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Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
May 2, 2016 • 240 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

The town rose dully before them, with little fanfare from anyone in the wagon.  They were tired, far too tired to cheer or work up a smile.  Reaching the town was just another milestone, scratched away from their to-do lists and left to collect dust. Jess shifted the baby in her arms and leaned...

The Women of Rock

The Women of Rock

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 • 467 views
Filed under Music, Showcase

These four female-fronted bands are not only the definition of female rock, but the biggest statement in female independence. They are not afraid to be themselves or sing about the issues they live through. All four lead singers deserve every ounce of respect that they receive and should be held to a...

311: Fusion of Sound

311: Fusion of Sound

Brandon Moss, Web Editor
February 23, 2015 • 405 views
Filed under Playlist, Showcase

In the 90s, a variety of music genres hit the masses. Today, most remember the pop songs such as Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time, R&B hits such as TLC’s Waterfalls, and indefinable pop crossovers such as Beck’s Loser and Outkast’s Hey Ya. Grunge, a sometimes sludgy, sometimes beautiful sound, ...

The Second Brit Invasion: Rixton

The Second Brit Invasion:  Rixton

Cameron Conner, Staff Writer
December 16, 2014 • 533 views
Filed under Music, Showcase

As of late, a proverbial tide of well dressed, accented pop stars has been pouring over to the States from across the pond. Unsuspecting American teenagers have seemingly succumbed to this new breed of Anglophilia, and the appeal of boyish good looks, blatantly jolly lyrical content, and tight pants...

Fast Fall Feet: A Cardio Playlist

Fast Fall Feet: A Cardio Playlist
I Will Survive- Cake:

Erin Dickman, Social Media and Promotional Manager
November 11, 2014 • 467 views
Filed under Playlist, Showcase

Running and other cardio exercises are 10% physical and 90% mental, so give your mind the extra motivation by feeding it songs that are not “The Eye of the Tiger” or the Rocky theme song. Instead, here is a race-tested and approved collection of songs consisting of new versions of old classics and...

American Authors: Oh, What a Life

American Authors: Oh, What a Life

Isabella Higgins, Staff Writer
April 24, 2014 • 997 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

American Authors is an indie rock band consisting of four male members who came together in Brooklyn, New York. The quartet includes Zac Barnett, lead singer, James Adam Shelley, lead guitarist, David Rublin, bass player, and Matt Sanchez on the drums. The sound created by the group expresses not only...

Fall Out Boy: Hiatus & Changes

Fall Out Boy: Hiatus & Changes

Savannah Keith, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014 • 2,895 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Over the years, Fall Out Boy has had an array of genre names tagging their act, from pop-punk to pop-rock. Their style has ranged and changed over their musical career, from album to album: The old vs. the new strikes a chord in the fannatic's heart like nothing else. Now, they're known for what their...

Alternative Underground Sound

Alternative Underground Sound

Raicheal Havins, Staff Writer
December 12, 2013 • 496 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

The Cruxshadows are an underground goth rock band with a new and dark wave undertone. Sounds like a turnoff to many, but there are more aspects to them than just appearances. The lead singer and songwriter is Virgil Roger du Pont III, more commonly known by his alias Rogue. The Cruxshadows have a many...

Playlist: Be Adventurous

Playlist:  Be Adventurous
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Reilly Deckard, Staff Writer
September 24, 2013 • 1,453 views
Filed under Playlist

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride with a mix of styles and genres. My Body-Young the Giant Somebody to Call My Own-We the Kings Rhythm of Love- Plain White T’s Storm Warning- Hunter Hayes Undone- LIfehouse L. I. F. E. G. O. E. S. O. N.- Noah and the Whale Runaway- Artist Vs Poet 19 and Crazy- ...

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