Meet the DJ: KT

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Staff Writer  After an almost year-long hiatus, one of ACRN’s veteran DJs is about to hit the college rock airwaves once more. Sophomore Katie Hawkinson, otherwise known as DJ KT, will be back in the studio this week after studying abroad in Japan for the 2019 fall semester.  Read more: Meet the…

BROCKHAMPTON’S ‘SATURATION II’ vs. ‘GINGER’

BROCKHAMPTON is one of the most prolific and influential pop-rap groups to sprout in recent years. The group garnered a loyal fan base and critical success through the SATURATION trilogy and later matured with iridescence and GINGER. Despite widespread approval for all of their projects, there has to be a magnum opus. So, SATURATION II or GINGER? Two passionate…

Meet the DJ: Sauté

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Sprinkle some salt, tune in and enjoy the savory jams DJ Sauté is cooking up.  Taylor Linzinmeir was raised in Hilliard, Ohio, a suburb right outside of Columbus. Now a sophomore, Taylor came to Ohio University to pursue her love of writing.  “I knew that I wanted to write because I…

Meet the DJ: MC Mo

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Alexis Karolin] Morgan Spehar dreams of working for a publication like National Geographic and writing about climate change when she graduates.  “If we’re going to be able to fix anything, the public needs to know what [scientists] are doing, why they’re doing it and why the science works,” Morgan…

Meet the DJ: Blue

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Swipe Out Hunger] Abby Jeffers spent her days growing up near the Park of Roses in Clintonville, Ohio, making mixed CDs. Today, she spends her days in Athens, Ohio, still just as in love with music.  “I guess for me, the radio show is an extension of [making…

Meet the DJ: AlchemEve

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Emily Doll] Junior Brendan Eveslage’s greatest influence from his hometown of Milford, Ohio is his experience in the high school marching band. “Music is everything I do now. It’s where I got my roots,” Brendan said.   Read more: Meet the DJ: Rev In love with the way music transcends…

Meet The DJ: Rev

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Emily Doll] A native of Rittman, Ohio, RJ Martin grew up in a place where the town’s biggest highlights are having one Burger King and one Subway.  “It’s not like much at all. Morton Salt is from there, so we have that going for us, and that’s about it….

Life and Legacy: Lil Peep

By Amy Szmik, Contributor [Photo Courtesy of NTS] Emo-rap sensation, Lil Peep, left a legacy not just on music, but on pop culture. Considered the “future of emo” by Pitchfork, his tragic death on Nov. 15, 2017, left a mark on the music industry for musicians and fans. He was notable for pioneering both the…

You Can’t Miss This: Don’t Look Now

By Keri Johnson, Contributor [Paramount; 1973] Don’t Look Now is Nicholas Roeg’s 1973 masterpiece that viewers know, but haven’t watched.  Don’t Look Now is the story of grieving couple John (Donald Sutherland) and Laura Baxter (Julie Christie) who travel to Venice, where John has been commissioned to work. The couple encounters two sisters, one a…

Mindful Miditation: Hotline Miami

By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor Composed by Various Artists The experience of Hotline Miami is distilled into its soundtrack with a level of cohesion rare to the world of media. The role of the OST within video games is to support the experience, increasing the immersion felt by the player. Without question, Hotline Miami’s OST…

Meet The DJ: TB Cooper

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Emily Doll] Kwase Lane grew up in Southfield, Michigan as a self-described nerdier version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He moved from a public school to a “really bougie” private middle school and spent a lot of time at his grandmother’s home in the Detroit area listening to…

Dad Rock Bi-Weekly: Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

By Jessica Jones, Copy Editor  [Capitol Records; 1966] Original Release Date: May 16th, 1966 In the spring of 1966, The Beach Boys debuted the “most progressive pop album ever” Pet Sounds, which was at the time a wildly experimental album that influenced generations of music to come. With two instrumental tracks, four songs reaching the…