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Review | Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is a quarantine masterpiece

Taylor Swift surprise-released her eighth studio album,

By Alison Sivitz, Staff Columnist

August 13, 2020

Since the beginning of lockdown, I’ve repeatedly expressed my desire to flee to the European countryside and raise sheep. Somehow, Taylor Swift heard my threats and decided to support my dreams by surprise-releasing her eighth studio album, "folklore," at midnight on July 24.

Opinion | Don’t be so Swift to shake off Taylor’s politics

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles.

By Alison Sivitz, For The Pitt News

February 12, 2020

For the majority of my life, the most political statement she’d ever made was “haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.”

Editorial: Taylor Swift: voting champion, politically ignorant

Taylor Swift performs on Dec. 10, 2017, in London. (Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 10, 2018

Taylor Swift took to Instagram Sunday to denounce Republican candidates and champion liberal causes. Encouraging voting is a good thing, but she’s hardly the progressive queen she paints herself as.

#YouToo: Bosses, Take Action for Your Employees

Former U.S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the audience during the Child Mind Institute Summit on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan, New York. (James Keivom/New York Daily News/TNS)

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist

February 21, 2018

You’re a young person, freshly starting your career and beginning to make a name for yourself. You are entrusted with big tasks, like handling confidential material, managing the business’ account and leading the new public relations campaign. Now, imagine that, like an unfortunate mirror of your own accomp...

Women who rocked 2017

Cardi B is the first rapper in history to place her first three Billboard Hot 100 entries in chart’s Top 10. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Amanda Reed | Contributing Editor

January 8, 2018

This past year challenged woman in the United States. A man who was recorded saying, “grab ‘em by the pussy” was sworn in as the president. Title IX, which helps and protects survivors of sexual assault across college campuses, is in jeopardy after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a review ...

Taylor Swift matures, shocks with her wildly catchy ‘1989’

Taylor Swift matures, shocks with her wildly catchy '1989'

By Elizabeth Rakow / For The Pitt News

November 19, 2014

Taylor Swift1989Grade: B+It’s cool to hate Taylor Swift. She’s a powerhouse female performer who consistently releases hit after hit, giving new meaning to the word “catchy” and a refreshing sense of authenticity to the phrase “stuck in your head all day.” Swift recently declared herself a femin...

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