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Countdown to Finals/Last Day of Class

Countdown to Finals/Last Day of Class

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 26, 2019

April comes to a close, we often find ourselves caught between a few moods: celebration of the warm weather, anticipation of finally returning home to comfier beds and of course, existential dread propagated by final exams. Rather than suit this latter feeling with a playlist of vaguely nihilistic ...

Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2019

This week’s playlist focuses on songs you might hear at a classic Friday or Saturday night party. Knowing all of these songs will make you the coolest person in your social group and will enhance your enjoyment of the loud social gatherings. Sicko Mode–Travis Scott Somehow this song is always playi...

Playlist of the Week – 29 March 2019

Playlist of the Week – 29 March 2019

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

March 29, 2019

Even though spring break was only two weeks ago, it feels like it’s been a month since we’ve had a break. It’s hard being on campus when all you want is to be anywhere else. As we count down the days until the end of the semester—it’s 41 days, by the way—enjoy these songs about the lows (and...

Playlist of the Week – 3/22/2019

Playlist of the Week – 3/22/2019

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2019

Are you someone with obscure music tastes? Do you enjoy flexing how underground the bands you listen to are? For this week, we’ve created a playlist just for you appreciators of the underappreciated. Enjoy a selection of five songs mined from the depths of Spotify, each of which have not been streamed...

POTW: Indie spring break jams

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2019

Spring break is right around the corner, which means that instead of living on a constant homework grind, you’ll have time to live that idealized young adult life you always saw in movies. But one thing is still missing: the perfect mix to complement your shenanigans. How can you put this mix togeth...

Playlist of the Week – 2/22/2019

Playlist of the Week – 2/22/2019

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2019

It’s the week after Valentine’s Day, which means you’re probably recovering from one of two things: a day filled with love or one filled with Tinder-assisted heartbreak. If you do fall into the latter category, not to worry, we’ve got a playlist catered to you. Enjoy these five tracks from th...

Playlist of the Week 2/15/19

Playlist of the Week 2/15/19

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

February 15, 2019

In celebration of Singles Awareness Day (Feb. 15), we bring you these songs about not being in love from halfway across the world. Enjoy these K-pop hits that will keep you warm in this cold, cold winter. What the Spring, by 10cm In the spring of 2016, the indie duo 10cm announced that they would be ...

POTW: A Playlist for the State of the Union

POTW: A Playlist for the State of the Union

February 8, 2019

After the State of the Union, we were definitely a bit frustrated with what was presented to us as the current state of this union. With the sheer number of controversies and seemingly insurmountable gridlock plaguing the government, it’s left us wishing that we could just be reabsorbed by the commo...

Playlist of the Week – 2/1/19

Playlist of the Week – 2/1/19

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Unfortunately, last week’s playlist was dedicated to songs about the snow and cold, so this week has to be something different. Instead of wallowing in the oppressive cold, this week’s playlist contains some sunny and positive beats to keep you warm and upbeat through the low temperatures. “All W...

Playlist of the Week: 1/24/2019

Playlist of the Week: 1/24/2019

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019

Winter has arrived with a vengeance. With the temperature plummeting and the snow piling up in a matter of days, your music taste might have a hard time adjusting to the weather. This week’s playlist contains plenty of music for a cold, snowy winter. “If Winter Ends” - Bright Eyes “If Winter Ends”...

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