Pro Tem is the Bilingual Newspaper of Glendon College. Founded in 1962, it is York University’s oldest student-run publication, and Ontario’s first bilingual newspaper. All content is produced and edited by students, for students.

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Pro Tem est le journal bilingue du Collège Glendon. Ayant été fondé en 1962, nous sommes la publication la plus ancienne de l’Université York ainsi que le premier journal bilingue en Ontario. Tout le contenu est produit et édité par les étudiants, pour les étudiants.

Top 10 Albums of 2018

Top 10 Albums of 2018

Rosalía: El mal querer
I really liked her 2017 release, Los ángeles, but I was not at all prepared for this. If there was anything we knew about Rosalía after the release of Los ángeles, it was that she was absolutely dedicated to flamenco music. With El mal querer, her love for flamenco soars beyond the music itself, as she retells a 13th century Occitan-language romantic tale whose title is the namesake of the genre, Flamenca. Doubling down on the style while updating it with undeniable pop structures and hooks, she relates this spellbinding tale, not with a big focus on narrative, but rather with a cascade of passion and melodrama. Though relatively brief at 30 minutes, the record doesn’t let you go, dragging you back again and again. Truth be told, words do not do this album justice—you just have to experience it for yourself. (Choice Track: “Di Mi Nombre”)

  1. Kids See Ghosts: Kids See Ghosts
    Kanye West made sure that people were aware of him in 2018. Maybe too sure. What with the album blitz in June, the Drake/Pusha-T beef, and of course his distracting political ramblings both on and offline, the world was so inundated with Kanye that many may have missed his greatest work since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kids See Ghosts is one of those special late-career albums that makes you question whether artists truly lose their talent with age. The truth is, this is not a Kanye album. He made it with the incomparable Kid Cudi. Known for his focus on themes including depression, alienation and suicide, Cudi has struggled in recent years to make music that translates to most people—too often his albums have become lost inside their own misery and dejectedness. However, of all people, Kanye seems to have an understanding of Cudi that allows him to help Cudi properly express what he wants to say. On Kids See Ghosts, with Kanye’s support and guidance, Cudi succeeds at last. The result is a reflective and deeply cathartic document of the suffocating prison that is mental illness. Kids See Ghosts allows Kanye and Cudi to escape their torment for 23 minutes, and they have incredible things to say—if you’re willing to listen. (Choice Track: “Kids See Ghosts”)

  2. Denzel Curry: TABOO
    Well-paced, sharply-written, and absolutely littered with thought-provoking lyrics and compelling themes, TABOO is a defining statement for rising hip-hop artist Denzel Curry. (Choice Track: “Black Balloons”)

  3. Daughters: You Won’t Get What You Want
    A soul-crushing nightmare. (Choice Track: “Guest House”)

  4. Brockhampton: Iridescence
    They came back with an emotional and intense testament to their survival in the face of adversity—a theme that is quintessentially Brockhampton. (Choice Track: “Weight”)

  5. Anna von Hausswolff: Dead Magic
    Dark, spooky, eerie, gorgeous. (Choice Track: “The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra”)

  6. Ghost: Prequelle
    They have become one of the campiest metal acts out there right now—and they’re killing it! A fun and cheesy record tinged with the occult throughout. (Choice Track: “Rats”)

  7. Andrew W.K.: You’re Not Alone
    Somewhere between an inspiring TED Talk and a great therapy session, Andrew W.K. unflinchingly lays out the case to keep on going, no matter what (and how corny). (Choice Track: “Keep On Going”)

  8. Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy
    I was obsessed with this album when it first came out, but it has worn on me a bit. Still, a really great rock record. (Choice Track: “Famous Prophets”)

Jean Grae & Quelle Chris: Everything’s Fine
This is without a doubt some of the most clever rapping in 2018. I had already heard some of Quelle Chris’s material, but Jean Grae is a revelation—I can’t wait to hear a solo project from her. (Choice Track: “Zero”)

A Review of A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

A Review of A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

Bill 66 and the Greenbelt

Bill 66 and the Greenbelt