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‘My Friends Over You’ singer defines pop-punk genre

‘My Friends Over You’ singer defines pop-punk genre

November 3, 2014

New Found Glory, a pop-punk band from Coral Springs, Florida, has made its mark on the genre. After the release of its hit song “My Friends Over You” in 2002 and parting with longtime guitarist St...

Young Patriots’ notes from the underground resurface

Young Patriots’ notes from the underground resurface

By Arts & Culture Editor

October 27, 2014

The Young Patriots Organization, a Chicago political group from the 1960s, is resurfacing in the city after years of invisibility.Originally based in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, the organization,...

In the Valley Below embraces the dark

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob met in Los Angeles while pursuing separate careers in the music industry. After the two self-taught musicians traveled from their homes in Muskegon, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee, the pair crossed paths through mutual friends in California’s music scene and in 2011 formed what is now the band In the Valley Below.Gail and Jacob wrote and produced their debut album The Belt, released Aug. ...

Perfume Genius flaunts new confidence

Perfume Genius flaunts new confidence

October 13, 2014

Mike Hadreas has never been shy about sharing the darkest parts of himself on record.Hadreas, who performs as Perfume Genius, released Too Bright on Sept. 23. A captivating album that remains powerful th...

Stanford graduate hooks rap scene with indie-rock beats

Stanford graduate hooks rap scene with indie-rock beats

October 6, 2014

Despite wielding a degree in psychology and sociology from Stanford University, Kristine Flaherty, more commonly known by her stage name K.Flay, spends her days dropping beats in San Francisco’s Bay ...

When life gives you ‘Lemons,’ start a rock band

When life gives you ‘Lemons,’ start a rock band

By Assistant Arts & Culture

September 22, 2014

With a name like The Lemons, it may be hard to believe that the Logan Square-based group can make sweet music. Playing bubblegum-pop songs reminiscent of the 1960’s, the band creates a unique sound....

Fat Acceptance Movement creates confidence, change

By Managing Editor

September 15, 2014

As a plus-size fashion blogger, I have encountered several obstacles regarding my curves, especially in an industry obsessed with skinniness and bodies that are not the norm.Although challenging, all of my endeavors have made me appreciate all of  the things that set me apart from other fashion bloggers—my hips included—even if it means I cannot always wear the trends or brands I am fascinated by. Recently, more women ...

Modern Baseball hits home run in pop-punk community

Modern Baseball hits home run in pop-punk community

September 8, 2014

Guitarists Brendan Lukensand Jake Ewald founded Modern Baseball, an emo pop-punk band known for its eclectic style, in 2011 while they were still in high school. Bassist Ian Farmer and drummer Sean Huber l...

“Change is never easy.”

By Campus Editor

May 8, 2014

In the waning days of his first year as president, Kwang-Wu Kim released a 14-page document outlining his vision for the future of the college.On May 7, Kim posted the “Redefining Our Greatness” memorandum to Columbia’s website. The document details Kim’s criticisms of certain college systems and practices, including its first-year seminar course, alumni relations, communications and resources.“I want to be suppo...

Money may diminish athletes’ motivation

Money may diminish athletes’ motivation

May 5, 2014

A recent study analyzing athletes’ motivation may change the way major league sports organizations negotiate player contracts.The study, published Jan. 22 in Springer Science+Business Media, found t...

Running of the Bulls

Running of the Bulls

By Media Relations Editor

April 21, 2014

Its official: The Chicago Bulls are the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and they are in a great position to make a solid run in the postseason.Chicago is matched up against the Washingt...

Noisy roots, new routes

Noisy roots, new routes

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 7, 2014

First known as an active member of Chicago’s chaotic noise-jazz scene, 24-year-old singer/songwriter Ryley Walker put aside his effects pedals in favor of the simplicity of his own voice and acoustic gui...

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