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Top eight albums of 2018

Top eight albums of 2018

George Price, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019


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KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS KIDS SEE GHOSTS- a supergroup formed by hip-hop legends Kanye West and Kid Cudi- has made waves in the music industry with the release of its eponymous first album. KIDS SEE GHOSTS is a fusion of rock, rap, hip, and psychedelic genres; an eclectic tapestry ...

Top eight fashion trends of 2018

Top eight fashion trends of 2018

Maeve Keating, Staff Reporter

December 31, 2018


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Chunky sneakers Arising at the beginning of the year with an original release by Balenciaga, these statement shoes have been a hit in 2018. Now, many brands, such as Fila, are producing these chunky sneakers, also being called "dad shoes." Teddy Coats This style and material was ...

Top eight movies of 2018 reviewed

Top eight movies of 2018 reviewed

Olaiya Lewis, Staff Reporter

December 27, 2018


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  The Hate U Give "It was a good movie, but the book is much better,” said freshman Audrey Dubois. The groundbreaking movie, "The Hate U Give," shook the theaters everywhere. It was a rated one of the best movie of 2018 by Rotten Tomatoes and received a 97%. Black Panther ...

Top eight books of 2018 reviewed

Top eight books of 2018 reviewed

Olaiya Lewis, Staff Reporter

December 27, 2018


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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of Air #1) By Holly Black This book was loved everywhere it was published. It became #1 on GoodReads list of best books of 2018. Many people gave it 5 out of 5 stars and are begging Holly Black to finish the second book.   Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) By ...

Top eight celebrity scandals of 2018

Top eight celebrity scandals of 2018

Maggie Hicks, Staff Reporter

December 27, 2018


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  Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande engagement (and breakup) On May 18th, two weeks after the relationship between pop star, Ariana Grande and rapper, Mac Miller ended, Grande announced her relationship with Saturday Night Live comedian, Pete Davidson. A month later, headlines exploded as t...

Top eight political moments of 2018

Top eight political moments of 2018

Colter Adams, Politics & Opinion Editor

December 27, 2018


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Another year of political controversy and convention-breaking, 2018 saw historic losses for Republicans in the midterm elections, offset by the passage and implementation of many of Trump’s most controversial policies. On the world stage, the Trump administration drew criticism from foreign policy e...

Top eight memes of 2018

Top eight memes of 2018

Eleanor Kay, Staff Reporter

December 27, 2018


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Memes are a big part of American teen culture. Twitter is a big generator of memes and once they start to get popular on Twitter, they move to other platforms like Instagram and Facebook, reaching a larger population of people. So, to reminisce on the past year of memes, the Lasso put together a list o...

Top eight sports moments of 2018

Top eight sports moments of 2018

Sam Mostow, Staff Reporter

December 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

8: Loyola-Chicago reaches the Final Four Loyola-Chicago was truly the Cinderella story of the year. Their men’s basketball team overcame all odds and reached the semifinals of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this March. As the 12 seed, the Ramblers first raised eyebrows by defeating Miami, th...

Looking back: The best hip hop albums of 2016

Looking back: The best hip hop albums of 2016

Viraj Suri

January 19, 2017


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2016 has been a highlight year for hip-hop, with releases from industry juggernauts like Drake, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar, as well as surprise takeovers from the likes of Desiigner’s Panda. With 170 albums released in 2016, there are some that were straight up trash, and some that are future class...

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