Tag: Music

“College & Chill” Fall Playlist

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I’m hands-down a huge indie/alternative rock and pop fanatic. My interest wasn’t some attempt to be less mainstream—because that’s not entirely what “indie” means—but it was more of a serendipitous attraction. As I’ve mentioned before in a previous playlist blog, I was born into and grew up around various types of music that were constantly played throughout the house. If it was after church. Music. Cleaning the house. Music. Car rides just ten minutes from the house. Music. Evening idleness. Music. So I like to blame my parents for my habit of...

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T.G.I.F.

In relation to my unhealthy infatuation and undying love for “So You Think You Can Dance,” “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and every “Step Up” movie created, dance is one of my favorite Art forms. I’m no pro, but I’m a dancer at heart. I began my dancing endeavors in the most stereotypical fashion: ballet at age 3, followed by dance courses in contemporary and hip hop dance, and a few talent shows and competitions here and there.

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“Don’t Throw Out Your Back #Throwback” Playlist

I know that there are other students who share my love for the so-called “oldies” (songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s), but these songs really aren’t so outdated as the younger generation might take them to be. Below is a collection of 26 songs that I think any college student could relate to (whether it be for partying, sex, crushes/relationships, or just being young and cutting loose), but I do wish this list could be longer. Yeah, the dances at frats today seem a bit provocative—or not much dancing, but jumping—however, for the most part, songs about dancing...

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Union’s Versatility for Events

One of my favorite things about living at Union is our ability to create events that cater to our interests. There are so many clubs and groups on campus with access to funds and spaces that it only takes a few emails or showing up to a meeting to drum up support for your event idea, and with enough advertisement, the event can be a real success. In October, Arts House partnered with WRUC and Breazzano House to bring two bands to Union for a punk show. Scout Boys and Prince Daddy & The Hyena are returning to Union on...

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“Oh, So Fresh” Playlist

I’m an absolute music junky. I grew up around a wide array of tunes from Classical, Reggae, African beats, Gospel, Oldies, Jazz, 70s pop, and Hymnals to my own musical endeavors of Classic Rock, Indie rock, Pop, Rap, R&B. Most of the time on campus you will most likely see me with my earphones wherever I go. It’s as essential as my school ID.  Some weekends I like to listen to the songs of my childhood, meaning the forgotten, over-played, nostalgic Disney Channel tunes, Children’s TV show soundtracks, and occasional 90s pop. But college should come with its own...

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Punk Show at Union Signifies Diversity of Events

Something that makes Union’s event programming so diverse is the freedom of student involvement. We’re given opportunities to utilize club resources including budgets and spaces to hold events that we think will benefit student life at Union. I think not making use of these opportunities is a sore misuse of time at Union. I’ve involved myself with a number of clubs because I’ve enjoyed being a part of planning events and setting them into motion, and the satisfaction of seeing other students enjoying the events is part of the appeal for me as well. That’s why I’ve involved myself so...

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Arts House Off to a Good Start

One thing that I’m thankful for during my time at Union College has been my housing arrangement for the past three years. I applied to live in a Theme House, which is an off-campus house with a small budget and an autonomous government that operates as a club on Union’s campus. I was accepted into Arts House and I’ve lived there for three years now with nine other people. Together we plan events that correspond to our theme, being the proliferation and celebration of the arts at Union. Other houses have different focuses, but each uses their budget to fund events...

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Jazz at Proctors Theater

On Tuesday night I had the pleasure of seeing the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis. They performed for an hour and a half at Proctors Theater in downtown Schenectady, and they were a real treat to get to see live. The 15-piece brought big band boom and new life to classic pieces by composers like Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck (a personal favorite of mine), as well as some more contemporary works written by members of the orchestra itself. All fifteen of the players are soloists, and each had a chance to show their prowess at least once...

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Pre-O and O at the U

Twenty days ago I loaded up my car and drove two and a half hours west to Schenectady, New York.  It feels like it was so much longer than that now, because everything has fallen completely into place and I feel completely at home here.  It’s amazing how many things I’ve done and people I’ve met in such a short time.  I really haven’t been homesick at all, and most people feel the same way. My first day was the first day of Community Service Pre-Orientation.  I highly highly recommend this program to anyone who is coming to Union....

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