Trevor Lazar

Class of 2021

Articles

  • Endless re-release: the Frank Ocean album you haven't heard

    In August 2016, after years of total silence, Frank Ocean finally reemerged with new music. It started with a mysterious livestream of a mostly empty warehouse, watermarked with an Apple Music logo in the bottom corner of the video. What followed was two and half weeks of mundane construction, as Frank himself cut wood and spray-painted boxes with little context and no explanation. At one point, h...

    Pillbox | April 16, 2018
  • Penguins playoffs

    On Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the ice to start the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as they seek to capture their third consecutive championship.

    Sports | April 16, 2018
  • President Trump's opioid death penalty proposal is archaic and dangerous

    The opioid crisis has swept the nation quickly in just a few years, and calls for action from the federal government have been met with little to no support.

    Until now.

    Forum | April 9, 2018
  • Tyler, the Creator x Vince Staples

    The music of rappers Tyler, the Creator and Vince Staples is seemingly diametrically opposed. Tyler, on his latest album Flower Boy, adopted a floral theme rife with garden imagery and immaculate live-instrumentation arrangements. Staples, on the other hand, worked with rising electronic producers on Big Fish Theory to craft an industrial, almost Orwellian work. Big Fish Theory is abrasive a...

    Pillbox | February 26, 2018
  • Black Panther Album Review

    On Black Panther: The Album, Kendrick Lamar crafts a bold, uncompromising cinematic soundtrack while ceding the spotlight to its array of wonderful guests. Lamar's presence is felt all over the album, and yet he rarely dominates a single track. The only track where he is the sole listed artist is the opener, aptly titled "Black Panther." On it, Lamar opens the album with an experimental thematic...

    Pillbox | February 19, 2018