Music, Reviews

Joe Kye: Migrants Review

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Artist: Joe Kye Album: Migrants Label: Self-released Release Date: January 8, 2018 Within seconds of hitting play on Joe Kye’s debut album, Migrants, you hear something both delightfully unique and naggingly familiar. Figuring out how and why it can be both is something of a challenge. It sounds a little […]

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Web Content

Your Spring Semester Motivational Speech from KTSW

By Hannah Wisterman Assistant Web Editor Rev up your coffee machines and flex those note-taking fingers: the semester starts this week, whether we’re ready or not. However, before you decide to run away to Japan and dedicate your life to the ancient art of haiku rather than face your responsibilities, remember that of all the […]

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Web Content

Stop Saying You’re Fine

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor Guess what, folks? I’ve had a terrible week. I mean, just awful. I’m stressed, I’m worried, I’m exhausted, I’m burned out, I’m homesick, I’m sad, and the universe is doing an Irish stepdance on my soul. Everything sucks and is horrible. But every time someone has asked me how […]

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Music

Unwrapping the Sufjan Stevens Christmas Collection

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist The season of the Christmas album is upon us, and as we start to pick our Yuletide tunes for this year, we will inevitably draw from the categories we draw from with all music: what we grew up with and what we found ourselves. If you particularly love music and […]

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Entertainment, Web Content

How to Hang Out for Free

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor Adulthood has its perks, but in general, it kind of sucks. You have to buy your own groceries, pay your own rent, and suddenly you’re an actual taxpayer. Notice a common theme here? Everything costs money, and most of us don’t have cash to burn. Even the simple act […]

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Events

Lights All Night’s Full Lineup Is Here

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor In addition to its previously announced performers, Lights All Night has just announced even more musicians that will be performing at the festival. Marshmello and NGHTMRE will be joining the festival’s other headliners, which include Porter Robinson, Illenium, and Bassnectar. Other newly announced performers include Liquid Stranger, Morgan Page and […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

The Low Budget Guide to Gift Giving

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor ‘Tis the season for white elephants, secret Santas, and gift exchanges with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews—the whole gang. Everyone gets excited at the idea of presents, but what do you do when you’ve got a heart full of love and a wallet full of next to nothing? With […]

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Entertainment, Web Content

What on Earth is ASMR?

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor You would think that you would know “the weird side” of the internet when you found it. So imagine my surprise when I scrolled down to the comments of a YouTube video and found someone declaring, “Guess I found the weird part of YouTube again,” on a clip that […]

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Music

The Enduring Magic of the Concept Album

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist There’s nothing quite like diving into an album and letting yourself stew in it for a while. To enjoy a record from beginning to end is to appreciate an artist’s full and complete vision, and to get inside their psyche, in a way. But sometimes this can go even further. […]

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Web Content

“What Do You Mean, You Don’t Like TV?”

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor Television has shaped the culture of our nation and indeed of our globe for practically 70 years now. It has an enormous impact on how we perceive social issues, what we find funny, the fashion trends we follow, the one-liners and in-jokes we slip into everyday conversation; in short, […]

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Events, International Men's Day

Wait, He Was Gay? A Look at LGBT Men of History

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor About a year ago, I learned that Christopher Marlowe, one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, was gay. My British literature professor mentioned it in the day’s lecture with a level of matter-of-fact-ness that was completely disproportionate to my reaction: I froze in the middle of taking notes and started tearing up. […]

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Music, Reviews

Jaws of Love: Tasha Sits Close to the Piano Review

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Artist: Jaws of Love Album: Tasha Sits Close to the Piano Label: K-Rizzla Records & House Arrest Distribution Release Date: September 22, 2017 It would be inaccurate to say that all acoustic indie pop albums sound the same. It’s more accurate to say that among the leagues of sad singers […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Living Rich on a College Budget

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor Having expensive taste is a heavy cross to bear. I just can’t help that I feel my best when surrounded by the finer things in life. But all my heart’s deepest desires do not change my financial situation (hopelessly collegiate) and the severe case of money guilt that follows. […]

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Music

Spook-tacular Albums for Halloween

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Life in Texas is hard for a few reasons. Among the difficulties Texans face is the heinous fact that we have no environmental cues to tell us when Halloween has come to town. Target sets up the costume aisle, pumpkin spice everything begins populating HEB shelves, yet the temperature stays […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Your Breakdown Survival Kit

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor There are so, so, so many things to get upset about. Midterms are sweeping the campus, natural disasters just keep happening, you miss your family, the neighbor didn’t let his dog come say hi to you—all totally reasonable things to get you in a funk. When one thing after […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

You Do Not Need to Be Interesting

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor It’s been a little over nine months since I made a pact with myself to be more interesting. This New Year’s, I was convinced that was the best resolution I could make. See, I have a long history of being pretty boring. I’m something of a homebody, I don’t […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

Saving You One Eyeliner At A Time

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor There’s nothing quite like winged eyeliner—with the perfect sharp wing, you can communicate fearlessness, conviction, dominance, a steady hand and dedication. If someone’s eyeliner is razor sharp and refuses to budge, that person already has my admiration and respect. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to pull off the look […]

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Features, Music

Your Introduction to Francophone Music

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist How many of us speak no Spanish and yet love singing along to “Como La Flor”? Or have gone through a heavy K-pop phase and used the common catchphrase, “I have no idea what they’re saying, but it’s catchy”? Clearly, language is no barrier to enjoying music. In fact, one […]

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College Radio Day, Events

Why College Radio Matters in an Anti-Radio Age

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor The aux cord might as well have been a noose for the radio industry. Walk into any introductory mass communication class, and the professor can tell you: people would rather listen to their own hand-picked playlists than sit through the same five commercials to hear the same 10 songs […]

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Events, Sound on Sound

Get Ready For Sound on Sound Fest

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor This year, Sound on Sound is bringing the heat with their lineup, with headliners like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pusha T, Iggy Pop, Austra, Kehlani, and much, much more. The festival will be held in Sherwood Forest, southeast from Austin, Texas, from November 10 to 12. You can make camping […]

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