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“Thank U, Next” is Ariana Grande’s best album yet

“Thank U, Next” is Ariana Grande’s best album yet

Hannah Schmidt ’19 and Kevin Ludy ’19

March 8, 2019

Ariana Grande’s album ‘thank u, next’ breaks records

Ariana Grande’s album ‘thank u, next’ breaks records

Ali Korn '21, Web Features Editor

February 25, 2019

Ariana Grande released her fifth studio album titled “thank u, next,” featuring 12 original songson Friday, Feb. 8. It is her second album this year, and has scored the highest global debut for any female artist ever on Apple Music within the first 24 hours of the album's release. Additionally, songs...

Ariana Grande continues to shine with new music video

Ariana Grande continues to shine with new music video

Carly Kaplowitz '21

February 18, 2019

After Ariana Grande’s highly anticipated album “thank u, next” dropped, she continued to deliver great content with a new music video to the album’s final track, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored.” Released on Feb. 8, the music video immediately reached #1 on YouTube trending wi...

Ariana Grande refusing to attend the Grammys was the wrong decision

Ariana Grande refusing to attend the Grammys was the wrong decision

Chelsea Strober '21

February 18, 2019

While attending the Grammy Awards may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some artists, Ariana Grande did not hesitate to say “thank u, next” to performing and attending the ceremony when they did not allow her to sing the songs that she wanted. I believe this was an immature and incorrect d...

Ariana Grande’s new song criticized for similarity to other artist’s music

Ariana Grande’s new song criticized for similarity to other artist’s music

Marlo Von der Ahe '20

February 13, 2019

Ariana Grande is receiving major backlash after the release of her new song, “7 Rings,” on Jan. 18. The 25 year-old singer has been accused of copying music from rappers Princess Nokia, 2 Chainz and Soulja Boy. There has also been a big conversation over Ariana Grande appropriating black culture re...

“Thank u, next” music video stuns viewers

“Thank u, next” music video stuns viewers

Ali Korn ’21

December 13, 2018

Ariana Grande released a music video for her song “thank u, next”, which is the artist’s first number one single. Around 830,000 viewers watched the video’s live release on YouTube on Nov. 30 at 3:00pm. The video reached over 47 million views in just 24 hours, breaking YouTube’s record, previously...

Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Abby Fleming ’20

December 12, 2018

It started with a few cryptic tweets following her breakup with her fiance, SNL actor Pete Davidson, each one including the phrase, “thank u, next.” It caused a commotion, to say the least. On Twitter, fans speculated if this could be hinting at a new album title or single. They were right; a few ...

Ariana Grande shines with new single “Thank u, next”

Ariana Grande shines with new single “Thank u, next”

Kevin Ludy '19

November 26, 2018

After a successful summer release of her new album “Sweetener,” Ariana Grande is back with an unexpected new single “Thank u, next.” Breaking the common two year album life cycle, this song is the first from a new album that will be released before the end of the year. This song is her first...

Manchester attack raises concern about Gov Ball

Manchester attack raises concern about Gov Ball

June 6, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 Following the Manchester terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22, young adults are in fear about attending one of New York’s most anticipated events, The Governor's Ball. With featured artists such as Chance the Rapper, Lorde and Tool, those who are going are...

Manchester bombing kills and injures many at Ariana Grande concert

Manchester bombing kills and injures many at Ariana Grande concert

May 25, 2017

By Bri Zeiberg '19 On May 22, a suicide bomber attacked the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England leaving 59 people have been injured, and 22 have been killed, amongst those are children. Ariana Grande, an American pop-star, was performing that night at the arena. Jamie Orseck ’19 said she was...

Ariana Grande lights up Madison Square Garden

Ariana Grande lights up Madison Square Garden

March 12, 2017

By Erin Lynch '18 An explosion of screaming fans, flashing neon lights, and pounding beats echo through the large room in Madison Square Garden as Ariana Grande takes the stage. On Feb. 24 and 25, Grande performed at Madison Square Garden as part of her Dangerous Woman tour. The concert opened...

New releases rock, rap and dance their way up the charts

New releases rock, rap and dance their way up the charts

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

This Tuesday, Ariana Grande was featured in Cashmere Cat’s newest electronic hit and Taylor Swift released an additional song for her album “1989,” which was released in late October. Not only did pop princesses take the charts, but rock, EDM and rap musicians released major hits as well. Here...

Best dressed of the Grammys

Best dressed of the Grammys

Claire Lewin, News Editor

February 1, 2014

On Sunday Jan. 26, the stars of the music industry swarmed the red carpet to celebrate a night of talent, music, and fashion known as the Grammy Awards. This year, the fashion on the red carpet was fierce, as celebrities fought for the honorable role as the best dressed on the red carpet. Only five, h...

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