If you have been paying attention to hip-hop and R&B album releases lately, you have probably heard of Tidal. Tidal is a subscription-based music streaming app and website that was launched by Aspiro in 2014. Since that time, Tidal has been acquired by Project Panther Ltd., which is owned by Jay-Z.
by Andrew Goldberg ('16)
This article was originally posted in the print edition of The Bullis Bulldog
Mr. Kosegarten, the advisor to The Bulldog, asked me if I was interested in writing an article about writing at Bullis. This seemed like a boring topic at first, until I sent out a survey to the school and received responses that shocked me.
The most interesting piece of data that could be extrapolated from the survey was that students who took fewer Honors or AP classes, on average, said that they have more writing assignments compared to those students with more Honors or AP courses. Logically speaking, it should be the other way around, as those in the higher level courses should be held accountable for more work. As well, these same students, for the most part, answered that their writing has not dramatically improved over the course of their time at Bullis.
by Alexandria Ligon ('16)
If you have access to any social media, you have at least heard of Beyonce’s song entitled Formation.
The song and its accompanied music video were spontaneously released on February 7th, just the day before the Super Bowl. Both the song and the video are filled with unapologetic black pride and powerful political messages. So consequently, the song and video have been deemed “controversial.” Anti-Beyonce protests, hate messages, and much more backlash swarmed the media once the video released.
by Andrew Goldberg ('16)
This past Sunday was a huge day for companies all over the United States. With viewership expected to rise to just over 110 million viewers, the Super Bowl marks an unbelievable opportunity to grab the attention of American consumers and gain trust in their products.
This opportunity is not cheap though. The average 30 second time slot during the Super Bowl cost companies upwards of $5 million, up from $4.5 million last year, but the revenue potential is also enormous if you can make even a tenth of the viewers associate your brand with a positive, and sometimes even drop-dead hilarious, message.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos may have beaten out Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers to take home the Super Bowl 50 trophy, but who won over the hearts and wallets of American consumers for their entertaining and captivating commercials? And who did not quite deserve that praise? Here are the winning commercials for each of the following award titles.
by Aiden Brown ('17)
Check out Alumni Joe Sageman's ('13) Blog called "Half Deep."
It's good to see a former Bulldog staffer still writing!