COLUMN: Pushing one’s limits is necessary for runners

Every senior in college has a few of those moments when they suddenly realize that things that happened in high school happened a very long time ago. I have a well-worn shirt from my glory days on the high school cross country team that is more than five years old. I’m not sure if I […]

COLUMN: Paul Cornish finds freedom in jazz

As the youngest sibling in a family of musicians, Paul Cornish had big shoes to fill when he began playing piano at age five. It was slow going at first, but Cornish credits his current drive for music to a host of mentors who encouraged him at a young age. “I really hated piano at […]

COLUMN: Disney’s Mulan without the music misses the point

It was more than just the fangirl in me that was shocked when I heard news that there would, indeed, be no songs in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan. After reading the director’s statement of the vision for the film as “a big, girly martial arts epic,” I couldn’t help it. The first […]

COLUMN: Selling a music album is old news

This year, Chance the Rapper was the first artist to win a Grammy for a streaming-only album, which basically means he won a Grammy for his mixtape. The award is revolutionary for music in a lot of ways, but what’s most important is that Coloring Book is another example of the changing landscape of the […]

COLUMN: Get Out highlights racial fetishes

The word “uncanny” is thrown around a lot in both an artistic and everyday context, but it wasn’t until a Thematic Option course last semester that I was introduced to the term’s Freudian definition. According to Freud, uncanniness occurs when an unfamiliar, repressed truth comes to light in a familiar environment. When this happens, you […]