to help fix that on Sunday.  On Sunday, March 28, the PLAN for Pittsburg hosted “Solidarity Sunday” at Lincoln Park from 2 to 8 p.m. The outdoor event included live performances from local bands at the …

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Smooth Bananas: ‘Montero’

Rapper Lil’ Nas X has done it again and penned an absolutely bumping song that is sure to be on repeat on any fan’s Spotify playlist. However, some people are not as happy about it.  The song, produced by Roy Lenzo and Omer Fedi, and released by label Columbia, is the title single from the rapper’s upcoming …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘The Boys’

Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” answers the age-old question on everyone’s minds: What if superheroes were corporate-sponsored superheroes with disgusting celebrity complexes?  The series, developed by Eric Kripke, stars an ensemble cast of both familiar faces to film such as Karl Urban of “Judge Dredd” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” as well as relative newcomers such as …

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PSU Percussion Studio hosts percussion ensemble concert

Many concerts have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and now many have been restored. One of the first concerts to be cancelled last year has been reinstated.  On Monday, March 29, the PSU Percussion Studio out of the department of music hosted their first percussion ensemble concert since being forced …

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D.C. statehood must come to pass; our democracy depends on it

Since the 1970s, various movements to admit the District of Columbia as a new state to the Union have fallen flat. Continually, the city’s non-voting representative in the House of Representatives has introduced legislation that would start the process of statehood for D.C. In the modern era, the push for statehood may …

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PSU, City of Pittsburg partner on “PittCation” project

Due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, Pittsburg State University axed their mid-semester break Spring Break and instead shortened the semester. To make up for this lack of time off from school, PSU and parties in the City of Pittsburg are providing an alternative.  “PittCation,” a combination of Pittsburg and ‘staycation,’ is a …

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Smooth Bananas: ‘Spaceman’

Nick Jonas is a superstar in many people’s ears and mind, but “Spaceman” suffers quite greatly from the desire to fly to high.  The album, produced by Greg Kurstin and distributed by label Island, is the singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album. The album features 11 tracks of lengths ranging from two …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Marvel’s latest TV series, “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” has only just begun and it already shows great, great promise.  The series, created by Malcolm Spellman and directed by Kari Skogland, stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles as Sam Wilson and James Buchanan Barnes, respectively, from previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films. The …

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