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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


Filed under News, News Briefs

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

“Mt. Joy” album relatable and symbolic

Austin Lewis, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Reviews

“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

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

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Reviews

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


Filed under Reviews

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Reviews

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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

Local DJ promotes Irish roots

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Reviews

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

Create, motivate, graduate

Create, motivate, graduate

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Features

Maurice Rush, a freshman English education major has been writing music for four months and started recording in Indianapolis, his hometown, with producer DJ Goodnight.

12-band music fest returns to Garvin

12-band music fest returns to Garvin

Megan Thorne

September 16, 2015


Filed under Features

Alex Mourer said he wants ParksFest to make people as happy as possible. ParksFest will take place  at Garvin Park, featuring 12 live bands, including Shooter Jennings, Davina & The Vagabonds, Willie Watson and The Honey Vines. Mourer got involved with ParksFest after hearing about a poll sayi...

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