Sparks Fly, Budget Passes at Common Council Meeting

  By Kyle Pratt Executive Editor The Albany Common Council approved a 2018 budget Monday that increases the city’s property tax and increases Councilmembers’ salaries. The vote was unanimous, but Council-members Frank Commisso Jr., Mark Robinson, and Judd Krasher were not in attendance and did not vote. Krasher, who recently lost his reelection campign for

Golden Knights Rundown

By DAVID MEISTER Staff Writer Wrapping up the regular season was the women’s volleyball team. Last Friday they had a match against the Southern New Hampshire Penmen. They were defeated three sets to two (26-24, 25-20, 18-25, 21-25, 9-15). The Golden Knights staked out a commanding two sets to nothing lead but the Penmen didn’t

Led Zeppelin IV turns 46

By ETHAN  HERZINGER Staff Writer British hall of famers Led Zeppelin celebrated the release of their monumental 1971 LP “Led Zeppelin IV,” commonly referred to as “IV.” Zeppelin wanted to strike back with full force like they did previously with their debut and “Led Zeppelin II,” back in 1969. They wanted to prove the critics

Free Meek Mill

By BRIANNA ROBLES Staff Writer Well-known rapper, Meek Mill, has recently been sentenced to two to four years in Philadelphia’s state prison for violating probation. There is the argument that this sentence in unjustified. In 2008, the rapper was arrested for drug and gun possession and was put on probation for these charges. This year,

Taylor Swift’s Damaged “Reputation”

  By ELIZABETH VALENTIN Arts Editor After a story was released on PopFront, an online political magazine, claiming that Taylor Swift and her music promote white supremacy, Swift’s legal team sent the magazine’s editor, Meghan Herning, a cease and desist letter, which threatened a lawsuit if the article was not taken down. The American Civil

“Daddy’s Home 2” a Sequeal Miracle

By JACKSON MURPHY Staff Writer “Daddy’s Home” was released in 2015 was a pleasant surprise: some great one-liners, hilarious gags (Will Ferrell’s half court shot is a classic), and he and Mark Wahlberg were terrific together. Since sequels often underwhelm or completely fail in comparison to the original. I went into “Daddy’s Home 2” with

What’s the Deal with Kiwis?

  By KAYLA DEMICCO Staff Writer Harry Styles started teasing fans for his “Kiwi” video by posting a picture of himself standing with a diverse group of elementary school children. In the picture, a few kids are wearing Gucci suits that look like the ones that Styles himself would wear on stage. The next photo

“Orient Express:” An Uneven Ride

  BY JACKSON MURPHY Staff Writer “Murder on the Orient Express” is based on the iconic Agatha Christie novel, which was turned into a film in 1974 that earned six Oscar nominations and a Best Supporting Supporting Actress win for Ingrid Bergman. The best chance this new adaptation has for an Oscar nom may be