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Beba the marmoset sits on her owner Muhamad Mansour's shoulder in August. The Arabic verson of Beba's name means my love.

Student greets incoming international students with pet marmoset

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor August 22, 2016

Taking an international flight, landing at Eisenhower National Airport and making the way to baggage claim — only to be greeted by a marmoset monkey. That was the welcoming international...

Sodexo worker brings love, mercy to those in need

Andrew Linnabary July 11, 2016

At many homeless shelters or soup shops, there is only one plate allowed to patrons. At Carmen Garcia’s homeless ministry, there is no limit.  “This lady I know says, ‘I don’t have any food...

Marissa’s Melodies

Marissa Campbell May 5, 2016
Several popular bands and artists released albums last week, which means there’s great new music for fans to enjoy. The new Bring Me the Horizon album brought a new sound fans have never heard, the artist SoMo released yet another soulful album full of slow jams, and many rock stars came together to release their first album as the super-group Hollywood Vampires.  ‘That’s the Spirit’ by Bring Me the HorizonReleased: Sept. 11Genre: Metal/rockSince their first album, Bring Me the Horizon has changed their rock sound and style quite a bit. Part of the sound change is due to lead singer Oli Sykes damaging his vocal cords after many years of screaming, but also because the band has matured and taken more control of their sound, which is heard on hits like “Throne.” Not only did the band change part of their sound, but they changed a song. “Drown” is revamped on this album and is just as powerful and hard-hitting as ever. The problem with this album is the fans who enjoyed the heavier music may not enjoy this album due to less screaming and yelling from Sykes (“What You Need”). Overall, the band has brought their usual array of fast and heavy chords that will keep the fans moshing for sure.Download: “Throne”‘My Life II’ by SoMoReleased: Sept. 11Genre: R&B/soulSoMo began his career in 2013 with his first album but became a radio sensation in 2014 with his self-titled album that featured the hit single “Ride.” With a similar sound, but not quite as unique as The Weeknd, SoMo tends to phase in between soul and rapping in his songs, which can be heard in the song “Bad Chick.” Listeners who are fans of ’90s slow jams will enjoy SoMo’s twist on the style of music with the different electronic sounds that he uses in a majority of his songs (“Hide & Freak”).Download: “Hide & Freak”‘Hollywood Vampires’ by Hollywood VampiresReleased: Sept. 11Genre: RockThe band Hollywood Vampires is made up of many famous rock stars including Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Paul McCartney, Joe Perry and Abe Laboriel Jr. known for touring with other rock bands and artists as a guitarist. Depp decided to release his own album, which is how Hollywood Vampires came together. On songs such as “My Dead Drunk Friends” and “Raise the Dead,” Cooper’s raspy, creepy vocals can be heard crooning on the tracks. The band also does a cover of The Beatles’ “My Generation,” which is just as fun and lively as the original.Download: “Raise the Dead”

Marissa’s Melodies: No jokes for April Fool’s in the music world

Marissa Campbell April 7, 2016

April Fool’s Day was laden with a wide variety of new rock and alternative albums. From Weezer’s “White Album” to the Summer Set and Lukas Graham, there is a mixture of pop-rock out there for everyone...

Mark Laycock, WSU Professor of Music, conducts the WSU Symphony Orchestra on July 18.

WSU symphony orchestra peforms concert with faculty guest soloist

Staff Reporter July 23, 2014

Silky sounds of strings, reeds and horns pierced the air Friday night in the Duersken Fine Arts Center, as the WSU Symphony Orchestra performed another night of musical art. However, this had some...

Emmy-nominated producer recaps college experience

Staff Reporter June 18, 2014

Les Anderson is no longer here, but he is the voice in the back of her head that keeps her going, because without him, Melisha Regier would still be locked in her car contemplating med school. While...

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