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Ariana Grande

Sarah Taryam, Arts Editor

It’s great when you listen to a song, hear the lyrics and then it has this immediate impact on you. Those songs are real songs in my opinion. This week we are going down the could-be-soppy track, but it’s not that track at all. These breakup anthems, as they are called, are anything but sentimental. We are looking at some of the best goodbye songs out there.

Ariana Grande couldn’t have made her message any clearer when she released “thank u, next” after her breakup with Pete Davidson. After a short infatuation that resulted in an engagement followed by an abrupt breakup after the death of Mac Miller (a whole other story), Ariana released this belter making her feelings perfectly clear about how happy she was to move on from Pete.

Another one of these anthems is Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor.” Full of messages of women empowerment and independence, the track won the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 2002 Grammy Awards. There is a funny story behind this song. It was inspired by a joke that a radio station had made about how three members had left the group, comparing the band to the reality game show “Survivor.” Beyoncé was inspired to take the negative comment and make it positive by turning the story into a song.

In other news this week, turn to our Fitness pages to read expert advice on running and staying safe while doing so. It is important to avoid overuse injuries. These injuries occur when a runner over does it in the beginning and ends up with something like a bone stress injury. Pacing yourself is very important if you want to make running a regular activity in your life.

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