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Commencement 2017: Four Years in Review

Commencement 2017: Four Years in Review

| Friday, May 19, 2017

On Aug. 27, 2013, the class of 2017 walked to their first day of classes with summer anthems “I Need Your Love” by Calvin Harris and the sunny, feel-good “Brave” by Sara Bareilles echoing in their ears. The class of 2017 lived through a whirlwind of change in popular read more

Colin Stetson’s ‘All This I Do For Glory’ is his strongest record yet

Colin Stetson’s ‘All This I Do For Glory’ is his strongest record yet

| Tuesday, May 2, 2017

If Greek tragedies are the fossils of human experience, documenting our emotional range with melodramatic flourish, then Colin Stetson’s oeuvre is an osteological study of humankind’s potential, from our glorious peaks to our basest vices. Perhaps classical antiquity is populated by larger-than-life characters casting the long shadow of Platonic ideals read more

Beach Fossils breaks the corporate mold on ‘Somersault’

Beach Fossils breaks the corporate mold on ‘Somersault’

| Monday, May 1, 2017

Beach Fossils, while it’d never admit it, forms an integral part of the indie rock corporate structure. The sonic trajectory from 2010’s “Beach Fossils” to the upcoming “Somersault” provides evidence that the subversion-hungry Brooklynites are little more than a cog in the (figurative) multinational musical conglomerate — Sardonic Anglo-centric Dream read more

WVFI Radiothon Preview

WVFI Radiothon Preview

| Friday, April 28, 2017

On the second floor of LaFortune Student Center, there is a lime green hallway. In that lime green hallway, there is a radio station. And in that radio station, there will be 10 hours of interviews this weekend. WVFI’s fourth annual Radiothon will take place Sunday from noon until read more