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Local band “Tapestry” comes to campus

Local band

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

USI College of Liberal Arts hosts Evansville band, Tapestry on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Center and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the USI Foundation through generous donations. Tapestry is a five member rock band with classically trained singers. Some of the members lead classe...

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Tessa Robbins, a freshman business administration major, performed at the Starbucks Open Mic Night on Nov. 14.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

Tessa Robbins sang “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga at a busy Starbucks when her friends, gathered at one of the tables, started swaying their cell phone flashlights in rhythm with the music. “I had no idea they were going to do that,” the freshman business administration major said. “I f...

Performing Arts department to host first-ever faculty piano recital

Performing Arts department to host first-ever faculty piano recital

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The university's Performing Arts department will host a piano recital by instructor in music, Thomas Drury March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Center. This event is free and open to the public. The theme of the event is "Dance Music for the Piano" and it features music by Frederic Chopin and Scot...

“Mt. Joy” album relatable and symbolic

Austin Lewis, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018

“And here comes Jesus in an Astrovan rolling down the strip again. He's stoned while Jerry plays,” starts out the lyrics to Mt. Joy’s first single “Astrovan.” In just over a year, the small, Philly-originating, Los Angeles-based band with a love for music have become a hot commodity. Mt. Joy ha...

BTS’ “Love Yourself: Answer” closes series of self-love


Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2018

The final installment to K-POP group BTS’ “Love Yourself” series has finally dropped and along with the release, the group has smashed YouTube records and earned a spot in the Billboard 200 with their new music video to “IDOL.” “Love Yourself: Answer” is the last installment in the group...

‘Still in Love’ lyrics hold meaning, tell a story

'Still in Love' lyrics hold meaning, tell a story

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Creative Commons The up-and-coming band "Thirdstory" has been publishing youtube videos for over three years, but have only recently announced the dropping of their first album, "Cold Heart" set to be available everywhere for purchase on March 9, 2018. One of the songs on the album is the remastered...

Rhythm fest rocks campus

Rhythm fest rocks campus

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

Brittany Smith Students of every age, gender, and ethnicity came together to sing and rap the lyrics of their favorite songs and enjoy dancing with one another Friday evening at the RFWC.  Julia Ennis was excited for the dancing and fun night that would take place in the coming hours but mostly enjo...

All-American comeback

All-American comeback

Sarah Rogers, Feature Editor

August 21, 2017

It has been a long five years since All-American Rejects has made an appearance in the music world. Fans have consoled themselves by listening to the 90s boy-band punk music of All-American Rejects’ past. Songs such as ‘Move Along,’ ‘Gives You Hell’ and ‘Dirty Little Secret’ were th...

Not a ‘real’ fan

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

February 9, 2017

I am a poser. By society’s standards of what a true fan is supposed to be, I am a cheap cardboard imitation, trying hard to act enthused as others passionately talk about the latest “Grey’s Anatomy” season. I have yet to decide if I am an anomaly.   I was in elementary school when my b...

Listen to yourself, not the lyrics

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Periodically I come across songs I used to listen to in elementary and middle school. I sang the teenage-angst-filled songs as if I knew what it was like to be in a relationship.

Local DJ promotes Irish roots

 Auston Bruder, also known as DJ McNaughty, prepares to play a set at Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle in Evansville.

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

There are two stories regarding how DJ McNaughty chose his stage name. The official story: “McNaughty” derives from his Irish immigrant great-great-grandparents’ last name. The true story is that Auston Bruder found an Irish-name generator on Facebook.

‘Anti’: different sound, same game

‘Anti’: different sound, same game

Armon Siadat, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

Shrouded in rumors and controversy throughout the three years leading up to its release, “Anti” is the greatest Rihanna album that almost never happened.

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