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Kamilah Arteaga
Kamilah Arteaga (’22) is a double major in Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Creative Writing. She can most likely be found stargazing and listening to 70’s & 80’s rock, indie rock, or The Weeknd.

Filoli House and Garden: The Peninsula’s secret spot

Filoli House and Garden is well known through the Peninsula as the place to go see flowers. With every season, the gardens change, and many locals look forward to seeing their favorite blooms get planted.  The house is full of beautiful decor, and the gardens are to die for. The best time to go see the…

Norwegian artist Aurora Aksnes is a muse for the electro-dark pop generation

AURORA has been my favorite artist since I discovered her in 2015 as a freshman in high school. Messing around in one of my classes, I found a tweet by Katy Perry praising Aurora’s first single, “Runaway.” Watching the music video, I wondered who this pale, winter-fairy-like, Norweigan girl was. Her dark-pop genre of music was like a call from nature, like a viking song of discovery and exploration of a world where one's truest self can run wild and free.

Tropicália 2019 brings together best of Latinx music community

Hosted for the first time at the Pomona Fairplex last month, the third-annual Tropicália Music & Taco Festival has grown to be one of the biggest Latinx-centered festivals in the country. Combined with local taco spots, 80 degree weather, and artists from all over Latin America, this intergenerational festival brings together classic “Rock en Espanol” groups with new-wave indie and hard rock.

Good 2010s Vibes (Part 3)

In the final installment of the Music Beat’s top ten albums of the 2010s listicle, Timothy Dai (‘23) reviews Lorde’s sophomore musical opus and Lana del Rey’s latest sad-core hits, Kamilah Arteaga (‘22) reflects on Tame Impala’s lyrical exploration of humanity and Volume 256 Executive Editor Holden Foreman (‘20) reviews the chart-topping queen Billie Eilish:

Good 2010s Vibes (Part 2)

In the second installment of the Music Beat’s top ten albums of the 2010s listicle, Timothy Dai ’23 reflects upon the emotional valences of SZA, Kamilah Arteaga ’22 considers the vulnerability of Tyler the Creator and Natalie Francis ’22 reviews the “Truth Hurts” flute-playing, twerk and rap queen Lizzo: No. 4 SZA’s “Ctrl” (2017)  It’s…
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