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Taylor Swift’s Assailant Should Not Have Been Hired as a DJ Again

Taylor Swift’s Assailant Should Not Have Been Hired as a DJ Again

By Beth Sattur, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The DJ who sexually assaulted Taylor Swift was finally hired by a new radio station. Now he has the ability to make his female coworkers, fellow employees and guest stars feel uncomfortable and violated, just as he did with Swift.

Swift’s Assault Case Highlights DeVos’ Flaws

Swift’s Assault Case Highlights DeVos’ Flaws

By Carine Zambrano, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While the Obama Administration’s measures are flawed, a step back from it would not be beneficial to the victims who already face criticism for seeking justice, even when they are world-famous superstars like Taylor Swift.

Examining Celebrities in the Age of Internet

Examining Celebrities in the Age of Internet

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books

Sarah Oliver's books "Zayn: A New Direction" and "Inside Taylor Nation: True Encounters With Taylor Swift" are more interesting as examples of current celebrity culture than they are as biographies, detailed though they are.

Stream Like Your Life Depends on It

By Hailey Nuthals, Highlighter Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

In today's digitized music landscape, how can companies react - and how should they react - in order to maintain profits?

The issue with Miley’s hair

By Riley Stenehjem, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

Miley Cyrus built a career on cultural appropriation and fails to acknowledge her white privilege.

Ryan Adams covers ‘1989’, showcases emotional lyrics

Ryan Adams covers ‘1989’, showcases emotional lyrics

By Carter Shelter, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

Album covers usually fall flat of the original, but Ryan Adams recharges Taylor Swift's "1989" with a stripped-down version of the album.

Industry has sexist standards

Industry has sexist standards

By Janelle Pitts, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music

While the music industry has made major strides toward feminism, it remains largely sexist

Female pop stars are feminist role models

Female pop stars are feminist role models

By Allison Stubblebine, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music

Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and other stars are promoting themselves as feminists

Arts Issue: Stacked casts distract from plotline

Arts Issue: Stacked casts distract from plotline

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

What do you get when you cast a bunch of the world’s greatest actors in a single movie? Some previous results include unrealistic explosions, choppy editing, badly made action films, Taylor Swift as a terrible cheerleader, confusion and Cameron Diaz getting a little too friendly with a Ferrari. Holl...

Taylor Swift, Aubrey Plaza to star in ‘True Detective’ next season

Taylor Swift, Aubrey Plaza to star in ‘True Detective’ next season

April 1, 2014


Filed under Arts

Coming off the success of the first season of HBO’s “True Detective,” show creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto is already hard at work on season two. While many rumors have swirled as to who will star and direct, it looks like pop singer Taylor Swift and “Parks and Recreation” star Aubr...

Celebrity appearances boost TV show ratings

Celebrity appearances boost TV show ratings

April 11, 2013


Filed under Arts

While watching the May 14 finale of Fox’s “New Girl,” you may spot a familiar face among the guests at Cece’s wedding. That face belongs to the enormously famous — and often contentious — singer, Taylor Swift. Despite hosting “Saturday Night Live” and having a small part in Garry Marshall...