Monica Cho

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Critical Voices: Jimmy Eat World, Integrity Blues

Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” is a quintessential emo anthem. It’s even seen a recent spike in activity, owing to Taylor Swift’s Apple Music ad, but Integrity Blues, the band’s... Read more

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Artist Spotlight: Our Last Night

You could listen to pop music, but maybe that’s too mainstream for your angsty, alternative self. Might I recommend the Punk Goes Pop albums? They’re exactly what they sound like:... Read more

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The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere: Bats, Bodies, and Blood

After ending Season 6 on the cliffhanger to rule them all, Negan and Lucille came out swinging (see what I did there?) in the Season 7 premiere of AMC’s The... Read more

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The Weekly List: Midterm Survival Kit

Midterms are upon us, and if you’re asking yourself, “How am I going to get through this?” The answer is by cranking the volume up to 100 and blasting these... Read more


Critical Voices: Shawn Mendes, Illuminate

When Shawn Mendes first broke out onto the scene in 2014, he was fresh-faced and stealing teen hearts everywhere. It’s 2016 and his new album, Illuminate, plays with a more... Read more

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Artist Spotlight: Marianas Trench

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of an obsessive person. Especially when it comes to music. I tend to pick a band and then listen to... Read more