The Raider Wire

Playlist: The Leaves Are Changing

Junior Noah Smith and freshmen Melina Vergilis and Anna Anglin check out some fall tracks together by the football field. When fall comes around, calmer song choices come with it. Here are some songs to listen to with a big cup of coffee and a ton of Netflix to watch.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

The temperatures have only recently settled into normal frigid November ranges, but one thing is cool throughout the year - music. As summer very slowly fades into autumn, song style choices seem to shift as well. Music is seasonal; the warm weather trend of upbeat pop music is slipping off of playlists...

Summer Vibes

Kick off summer with Lovedrug's Pink Champagne.

Jessica Prouty, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

Summer is so close, it can be tasted in the air. One can feel the sand beneath their toes, the warm breeze floating about, and the smell of salt infiltrating their nose. With summer days come summer vibes. Everyone needs that one playlist for days spent soaked in the pool, evenings driving with the top...

Three Bands You Probably Don’t Know About

Most people listen to music, but no one knows about every band and artist there ever was.

Jack Kern, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

As an individual who listens to a lot (and I mean a LOT) of music, I care about the bands I listen to. My favorite genres of music by far are alternative, punk and rock. Panic! At the Disco, The All-American Rejects, and Fallout Boy are just a few of the more mainstream bands I like, but their music...

311: Fusion of Sound

All songs start with an idea—one that bursts into the music we love and share around the world.

Brandon Moss, Web Editor

February 23, 2015

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, ...

Taylor Swift Comes “Out of the Woods” in her Revealing Fifth Album

Stocked full of Polaroids, Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 relays a more intimate portrait of her life and her budding independence.

Hailey Yarbrough and Caitlin Shelby, Sports Editor and Literature Editor

December 10, 2014

World famous and fresh-faced, Taylor Swift released her newest album on October 27, 2014. 1989 is a perfect blend of modern pop music and alternative. Its energetic songs like “Shake it off” and many more rocked the music society and encouraged excitement in listeners everywhere. This record surprise...

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

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...

Panic! At the Disco

The infamous Las Vegas strip featured in the album.

Reilly Deckard, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013

Panic! At the Disco was formed in 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada and have a style that ranges from Punk-Pop to Alternative and Indie Rock. They have completed yet another reinvention of their band through their fourth and newest album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die. This album was inspired by their ...

Alternative Angel

His footsteps will never fade.

Brandon Moss and Brandon Moss

September 11, 2013

A few weeks prior to this writing, we celebrated the immortal and precious voices’ birth. Layne Staley, the lead singer of the band Alice in Chains and Mad Season, has touched the lives of thousands throughout the world with his unique style in music. We cannot fully describe the textual and emotional...

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