Brooke Pawling Stennett
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Brooke Pawling Stennett is a college student pursuing a degree in Multimedia Journalism and Creative Non-Fiction in the old Windy City. She tends to lean toward the obsessive side of the tracks when it comes to books and music. She's an avid concert attendee (or at least she tries to!) and rambler. She'd like to travel the world and write about it, but in the only ways she knows how: sarcastically and full of internet jargon. Her opinions are her best ones, especially if they involve boy-bands and Netflix. . .even though she doesn't even have her own account. You can tweet her at @br_stennett and tell her how ridiculous (and totally great!) her opinions are.

Album Review: Young The Giant – “Home of the Strange”

Whatever you’re doing–put it down, up, or away. Run home and open your most used music app because this is the alternative rock and pop album we’ve been waiting for since Vampire Weekend’s “Modern Vampires of the City,” which is (arguably) one of the best alternative/indie/other synonym of all time; the word ‘arguably’ being used loosely. It just is.

TV Review: VICE on HBO – “Student Debt”

For some families, it’s easier to say, “We’ll worry about the money later,” and to sign off on a loan. For others, the impending monthly payments where nearly half of their income can be forced from them for those loans, hesitate. And then there are those where the cost of taking out a loan means they will not go to college at all.

Album Review: Nick Jonas, ‘Last Year Was Complicated’

Last Year Was Complicated is a sip out of the “I Want To Be Like Justin Timberlake” solo cup all of the singled out boy band members have tried to successfully achieve since.

Album Review: Fifth Harmony – “7/27”

In the same vein as their full length debut, 7/27 sips from the pure pop bottle genre with no shame. The co-written Tinashe track, “That’s My Girl,” opens up the album with Britney-esque simpered words.

TV Review: ‘Empire’ Season 2 Finale

We’ve finally reached the ending folks. Previous season coverage can be found here. Mind you, there’s a whole other upcoming season this fall, but for now we get the break we deserve. After a long, endless season the climax has finally been bestowed upon us and it was a doozy to say the least.

Empire: Season 2, Episode 17 Recap

By the end of “Rise by Sin,” audience members were finally given the moment to decompress after a dramatic, disheartening, and chaotic episode. But, audience members may also be used to that.

Empire Recap: The Lyon, The Witch and The Wardrobe

This week’s episode entitled “The Lyon Who Cried Wolf,” arrived just in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday. The evolving plot line of Lucious’s mother remained an integral part of the show as we continue to drag our feet towards the finish line of season two.