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EMPHATIC EMINEM:  Hyping up his fans, Eminem performs at his 1999 tour in Munich, Germany. Eminem was a best-selling artist in the 2000s and recently released his newest album, Revival.

Eminem’s new Revival falls short, former icon disappoints once again

Ben Olson, staff reporter
February 9, 2018

Eminem has always been about changing the game. The first truly popular white rapper, the best-selling hip hop artist, and now, the furthest fall from a mountain he once crowned himself on. Not that anyone...

Ben Olson’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

Ben Olson, columnist
December 19, 2017

1. A Crow Looked At Me - Mount Eerie (Folk) Phil Elverum’s first release since his wife passed away from cancer is heartbreaking, deeply emotional and one that can only be listened to once. 2....

Wu Tang Clan disappoints, The Saga Continues lets down

Wu Tang Clan disappoints, The Saga Continues lets down

Ben Olson, staff reporter
November 10, 2017

Let’s actually disregard the title. This isn’t a Wu-Tang Clan album (despite the artist name) nor is it a Wu-Tang album in spirit. Nearly all this album has that resembles past Wu-Tang is that some...

Undertow offers offbeat sound

Ben Olson, columnist
April 21, 2017

I was a mere nine years old when I discovered the world of music. I sat down every day at my computer and digested websites containing music reviews and jotted down ones that looked interesting or fit...

Sun Kill Moons latest album, Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys of Blood.

Sun Kil Moon’s latest album provides unique experience for listeners

Ben Olson, staff reporter
April 12, 2017

Welcome to the world of Mark Kozelek, vocalist of the band Sun Kil Moon, where every person’s name is real, songs don’t need to rhyme, and just about everyone sounds like a man going through a midlife...

The xx unable to reach full potential

Ben Olson, staff reporter
February 10, 2017

The xx are an unusual band. They’re way too pop to be indie and way too indie to be pop. They should’ve died out a long time ago. Yet, both popists and indieheads continue to enjoy the synth-lead music...

Supervising Silca: Woodworking teacher Stephen Silca provides insight on senior Jeffrey Mitchells woods project. Silca has been teaching woodworking at South for five years.

Silca provides a role model for woodworking students

Ben Olson and Lorelei Streb
December 8, 2016

There are constant sounds of students quietly chatting, discussing the latest project. As students cut, measure and sand through wood, the strong aroma of sawdust hangs in the air. This happens in the...

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