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The College’s Choirs and Vintage Feedback came together to give us a taste of some of the classic rock hits that defined the 60s up to the early 90s (Photo by Isabella Darcy / Arts & Entertainment Editor).

TCNJ Choirs break conventions with TCNJ Rocks On! 2.0

The Kendall Hall stage was fully occupied on April 20 by both a choir and rock band, which graced the platform with a smattering of smoke to mimic the atmosphere of a rock concert. The College’s Choirs collaborated with classic rock band Vintage Feedback and 11 other student instrumental performers in its performance of TCNJ Rocks On! 2.0.

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This most recent adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic novel somehow finds a way to stick to the formula while also seeing where the internal conflicts can be taken further (Photo courtesy of IMDb).

Believe it or not, ‘Ripley’ has so much to say

While this eight-episode crime noir and murder mystery odyssey, which released on Netflix April 4, could be simplified down to the tale of a basic con man’s successes and blunders, the miniseries’ presentation begs the viewer to think bigger than the main character himself. 

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Carpenter is the newest “pop princess” of this generation, with her immense flood of fame in the past year (Photo courtesy of Apple Music).

Sabrina Carpenter sweetens up Coachella 2024 with new retro pop single ‘Espresso’

Social media has found their newest “pop princess” and latest musical sensation: Sabrina Carpenter. The singer has been in the well-deserved spotlight this year after gaining tons of fame from her beloved Eras Tour opening performances. Before performing at Coachella 2024, which kicked off this past weekend, the singer dropped a single titled “Espresso” to celebrate her first time performing at the festival. 

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The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market featured over 450 vendors and celebrity guests (Photo by Olivia Harrison).

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market hosts a spring pop-up

Trenton hosted the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, which is held several times a year, on April 7. The market features over 450 small businesses, artists and vendors across the United States. This month, the market was affectionately dubbed “Spring Fling.” Guests were offered a unique, community-like shopping experience and a safe space to show their creativity. 

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AI has been making waves in the entertainment industry and humans are starting to fight back  (Photo courtesy of Dyonix / October 19, 2023).

Celebrities are pushing back against AI in the entertainment industry

While artificial intelligence has made significant strides in the entertainment industry, some celebrities are concerned that these advancements could be taken too far. A petition to protect artist rights that was sent to AI developers was published by the Artist Rights Alliance on April 1 with the signatures of over 200 celebrities. Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry were among the petitioners. 

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