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Op-Ed: Hopkins should hire a principal that represents the student body’s diversity

Op-Ed: Hopkins should hire a principal that represents the student body’s diversity

Bennie Goldfarb, Editor-in-Chief

July 17, 2020

On July 14, Mr. Doug Bullinger, principal, announced in a community-wide email that he will resign from HHS and accept the position of principal at Chanhassen. After a confusing, difficult last few months of the 2019-2020 school year, there was already unease going into summer about what the next se...

Album review: Colour Green by Sibylle Baier

Album review: Colour Green by Sibylle Baier

Eve Clarkson, News Editor

May 28, 2020

The titular song “Colour Green” has slight undertones of the Gregorian Chant music I grew up hearing in church, thanks to my Catholic upbringing. 

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 1.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 1.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 21, 2020

There were so many choices for my favorite Kendrick Lamar track, but the second single off his fantastic 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly takes the cake. 

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 2

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 2

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 20, 2020

The most influential song off one of the most influential albums in hip hop history, “C.R.E.A.M.” from the lauded Wu-Tang Clan has inspired a great deal of MC’s in their quest to speak on the grimy way of life in the various boroughs in New York City. It is essential for any fan of the craft, and it is no different for me.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 3.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 3.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 19, 2020

This is kind of a cop-out, but since I wrote a full-length review to “This Is America” when it was released following Donald Glover’s Saturday Night Live performance in May 2018, and I still stand by my thoughts from sophomore year, you can check out why I thought it was a 10/10 then and think it’s a 10/10 now.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 4

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 4

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 15, 2020

“The World Is Yours” holds tremendous sentimental value to me, as it was featured on the NBA 2K13 soundtrack curated by Jay-Z, which got me into hip hop. Starting with Nas and “The World Is Yours” could not have been a better introduction to what classic hip hop is all about.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 5

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 5

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 14, 2020

Outkast proved that making music with a message doesn’t mean that the song can’t be wildly entertaining. Rolling Stone ranked “B.O.B.” as the 50th greatest hip hop song of all-time while Pitchfork Media ranked it as the best song of the 2000s, regardless of genre. 

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 6.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 6.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 13, 2020

Urgent would probably be the most appropriate word to describe “Dreams,” a Kanye West-produced meditation off The Game’s revered debut The Documentary. And when you dig into the lyrics of the song, it becomes apparent why Game sounds like he is on his deathbed thinking about what he could have done differently.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 7

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 7

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 12, 2020

A deep cut from Kanye West’s first studio album The College Dropout, “Never Let Me Down” is one of the most soulful and uplifting rap tracks that has ever been laid on wax.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 8.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 8.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 11, 2020

Before turning into the definition of a cornball in the 2010s, Eminem was one of the most controversial musicians in the hip hop genre as a white kid from Detroit not afraid to challenge or diss any adversary. Most of this behavior was construed as a joke and was meant to be tongue in cheek.

The top 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 9.

The top 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 9.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 8, 2020

As soon as Prodigy, one half of the iconic New York rap duo Mobb Deep, announced that “Shook Ones, Pt. II” was dedicated, “to all the killers and a hundred dollar billers,” it was apparent that listeners were in for one of the rawest displays of lyrical ability known to man.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 10.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 10.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

May 7, 2020

The entire Pusha T/Clipse catalogue comprises three different types of songs: songs that talk about selling drugs, songs that talk about wealth or songs that talk about selling drugs AND wealth. Push chooses the last option for his best song throughout his nearly two decade long career, a cocky cocaine anthem with an equally bombastic Kanye instrumental backing.

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