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The return of vinyl

The return of vinyl

Zoe Culver, Eastside Staff

March 19, 2018


Filed under Underground

Vinyl sales hit their peak in 2017 and approximately 14.32 million records were sold  according to Nielsen. Billboard found that in the past twelve years, vinyl sales have been steadily increasing in the United States. Now, it is much more common to find record stores and people have easy access to buying this t...

Chicago rap artist “Noname”, makes a name for herself with her latest mixtape, Telefone.

Chicago rap artist “Noname”, makes a name for herself with her latest mixtape, Telefone.

Zoe Culver, Eastside Staff

January 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Despite being born with the name Fatimah Warner, this artist chose something a little different as her stage name; in fact, she did not choose a name at all. Formerly known as Noname Gypsy, Noname is a 26-year-old Chicago-based rapper known for her unique style and smooth voice. In an interview, she ...

Sam Smith’s “The Thrill of it All”, Supplies Optimistic Romance, Unachievable Love, and Relationship Ramifications

Sam Smith’s “The Thrill of it All”, Supplies Optimistic Romance, Unachievable Love, and Relationship Ramifications

Jamison Amistoso, Eastside Staff

January 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Sam Smith, most recognized for his emotional love songs, released his second album titled, “The Thrill of it All” on November 3, 2017. Smith’s debut album, “The Lonely Hour,” released on May 26, 2014, was a huge global success. During the year of 2014, “The Lonely Hour” remained in the ...

Drop it like it’s a New Year’s celebration

Drop it like it’s a New Year’s celebration

David Le, Eastside Underground Editor

December 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Continued from December Issue. In the United States, many of us recognize the iconic tradition of dropping a giant ball in Times Square, New York City, to ring in the New Year. Millions of people from around the world watch this famous event take place. With this much popularity, many towns and citi...

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets an official release date

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets an official release date

George Aeillo, Eastside Staff

November 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Red Dead Redemption 2, one of the most anticipated games in years, has announced its release date. It’s predecessor, Red Dead Redemption, told a detailed story about a man named John Marston who wanted to save his wife and child by exacting revenge upon members of his old gang. It’s all in the sh...

Madden 18: A New Game, Not Just a New Roster

Madden 18: A New Game, Not Just a New Roster

Shaunak Nadkarni, Eastside Staff

October 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

As a new NFL season is bestowed upon us, so is the newest version of the NFL’s virtual form, Madden 18. While the intangibles are present in the shift from Madden 17 to Madden 18 such as the updated rosters for the 2017-2018 season, improved ratings for certain players, as well as head coach changes, ...

Artist Profile: Mir Fontane

Artist Profile: Mir Fontane

Jared Fisch, Managing Editor

July 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Rising from the ashes of one of America’s most dangerous cities is rapper, Mir Fontane. On his way up, Fontane dealt with the murder of friends and family. His music tells stories of the crime-ridden, drug-filled streets that he calls “home.” Jamir Daaliya abbreviated his first name to “Mir” and took F...

ManServants provides a service like no other

ManServants provides a service like no other

Nashita Ali, Eastside Staff

June 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

The day and age of traditional male strippers are now over. Feminism has taken over.  Founded in 2014 by Josephine Wai Lin and Dalal Khadijah, the pair created ManServants, a service that has taken media by storm and is catered to treat women like queens. ManServants originally started in San Fr...

The Mandela Effect: How could something you seem so positive about be wrong?

The Mandela Effect: How could something you seem so positive about be wrong?

Claire Joanson, Eastside Staff

April 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

The human brain has been mystifying researchers ever since it was first studied in the fifteenth century. The brain is known to have many odd quirks--especially in relation to memory. Memories are often twisted, changed and developed in different parts of the brain, and when they are recalled, it is f...

What is Jerusalem Syndrome?

What is Jerusalem Syndrome?

Lori Pacuku, Eastside Staff

April 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Paris, France is most commonly known as the City of Love (or Light) for its charming landmarks and cultural delicacies. As a popular honeymoon destination, Paris builds itself up to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. People that have never visited the city probably already have a set ide...

BROOMS UP: A group of students at Middlebury College turn Quidditch (from the Harry Potter series) into a real sport

BROOMS UP: A group of students at Middlebury College turn Quidditch (from the Harry Potter series) into a real sport

Claire McFadden, Eastside Staff

March 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

You have tried baseball, basketball and soccer. You have struggled through long, frustrating seasons of football, tennis and track. After years of unsuccessful athletic activity, you may decide it’s time to give up. But have you considered Quidditch? Many people know Quidditch as the sport with...

Nokia 3310: The original mobile phone from the early 2000s, revamped

Nokia 3310: The original mobile phone from the early 2000s, revamped

Claire Joanson, Eastside Staff

March 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

At the Mobile World Congress show held late last February in Barcelona, an announcement was made that shocked consumers to the core: the beloved Nokia 3310 phone is back. Although no set release date has been made, it is expected to hit shelves in Summer 2017. Originally released by Finnish company HMD ...

Kaytranada’s new album, 99.9% showcases a wide variety of musical genres.

Kaytranada’s new album, 99.9% showcases a wide variety of musical genres.

Claire Joanson, Eastside Staff

January 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Album Rating: ★★★★☆  99.9% by Kaytranada, the Montreal-based producer’s first complete studio effort, is 100 percent an album worth listening to. The album is an eclectic compilation of sounds and themes, featuring an array of artists such as electronic-pop duo AlunaGeorge and BadBadNotG...

Competition in the smartwatch industry heats up with the new MATRIX PowerWatch

Competition in the smartwatch industry heats up with the new MATRIX PowerWatch

Eric First, Eastside Underground Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Over the past five years, tech startup Matrix Industries has been working on a revolutionary product called the MATRIX PowerWatch. The watch is the first of its kind to use thermoelectric technology, harnessing body heat as its sole source of power. Since the PowerWatch is powered by body heat, users will never n...

Artist Profile: Kyle

Artist Profile: Kyle

Jared Fisch, Eastside Underground Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Eastside Special, Eastside Special, Showcase, Underground

  While, yes, I often get excited when I discover a new artist, Kyle was different. I discovered Kyle through Spotify. Searching Chance The Rapper’s page, I came across an album he was featured on. It was a familiar album cover with a toothy grin surrounded by a baby blue color that jus...

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