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Staff Picks: Our Most Admired Black Icons

Staff Picks: Our Most Admired Black Icons

Nicole Acosta, Steven Keehner, Valerie Lopez, and Jared Naut

February 27, 2019


Filed under TILT- The Impact List Takeover

Members of the Impact Staff break down their favorite Black icons in honor of Black History Month.

Phil Collins: Not Dead Yet?

Phil Collins: Not Dead Yet?

Daniel Lederer, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under The Daily Grind

On Saturday October 13, I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing one of my favorite musicians in the world live in concert. Phil Collins brought his “Not Dead Yet” concert tour to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Ever since the legend announced his U.S tour back in May 2018, I have been as cra...

Bands FC: Bands as Soccer Clubs, Soccer Clubs as Bands

Bands FC: Bands as Soccer Clubs, Soccer Clubs as Bands

Steven Keehner, Impact Staff

October 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

If you like two things enough, why not just put them together? For Founder Nick Fraser, he took that thinking to heart.

“Overdose with the Holy Ghost”

“Overdose with the Holy Ghost”

Mikayla Newham, Staff Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under Rhythm & Blues

"I was diggin' me a hole big enough to bury my soul. Weight of the world, I gotta carry my own"- 2009, Swimming. His music wouldn't be the same if the lyrics didn't contain experiences of his mind altering thoughts and his battle with depression. Malcolm McCormick, better know as Mac Miller, express...

Pentatonix: From Reality TV Winners to Superstardom

Pentatonix: From Reality TV Winners to Superstardom

Jared Naut, Impact Staff

September 16, 2018


Filed under Intuitions From A 21 Year Old

For those of you who don’t know me, I am a huge fan of the acapella group Pentatonix. Pentatonix consisting of Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin “Kirstie” Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and former member Avi Kaplan is an acapella group from Arlington, Texas that got their start on season three of ...

The Art of Evolving as a Band Ft. Turnover

The Art of Evolving as a Band Ft. Turnover

Steven Keehner, Impact Staff

September 13, 2018


Filed under Tales of an American Redhead

If I could apply the saying, “Don’t judge a book by the cover” to any artist or band, it would easily fall into the hands of these guys; beautiful and interesting are the best words I could use to describe the music made by Turnover. But their ability to change their sound from album to album yet still maintain this similar vibe behind them fascinates me the most. This has allowed for their continued rise in popularity.

Kacey Musgraves Voice is Vibrant in Her Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves Voice is Vibrant in Her Golden Hour

Matt Reich, Associate Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Matt Says It

“Keep me in your glow / Cause I’m having such a good time with you,” Kacey Musgraves sings in the title track of her newly released album Golden Hour. The fourth album released by the 29 year old singer-songwriter from Golden, Texas showcases her at her most carefree state of mind and throwing...

12 Mercy Musicians You Should Be Listening To

12 Mercy Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Kristin Millard, Impact Staff

March 22, 2018


Filed under TILT- The Impact List Takeover

If you haven't heard, there's quite a music scene at Mercy College. From rap to rock, singer songwriter to soul, there's sure to be some tunes coming out of Mercy Studios for everyone.

8 Kelly Clarkson Songs to be Thankful For

8 Kelly Clarkson Songs to be Thankful For

Matt Reich, Associate Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under TILT- The Impact List Takeover

“What this is really about is the American dream,” was the quote Mr. Cowell told executives at the defunct TV network UPN about Simon Fuller's and his idea for a music competition show, according to an article in the New York Times adapted from “Desperate Networks” by Bill Carter. American Idol: The Se...

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