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Khalid drops album with Eternal pre-Sunset Drive Vibes

Khalid drops album with Eternal pre-Sunset Drive Vibes

Christian Evans

April 17, 2019


Filed under A&E

Khalid Robinson, or Khalid as he commonly is known, released his sophomore album “Free Spirit", this past Friday. If not for its release date, “Free Spirit” would be an absolute contender for the album of the summer. Khalid collaborated with dozens of producers including Disclosure, Stargate &...

Conductor builds confidence through Heaven’s music

Conductor builds confidence through Heaven’s music

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Parents and friends gathered in the Burns Chapel, April 4 to listen to the sweet melodies of the Midwestern Singers. Preparing for two months and meeting three days-a-week, the audience was serenaded at no cost with Stevie Wonder's top hits, "Superstition" and "Don't Worry ‘Bout a Thing." Con...

Faculty saxophonist, percussionist duo perform March 28

Faculty saxophonist, percussionist duo perform March 28

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The 51 members of the audience including student and members of the community patiently waited in Akin Auditorium March 28, for Andrew J. Allen and Gordon Hicken to begin their yearly faculty recital, Rogue Two. Rogue Two is presented by the department of music and was composed of four unique piece...

Caribbean Student Organization to hold Expressions on March 29

Randi Heaton, Reporter

March 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Music will be playing, people will be dancing, and the food will be cooking on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Akin Auditorium. It's the biggest event the Caribbean Student Organization holds this semester and is free for all students. The CSO uses the event to help educate students learn more about...

Chartwells uses Rockbot’s music filter

Justin Garner, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under A&E, Guest Column

Censorship sucks, especially when there’s not much justification for it.  In Maverick’s Corner and Starbucks, the Chartwells staff uses an app called Rockbot, with which you can request a song to be played. Here, many songs and artists have been labeled as “explicit content."  There are two...

‘Feed The Soul’ brings a soul-filled night

‘Feed The Soul’ brings a soul-filled night

Andrew Murray, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Late in the evening of a cold Sunday, music could be heard from the Legacy Multipurpose Room with people gathered together to listen to soulful music to eat some great food and to win some prizes. All as part of Feed The Soul. “With Feed The Soul we try to incorporate food, music, and the culture,...

Mariachi band to hold meeting to gather members

Paige Champagne, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To gather potential members for a mariachi band, mechanical engineering freshman Kevin Muñoz will be holding a meeting in Apache in the Clark Student Center Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. “We’re still hoping that there are people interested," Muñoz said. Muñoz said his interest in mariachi has carried over ...

Students practice for competition at recital

Students practice for competition at recital

Paige Champagne, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To practice and gain experience, six students sang in the National Association of Teachers of Singing recital Nov. 4 at Akin Auditorium. “Not only will it improve my character," Steven Singleton, vocal performance junior, said. "It’ll improve my voice, and it’ll improve my career plan because this...

A day in the life of Jonah Parker

A day in the life of Jonah Parker

Nick Lanier, Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The chances are the music coming from the second floor of Pierce Hall is being produced by him, for Him. On any given day, finance sophomore Jonah Parker tries to live his life in such a way to make God proud. “I have no problem saying that I work hard for Him [God],” Parker said. “That’s...

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Denush Vidanapathirana, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

When Paul and Patti Stillson graduated in 1971 and 1973, respectively, with degrees in art, there was no fine arts building. “We were not in this building. We were in a building across campus. They were barracks buildings (the university) got from Sheppard,” Paul Stillson said. Patti Stillson said...

OcTubafest kicks off Thursday on steps of Akin Auditorium

Nick Lanier, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Enjoy brass music while tasting German cuisine at OcTubafest this Thursday on the steps of Akin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. "The previous concert was inside last year. This time, weather permitting, it will be outside," Christopher Vivio, assistant professor of music, said. "The idea is that it should hopefully grow." The event, ...

Dominica, Antigua take the crown at Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant

Dominica, Antigua take the crown at Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant

Alana Earle, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Gold, glitz and glamour coated the night in Akin Auditorium that would make Jay Gatsby envious as the annual Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant leaned into "The Great Gatsby" theme. The festivity, part of the Caribfest, allowed students in the Caribbean Student Organization to showcase the vibrant culture and unite the students from the various islands in the Caribbean in jus...

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