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‘Folklore’ – A New Sound and a New Side of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has found a new sound with

Hannah Dotzler , Copy Editor

September 3, 2020

After ditching country music and becoming a pop star, I was sure Taylor Swift had finally found her place in the music world. But, at the end of July, Swift released her album Folklore, with a sound and theme unlike anything she had done before.   ...

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is a pop tour de force

Taylor Swift performs at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Deanna Pierce, Copy Editor

November 13, 2014

I have to admit, when I first heard “Shake it Off” my first reaction was an involuntary pang of disappointment. I have been an enthusiastic fan of Taylor Swift since the “Teardrops on My Guitar” days for one simple reason: Taylor puts more heart into her music than any of her contemporaries....

Movie gives us a world of conformity

scene from The Giver

Kyle Bittorf, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

“The Giver,” directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Lois Lowry’s 1993 book of the same name, takes us to a futuristic society where pain, war, fear, and class have been eliminated. Conformity is expected, even revered. The film’s main character, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), is an intellige...

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