• Your one stop for college news and resources!

Adrianna Velazquez

Adrianna is a 20-year-old college student attending Wayne State University majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Journalism. With a passion for music and photography she spends most of her time at concerts photographing and interviewing musicians. She also enjoys baseball and coffee, lots of it!

J Law and Coldplay's Chris Martin Break Up

Hunger Games Oscar award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, and Coldplay singer Chris Martin, 37, have called it quits.

The two first began seeing each other back in June following J.Law’s split with X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult. Martin announced his separation from wife Gwyneth Paltrow after more than ten years of marriage back in March.

Lawrence has supported Martin in his most recent events which include a performance at Hollywood Bowl earlier this month alongside Kings of Leon as well as his recent iHeartRadio Music Festival performance back in September.

The two superstars have been rather quiet about their romance and have only been photographed once in the span of their four-month long relationship that recently came to an abrupt end.

According to new reports, Lawrence was seen at Martin’s Malibu home last night presumably to pick up some of her personal belongings. She spent two hours at the residence before she was spotted leaving.

Martin on the other hand enjoyed a night out at fellow star Kate Hudson’s Halloween party where other A-list celebrities such as Katy Perry and Jessica Alba were in attendance.

J.Law will be keeping busy in the coming weeks with the highly anticipated release of the newest of the Hunger Games series, Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt.1 film to be released next month.

The reason for the abrupt split has not been reported but an insider told E! News that the split was mutual.

EDM DJ Dillon Francis Says Money Sucks, Friends Rule

Los Angeles-based DJ Dillon Francis is undoubtedly one of the hottest EDM DJs in the industry right now and his highly anticipated debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule released this week on Columbia Records.

The 12-track album is a compilation of club bangers, and a handful of his signature moombahton tracks, making it a record that is unlike like any other collection.

Francis turned to Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, Twista and Major Lazer for collaborations that came together naturally, according to Francis.

“I went to Martin’s house before he put out ‘Animals,’ he still had only like 10,000 Twitter followers, and we were just hanging out with his parents,” Francis told Billboard. “It was awesome because he seemed just like me and he’s an amazing producer.”

Each track on the album is distinctively different than the next. “All That” is a club banger while “When We Were Young” serves as a melodic anthem that leads into “Set Me Free.”

The stylistic differences between each track can be attributed to his producing style. According to Francis, getting in the studio is very ADD and can actually drive people crazy when it comes to collaborations.

“DJ Snake hates getting into the studio with me, because it is very ADD when I listen to sounds or try to find patches I want to use and  mess with,” said Francis. “I like working by myself because I am insane in how I listen to things really fast and work so much faster than a lot of people.”

Be sure to check out the album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule and check Dillon Francis on his current tour. Tour dates and ticket information can be found here.

Miley Cyrus Joins MAC Viva Glam Campaign for New Release

Miley Cyrus is no stranger to the spotlight, and this time she’s center-stage to support a good cause.

On Oct. 29 MAC Cosmetics announced that Cyrus, 25, will be the spokesperson for the company’s long-running Viva Glam collection.

Every cent of the proceeds from the collection will go to help women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

The incredible campaign dedicated to raising awareness and helping those affected by the deadly diseases has been making a difference since 1994 with a line of products in the collection that include a variety of lipstick and lipglass products. Each new product which has been advertised by a celebrity spokesperson, some of which have included Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Fergie, Nicki Minaj among others and most recently, the “Wrecking Ball” singer.

In the latest campaign, Cyrus is featured in true Miley fashion were she is seen in a provocative pose inside a pink-toned glass room sporting a bedazzled bodysuit from the design team, The Blonds, who are credited to the songstress’ Bangerz tour wardrobe.

The collection will hit stores across the country in January 2015, a fashionable start to the new year and will feature hot pink matte lipstick and its matching lipglass and a shimmering pearl touch.

Alleged Track List for Rihanna's Eighth Studio Album Leaks via Roc Nation

Rumored reports about a surprise album from songstress Rihanna have been circulating the web and a recently leaked memo from Roc Nation leads us to believe they may not just be rumors after all.

The memo that leaked titled Lost Files is said to be the name of Rihanna’s eighth studio album that was initially reported to be titled R8. The album follows her 2013 RIAA certified platinum record, Unapologetic.

While Rihanna has remained out of the spotlight lately she has been dropping hints over recent months that she may be gearing up for the release of a new album. Rihanna shared lyrics over the summer for a song she collaborated with Nicki Minaj titled “Barz” and recently posted a photo of a mixing board while working in the studio.

Additionally, the allegedly leaked track list features a track titled “All Night” in which “Love & Hollywood” producer Yung Berg said earlier in the year he was working with an artist on a track titled the same thing.

The memo makes mention of names like DJ Mustard, Mike Will Made It for beats on the album while it suggests collaborations include Minaj, Drake, and Big Sean.

Though her reps have not confirmed the alleged track list the Roc Nation memo suggests the album will be dropping sometime in November.

We Came As Romans and Chiodos Co-headline Winter Tour

Detroit natives and metalcore band, We Came as Romans and post-hardcore band, Chiodos are coming together for a co-headlining tour that is set to kick off on Dec. 11 at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Mich.

The tour will trail the east coast and visit seven cities and wrap up in Cleveland, Ohio on Dec. 18.

The two bands will be joined by supporting acts Sleepwave, Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath’s new band, and Slavs featuring Jonny Craig.

We Came as Romans recently wrapped up the Present, Future, Past tour with For Today, The Color Morale, Crossfaith, Palisades.

Chiodos has spent the majority of the year touring in support of their fourth studio album, and the first effort since reuniting with original frontman, Craig Owens. Devil was released in spring of 2014 and the band has been out on the road ever since supporting the album and going out with a bang as they return to the road once more to close out the year with fellow band friends.

Sleepwave frontman Spencer Chamberlain is rather excited about the upcoming tour and recently commented on the run saying, “We are really excited to announce that we will be braving this year’s winter storms with our friends We Came As Romans and Chiodos.”

“Music offers an escape but it’s noise when the overall content is cheap, or only as deep as a puddle. Sounds offers something but a sound and a message is stronger,” he added.

VIP tickets for the tour are currently on sale here. Check out the tour dates for the brief co-headlining tour below.

12.11 – Crofoot – Detroit, MI
12.12 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12.13 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12. 14 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
12.16 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
12.17 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
12.18 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH

Joel and Benji Madden Return with Greetings From California

Joel and Benji Madden are back and they’re making it known.

The duo recently released a two part album titled and their first debut studio album as The Madden Brothers titled Greetings from California, the first musical effort from the two since their 2011 mixtape.

The brothers are most known for their previous success as the faces of punk-rock band Good Charlotte, who produced hits such as “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” “I Just Wanna Live,” and “The Anthem,” before taking a break in 2011 which led Joel and Benji to begin working on their side projects.

During the band’s hiatus, Joel spent time with his children alongside Nicole Richie while Benji began dating actress Cameron Diaz.

The two brothers have since returned to the studio to compile their latest album, Greetings from California which is broken into two discs, each with its own respective theme that makes the entire project different but cohesive all in one.

“We made this record for the sake of being creative and its an artistic kind of vision that we had that we felt we needed to go with. We did this because we really need to do this as artists,” said Joel.

Disc one kicks off with remembrants of their Good Charlotte days and carries a more upbeat pop-rock vibe while disc two is an impressive blend of folk and southern rock, an adventurous and creative approach to their new musical endeavor.

The album was first released in Australia where Joel spent time as a coach on both seasons of The Voice.

The Madden Brothers have announced that they will be going on tour in support of their debut studio album and the tour will kick off with a five-dates in Australia beginning on Oct. 31 in Melbourne.

For more information about the album or future tour dates click here

Brantley Gilbert Gets Engaged to the Subject of His Love Songs

Brantley Gilbert has a book of love songs in which he sings about a broken heart and the one that got away.

Well it turns out that the one who got away and who also happens to be the subject of his popular love songs, “More Than Miles” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” is now back in the picture as Gilbert’s fiancee after he recently popped the question.

According to multiple reports, the two dated more than ten years ago before parting ways and reuniting to renew their past love.

“She’s a hometown girl,” Brantley said. “I’m pretty excited, to say the least.”

While Gilbert hasn’t revealed the name of the lucky lady, it is said that she is a teacher in his hometown of Jefferson, Georgia just a mile away from his home.

“We’re looking towards the end of June,” Brantley said, when asked about a wedding date.

In January 2013, he became engaged to fellow country singer and actress Jana Kramer, but the two called off their engagement by August of the same year as a result of what Kramer credits to their hectic schedules and career demands.

Brantley has remained rather secretive about his relationships, but it appears that things have worked out the way they were meant to and the singer-songwriter is finally happy since rekindling with a past love.

Demi Lovato to Begin Working On Fifth Studio Album

Demi Lovato has been making her way cross-country this past year in support of her 2013 self-titled fourth studio album, Demi. The album has produced three Top 40 hits on the Hot 100 chart and is using the momentum to back her highly anticipated fifth studio album.

Lovato is expecting to release the 2015 album via Hollywood Records and plans to hit the studio now that her North American tour wrapped up this past weekend.

“The plan is for her to go back into the studio and start the next creative process. She’s already done some songs, but certainly the majority of it will kick off next year,” Lovato’s manager Phil McIntyre told Billboard.

Though no release dates have been discussed Lovato will begin the creative process and working towards a fifth studio album. Lovato will continue her world tour throughout the process leading into next year.

The self-titled album produced a number of hits that include “Heart Attack,” “Really Don’t Care” featuring Cher Lloyd and “Neon Lights.”

After returning to the U.S. X Factor as a judge Lovato returned to the road and played two arena shows before embarking on her spring tour, the Neon Lights tour which was immediately followed by the Demi World Tour that took place this fall and wrapped up this past weekend.

“There’s not a lot of people who could go do two arena tours [in one year] anymore, and she’s one of them,” said Disney Music Group president Ken Bunt. “There were three hits off of this record, and when she plays, there’s plenty of hits now.”

Meanwhile, Lovato will be embarking on a European run of her world tour on Nov. 16.

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Team Up for 2015 Tour

Country powerhouses Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are teaming up for what’s going to be the best tour of 2015.

The two recently announced plans to combine their tours, Chesney’s the Big Revival tour with Aldean’s extension of his 2014 Burn It Down tour.

The tour which will kick off on May 2 in San Francisco, California and will stop in two cities a month before four shows in August.

According to Aldean, Chesney has always been a role model when it comes to building his own tour.

“When we first started dipping our toe into that business a few years ago, he’s the guy I would call or text for advice,” said Aldean. “We have a real friendship.”

Meanwhile, Chesney is just as excited for the big tour collaboration and anticipates joining forces and bringing fans together for one big party.

“There aren’t a lot of guys out there who can hit it the way Jason does, so I’m glad we’re able to bring both of our tours together for 10 nights this summer,” said Chesney. “I know what me and the guys are bringing in terms of music, and I know Jason can hang with us!”

Aldean will be bringing country newcomers Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr along for the ride. According to recent reports, Brantley Gilbert has been said to have been added to the lineup.

“When you co-headline a tour with Jason Aldean, you’ve gotta get someone who can hold their own to go in front,” Chesney says in a release. “When I looked around, for those stadium shows that Brantley’s part of, he’s the man for the job. He knows how to reach the crowd, how to make them rock — and he’s not afraid to push the rest of us.”

According to Chesney, Gilbert isn’t the only one to be added to the roster that’s shaping up to be nothing less than incredible.

Ticket sale information has yet to be announced but confirmed dates for the 2015 tour can be found below.

Combined Big Revival Tour and Burn It Down Tour Dates:
5/02 – San Francisco, Calif.
5/16 – Dallas, Texas
6/20 – Green Bay, Wisc.
6/27 – Seattle, Wash.
7/18 – Minneapolis, Minn.
7/25 – Pasadena, Calif.
8/01 – Kansas City, Mo.
8/08 – Denver, Colo.
8/15 – E. Rutherford, N.J.
8/28 – Boston, Mass.

5 Snack Options Better Than Saltine Crackers

A few nights ago I was up late working and wanted a snack, but when I went to grab something I realized there wasn’t much– in fact, there wasn’t anything to choose from.

Usually, I’m stocked up on Cheez-its and while they may not be the best snack option, they certainly aren’t the worst.

Disappointed that I didn’t have any Cheez-its, I was down to one option: saltine crackers. After eating one, I wasn’t sure why I ever bought them to begin with.

After waking up the next day I decided to go through the kitchen to see what I could find that would be better than ever resorting to those saltine crackers ever again.

Here’s what I found

I’m not sure about anyone else but I feel like apples are just a typical household product that everyone’s mom buys to fulfill that constant attempt of “trying to eat healthy.” We always have apples in my house, but how often do I actually pick one up and eat it? Never. However, cutting up one of those apples and dipping slices in a tablespoon of peanut butter sounds much better. Not only is better than those dry, tasteless saltine crackers but it’s a healthy and tasty option, and the protein from the peanut butter is just a plus.

What’s nice about yogurt 9other than it’s something we always have in my house) is that you can do this simple snack up in many different ways. Yogurt goes well with fresh fruit and you can even give it that crunch you long for by adding a little bit of granola. It’s also another healthier option than those potato chips you catch yourself eyeballing.

Simple right? It’s even better when topped with protein (peanut butter) and personally, I like to mix a little bit of honey into the peanut butter before spreading it on and then I add a few banana slices to top it off. It’s not only crunch and sweet, but you get your carbs, protein and potassium all in one.

While tuna doesn’t sound appealing to a lot of people, you can turn it into something tasty in just 5 minutes. Try adding 1 ½ tablespoons of light mayonnaise, pepper to taste and just a dash of mustard or dill relish. This goes along great with celery sticks or topped on a piece of toast.

I tend to always overlook that fact that it doesn’t take many ingredients to make a tasty and very healthy smoothie, ingredients most of us have in our kitchen that we wouldn’t otherwise think of eating. So why not blend them all together for a tasty drink? Try adding spinach, two kiwi slices, ¼ cup lemonade and a piece of mango blended with ice and a scoop of water for a tasty and refreshing drink.

With easy-to-make options like these, I’ll never resort to those saltine crackers ever again, and even though Cheez-its aren’t the worst snack option, here are some even better options I’ll be trying instead.