Thursday, December 12

At the 2019 American Music Awards, Taylor Swift was honored with Artist of the Decade, as well as five other awards. Swift has now amassed 29 AMAs, making her the most decorated artist in the award show's history. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)
At the 2019 American Music Awards, Taylor Swift was honored with Artist of the Decade, as well as five other awards. Swift has now amassed 29 AMAs, making her the most decorated artist in the award show's history. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Artist Jasmina Metwaly has her installation “Anbar” on display at the Hammer Museum until January 19. Her work consists of three 15-minute documentary clips alongside costumes to tell a story about Egyptian military uniforms. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)
Artist Jasmina Metwaly has her installation “Anbar” on display at the Hammer Museum until January 19. Her work consists of three 15-minute documentary clips alongside costumes to tell a story about Egyptian military uniforms. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Fourth-year astrophysics student Braden Lem is balancing schoolwork with his personal vlogging channel, "braden IRL," on YouTube. His main priority for the channel is to document his favorite moments in college, from dance groups to staying up late with friends. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)
Fourth-year astrophysics student Braden Lem is balancing schoolwork with his personal vlogging channel, "braden IRL," on YouTube. His main priority for the channel is to document his favorite moments in college, from dance groups to staying up late with friends. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots took the stage at the Staples Center as a part of their "The Bandito Tour" on Friday night. Emerging in a black ski mask, Joseph finally revealed his face during the band's performance of "Heavydirtysoul." (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots took the stage at the Staples Center as a part of their "The Bandito Tour" on Friday night. Emerging in a black ski mask, Joseph finally revealed his face during the band's performance of "Heavydirtysoul." (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumna Melanie Taing founded her crochet brand Taingled to fund her graduate schooling. She said she makes Disney and "nerd culture" based projects such as crocheted Infinity Gauntlet gloves and "Avatar: The Last Air Bender" blankets. (Courtesy of Melanie Taing)
Alumna Melanie Taing founded her crochet brand Taingled to fund her graduate schooling. She said she makes Disney and "nerd culture" based projects such as crocheted Infinity Gauntlet gloves and "Avatar: The Last Air Bender" blankets. (Courtesy of Melanie Taing)

(Courtesy of Mega Collider Records)
(Courtesy of Mega Collider Records)

(Courtesy of Hopeless Records)

Album review: ‘FANDOM’ creates diverse sounds to show true nature of rising fame

Waterparks – self proclaimed as “God’s favorite boyband” – is back again with an explosive new release. Following a record label switch and the purposeful deletion of its nearly released album “Friendly Reminder,” Waterparks has arrived at its newest sonically variant and lyrically groundbreaking destination with “FANDOM.” Each track is connected by tactfully smooth transitions that come together to create an album that tells the harrowing story of a band rising to stardom. Read more...

(Courtesy of Hopeless Records)


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