•     An ideal day is a day in which routine things feel like just that, routine. The shower doesn’t feel like your boat ride by Niagara Falls which was stuck dangerously close to the tears of nature for three hours, but instead showering is ten minutes where your Bluetooth speaker doesn’t power off in the middle of playing old Björk albums. When I approach the foggy mirror after showering, I’d notice that my stubble is light enough to the […]

  • After listening to Rogue Tendency’s newest album RTep with my best friend Alisa, we had quite a few good things to say about it. This was not my first time listening to this group, since I’ve seen them at a house show last semester and let’s just say they know how to have a good time. I was expecting them to bring the heat in their new album, and I was not disappointed. The first song on the album, “Alpha,” […]

  •   Planes Are Big. It’s hard to tell from looking at the pictures in your textbook, but planes are not nearly as small as the little ones on your page! Even the biggest pictures in your textbook don’t get close – planes are at least 2-3 times larger than that. A little experiment: Hold your arms wide out. Make them even wider. Now curl your hands upwards and scream. That might be how big a plane is.   You Can […]

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An Air North 737 is guided into position by ground crew at the Whitehorse airport in 2012.
  • Every Monday is Open Mic night at Urbana’s infamous Canopy Club, and last week was the first time I was able to explore this weird and wonderful exposition of the talents of Urbana-Champaign musicmakers. An eclectic mix of artists performed at the event; rappers, guitarists, and singers of varying ability performed both covers and originals for an audience of friends and Canopy regulars. One of the most mesmerizing acts of the night was a wildly skilled young guitarist named Lenny […]

  • The year was 2007. Food & Liquor, the debut album by Lupe Fiasco, had been bumping on every misfit skater kid’s iPod for the past year, and at this point I could probably sing along to “Kick, Push” in my sleep. This was the hottest hip-hop album of the year, featuring production by Jay-Z and Kanye West and it was already controversial, because of almost being canceled six months ahead of release due to being leaked online. It was the debut […]