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Twist & Shout Record Store Remains Relevant

RECORDS RESURRECTED FROM THE PAST Records aren’t just for your grandmother’s record player anymore. The current generation leads the explosion of record sales. According to the Recording Industry Association of America “vinyl record sales are up 32 percent, to $416 million, their highest level since

YaSi on Stranded Feelings; Vulnerability

IDENTITY, CONFUSION, AND CULTURE Heartbreak is one of the most confusing and aggravating emotions to cope with. The journeys of many take them to the fringes of vulnerability and comfort. Musicians, for example, showcase their experiences by somberly crafting tracks that stitch together their own

Adidas Track Suits and Hoop Earings

QUEENS OF HIP HOP 7 A RESPECTFUL COMPETITION The theme of the seventh annual Queens of Hip-Hop event was that of a palpable pride in precision. Two-piece silk Adidas track suits were paired methodically with matching caps and hoop earrings, and carefully constructed dance moves

Everyone Has to Start Somewhere

PALO SANTO ON BAND BEGINNINGS AND SHOW REJECTIONS Observing a group of people setting out to create their own music before anyone really knows who they are is a unique experience. It is hard to introduce a band when they haven’t released any music, conjured a

School Dances and Loud Speakers

WILL CARD DISCUSSES BUSINESS OF DJING A wild card is exactly how it sounds: full of unlikelihood, comprised of surprises. Music Business major William Card is exactly that. A hardworking, enthusiastic person with a helpful tone, Card is much more than just a student; he’s

Finding Education in Festival Realm

CAM STUDENTS CONNECT AT SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL This year, six students from the College of Arts and Media have been selected to attend the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. The festival, now reaching its 29th year, features a vast array of

Pon Pon Displays Art of Mixed Tapes

TAPE NIGHT BRINGS NOVICE ARTISTS TOGETHER When thinking of a really “hole in the wall” place, Pon Pon Bar immediately comes to mind. Listing their opening hours as “4 p.m. to ???,” the quaint bar is located in a strip of revamped warehouses on Walnut