Tag: music

CONVENIENT ENTERTAINMENT ISN’T GOOD FOR US

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Our world is stuck in the fast lane. Text messages give us instant communication. Amazon promises speedy delivery. McDonalds gets you crappy food quickly. This desire for quickness is driven by an underlying desire for…

“Folklore” is Taylor Swift’s best album

BY SIDONIA CANNON I want to spin around on my tiptoes in a flowy dress and send sparkles dancing across the room. I want to stand on the steepest gray cliff, salty air blowing through my hair, and scream out…

Finding Unity and Comfort Through Music

BY: ZOEHRIYA “NUHA” ANWAR STAFF WRITER Many college students and faculty at Mason will have to face numerous difficulties because of this pandemic. These difficulties can be debilitating to our mental health and cause significant emotional distress. Music is an…

Lauren Ashlaie: A Heart That Belongs to Performance

Mason junior looks towards future filled with music BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Being on stage was always in Lauren Ashlaie’s future. The junior vocal performance major’s accolades include winning the Hollywood Song Writing Contest this year, and a Music in…

First Artists-In-Residence Spend The Week At Mason

LADAMA performs in Center for the Arts, schools, masterclasses and more BY CAYLA CADE; STAFF WRITER; PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR LADAMA, the first group of Mason Artists-in-Residence, spent the week on campus visiting and performing at a variety of venues,…

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Downton Abbey Era

A local orchestra performs a concert to go along with new movie BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) presented “Music from the Downton Abbey Era” at the Center for the Arts in conjunction with the release…

A$AP Rocky Delivers A Hard-hitting Performance in Seoul

BY ALEXA BITUIN, STAFF WRITER On April 5, American rapper A$AP Rocky performed at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul. The Harlem native had just kicked off his international “Injured Generation” tour to promote his third studio album ​”Testing​.” ​ The album…

Reach for the Sky With Nesmith

Senior Jason Nesmith talks about the inspiration for his music and more BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When thinking about how to answer a particularly challenging question, Jason Nesmith does not just say, “Uh, uh, uh”—he sings it, sounding like he…