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The Best of 2021: Music Staff Picks

20. Snail Mail – Valentine “Snail Mail retains the same wounded lover ethos and hazy, scorned vocals but with a noticeably more pop-inspired instrumental palette. Indie rock guitars and peppy drums provide a sturdy melodic base, while additions of piano or dreamy synths give this album a sometimes danceable effect.” –Sydney Sjobakken 19. Lingua Ignota – Sinner Get Ready “Lingua Ignota has always incorporated a regal and grandiose instrumental palette, but SINNER GET READY shows a slightly softer side to her work with elements of religious hymns and neofolk. Yet, despite drawing back a bit from her more abrasive tendencies, she still … Continued

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Music and our Mood

We listen to music every day. In the shower, on our way to and from work, while we’re making dinner– the list goes on. How does the music we listen to affect our mood, productivity, and all-around well-being on a given day? (Image via Professor Ramos)

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The Best Releases of October: Music Staff Picks

The Body & BIG|BRAVE – Leaving None But Small Birds  The Body and BIG|BRAVE have each earned their tenure in metal, but together they have created an album that defies any preconceived notions one might have had for them. On Leaving None But Small Birds, both bands veer into a brand of folk rock that is rife with an eerie grit. Twangy layered strings mesh with the heavy distortion of guitars that both The Body and BIG|BRAVE are known for, creating a delicate and foreboding atmosphere. Similarly, the guttural shrieks and growls of The Body are replaced by the haunting croons of BIG|BRAVE’s lead vocalist Robin … Continued

NFC Playoff Projections thru Week 12

Five weeks remain in the regular season, and as one would expect, division titles and wild card spots are up for grabs. The NFC East, North, and South division crowns will go right down to the finish, and the wild card slots of the NFC have a handful of teams in the running. Here are your division champions and wild card teams for the NFC at the end of the season. No need to watch the last five weeks, because these will be the six teams that will duke it out to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl – … Continued

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The Iowa Hawkeyes ended up with a disappointing third place finish at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Champaign, Illinois this weekend. Heading into the final session, the Iowa wrestlers had an excellent chance to win the title but none of their four finalists were victorious. Iowa finished with 133.5 team points. The Penn State Nittany Lions won their third consecutive B1G title with four individuals claiming individual crowns en route to 151 team points, while Minnesota finished in second place with 139 points, and two titles, respectively. Entering the final session, the Hawks were in second place in the … Continued

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Tony Romo has another opportunity. An opportunity that will ultimately define his career. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has had Romo’s back ever since he took over for Drew Bledsoe, claiming that Romo is his quarterback that will lead Dallas to a Super Bowl victory. Winning a Super Bowl isn’t easy when your team fails to make the playoffs. The quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys has another shot at redemption. The player who dons number nine has another chance to prove doubters wrong in a winner-take-all matchup. Two previous winner-take-all, week 17 games, one in 2008 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles and … Continued

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The panda bear’s diet consists entirely of devouring bamboo sticks. Last night, however, The Panda feasted on baseballs. Two Justin Verlander fastballs.Even an Al Albuquerque slider. The Kung Fu Panda, the roly-poly, lovable third baseman stole the spotlight in Game 1. This was supposed to be Verlander’s time, Miguel Cabrera’s time. Instead, it was Panda time. His first three World Series at-bats resulted in home runs. The first two were on 96 mile-per-hour heaters coming from the right hand of Verlander. In his first at bat, he fell down in the count 0-2. A letter-high fastball was slung from Verlander, and … Continued

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