Spotify Enhancing your “Freemium” Experience

By David Cifarelli: On April 24th at 9am in New York City, top music-streaming platform Spotify held a release event introducing updates to their mobile application. The Stockholm-based company announced new features and a wider streaming service. This marks the largest change to the music-streaming platform since 2014 and the first since the company went …

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Assumption College Hosts Second Accepted Students Day

By David Cifarelli: “Seeing a literal sea of faces looking up at you and telling them [that] you’re going to enjoy the next three or four years of your life here…I literally saw, like, lights twinkling in their eyes from so much hope.” Senior Izzy Camasura shared her thoughts after welcoming a new group of …

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Students Gain New Insights after Building Up Baltimore

By David Cifarelli: Baltimore, Maryland is home to one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. (U.S. Census QuickFacts on Baltimore City). A 2015 article published by CNN Money reported that 24 percent of Baltimore's population lived below the poverty line, despite Maryland being the richest state in the United States. The article also highlighted the ongoing …

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Grammy President asked to “Step Down” after saying Women should “Step Up”

By David Cifarelli: The annual Grammy Awards aired on Sunday, January 28th. According to some reporters, the event showcased a sexist slant after only one female artist's award acceptance, Alessia Cara for Best New Artist, was televised. Reporters at Variety questioned Grammy Academy President, Neil Portnow, about the alleged male dominance of the event and the growing …

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