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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

Love sucks but these songs don’t

Sentry staff picks love songs for the perfect Valentine’s Day playlist “I Found Her Among the Aliens,” sung by Molly Kirby, is the perfect song for Valentine’s Day. The lyrics are soft but bold and talk about the otherworldly beauty of their partner. Lyrics like,

Haunting hits for a spooky good time – staff picks

The Sentry’s  Halloween staff picks While this song is not a traditional Halloween bop, Cindy Lauper’s 1983 hit, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a sure-fire way to make all the witches in the club start groovin’. The upbeat 80’s tune is a bubbly way to start off the spooky evening.

Songs of the summer – staff picks

Songs that defined The Sentry’s summer The Don Diablo remix of Birdy’s “Keeping Your Head Up” was the jam for getting through the first semester of a graduate program in one piece. It has a warm weather vibe that makes it an essential addition to a summer

Staff Picks 4/13: At the Beach

“Riders On the Storm” – The Doors I love “Riders on the Storm” because The Doors use sound effects that sound like rain throughout the song and the piano used matches up with the beat of the raindrops. The sounds reflect the feeling of melancholy

Staff Picks 4/6: Ladies, Don’t Prepetuate the Patriarchy

“Wishin’ and Hopin’” – Dusty Springfield In a perfect act of irony, feminist musician Ani Difranco covered this track because lyrics like, “Wear your hair just for him. ‘Cause you won’t get him wishin’ and hopin’” are just laughable in their acceptance of sexist ideas.