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Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

End of semester celebration tracks – staff picks

Songs perfect for celebrating the end of the semester  Wait for the sun to set and watch the bats dance across the sky in the fading twilight. Settle down on a warm summer eve to celebrate another finished semester. Even though the pandemic limits the

How pop punk shaped a generation

“Teenagers scare the living shit out of you”? Good.  This generation is defined by what they’ve done. They have started conversations about politics and climate change that have been too uncomfortable to talk about in mainstream media in the past. They have lead marches and started movements that will better our society in the future. But

Florence + the Machine | Light of Love | Single Review

Virgin EMI Records Rating: Thumbs Up Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine has been considered by many to be the queen of indie-rock music since her debut album, Lungs was released in 2009. This new single, “Light Of Love,” is no exception. Blending her signature occult-sounding vocals and

STRFKR | Future Past Life | Album Review

Polyvinyl Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Future Past Life, STRFKR’s newest album released on April 10, 2020, certainly brings listener’s to the future with their vibrant and haunting techno-pop melodies. The release of their album marks four years since their last, however STRFKR never failed to

Trace Mountains | Lost in the Country | Album Review

Lame-O Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Trace Mountains is known for their unique style of music, focusing on calm melodies and soft vocals. Their newest album, Lost in the Country was released on April 10, 2020.   Lost in the Country uses fewer synthetic sounds and instruments compared to their

Death Cab for Cutie | Plans | Retro Album Review

Atlantic Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Though it may be the band’s fifth studio album, Death Cab for Cutie’s album Plans is by far the group’s best work. The 2005 classic indie rock album features some of the band’s top-selling songs, each one exuding incomparable dreaminess.  

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Black death: COVID-19 and African Americans

Coronavirus disproportionately impacting communities of color  As with previous natural disasters in the United States, African Americans and other people in minority groups face the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. African Americans continue to experience widespread discrimination through the economy and healthcare system, leading to higher rates

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

The meaning of it all I’m actually impressed that I went a whole semester with nobody asking me, “Why did you name your column that?” I was asked about what I’d name it in general terms, and when I said “Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place,” I

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Unemployment in Colorado

State claimants will start seeing stimulated unemployment payments this week 26 million people have lost their jobs in the last five weeks nationwide according to National Public Radio. Four million more have applied for unemployment the week of April 20. Zarroli said, “In the country