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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

On Campus: Iowa baseball brings in the Hoosiers. If the weather holds up, the Hawkeye baseball team will play three games against the Indiana Hoosiers at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City.  Indiana is one of the top teams in the Big Ten, with a 21-11 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the conference.  Iowa will look to win their first Big Ten series, as they are currently 2-4 against Big Ten opponents. Friday’s game starts at 6:05 and will be featured on the Big Ten Network, while both Saturday and Sunday’s matches are scheduled for 1:05 Hawkeye women’s … Continued

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By Ryan Murphy 10. Space Jam Bill Murray: It’s ’cause I’m white, isn’t it? Michael Jordan: No. Larry’s white, so what? Bill Murray: Larry’s not white. Larry’s clear. It has Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, and the Looney Tunes. Enough said. It’s one of those movies from my childhood, and it gets a spot for that reason. A brilliant cinematic movie? No. An entertaining watch? Absolutely.   9. The Express Texas Longhorn player: I’m gonna kick your black ass back to Africa boy! Jack Buckley: Oh yeah? Too bad I’m from Philly. The story of Syracuse legend Ernie Davis, it does … Continued

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The Hawkeye men and women traveled to Tempe, Arizona and came home with three individual champions and one relay champion. KRUI Sports Staffer Kylie Sebert brings you the latest in track and field. [audio:http://krui.fm/assets/sports//t+f%20April%2011_mixdown.MP3]   The Hawkeyes had a strong weekend at the Sun Devil Stadium and at the same time had a great showing in the Cornell Open. Among the champions in Mt. Vernon were Rachel Curry in the shot put, Ashley Wilkinson in the 200 meter dash and Chase Kadlec in the 1,500 meter run. Overall there were 12 champions in the two event the teams competed in … Continued

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By Kif Richmann On Campus: Saturday, Sunday Softball at home. The Iowa Hawkeye softball team welcomes a Big Ten opponent to Pearl Field for the first time this season as Michighan State comes to Iowa City.  Iowa is off to a 2-2 start in the Big Ten, and MSU is 2-4; although both teams are above .500 in overall record.  Saturday’s game is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm, while Sunday’s game is bumped up to 1:00. Off Campus: Track and Field travels up Highway 1.  If you can make it to Mt. Vernon this weekend, you can check out … Continued

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By Kif Richmann Baseball and basketball highlight the first weekend of April, but if you want to take a short road trip, you can also catch some track and field. On Campus: Let’s play three for Big Ten opener. The Iowa baseball team will look to warm up the bats and warm up Duane Banks Field as they take on Michigan State on Friday (6:05), Saturday (1:05), and Sunday (1:05). Iowa needs to get back in the win column as they’ve lost two in a row and five of the last seven. Michigan State will put up a challenge, at … Continued

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