One Direction heads to top of charts

I used to dislike One Direction. I enjoyed their first hit, “What Makes You Beautiful,” but quickly became sick of them. I never gave their music a try, and I never planned to. Then, I went back on my word. This British boy band became my guilty pleasure and escape from grueling loads of homework. Their music allowed me to be carefree and young. The new direction they […]

Songs of 2013: CBU poll reveals top tunes

With the year coming to a close, it is time to look back at the songs of 2013. The list includes everything from catchy, toe-tapping beats to emotionally powerful ballads. Contributors of these tunes range from music icons to refreshing newcomers just starting to leave their mark on the music industry. Whether these songs had listeners channeling their inner-pop star or frantically trying to change the radio, it was […]

Eclectic artist inspired by surroundings

By Lauren Koski ASST. NEWS EDITOR Leather shoes. Guitar. Flip-phone. The Avett Brothers softly playing from a laptop on the coffee table. Jonny Pickett, junior music composition major, is reclining on the couch in the village apartment’s resident adviser lounge, making multifaceted conversation with other residential advisers. With a unique musical style and organic outlook […]

Singer gains YouTube fans

Connor Smith, junior music composition major, is one student avidly working toward making his dreams of fame a reality—one YouTube visit at a time. Smith’s original YouTube channel, “ConnorsPlace,” features a variety of projects designated to build a fan base and launch the performer’s musical career. “You don’t need marketing money from a record label […]