Meet the DJ: Ginger Snap

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Staff Writer  Alright, Rock Lobsters. We’ve made our way through the backstories of all the magnificent veteran DJs here at the All Campus Radio Network. Now it’s time to welcome the newbies to the college rock airwaves.  Read more: Meet the DJ: Micycle Wheels First off, we have first-year journalism student Mia…

Contexturally: Grouper – “Headache”

By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor Music is unique when compared to other forms of media in that it has the innate ability to be paired with other experiences separate from what was intended by the artist. Music can always be in the background, bleeding into everything that you do. At least for me, the things…

Meet the DJ: Micycle Wheels

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Staff Writer  The minute Michael Wells walks into the ACRN station, everyone knows they are in for a treat. The first-year music production major radiates energy—never failing to make the people around him feel a little more silly by the end of their interaction.  Read more: Meet the DJ: KT The dream…

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…

ACRN’s Oscars 2020 Recap

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor and Ceara Kelly, Contributor This is our last official Oscars recap. It’s been a fun time, but we have to graduate and join the industry ourselves. This is our third annual recap, so if you want to see the previous ones, here are 2019’s and 2018’s. We will keep it…

Life and Legacy: Chris Cornell

By Amy Szmik, Contributor  [Photo by Universal Music Enterprises] The news of legendary grunge musician, Chris Cornell’s death shocked the music world when he died May 18, 2017. Best remembered as the lead singer of grunge band Soundgarden and rock band Audioslave, he was noted for his incredible four-octave vocal range. Cornell had cemented a place…

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: 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…