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Sam Smith to Share Writing Credit With Tom Petty

Sam Smith to Share Writing Credit With Tom Petty

John Principio, Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2015

“Think outside the box." A common mantra instilled in the minds of thinkers for centuries. While the popular slogan is easily accessible and understandable, it is undoubtedly more easily said than done. It has been preached to scientists, sculptors, and painters—artists of all crafts—and passed...

Friends Seek Lyrical Success In Band ‘ODC’

Friends Seek Lyrical Success In Band ‘ODC’

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff

December 11, 2014

Two dedicated young men who share an interest in music took it upon themselves to create a hip-hip duo around the foundation of their friendship, so solid and promising that it has taken them from their hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina to their new home for the next four years at Mercy College. Ricky...

Closing Of Venues Bad News For Upcoming Musicians

John Principio, Impact Staff

November 4, 2014

The seemingly futile dream of becoming a rock star is becoming more and more farfetched. It isn’t necessarily about the competition or the challenge of making something unique; rather, the ability to stomach the unsettling feeling that the music scene is dissipating into an abyss—crumbling—one...

Pack Life Hunts For Lyrical Success

Pack Life Hunts For Lyrical Success

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff

September 25, 2014

The round, dimly lit Rotunda isn’t packed, but filled with enough people to block the front of the stage and continue all the way towards the center of the room. A few bodies are making their way back and forth across the stage, but there is one body that remains centered. At the end of the performance...

A Literal Death by Audio

A Literal Death by Audio

John Principio, Impact Staff

September 16, 2014

I remember the first time I walked into Death by Audio, I was 17 but my fake Maine ID said otherwise. Although my friends and I often wandered the streets in search of Rock N’ Roll, stumbling upon Death by Audio was no coincidence. The Turbo Fruits—a ruthless party band from Nashville—were in town...

Mercy’s Own Plays A Show At Webster Hall

Mercy’s Own Plays A Show At Webster Hall

Karissa Allen, Impact Staff

February 5, 2014

Everyone starts a new chapter of their life when they go to college. They make new friends, join clubs, start new clubs, and find people who share the same interests. A group of four young men started a new chapter of their lives at Mercy College just after they joined a new club. They all shared a love...

Kanye is NOT the Next Nelson Mandela

Kanye is NOT the Next Nelson Mandela

Melissa Nappi, Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2013

The Daily Current published an article today stating that Kanye West said that he was the next Nelson Mandela. The controversial and inflammatory comments in the article set social media on fire especially in light of Mandela’s recent passing. The only problem is that the rapper never said any of...

Alanis On Broadway

Alanis On Broadway

Melissa Nappi, Entertainment Editor

November 22, 2013

Alanis Morissette is taking her career making album, Jagged Little Pill, and turning it into a Broadway musical. The 1995 LP rocked the music world and opened the eyes of millions of people across the global. Her vitriolic lyrics paved the way for other female artists to use music to work through extrem...

Kennedy of Camelot

Melissa Nappi, Entertainment Editor

November 22, 2013

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination President Kennedy. Of all the things people question about his death people never question why his term as president was and still is referred to as Camelot. Where did it come from and why? Well as opposed to the common misconception that the t...

Hail to the Kings?

Hail to the Kings?

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

October 10, 2013

Hail to the King is the new album by Avenged Sevenfold, released August 23rd, 2013. The album, which is also the name of their first single, the release of the album is bitter sweet, being their first studio released without their drummer who passed away in 2009. The album is a little bit darker,...

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