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Highly anticipated campus coffee shop Audrey’s officially opened on the first day of spring semester classes last week after permitting issues delayed its initial September launch date. Despite the buzz surrounding Houston coffee guru David Buehrer’s newest venture, one look at the shop’s crowd suggests that few undergraduates are aware that Audrey’s is already open or even where it is. It’s pricier than other on-campus alternatives but still worth visiting — they have a few stellar options that can’t be found at Rice Coffeehouse, FLO Paris or East-West Tea.
Internet personality and musician Poppy declares her transcendence from the confines of genre with her third studio album, “I Disagree.” Released Jan. 10, “I Disagree” establishes itself as the antithesis of the dainty, pastel Poppy she first showed the world.
Identical twin sister duo Tegan and Sara revisit their teen angst and give it a powerful voice with their new album “Hey, I’m Just Like You,” released Sept. 27. In their ninth studio album, the duo straddles the line between pop and rock genres as they revisit tracks they recorded together in high school. By paying homage to these songs, Tegan and Sara Quin maturely reflect on the ways their high school experiences molded their current selves.
Insomnia Gallery held a public reception Friday, Sept. 20 for the opening of “Near Dark: Black Light Art Show,” a collection of black light sensitive art complete with black light that bring the pieces to life. Insomnia called for submissions from local artists with the only requirement being that all work be black light sensitive. All art presented at the show was listed for sale in order to support the event and artists.
Rice University’s student-run radio station, KTRU, has reacquired its former call sign of KTRU after campus administration sold the letters in 2011.
Weezer is officially “back in black;” Weezer (Black Album) is the rock band’s long-awaited 13th studio album and sixth eponymous, color-coded album. Around the release of Weezer’s 2016 White Album, lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo hinted at a Black Album with a darker vibe and potential foray into swearing (Weezer’s had relatively clean lyrics in its 25 years, but Cuomo let loose this time).
The line for McMurtry College’s Y2K-themed public party grew increasingly unsafe throughout the night, even leading to a hospitalization, until it was dispersed around 11:30 p.m. and all further entry was denied, according to Julia Robinson, a McMurtry external social.