Review: Boyhood

BY JAKE WHEELER

“Boyhood” is one of the most anticipated films of the year. The movie was filmed over twelve years with the same actors. The film is about a boy’s life and all the things he has done and seen over that time span. Directed by Richard Linklater, it’s a long-term project that stars actors like Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane. This movie really shows the transition from boyhood to manhood.

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The emergence of Sam Smith

BY JAKE WHEELER

The catchy song “Latch” by Disclosure was played millions of times this year. The billboard hit features emerging singer Sam Smith. A 21 year old from England, with a soulful voice, Smith has risen quickly. In May of 2014, Smith piggybacked on Latch’s success by releasing his own solo album: “In the Lonely Hour.”

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Pop a molly: drugs and music

BY SALIL CHAUDHRY

From the Grateful Dead and Woodstock, to “Gin and Juice” and “Pop A Molly.” Drugs and music have been closely related for decades. It’s also hard to ignore that some of the most celebrated musicians of all time were avid drug users.  Jazz greats such as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis used cocaine and heroin. Rock legends like The Beatles, The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin used marijuana and LSD. Many notable individuals have passed away due to overdoses. Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston. Recreational drug use has only increased over the past decade. Music festivals and concerts have become hubs for major drug use. Drugs have solidified themselves as part of our musical history.

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