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Ryan Barich, Executive News Editor; Adriana Briscoe, News Edior

November 1, 2019

News editor Adriana Briscoe covered in her personal column “Lyrics produce negative emotions, negative reactions” how slow, melancholy songs can illicit depressing feelings in oneself. In contrast to this, Adriana feels that it is important to mix in those songs that create a more upbeat feeli...

Arcade Fire disappoints with 'Everything Now'

Arcade Fire disappoints with 'Everything Now'

August 16, 2017

By Cole Altmayer, copy editor  I have to come clean: I’ve had a torrid love affair with not caring at all about Arcade Fire ever since their debut album “Funeral” was released. Granted, I was five years old at that point, and I’m not sure five year olds have the capacity to care about anythi...

In My Ears: Vitamin String Quartet

In My Ears: Vitamin String Quartet

March 12, 2017

By Erin Schultz, online copy editor Artist: Vitamin String Quartet Vibe: a string quartet that covers current music Disoriented from my after-school nap, I picked up my phone and saw a text from my dad saying, “Congratulations on your scholarship to travel to Tajikistan! We’ll talk about it tonight. So proud o...

Neil Cicierega makes magic out of nostalgic pop hits

Neil Cicierega makes magic out of nostalgic pop hits

January 28, 2017

By Cole Altmayer, entertainment editor Oh, familiarity -- you’re both the bane and the delicacy of a music fan. If an album is too familiar sounding, if it wears its influences on its sleeves, there is usually a very polarizing reaction among listeners: you get one camp screaming that it’s deriv...

Rapper Danny Brown forges new path in rap genre

Rapper Danny Brown forges new path in rap genre

November 11, 2016

By Cole Altmayer, entertainment editor My first impression of Detroit rapper Danny Brown’s “Atrocity Exhibition” didn’t come from the album itself, but rather an out-of-the-blue text message I got from a friend almost immediately after its release. According to him, “Atrocity Exhibition” ...

In My Ears: Matt Farley

In My Ears: Matt Farley

October 22, 2016

By Cole Altmayer, entertainment editor Artist: Matt Farley Favorite song: It's OK to Break the Law as Long as You Have Good Intentions Every music fan has at least one artist that they feel really “gets” them. If you’ve ever spent countless hours listening to one song or album on repeat during the...

In my ears: The Lumineers

The Lumineers (from left): Neyla Pekarek, Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz.

April 17, 2016

By Caley Griebenow, features editor Artist: The Lumineers Similar to: Mumford and Sons, Hozier and X Ambassadors Vibe: a relaxed, nostalgic mood At exactly 10 a.m on March 22, I found myself, along with hundreds of thousands of other people, vying for the coveted Lollapalooza tickets. After opening ...

In my ears: Enrique Iglesias

In my ears: Enrique Iglesias

April 10, 2016

By Lauren Miller, executive broadcast editor Artist: Enrique Iglesias Sounds like: Latin pop, soul crushing beauty (cus you can’t have him :’( ) So I may still not be over the fact that I’m back in Mt. Prospect, I may tear up when I look outside and see this grayish, sleeting ick, and I may mi...

In my ears: 'School of Rock' Broadway Cast Recording

In my ears: 'School of Rock' Broadway Cast Recording

February 28, 2016

By Anna Indelli, online A&E editor Favorite Song: “Give Up Your Dreams” Vibe: A fun mix of guitar reliant rock, and lighter, operatic numbers Before mega-hit “School of Rock” was announced as this year’s spring musical, I knew almost nothing about it. Thanks to my dad, I knew that the movi...

In my Ears: Troye Sivan

In my Ears: Troye Sivan

January 6, 2016

By Caley Griebenow, features editor In my Ears: Troye Sivan Favorite Song: Fools Vibe: upbeat yet honest, original pop music A couple weeks ago, when most people were freaking out about Adele’s 25 album, I was still anxiously waiting on a different artist to release their music. Don’t get me wrong, ...

In My Ears: Macklemore

In My Ears: Macklemore

November 5, 2015

By Lauren Miller (@lomillah) Artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Favorite song: Otherside Vibe: amped up but also serious As of about 20 minutes ago, I have decided at my wise age of 17 that I want to marry Macklemore. I only face a few obstacles, namely his wife he loves and adorable baby girl, (watch this, it wil...

In my ears: Pepper Rabbit

In my ears: Pepper Rabbit

October 5, 2015

By Erin Schultz (@erischultz) Who I’m listening to: Pepper Rabbit Favorite track: Babette! Similar to: Vance Joy, Vampire Weekend A lot of art wasn’t appreciated in its time. Now a high school English curriculum staple and beloved classic, The Great Gatsby was considered “absurd” when it was first p...

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