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    Music album review: Nectar

    If George Miller had retired from the public after discontinuing his boundary-pushing Youtube persona Filthy Frank three years ago, he would already be remembered as one of the most idiosyncratic figures ever to grace the platform. Instead, in his return as Joji, he has pulled off one of the most improbable pop culture career changes in recent memory, transcending his cult following and creating several albums which stand on pure musical merit. His latest release, Nectar, showcases his individual style more vividly than anything else he has released to this point.  In the years since his music career began in earnest, Joji has rubbed elbows with many prominent industry figures…

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    QC’s psychology department seeks to adjust major requirements

    A newly uncovered curriculum proposal revealed that the psychology department has been considering dramatically changing its major requirements. According to an anonymous source at the Academic Senate, the proposal would adjust the performance requirements in several Gateway courses necessary to the completion of the major. Specifically, the minutes show a wording change in the description of the major, in which the “C” grade requirement is stricken and replaced with a “B-”. In addition, the requirement is narrowed from all courses taken for the major to core courses. Finally, the department’s proposal raised the minimum GPA required to remain a psychology major from 2.00 to 2.50.  The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee requires…

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    After a 32-year wait, the Los Angeles Dodgers once again reign supreme

    The dust has settled on Major League Baseball in 2020 in what was its most chaotic season since the labor strikes of 1994. After all was said and done, the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of baseball’s most storied franchises, captured their first World Series since 1988 in a thrilling contest against the upstart Tampa Bay Rays.  The victory, assuredly, was more cathartic for no one than it was for Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers’ ace pitcher. An otherwise top-10 pitcher all-time, Kershaw had been saddled with a (partially deserved) reputation of playoff underperformance. Kershaw and his Dodgers had, over the past decade, entered the postseason with championship aspirations, only to fall…

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    BRITAIN CONTENDS WITH BREXIT AND COVID

    A war on two fronts: the United Kingdom’s protracted divorce from the European Union has been made all the more complicated by the ever-intrusive pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has spared no nation in the world, especially the United Kingdom (UK). According to UK government records, as of September 25, just under 42,000 people have succumbed to the disease (a figure that doesn’t include some deaths in Scotland, due to a recent power outage at their offices). As they continue to grapple with the public health crisis, the UK must also contend with the complications brought on by Brexit, the now-popular term referring to their ongoing split from the European Union.…

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    MUSIC REVIEW: BOB DYLAN’S ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS

    One of the many things that define Bob Dylan is the frequency of which his public persona changes. At various times, he has assumed the roles of philosophizing folk hero, bluesy beat poet and sentimental country crooner. On “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” Dylan’s latest album that was released this past June, he has quite comfortably settled into one of his most compelling niches to date: the wizened old man, giving valuable advice on life to all who are willing to hear. Dylan avoids such clumsy attempts at ‘relatable modern music,’ which have plagued recent music-producing efforts made by contemporaries like The Rolling Stones. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth…