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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

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International Student Experiences at the University of Iowa

By KRUI News Reporter Annalisa Donahey  The University of Iowa has about 3,200 international students enrolled this academic year enrolled in either the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or School of Business. Students come from as far away as China to the Democratic Republic of Congo. KRUI News Reporter, Annalisa Donahey, spoke with a few international students about their experiences in the classroom, adjusting to the different weather conditions, and learning about life in Iowa as well as other foreign cultures. Listen to the feature below: [audio: http://www.krui.fm/assets/news/DonaheyINStudents.mp3]

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By KRUI News Reporters Emily Woodbury and Lauren Siebert Elliott Beenk is an engineer, entrepreneur, and an avid musician. There are few aspects of the sustainability movement with which Beenk hasn’t been involved. Currently Beenk is investigating biomass opportunities to meet 2020’s renewable energy targets as an intern at the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability. In addition, he is finishing his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and starting his Master’s in Environmental Engineering this spring. His sustainability work focuses primarily on academia, music, and consulting. At SimScale, we value your time. That’s why we reinvented the simulation workflow with the … Continued

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By KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury [audio: http://www.krui.fm/assets/news/Vox%20Pop%20Religion.mp3] “Five of the eight major GOP candidates reject or doubt the theory of evolution as an explanation for life’s origin on Earth. Although it is not as pertinent of an issue as unemployment or taxes, where candidates stand on such a prominent scientific theory could have an effect on the way people vote. KRUI News Reporter, Emily Woodbury, hit the streets of Iowa City to find out how much the religious or scientific beliefs of a candidate influences voters.”

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By KRUI Reporter Caitlin Fry Recently, the Iowa City City Council approved the second reading on the ordinance amendment that would allow red light cameras on certain Iowa City intersections with a 4-3 vote. Those in favor of the red light cameras believe it will cut down on traffic accidents and increase safety for drivers and pedestrians. Personal injury attorney near downtown Nashville believes that everything that can prevent an accident is a change for the better. Those who oppose the red light cameras argue that they are unnecessary and that any tickets issued from a citation will be received … Continued

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