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June 20, 2019

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Delano: Whidbee: Lil Wayne's new single certified platinum

Reviewed By: Delano Whidbee
Artist: Lil Wayne
Song: Love Me
Genre: Hip Hop
Rating 5/5

According to the complex, Future has confirmed via twitter that Lil Wayne’s new single “Love Me” has certified platinum, having sold more than a million individual units to date.

Lil Wayne added Drake and Future to this platinum single which feature on his new album “I Am Not A Human Being 2.”


Harlem Shake: New sensation that swept the nation - watch it here

The Icon introduces a new music review column. After talking with Bluffton University student Delano D. Whidbee following a journalism class, we knew we found the right guy for the assignment. The sophomore from Flint, Mich., is a broadcasting and journalism major.

He tells us: "Music has always been around my life. The different creative styles interested me from a young age." 

This is more than a serious hobby for Delano. He said, "I check daily to see what new music or exclusive interviews, or music visuals have been released."



Guest columnist - Thoughts on Civic Engagement Day: Unintended Consequences

By Alyssa Flick

Once a year Bluffton University schedules a day of seminars led by college professors with a lot of interesting insight to the subjects they teach. The event is called Civic Engagement Day. This year the day took place on April 10.

One of these seminars was hosted by Dr. Darryl Nester a professor of math. He obtained his doctorate in statistics and has also taught many classes training college students how to be more technologically savvy.


Guest columnist Alyssa Flick: Rock concerts can be exhilarating

By Alyssa Flick
The lights are bright. You and friends are surrounded by others with the same enthusiasm for rock music. When the music begins to pulsate in the room the entire consciousness of the crowd becomes homogeneous through this single interest and common understanding in the music.


Joanne Niswander - On the "Maine" road again

By Joanne Niswander

I've been traveling again, which leads to another column for any of you interested in another part of the world.

Not across the equator this time, but at the far eastern end of our time zone - Maine. Many of you have visited that state, and I suspect that most of your trips have taken place during Maine's glorious, but short, vacation season.


Joanne Niswander: The "other" Blaze

By Joanne Niswander

Read all of Joanne's columns by clicking here.

I know, there's nothing quite comparable to Bluffton's "Blaze of Lights," but I have to share what I experienced this year on the same weekend of our "Blaze."

It was Carlsbad, New Mexico's "Christmas on the Pecos." For starters, let's set the scene. Carlsbad is way down in the southeast corner of New Mexico, in the high desert.