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Inside MSU’s Headphones: February

Inside MSU’s Headphones: February

If looks could kill and smiles could heal… Well, I’m not sure that would solve anything, but the world would be a very different place. Alas, we could all use more smiles as we end this long week before Spring Break. As I trudged across campus taking the long way back to my dorm (simply to procrastinate), I couldn’t help but wonder – what soul moving vocals and earth shattering bass are enough to chase away the pre-Spring Break blues? When I took on this series, I expected people to be hesitant but eager to inform others of their favorite artists and bands. Reflecting on this edition to the series, however, I received a lot of cold stares and uncomfortable smiles from students trekking through the Farm Lane and Red Cedar River junction. There were a fair amount of people that took interest in my inquiry, but many students were unwilling or hesitant to spare a few seconds of their time. Nonetheless, I braved the harsh weather and frigid personalities though and I believe I found an eclectic mix of music tastes that matched the student population we have here at MSU.

To the man in the running group who asked me (somewhat sarcastically) what I was listening to, I would say I was listening to Ed Sheeran at the time and I would thank you for your interest.

Saltwater Room – Owl City

Underground Kings – Drake

Traps N Trees – DJ Solo

Heavy Feet – Local Natives

Earthquake – Hit The Lights

Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

Crush’d – Say Anything

Came to My Rescue – Hillsong United

Stay – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko

Hip-Hop Saved My Life – Lupe Fiasco

Girl Is On My Mind – The Black Keys

Sixteen Saltines – Jack White

This Magic Moment – The Drifters

Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes

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Inside MSU’s Headphones: April

Inside MSU’s Headphones: April

You know the saying, “April showers brings new, interesting music.” That’s not it? Okay, well this month we heard a lot of new songs, a lot of old songs, and again, more Lady Gaga and Wiz Khalifa. Yet with the sun shining on this particular day of surveying students, we got PLENTY of songs from your fellow Spartans.

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Inside MSU’s Headphones: February

Inside MSU’s Headphones: February

It’s been two long months since we last found out what fellow students were listening to, and now we finally get to hear what new (and old) music they’re rocking out to on their walk to and from Wells Hall.

This really has become the most interesting social experiment I get to test every month. I’ve learned quite a few things about those who use their headphones as a means to ignore you, including that they will even give you eye contact before they promptly walk away! No harm done, however, as plenty of students were more than willing to tell us what they listen to. The bridge near Wells seems to be the most musically inclined area, so watch below to find out the music blasting through those headphones. (And keep watching for a cameo from MSU’s real mascots.)

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Inside MSU’s Headphones: December

Inside MSU’s Headphones: December

This month, I chose a different location for some samplings of student songs. The library is teeming with people the weeks before and during finals week, so I was sure I’d get some good responses. I was right, but after this third round of queries, I’ve learned a few things about students:

1. We have a wide variety of musical tastes at MSU.

2. Someone is always listening to Amy Whinehouse.

3. Someone is always listening to Wiz Khalifa.

4. People often use their headphones as a reason to not talk to you.

5. Every one who does answer is happy you asked!

This month’s mix is pretty interesting, and would be a good playlist to finish up your studying. Watch the video below to see what gets people in the mood… to study, of course.

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Inside MSU’s Headphones: November

Inside MSU’s Headphones: November

November has brought us unexpectedly warm weather and sudden snow fall. Yet rain or shine, MSU students are always listening to music as they trek to and from class. I know I always want to know what they’re listening to, so once again, I’ve used my privileges as Arts & Culture editor to find out for myself. Watch the video below to see the music tastes of even more students!

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Inside MSU’s Headphones: October

Inside MSU’s Headphones: October

Sitting on the bus, walking to class, riding down Farm Lane on your bike… Do you ever wonder what the person next to you is listening to? They may seem completely entranced in their music or they may be mouthing the lyrics. Or maybe, you can actually hear what’s blasting through those headphones. Either way, you’ll never really know unless you ask them, like we did!  After witnessing Ty Currell’s video in New York City over the summer (click here to watch), TBG thought it would be interesting what you’re listening to. Watch the video below to see what Spartans have on their playlist.

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