Poptimism

“We’re only getting older, baby,” and graduation for Loyola’s class of 2022 is rapidly approaching.  With that comes my departure from The Phoenix. This is my last column, my last article and the final issue …

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Packed for a spring break getaway to Los Angeles, I was bright-eyed and runny-nosed. Unfortunately, that runny nose turned out to be a case of COVID-19.  In a devastating turn of events, my sun-soaked dreams …

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“I don’t know about you, but I’m feelin’ 22,” a scholar once said. And as of Jan. 25, I am 22, even if I don’t feel that way. In lieu of a traditional blast from …

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Attention: my AirPods case has gone missing. It was last seen in the first floor of the IC on one of those grey chairs. Clearly, this is what I get for staying in the IC. …

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The week of Oct. 6, 2011 saw “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 reign supreme for its fourth week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, with Adele’s “Someone Like You” and LMFAO’s “Party …

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Remember when Friday nights were defined by what was new on Disney Channel and commercial breaks would serve as a promotional tactic for the latest artists in the Disney machine? Back then, we bopped our …

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In 2006, “The Real Housewives,” SoulCycle and, most importantly, “High School Musical” were born. 15 years later, the world is a vastly different place, but the legacy of the Disney Channel Original Movie lives on. …

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The world has changed a lot since 2010. Back then, the world wasn’t in a global pandemic, we enjoyed an Obama presidency and eagerly awaited new episodes of “Victorious” — and if you didn’t, you …