Too hip to be square: unlocking the myth of hipsters

Most people don’t know what a hipster is. The term connotates some kind of bizarre social group. Hipsters are not entirely new. The slang term “hipster” was actually coined in the 1940s, to describe jazz kids. Fast forward to the present; the term is ubiquitous.

The greatest show that you may never see in your life

For those of you going to Coachella, congratulations! For those of us not going now would be a time to ignore your friend’s constant enthusiasm of phrases like “I’m going to Coachella!” Really, who would not be excited to go to one of the biggest music festivals in Southern California? In past years, Coachella has offered the concert-going delights of Depeche Mode, Bjork , Mos Def, The Cure, Tool, Beastie Boys, an piles upon piles of music’s creatively endearing and musically eclectic.

Converting to a Fall Out Boy fan

Fall Out Boy’s new album, entitled “Infinity On High,” can only be described as exactly that: infinite potential at the peak of their career. I was always somewhat of a Fall Out Boy fan, but never to the point that I would actually purchase a full length album, until now.

Dare to enter ‘The Burning Crusade’

On dark street corners nationwide on a late Tuesday night, thousands of addicts piled into mobs, clamoring and begging for just a taste of what was to come. They had been waiting months, even years for this day, and they would not leave without getting their fix.

MxPx ‘lets it happen’ … again

The nearly 15-year old MxPx has, over the years, been as influential on the genre of pop punk as any other band that has come along, touching fans with upbeat melodies and inspirational lyrics. In 1998, a B-sides album called “Let It Happen” was released, containing many rare tracks from the early stages of their career.

The death of free press, literally

Freedom of speech is danger… in one place you wouldn’t expect. In the Philippines, the National Police reported that since President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo came into power in 2001, twenty-six journalists have been killed. Those that were killed were investigating the corruption inside the Arroyo government.

Twenty-four hours later

Sheer panic, disbelief, and so much boredom resulted from the temporary loss of Internet here at Riverside City College on March 2. The loss made some of us realize just how much we need the Internet. As college students, we practically live off of Internet use nowadays.

Presidential hopeful John Edwards addresses students

The youth market is open for business. All presidential candidates claim to care about America’s young people. At this point in the game, however, the only one displaying any concern for college students is presidential hopeful John Edwards. While most other runners are content to schmooze up powerful party members, Edwards is on the move.

Music companies now targeting college students

As college students we don’t have much money on our hands. With the pens, notebooks, gas needed to get to school, and especially all the books we have to buy, most of us will look for any way to get something, anything, for free. Free is not a word the music industry likes to hear and the Recording Industry Association of America is making sure students get the message.

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