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Controversy at the Grammys
Anita Holliday, staff writer
The musical gods (or hit song sales
figures) have spoken! Votes are in!
Mainstream music’s biggest night took
place in late January, and while some were
wondering what Pharrell could have been
smuggling under his hat, the show deliv
ered the expected and unexpected.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
were held at the Staples Center in Los An
geles. Among the night’s big winners were
Daft Punk and Lorde with memorable per
formances from Jay Z, Beyonce, Kendrick
Lamar and Imagine Dragons.
Newcomers Macklemore and Ryan
Lewis won big in the rap categories beating
out legends such as Jay Z and Kanye West,
Drake and fellow newcomer Kendrick La
mar for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap
Song and Best Rap Album.
The duo’s three wins sparked con
troversy regarding the politics of the Gram
mys and its overall acknowledgement of
artists in urban contemporary music.
The Grammys are often times con
tests of popularity rather than talent. An
issue with the show’s crediting of rap art
ists has previously been expressed in 1989
and again in 2002 when urban artists Will
Smith, Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J and Jay Z
boycotted the awards.
Senior Ariel Zachery, a fan of rap
music herself, was indifferent on the wins
of the duo. “There were a lot of good candi
dates but you have to think about the large
audience of the Grammys and who they
consider to be rap artists,” said Zachery.
“Macklemore won based off of his audience
being able to relate to the story. For the peo
ple who watch the Grammys, his stories are
Zachery can relate Macklemore to
some of her favorite rap artists because his
raps tell a story and those stories attract
a crowd. “Macklemore is not tailored to a
specific audience. He is not pop but he is
not rap. It’s like urban-pop like Flo-Rida
and Will.i.am. It’s what sells,” said Zachery.
With songs on the topics of same-
sex love and drug addiction, Macklemore
and Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Shop” is You
Tube’s most fourteenth watched video with
more than 490 million views.
Congratulations to all the winners!
What was your highlight of the show?
Avenging Angels Hope
to Finish Season By
Caitlin Davis, copy editor
With only six games re
maining in their regular season
the Meredith basketball team aims
to finish within the top of their di
The Avenging Angels are
currently placed in the middle of
their division and need just two
more wins to advance them to the
conference tournament. Ahead of
Meredith in the USA South stand
ings are Ferrum in first, followed
by Greensboro, Methodist then
“This has been our goal all
season,” says junior guard, McK-
enzi Edwards, “Overall our season
is going well but these next few
weeks are going to be crucial.” The
conference tournament will be
held later this month.
Come out to Weather-
spoon Gym tonight Feb. 12 at 7:30
p.m. to support our Angels against
N.C. Wesleyan in their annual
breast cancer awareness. Play
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Super Bowl XLVIll: Wow.
Maitlyn Healy, A&E and
Wow. That’s the word that
came out of Floyd “Money” May-
weather’s mouth after the Seattle Se-
ahawks shocked the world with their
43-8 Super Bowl victory over the
Denver Broncos. The famous fighter
lost $10.4 million that he bet on the
Broncos (that’s the rumor, anyway).
The Seahawks proved that
rock beats scissors as their defense
did not allow Peyton Manning and
his offense to gain an ounce of mo
mentum. The Seahawks’ defense has
been compared to the defensively
dominant 1985 Bears and the 2000
Ravens. They forced four turnovers in
The Seahawks started the
game with intimidation as they (and
their 12th man) forced a safety in the
first 12 seconds of the game; the fast
est score in Super Bowl history. The
Broncos managed to hold the first two
scores to field goals, but the offense
quickly began scoring touchdowns.
Seahawks quarterback, Rus
sell Wilson, threw two touchdowns,
Marshawn Lynch ran for one, there
was a touchdown from an intercep
tion by MVP, Malcom Smith, and
Percy Harvin had a kickoff return for
a touchdown to start the second half.
Wilson completed 18 of 25 passes
for 206 yards and personally rushed
three times for 26 yards.
So what happened to Man
ning and his Broncos? The Seattle
defense happened. Peyton wasn’t able
to get set in the pocket, and the Bron
cos got very few first downs. The Se
ahawks are too young, too fast and too
strong to adjust to in four quarters.
Denver finally scored in the
third quarter and got the two-point
conversion after the touchdown, but
it was too little too late. Seattle was
still not finished scoring. Manning
completed 34 of 49 passes for 280
yards. He threw one touchdown but,
more importantly, threw two inter-
. ceptions and had one fumble. The
stars were not aligned for Denver and
that carried out for an excruciating
It was a Super Bowl of the un
derdog and of the defense. Although
it wasn’t too exciting to watch, it was
exciting to. see Seattle finally bring a
Review of Meredith Theatre Ensemble’s Turtles
Alyssa Mathewson, staff writer
Turtles by John Griner-Ferris ran
Feb. 4-8 at the Jones Hall Studio Theater.
Karyn Raynor, sophomore and member
of the National Honorary Dramatic Fra
ternity, Alpha Psi Omega, played Bella,
the lead role. Teia Coley, junior, played
Bella’s daughter, Foos, and Elaina Mittle-
man, sophomore and member of Alpha
Psi Omega, played Finn, Bella’s son. The
play follows Bella as she tries to raise her
In the opening, the audience saw
Bella and her family on the side of the
road, where they had been living for some
time after their car broke down. An offi
cer, played by Sarah Koop, tells Bella they
must leave. Bella, having no way to fix her
car by herself, eventually enlists the help
of Jesus, played by UNC student Daniel
Doyle, who finds the family and convinc
es Bella he means them no harm. Taylor
Pearce and Sarah Koop each play several
characters in the play, changing costumes
and mannerisms admirably. Bella, Foos,
and Finn are all believable characters
whose vivid emotions help the audience
become immersed in the story.
If a conclusive ending is what
you’re looking for, this was probably not a
play for you. However, between a wonder
fully put together set, the admirable show
by the light and sound technicians, and
the emotive display by all of the actors,
this show was well worth going to see.
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