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Editor Brian Luong: 10 songs that get me through the day

Editor Brian Luong: 10 songs that get me through the day

Brian Luong

February 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When making this playlist, I didn’t have a theme or mood that I was trying to get across. These are songs I just have a lot of random memories attached to - some good, some bad. I hope you all enjoy these songs as much as I have.  The playlist can also be found on Apple Music and Spotify.       Back In The Day - Ahmad   The way in which Ahmad captures his past with such clarity makes you...

Playlist- Dive into disco with these 10 funky tracks

Playlist- Dive into disco with these 10 funky tracks

Alex Coba

December 10, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia

I love disco! Disco always gets a bad rep for no reason, but the '70s disco era featured some of the greatest musical tracks that people still listen to today. The disco movement started out as an underground thing, which is funny to think that disco was underground at one point. It became mainstream in...

Playlist: 10 offbeat electronic tracks

Playlist: 10 offbeat electronic tracks

Grant Schmieding

December 3, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia

I’m not someone who can explain every niche, off-label brand of electronic music. This playlist is not intended to focus on any specific type of electronic music. It’s just a small collection of fun electronic songs that use many unconventional sounds in a palatable way. Try playing some of...

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 29, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia

While Halloween songs have never reached the level of cultural oversaturation as the Christmas genre, there's more to listen to to get in the mood for the season than the usual tracks you'll hear at any party down the block this October. Spooky season requires a little more variety, and we're here to...

Playlist: 10 Best Songs used in Action Movies

Playlist: 10 Best Songs used in Action Movies

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas

October 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia

The right song, combined with the right scene in an action movie, can turn any moment into a classic. Whether by pure skill or a keen sense of sound with scene, there's a reason why some songs are difficult to separate from their iconic use in films like "Kill Bill," "Pulp Fiction" and "The Godfather." He...

If it’s a good song, it should be 6 minutes

If it’s a good song, it should be 6 minutes

William Rein

April 17, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A really good song isn’t afraid to go the extra mile and push at least six minutes. While the three minute radio model is fine for club bangers, it’s really tragic for an objectively good song. I don’t think the human attention span has eroded enough to only accept tiny tracks for listening. ...

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