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How a black-created music genre became country

Black history in country music Think about the term “country music.” What images or concepts pop up when hearing that? For many, it’s pickup trucks, beer, God, and blue jeans. People like Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, or Johnny Cash. More recently, the person who could

Student spotlight: Sam Burt

From piano to producer, an experimentalist at heart Sam Burt was welcomed into the world of music like many six-year-olds—sat before a piano, sheet music, and an unyielding instructor. And like many children forced into practicing anything, they did not enjoy it. By the age

The best comedy songs of all time

Some songs just exist to make people laugh Many artists lament that they aren’t taken seriously enough. But for many singers, that would be a compliment, as their songs are only intended to make people laugh. Here is a list of the best of those

Student spotlight: Fresh Fruit!

Sweeten up the new year In a fresh bite of the new year, Fresh Fruit! introduced their newest EP, Independently, on Jan. 1, 2021. The band has three core members, Mitchell Gardner, who plays guitar and mixes the music, Ronan Dowling, the lead singer and

A guide to ethical music streaming

Alternatives to listening to music by abusers It’s 2021. Unfortunately, as with so much of the entertainment industry, many music artists from all genres have faced allegations of sexual assault, harassment, racism, and other generally shitty behaviors. Good news is, there’s an endless supply of

A Positive Outlook on A Post-COVID World

Local photogs are hopeful of returning to the pit The words “in these uncertain times” are becoming more of a modern version of nails on a chalkboard than a soothing sentiment, but the fact that the future is uncertain for many people is not one

Different songs from different sides of TikTok

Are all of them bangers? There are many sides to TikTok. There is StraightTok, GayTok, ResinTok, POVTok, and even FrogTok, where people show off their cool amphibian friends. People from all walks of life gather around their phones in order to share with the world

From politics to personal experience with Declan McKenna

A look inside Declan McKenna’s ZerosA look inside Declan McKenna’s zeros Singer-songwriterDeclan McKenna is most well-known for his political outspokenness. Since his debut in 2015 with the single “Brazil,” McKenna has released several tracks pertaining to social issues around the world. Such as the song

Remembering Eddie Van Halen: A Rock Star Prodigy

A retrospective of the rock icon This has been a harsh year for many, and unfortunately this doesn’t exclude celebrity losses. On Oct. 6, the legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away from cancer at 65 years old. Rock and metal music fans are shocked

Memorable main themes from video games

The perfect themes for setting the mood The main theme of a video game sets the mood for the narrative. Whether it is horror or action, the stylistic choices depict what players are going to encounter. The following are some of the most memorable main