Challenging the Literary Canon

After years of being assigned books to read for school, have you ever wondered why the same authors find their way onto every English teacher’s syllabus? I can still remember most of the books I was assigned in high school, throughout my years of Honors and AP English classes. As a freshman, I can recall…

Adventures in Creating New & Differentiated Identities

We all know that every company in existence has a certain brand – a look, a message, a name, a logo which are components of the brand’s identity. However, brands can go even further than companies: almost every music artist has created their own specific brand identity that coincides with their musical identity.

Is Music Therapeutic?

Are you happy? If you are, find a song that will reflect all of those positive emotions. For me, my song choice would be Shut Up and Dance by WALK THE MOON.

Surviving Festival Season: Concerts, Tours and All

You’ve waited for months, ever since you saw the lineup and qued up your computer in class to be the first to buy tickets. Congratulations, you’ve finally made it! The summer concert season is in full swing. A huge gathering of artists sharing their craft for appreciative audiences, what is more beautiful than that? Reaching…

Beating the Rainy-Day Blues

Waking up to the serene pitter-patter of rainfall on the window, or the somehow even more calming deep rumbles of a powerful storm can make it difficult to get up for the day ahead. So we stay in bed for 5 more minutes, checking Instagram or Facebook, until it turns into a whole day of…

12 Not-to-Be-Missed Music Remixes

In honor of our “Remix Issue” launching in just a couple of weeks, our co editor-in-chief, Marlo Jappen, shares her top 12 favorite music remixes!  Releasing a cover takes guts. It sets the artist up for comparisons, criticism and the oft-repeated phrase: “Nothing beats the original.” But, music hits us all in different ways and…

From Then Til Now: How Our Taste In Music Has Changed

Sometimes when I’m out and about, I’ll hear a song playing that brings me back to a different time in my life. Whenever I hear “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston, I feel like I’m a 12-year-old again at sailing camp. It’s funny how music can have such a powerful effect on us–it can plunge us…

Free Things You Can Do in Colleges Around Boston

Boston is America’s #1 College Town. It’s a phrase that has sold many a student to coming to the city in their pursuit of higher education. Besides the contribution of new undergraduates, many of these schools give the public a chance to share in the knowledge that goes on behind closed doors. You can take advantage…

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Warning: mild spoilers below I remember the first time I watched Pitch Perfect. I was crammed into a friend’s basement with about 12 other people, most of whom had watched it already. It was the night before my first SAT prep class. The basement was hot and everyone was screaming, but as soon as the…

Ryan Meier: Cherry Mellow’s Front Man Opens Up About Their Music

By: Samantha Harton Ryan Meier looks like a rockstar.  Clad in a white, red-striped leather jacket and tight black pants, he drops to his knees on the small stage of the Middle East Corner, his fingers moving tightly along the strings of his red guitar. Soon his face is unrecognizable as a mess of blonde…