Tysen Romeo

Folio’s newest intern, Tysen Romeo is excited to join the team. While working part-time and being in school, he still finds time to write about the things he loves here at Folio. He hopes to spread joy as well as the truth in his writing and we can’t wait to see all the potential he has.

Taylor Swift Is the Music Industry

Words by Tysen Romeo  Billboard awarded her with Woman of the Decade in 2019. NYU gave her an honorary doctorate of fine arts in 2022. She is also a singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman and a director. Long story short, Taylor Swift will go down in history for being one of the most successful artists of the 21st century. She has been a dominant force in the music industry and has grown a huge fan base, known as “Swifties,” who believe she IS the music industry.    Swift has released 10 full-length studio albums and two re-recordings of these albums in …

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Video Game Review: Hogwarts Legacy 

By Tysen Romeo   One of the world’s most successful and beloved book series (written by a woman with questionable morals) is getting a video game adaptation. That video game, Hogwarts Legacy, allows players to explore the wizarding world of the Harry Potter like never before.   I haven’t read the books but have seen most of the movies, and honestly, I do not understand most of the hype around the series in general. But I do have a love of video games, so I figured why not play one involving some wizards and magic. While I don’t understand most …

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New Music for May 2023

Words by Tysen Romeo  May 5 “Just Because” California singer-songwriter Claire Rosinkranz releases her second studio album, “Just Because.” Her music can be described as a original blend of indie pop and acoustic guitar.   Ed Sheeran releases his sixth studio album, which fans will not be surprised to learn is named after a mathematical symbol. “Minus” is said to be an acoustic album and was produced by Aaron Dessner.    Grandson is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter whose second full length album is titled “I Love You, I’m Trying.” He likes to write alternative hip hop/rock/rap music about modern-day issues that …

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Florida Avengers, Assemble!

Women’s tackle football is back in action Words by Tysen Romeo   Football is one of the biggest sports in America. You know, the game where two teams run up and down a field that is 120 yards long tackling each other, while they fight over possession of a brown leather ball shaped like almond.    The NFL is the wealthiest professional sports league in the United States. Yet, according to a survey done by Zippia, only 2.55% of football players are women while 97.45% of football players are men. Why are we letting men have all the fun?    …

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Sounds of Jax

Words by Tysen Romeo   Almost anything and everything makes sound. It is an essential part of our lives. Sound is a combination of vibrations that travel into your ears and then transform into electrical signals that are sent to your brain via the vestibulocochlear nerve, which, in turn, makes your brain tell you that you are hearing a sound while trying to determine what that sound is.   Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School found that when listening to natural sounds, like rain drops on your roof or birds chirping in the morning, bodily systems that control the …

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New Music Releases in April

By Tysen Romeo   April 7 “Catching Rabbits”  Genevieve Stokes’ new EP includes four songs by the singer and songwriter, whose music is a mix of indie/folk meets bedroom pop and “reflects a change in [her] connection to reality.”   “Stereo Mind Game” The third studio album by indie rock/dream pop trio Daughter consists of 12 songs and will be their first studio album in seven years.    “SREMM 4 LIFE” Known for their work on “Black Beatles,” “No Type,” and “No Flex Zone,” the Mississippi rap duo reunites for their first project in nearly four years. It will be …

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“Not So Saint” St. Augustine

Words by Tysen Romeo   Did you know the person they named St. Augustine after was actually an atheist, a thief and a playboy? Turns out “Saint” Augustine of Hippo was anything but a saint.   Born in 354 A.D., Augustine was the son of Patricius, a pagan who worked and saved to give him a good education, and Monica, a committed Christian who prayed endlessly for him. Too bad her prayers didn’t work very well as Augustine grew up atheist and treaded down a scandalous path in his youth.   His first dabble into his acts of sin was …

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They Might Be Giants

Words By Tysen Romeo   After a late-night viewing of the 1971 film “They Might Be Giants,” two high school friends, both named John, came up with the perfect rock band name.    They Might Be Giants is an alternative rock band formed by John Flansburgh and John Linnell in 1982.    “We were just trying to do something that sounded different,” said Linnell. “We were not maybe thinking that we’d be saddled with the name ‘They Might Be Giants’ for the next 40 years … you kind of forget about the meaning of the name over time, the same …

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New Music Releases March

Words By Tysen Romeo   March 3 It’s been five years since Macklemore released “Gemini,” and he’s back with a new album, “Ben.”   “Red Moon in Venus” is Kali Uchis’ newest album since 2020’s “Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios).”   March 10 Miley Cyrus releases “Endless Summer Vacation” this month, making it her eight studio album.   March 15 March also brings the fifth studio album from American pop rock sisters Aly & AJ, “With Love From.”   March 17 Hyperpop duo 100 gecs follows up their debut album with “10,000 gecs,” a more mainstream sound—and sans …

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What Is So Indecent About Love?

Words By Tysen Romeo   On May 2022, “Indecent” was approved as Douglas Anderson School of the Arts’ spring theatrical production. Auditions were held in December 2022 and roles were cast before winter break started. The show was set to open in March, but on Jan. 5, the first day of rehearsals, the production was canceled.              “Indecent” is a Tony Award-winning play about the controversy surrounding “The God of Vengeance,“ written by Sholem Asch in 1918 which tells the story about breaking through social barriers and the consequences that follow. “Indecent” was written by Paula Vogel and premiered at …

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