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Myanmar – Tom Budzeń

Over the summer I travelled with my mom to Myanmar. I too, had no idea where it was up until the point of planning the trip. Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a not-so-small country in Southeast Asia, to the left of Thailand. In Myanmar I visited four different regions: Yangon (the capital until the 2006 military coup), Mandalay (the last royal capital), Bagan (a … Continue reading Myanmar – Tom Budzeń

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Ben Glover, Black Sam

Hi, my name is Ben Glover, I’m a fourth year, and I’m a rapper who goes by the name ‘Black Sam’. An outdated statement: Ben Glover graduated from the University of Chicago on June 9th, after submitting his thesis to the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, which he made publically available here: https://www.scribd.com/document/377604497/From-Minstrelsy-to-Migos-An-Examination-of-White-American-Enjoyment-of-Trap-Music Perhaps the most impressive thing about Ben Glover is … Continue reading Ben Glover, Black Sam

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A Visual Playlist

This week we’ve swtiched it up a bit… Check out our first visual playlist, where we put together some of our favorite music videos. The criteria: made after 2000, and personal preference. Thanks to some great suggestions, here are 20 of the best videos out there, in no particular order:   Some comments: The Avalanches – Subways:  I don’t know how many times I’ve watched … Continue reading A Visual Playlist

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The Boys Behind Meter Room

Everyone’s dancing, the music is bumping, temperature is rising… Unlike most other parties one finds at the University of Chicago, Meter Room had no lulls in energy or lack of enthusiasm. On Friday nights, the boiler room of a Hyde Park apartment building turned into a five-hour house music hub. Adam Raphael and Daniel Chavez, the boys behind Meter Room, talk about their experience as … Continue reading The Boys Behind Meter Room

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New Furthur

A blend of atmospheric, jungle, and liquid Drum n’ Bass, with tiny sprinkles of ambient music and retro-style electro. A playlist good for both studying and cruising around with. going for vibes of love and warmth only. – Loki Aguilera-Keifert Check out our latest playlist, courtesy of Loki A-K! As always, stay tuned… Playlist Submission: Loki Aguilera-Keifert Photo From: dropbass.net Continue reading New Furthur

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Italians Interview: Sam, Mario, Angelo & Classical Music

  I’m Sam, I’m a second year in the college majoring in computer science and I play the cello. Hi my name is Mario I’m also a second year in the college majoring in computational and applied math and I play the piano. Hi my name is Angelo I’m also a second year in the college, majoring in math and econ and I play the violin.  Three … Continue reading Italians Interview: Sam, Mario, Angelo & Classical Music

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Origins of House Music

House music; you’ve heard and probably used this term before. Unfortunately, most people don’t really know what House music is and how it originated. It started in Chicago in the early 80’s, rising as changing tastes led Disco music to its downfall. The over-commercialization of Disco and its increasingly racist and homophobic insinuations resulted in its rejection by the public, which culminated in Chicago’s 1979 … Continue reading Origins of House Music

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‘In the Shadow of a Prolific Monument’ – Felipe Urrutia

Sitting behind the Taj Mahal, the Yamuna River is a landscape overlooked by the millions of tourists that visit Agra annually. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the mausoleum in what used to be a pristine landscape. Mughal architects accounted for the river’s natural fog to create an illusion of levitation. Now, the city of Agra is shrouded in a dense smog, some days obscuring the Taj … Continue reading ‘In the Shadow of a Prolific Monument’ – Felipe Urrutia

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“Starry Night” – Tom Budzeń

The first time I came across pictures of stars I thought one thing: photoshop. After some research I realised that it was possible to take such pictures, and due to a developing passion for photography I took it upon myself to take some of the Milky Way. The most important thing about star photography is by far the location, as you want to aim for … Continue reading “Starry Night” – Tom Budzeń