The Courier newsroom here on campus is fairly quiet for most of the week, with writers and photographers vicariously editing photos and articles to insure that they are ready for publishing on Wednesday nights. On Thursdays, however, the room is filled with the voices of the whole staff as they stand in front of the whiteboard projecting the front page of The Courier.
Shawn Mendes has been in the music scene for quite some time now: he started off making Youtube videos at 13, then gained mad success for his six second covers on Vine (RIP, my soul still hurts). Now, at the mere age of 19, Mendes has released his third studio album which, at the very least, is deserving of a Grammy for Best Pop Album of the Year.
Charlie Puth’s overnight success on “See You Again” (a tribute track for the late Paul Walker), resulted in him releasing what felt like a rushed, unoriginal debut album in 2016, earning one of the lowest scores ever on Metacritic and leaving many wondering if the pretty-faced, perfect-pitched singer is nothing more than a typical YouTube star. Now, Puth is back with his sophomore album, “Voicenotes,” to prove to music listeners that he is more than capable of delivering an authentic musical masterpiece.
Anyone who frequents Pasadena City College has definitely walked by the Center for the Arts building located right in the middle of campus. But past the rose garden and down the hall, in a small, dark hallway at the end of the top floor of the building, lies a small office that can be near impossible to find, if not for the one dozen arrows that point in the room’s direction.
The music industry has changed drastically in the recent years, transforming itself into a platform to share thoughts and emotions and unite people. Some of the most influential artists of our generation have been coming together to bring hope and faith to people through their music. Singer-songwriters Shawn Mendes and Khalid, both nineteen, have teamed together in Mendes’ latest heart-wrenching power anthem, “Youth,” to exhibit the power and unity of the younger generation.
As PCC’s spring semester approaches its end, the days become longer and the campus gets a lot quieter. However, just outside the Center for the Arts building, the sound of swords clashing can be heard from the Jameston Amphitheater. The outdoor space is filled with students from the opera production class at PCC preparing for the opening night of “Pirates of Penzance” on May 18th.
She may have undergone a dramatic hair transformation, but pop sensation Ariana Grande has returned to the spotlight once again with her ever-so-famous groundbreaking vocals. After taking a brief break from the music world, the newly platinum-blonde singer is back with a fresh new single titled “No Tears Left to Cry,” which has already been streamed on Spotify 100 million times.
April 24 is a day like any other for most LA locals, but for tens of thousands of Armenians currently living in Los Angeles, it is the day they come together to march in solidarity from Pan Pacific Park all the way to the Turkish Consulate to demand justice and recognition for the atrocious crimes committed against their ancestors during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The Armenian Genocide is characterized by Armenians as a mass murder of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from …
Men have dominated the entertainment industry for hundreds of years. Whether it’s their roles as directors and producers, or the leading characters they portray in films, they’ve always been seen as the gods of Hollywood, while women have been relegated to sit in the sidelines and applaud their achievements. Australian actress and producer, Margot Robbie has chosen to shed some light on a handful of disregarded female characters and actresses, as well as female writers, by moving them from the sidelines to center stage in …
You know that feeling when one of your favorite rock bands goes on a hiatus and you’re forced to spend years listening to mediocre music while you wait for that band to release new music, so that they can finally show the newbies what real rock music is supposed to sound like? Well, after a five-year break and a play upon an extremely over hyped concept, 30 Seconds to Mars debuted their fifth studio album, “AMERICA”, which hit just about every genre of music but …