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Theme Song

by Britney on April 23, 2014

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If I had a theme song it would be “Alien” by F.L.A.M.E. This would be my theme song because I am not like everyine else. I don’t party too much or drink every weekend and have real life issues that go on. I have a strong faith in God and I am not ashamed of it. It is because of my faith that I cannot do what everyone else does and I have to live above the influence. The song is basically saying that Christians are aliens because they represent Christ and don’t follow the “in” crowd.


There are some questions for which, no matter how random, you have a set response ready in case anyone ever asks. For example, if someone asks my favorite movie, I would immediately respond “Space Jam”. If someone inquired upon my favorite band, it would be “Vampire Weekend”, no question. And finally, if anyone was curious as to what song best describes my life, I would say Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” in a heartbeat.
See, I’m all about being unapologetically me. The way I act, the way I talk, the way I dress – I don’t mind standing out and being different. Yeah, I do have leggings with King Tut’s sarcophagus screen printed on them, and I bet you’re secretly jealous.
On a more serious note, the song represents how I live my life and make my choices. Sure, I’ve made some mistakes, but I don’t have any regrets. Every situation I’ve been in and everyone I’ve met has taught me something important and influenced me as a person. It’s an important aspect of life – we have to make the best choices we can make, but we can’t be afraid of mistakes either. I believe everything happens for a reason, but what happens is a direct result of what I do.  Either way, I’ve done my best with the cards I’ve been dealt in life, and I think I’ve had a pretty good time so far. And more importantly – I did it my way.
“My Way”, Frank Sinatra
And now, the end is here
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full
I traveled each and ev’ry highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way
Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way
I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way,
“Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way”
For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!



Fontbonne is Special

by Britney on April 3, 2014

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I chose this image because this is a picture of me and two of my friends at Fontbonne University. As you can see they aren’t the same color as me but that didn’t matter to us. We were having a great time at a Fontbonne party just mingling and talking with everyone. We had a blast that night and that is a night I will never forget. We took photos, danced, talked to friends, and listened to music. There were a lot of adventures that night. I was making freestyle raps that did not make any sense and trying to get people to stay and party longer. That night no one saw color, we just saw a good time at Fontbonne. This is what makes Fontbonne special.


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Music + Me

by Tara Jones on March 21, 2014

in College Life

What role does music play in my life?

Music answers questions. And the lyrics are more than words; they are emotions, stories.

Want to know the best part?

Everyone has an undeniable love for music.

Music thrives in us.

It’s hard to go a single day without listening music. Not only because it is SO intoxicating, but also because it’s, well, practically EVERYWHERE.

There’s Rap, Christian, Pop, R&B, Folk, Indie, Rock, Metal, Celtic, Opera, Classical, Electronic, Instrumental, Dubstep, Dance, International, Alternative, Alternative Rock, etcetera. The list goes on!

…And (hopefully) everyone can find something they like.

* * *

I could seriously sing and dance to music all the time if I didn’t annoy anyone as a result. Music moves me. I always put myself in the place of the singer and perform the lyrics. Especially in my room where nobody’s watching (Ha ha – we are all guilty of this. The hairbrush shindig too, right?).

Music is so fantastic. I honestly almost can’t even write about my love for music. I have to show it!!

I’m sure you are wondering, Who are your favorite artists and what does your playlist look like, Tara?!

It’s top secret; Shhh! JK.

First and foremost, I use basically the best app EVER to land the internet: Spotify (And their slogan is literally “Music for everyone”).

My favorite band? Muse. Hands down. I swear, nobody loves them more than I do. Just ask my family and friends. (I also love artists such as P!nk, Lady Gaga, Van Halen, Twenty One Pilots, Tove Lo, The Mowgli’s, Hozier, Shiny Toy Guns, Panic! At The Disco, and Fall Out Boy).

Aside from the faves, I’ll get down to the ‘serious stuff’ – music for studying. Now, you all might think this is crazy, but I’m not going to lie. Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” album is STELLAR for studying! I cannot tell you how much more productive I am when I listen to it! There is this really nice stylistic transition from song to song that only Miley could prove herself.

Secondly, I listen to classical music when I am doing coursework because I lose myself in all of the melodies and movements. It keeps you focused! At the same time, it boosts your IQ ;-)

That’s all I’ve got for you, but I hope you have a great rest of your Spring Break & whatnot. Ta ta for now!

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No Matter What

by Isabella March 7, 2014

I enjoy how I learn so many new things everyday just being here. For example, after living in St. Louis for 5 years, I’m still in awe of how much snow we’ve had. It’s already March and still, the flurries are being spooned on us as if someone up there is pouring flour into this [...]

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by Corie February 10, 2014

Over the weekend I went to a show for my internship. It was crazy! The bands were awesome. I saw: Stray from the path, Like Moths to Flames and For Today. It was at the Fubar. If you have ever been there, you know it is a small venue. The line to get in was [...]

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“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand” – Stevie Wonder

by Lauren February 10, 2014

Music plays a huge role in my life. From a young age, I was listening to The Beatles and my tastes have grown since. I will admit that when I think back to what I was listening to when I was thirteen, I cringe a little. I don’t know how my parents allowed me to [...]

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Dear Music…

by Lizzie February 10, 2014

Our prompt for this week was about music and how it plays a role in our lives, right? Let’s see. Music is almost an every day thing for me. I like music because it’s relaxing and depending on what kind of music it is also makes a difference. I used to listen to R&B and [...]

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Music to My Ears

by Deanna February 6, 2014

I have never met a person who’s just like “You know, I really hate music. Can’t stand listening to it!” Everyone loves some kind of music! For me, music is almost always a constant. At work we have it on in the store, and in the kitchen. I have it on in my car (often [...]

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Addiction: Spotify

by Corie February 5, 2014

Spotify is for sure my new addiction in life. Thanks to my best friend Erica. I use to be a loyal Pandora user, but I found my love elsewhere. Spotify is just perfect; it fits everyone’s music needs. I have multiple playlists. Anything from Frank Sinatra to System of a Down. Some of my playlists [...]

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