Trevor Lazar

Class of 2021


  • Exclusive areas are inconvenient for undergraduates

    Picture this: it's Sunday morning, you have an essay or problem set due Monday, and you're looking to finish it up. You go to the Tepper Quad, the brand new, beautifully lit building on campus with new tables and study rooms. You arrive around 11:00 a.m. and notice that most of the tables are full. After searching for over 20 minutes, you sit down at a table on the third floor with a great view of...

    Forum | February 18, 2019
  • James Blake - Assume Form album review

    On the title track of James Blake’s fourth album Assume Form, the British producer and auteur sings, “I can already see that this goes deeper.” Blake asks a series of questions on the opener that structure an album filled to the brim with interesting ideas, while exhibiting a degree of restraint that sets the project apart from his previous work. Blake’s heightened influence over hip-hop product...

    Pillbox | January 28, 2019
  • An Arizona liberal's farewell to John McCain

    John McCain — war hero, Arizona Senator, conservative, and patriot — died on Aug. 25, 2018, just four days before what would have been his 82nd birthday. His passing has brought with it an extended mourning of a self-described maverick; some remark that he was the last of his kind. Moreover, his public battle with brain cancer since his diagnosis last year added a heightened sense of drama and urg...

    Forum | September 10, 2018
  • Bill Maher is scared of tolerance brought by safe spaces

    Established liberal comedian and political commentator Bill Maher has made a career of pushing back at “political correctness” from his fellow progressives and peers. He, infamously, used a racial slur on air just last year and has been spouting clear Islamophobia under the guise of atheism for well over a decade. In our modern political climate, however, Maher has taken a new direction in pushing...

    Forum | August 20, 2018
  • 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