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Hartwick College's Student Newspaper

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A Music Review: Summer in the Winter in the Spring

03.15.16


The students of Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta have decided. The next performer to grace the OH Fest stage in Neawah Park will be the R&B/Hip Hop artist Kid Ink. With amazing timing, Kid Ink recently released his new album, Summer in the Winter. It is the perfect album for listeners looking to get into Kid Ink before seeing his performance in April. Released on December 25 of last year, this is Kid Ink’s fourth studio album. The highlights of the album are certainly its featured artists.


By Morgan Halperin

A Music Review: Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love

03.08.16


Returning from an almost 10 year hiatus Sleater-Kinney is back, reviving the sound and fury of Riot Grrrl! punk-rock to remind us that third-wave feminism is still burning as hot as it was in 1995.

Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss of Olympia, Washington punk-rock group Sleater-Kinney have been recording together since 1997 and have just released their seventh album, titled “No Cities to Love.”


By Charlie Feher-Peiker

Six 2016 Albums for the Spring

03.08.16


Ahh, spring is almost here! What better way to spend your first bright walk outside this season than with some good new music? Breathe in the fresh spring air while listening to these six new albums that scream, “One more season ‘till Summer!”


By Morgan Halperin

A Music Review: Victorious, Wolfmother

03.01.16


If you’ve been waiting for ‘80s rock music to come back wait no longer; it’s back and it came from Sydney, Australia! Wolfmother came back with their fourth full album, Victorious. Nothing seems rushed or drawn out for longer than it needs to be; each song seems carefully constructed to be just the right amount of everything to be a comfortable listening experience for anybody who would like to give it a try. The album has many nods to classic rock songs, such as the opening song, “The Love That You Give”.


iSideWith.com

03.01.16


iSideWith.com was created in 2012 by two friends – a political analyst and tech marketing consultant – who desired to assist in the arduous task of helping people stay up to date with political leaders, candidates, and controversial topics that come with modern U.S. politics. Question: “Should corporations and unions be allowed to donate to political candidates?”


By Tom Horton

iSideWith.com

02.23.16


iSideWith.com was created in 2012 by two friends – a political analyst and tech marketing consultant – who desired to assist in the arduous task of helping people stay up to date with political leaders, candidates, and controversial topics that come with modern U.S. politics.  Question: “Should a business, based on religious beliefs, be able to deny service to a customer?”


App Review: Paper Fifty-Three

11.10.15


Ever needed an application specified for note taking that operates as smoothly as possible? Have you ever felt that you needed an app that specialized in sharing your notes with other people? If so, the app Paper by programming and design blog FiftyThree (named after the fifty-three centimeters that separate the brain from the hand) may be the app for you.  Paper is a multiuse program that allows students to take creative notes and allows them to share these notes with others. Just sign in with your e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook account to get started.


By Marquis Sampson

Updates from the Indie Rock Music World

11.10.15


On October 7th, Indie Southern-Rock band Cage The Elephant announced that they have been working on a new album titled Tell Me I’m Pretty. This will be their fourth studio album, preceded by Cage the Elephant (2008), Thank You, Happy Birthday (2011), and Melophobia (2013). The band also released an album, Perfect Confusion (2005) under their original name Perfect Confusion. Tell Me I’m Pretty is being produced by record producer and musician Dan Auerbach, best known as the guitarist and vocalist for the rock duo The Black Keys. 


By Tim Raimy