Songs you should hear: World Peace

In the wake of so much tragedy happening throughout the world, it might be nice to think about the good that can exist in the world. These selections reflect artists in search for world peace and love.   “Imagine” by John Lennon This Communist Manifesto…

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Stormy weather approached Sarasota, local whiskey sour enthusiasts take little to no heed
Memories lounge, located on Tamiami Trail, was a spot for enthusiastic Sarasota residents during Hurricane Irma. Photo courtesy of Azia Keever.

Stormy weather approached Sarasota, local whiskey sour enthusiasts take little to no heed

A mere day before Hurricane Irma was predicted to make landfall in Florida, many residents of Sarasota had either evacuated or boarded up their homes and businesses. Like the others, Memories Lounge on Tamiami Trail was boarded up in preparation for the storm, but still…

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Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes
Catalyst staff member Michala Head met with Diana Hayes, author of the Double Knit series which chronicles her life living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Double Knit: the stories of Diana Hayes

  During my recent trip to Hendersonville, North Carolina, I had a chance to sit down with Double Knit author Diana Jane Hayes, and her partner and caregiver, Chuck Hayes. The Double Knit books are autobiographies that chronicle Diana’s life and how she has faced…

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Which up-and-coming artist may be in your class?
"Without [online platforms,] I feel like people wouldn't be as willing to listen to my music," second-year transfer Kingsley Reeves said.

Which up-and-coming artist may be in your class?

  In the days of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Madonna, music may have been far more difficult to distribute and make accessible to the masses. With the myriad of online platforms,  including SoundCloud -- which is now nearing 300 million users -- platforms…

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New Gorillaz album released after 7 years of silence
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New Gorillaz album released after 7 years of silence

  Gorillaz’ new album is an apocalyptic dance-party playlist inspired by the catastrophic doomsday reality we are now experiencing caused by the new presidency. “Humanz (Deluxe)” runs 26 tracks, six of which are interludes less than a minute in length, with the most guest appearances…

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Damn: Kendrick Lamar’s mom-approved album
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Damn: Kendrick Lamar’s mom-approved album

Kendrick Lamar’s mom said this was her son’s best album yet, and I am hardpressed to disagree with that. Damn. came to me in the late night during a thesis crunch at Starbucks. I subscribe to all the major streaming platforms - Spotify, Tidal and…

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Turning the page on a new week at the comic shop

As comics continue to be one of the strongest and most consistent inspirations for modern television and film adaptations, we take a look at some of the most intriguing stories to hit the shelves this past month.   Champions #1 (Marvel)   In the aftermath…

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