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Fontbonne is Special

by Britney on April 3, 2014

in Uncategorized

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 on March 7, 2014

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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 bowl we call earth. What is the name of that groundhog that sees his shadow? I think we need a new animal if we’re getting six weeks more of winter.

I also learn that no matter how rough of a day you’ve had, someone will always cheer you up. Following my heavy schedule today, I was determined to stay mad and grouchy at how little time I had to relax. Yet my companions at dinner made me laugh so much I can’t help but laugh my guilt away now. My friend Sean is a master imitator and performed several renditions of Disney songs in the style of Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Johnny Cash. This was followed by some wonderful trips down  memory lane of old, obscure TV shows that only a few know about, such as Flight of the Conchords. Just revisiting all their songs with Willian, and letting Yuri and Yara listen and laugh with us, helped my mood immensely.

In fact, being at Fontbonne has that effect. No matter where you go, how terrible or dark you feel, or how lethargically your life passes, someone will always come by like a ray of light and shine. It’s very refreshing. And you keep learning that laughter will always be a grand medicine.




by Corie on February 10, 2014

in In Saint Louis

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 wrapped around the building and it was already really crowded inside. Standing in like I knew it was going to be really rowdy. It was. The mosh pit was intense. I would of went in myself put I had all my promo stuff with me. Then people were jumping of the stage and speakers to crowd surf. The bands didn’t care, they actually encouraged it. I was tempted to do it. I really wanted too. YOLO right? I had so much fun and met some cool people. For Today, which was the band I was promoting is going to be at warped tour this summer. I CANT WAIT. Warped Tour 2014 here I come!

So from a metal show on saturday this wednesday I have a country show to go to at the old rock house. A group called Whiskey Myers. Interested?

Hope to see you there!!


“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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A “Sound” Mind

by Joanna February 5, 2014

If you live on campus and have walked along the third floor, you have probably heard Taylor Swift’s sweet voice emanating from behind my doorway. Spotify has so kindly reminded me that I “have not listened to Taylor Swift in awhile.” If you are a Spotify user, you know that there is a “Discover” section, [...]

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My Taste In Music, You Ask? Get Ready!

by Elizabeth February 4, 2014

Fun fact about me and music: I love it, and I like making it (I sing in the school a cappella club and the Friday Mass choir and play the uke in my spare time)… but I sure can’t study with it! And that’s been a tough reality to face this semester.  Even though I [...]

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