Songs You Should Hear: Movie Music Mix
The "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" soundtrack contains 15 original songs written for the movie, as well as a slew of bonus tracks and acoustic demos.

Songs You Should Hear: Movie Music Mix

A movie or show’s soundtrack is a valuable tool for setting the tone or giving scenes more emotional kick to them, whether that be a fight scene set to a pulse-pounding, high octane rock song or a more somber scene set to a sorrowful ballad…

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Songs You Should Hear: Fall Edition
This edition of Songs You Should Hear aims to put you in a fall frame-of-mind, with both older and more modern song recommendations. Image taken from the album cover of Clairo's latest release, Sling.

Songs You Should Hear: Fall Edition

As September has rolled around, and pumpkins start to pop up in the corners of every grocery store, the Florida summer heat begins to fade away and is replaced by the slightly less unbearable autumn air. The coziness of the fall season puts one in…

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SYSH: Staff Summer Recs
Glass Animals performed at James Lavelle's Meltdown on Wednesday 18 June as part of a special double-bill featuring two of the first signings to producer Paul Epworth's Wolf Tone label. Photo: Victor Frankowski, Wikimedia Commons.

SYSH: Staff Summer Recs

After an hellaciously challenging year, everyone is looking forward to spending time decompressing during the summer.  This week’s collaborative Songs You Should Hear column features celebratory summer recommendations from Catalyst staff writers. “Miami Ice” by Yung Gravy (submitted by Jaden Maryanopolis) This school year has…

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Notes from two years of post-graduate life
A portrait of Cassie Manz ('15), the author of this post. As a student at New College, Manz also served as the Catalyst's Copy Editor.

Notes from two years of post-graduate life

Reader submission by Cassie Manz My goal in writing this piece is to offer an example of what post-graduate life can look like. Everyone’s post-grad experience is different, and the beautiful thing is that it’s always changing. But it’s no secret that adjusting to life…

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SYSH: Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
In the initial time after signing with Big Machine Records, Swift wrote over 250 songs before releasing her album "Fearless."

SYSH: Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

Taylor Swift has had a rough couple years with the rights to her master recordings of her first six albums being sold in June 2019 when record executive Scooter Braun’s company Ithaca Holdings LLC purchased Big Machine Records for roughly $330 million.  These first six…

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SYSH: Black History Month wrap-up

This week’s Songs You Should Hear is a little different.  Given the vast influence the Black community has had on music history, the Catalyst thought it only appropriate to dedicate the last SYSH column in February to Black History Month.   “Describing the African-American influence on…

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