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Kendall Carroll

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All-American Rejects a good choice for nostalgic WILD

I don’t know about anyone else, but my middle school dreams are coming true. When the All-American Rejects first gained popularity in 2003, most of us were still in grade school. By the time they released the album that spawned “Dirty Little Secret,” “Move Along” and “It Ends Tonight,” we were starting to develop our individual music tastes.

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Battle for the box office: Superhero genre weighs quality v. quantity

Anyone who has been tuned into popular culture this year can’t have missed the intensive media campaigns of two giants in their field, both fighting to come out on top in one of the fastest escalating competitions in recent memory. Of course, I am talking about the struggle between Marvel and DC Comics.

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WUStock reaction: BØRNS to play the Swamp

This year’s WUStock artist was announced in traditional Congress of the South 40 fashion. In case you haven’t spotted the giant letters outside Olin, BORNS, the 24-year-old indie pop artist from Michigan, will be coming to the Swamp on April 2.

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Your Guide to the Biggest Oscar Category

Didn’t have time to make it to the movies last year? Need to impress the host of that Oscar party this weekend? Just want to be educated on the impressive cinema of 2015? Don’t worry friends—I endeavored to watch all of the Best Picture nominees so that you didn’t have to, and I’ve written up this guide so that you have all you need to pretend you watched them as well.

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Student band 8 Dollars Off returns to the WUStock stage

If you’ve been paying any attention to the campus music scene lately, you might have started seeing one band around quite a lot. This four-person tour-de-force has been making its way around campus: deafening the Co-op, entertaining Ursa’s patrons and rocking the small music practice room in Park House.

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TV review: ‘Jessica Jones’

Ever since the television masterpiece that was Netflix’s “Daredevil,” I have been eagerly awaiting the follow up. I did not expect, however, that the next Marvel installment to make the cut would be a relatively unknown character, and a female character at that.

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Exclusive interview: SPB brings the magic to WILD

Cadenza spoke with Alex Caplow and Sam Lee, the two members of WILD opener Magic Man.

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Cadenza reacts to Kygo

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Following the announcement of Kygo as this fall’s WILD headliner, Senior Cadenza Editor Mark Matousek and Music Editor Kendall Carroll react to Social Programming Board’s selection.

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Smallpools lights up the Gargoyle

The crowd was starting to get edgy after over an hour of generic dance music from opener Hotel Garuda (a whisper in the crowd asked, “Has this all been one song?”), when suddenly the Gargoyle finally plunged into full darkness. Startled back into awareness, students cheered as Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” began to echo throughout the small space.

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The best and worst of LouFest

Last weekend, LouFest returned to Forest Park for its sixth consecutive year. Music Editor Kendall Caroll and Senior Cadenza Editor Mark Matousek share their highlights and disappointments from the festival.

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