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In this series, I pick a different theme each week and recommend five songs within it for you to give a listen. These tracks will include some of my favorites over the years, with many being songs I listen to on a regular basis. If you have any theme recommendations, post them in the comment…

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The Raider Photography Contest has officially kicked off for its second iteration. Although the contest is run by Raider Student Media, the contest is open to all students of the University of Mount Union. The winner of this contest will receive two Cleveland Monsters tickets and a $5.00 B&a…

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In this series, I pick a different theme each week and recommend five songs within it for you to give a listen. These tracks include some of my favorites over the years, with many being ones I listen to on a regular basis. If you have any theme recommendations, post them in the comments, and…

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National Championships, All Americans, Regional Award Winners, The M-Club, Track and Field, Football and Basketball. These are often seen as the biggest draws for Mount Union students coming into their freshman year. But step slightly outside the spotlight of Division Three College Athletics…

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Raider Student Media presents an exclusive interview series featuring notable artists from around the country. In our first episode of our second season, we interview up-and-coming artist Olivia Farabaugh!

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Hey everyone, Trish Kohut here! If you are an active reader of the Dynamo, you may have seen my past series where I offered my opinion on a different album every week. This semester, I still want to bring you all music-inspired stories like I have in the past—but with a bit of a change-up. T…

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ALLIANCE, OHIO- In August of 2019, the board of directors and the staff of Raider Student Media (RSM) decided to proceed with a new, exciting project that would feature musical artists with the intent of providing them a platform to both tell their story, as well as share their music. This g…

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Music. It is a daily part of many people’s routines and lives. It is an art that people take solace and joy in. Music has been around for quite some time, and the way we as individuals consume it is constantly changing. From cassettes to streaming services, the technology in which we listen …

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It’s that time of the year! Spotify and Apple Music have just released their top artists, songs, and albums of 2019. I figured that in the same spirit, I would show my readers what I’ve been listening to all year. I hope you all enjoy, and I hope you have a blessed holiday season! 

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The 2019 Christmas Festival performed by the Mount Union Choir was a huge hit this past weekend.   

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The end of 2019 doesn’t just mark another year closed. It also marks the end of another decade. The world has changed in so many ways, both good and bad. The Dynamo will now take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2010’s.  

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The theatre department’s final fall show of the 2019 semester closed earlier this week after its magical debut on Thursday. “Prospero’s Magic Island,” written and directed by Kevin P. Kern, closed Sunday, Nov. 23, following its five-show run.  

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The lead of Prospero’s Magic Island graced Mount Union’s campus not just with his acting abilities, but also with the 2019 Eckler Lecture. Mark Thompson, who played Prospero, gave his lecture immediately after the Thursday performance of the show.  

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Last Saturday, Pink Floyd tribute band Wish You Were Here performed live at the Akron Civic Theater to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. I was fortunate enough to attend the event, and they put on a fantastic show. 

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Hello everyone! My name is Trish Kohut, and I am a lover of all things music. One of my favorite things about music is when you find an album where every song is an amazing piece of a great collection. In this series, I discuss my favorite albums, track-by-track, and why you should check the…

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Based out of Chicago, Twin Peaks brings a unique energy to their music, unlike most bands from the modern era. Their sweet-sounding lyrics and heavy garage-rock influence make for a perfect combination that separates them from any band I have ever listened to. I became a fan of their’s when …

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Today, November 16, 2019, marks the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, Cuba. The city was originally founded by the Spanish, but after two revolutions, the Cubans were finally able to call it their own in the 1950s. This incredible milestone in their history has been a day much ant…

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On November 11, there was a Jazz Ensemble concert in the Blackbox Theater. If you did not attend, you really missed out on a good time! The first performance was the Mount Union Jazz Combo, directed by John Anthony. This small but mighty group consisted of Rachel Vaughan on trumpet, Jack Mad…

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Raider Student Media (RSM) started a new project this semester in hopes to bring attention to lesser-known musicians, as well as diversify the content for the Studio M YouTube channel. This series is known as Raider Record Room. Currently, three episodes are available to watch: J.D. Eicher, …

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Many call the genre of heavy metal “Satan’s music.” Many call it noise. But I refer to it as beautiful aggression. 

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For a lot of people, fall has a lot of meanings: back to school, colder weather and football are among the most prevalent. But for people like me, it means it's Halloween season, and I couldn’t be more excited.  

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Raider Student Media presents an exclusive interview series featuring notable artists from around the country. In our second episode, we interview Nashville recording artists Sawyer!

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Whether you stayed up to watch Monday Night Football or decided to catch it when you wake up, the Trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Debuted and is currently #1 in trending on YouTube at the time of this article being written. 

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Last Friday, October 4 was a day celebrated by colleges across the nation. What’s so special about this date? It was College Radio Day. College Radio Day is a day that celebrates the accomplishments created by student-ran radio stations throughout the country. 

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Hello everyone! My name is Trish Kohut, and I am a lover of all things music. One of my favorite things about music is when you find an album where every song is amazing. Each piece of music contributes to an all-around great collection. I am starting a new series here to talk about my favor…

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On September 21, Mount Union hosted its first home football game against Baldwin Wallace. For most, this means watching Mount Union win from the comfort of their own campus, but for a portion of students on campus, it means the debut of the University of Mount Union Purple Raider Marching Ba…

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ALLIANCE O.H. - The Alliance Vinyl Club spun into Rodman Library on Monday evening where record enthusiasts galore met to discuss their favorite pastime.  

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Not many modern hard rock bands have been able to capture the attention of mainstream audiences the way Ghost has. Since winning the award for best metal performance in the 2016 Grammys for their hit song “Cirice,” Ghost has continued to captivate listeners with their unique sound and image.…

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On the dates of September 12 and September 13, 2019, the University of Mount Union proudly performed their inaugural show of the Visiting Artists Series. This is a new yearly-made show where artists including actors, directors, playwrights and many more will come to the university and perfor…

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The Canton-Massillon Metropolitan Area might not be currently known as a national bastion of the arts, but on September 21, Mount Union will become the hub of everything art-related in Stark County. The Mount Union Artfest is an annual tradition that invites artists and artisans from all ove…

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Look out, pop punk fans! There is a new up and coming group of rockers called The Faim from the Land Down Under. Ahead the release of their debut album, ‘State of Mind’, on Friday September 13 the group released a new single on Monday titled “Beautiful Drama”.  

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Yankee Peddler is a craft show that has been around for over 50 years now, and I have gone every year since I was born. To be more precise, it is simply defined as, “a step back in time to acknowledge master artists and crafters.” There isn’t a better way to describe it in my book. I believe…

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Raider Student Media presents an exclusive interview series featuring notable artists from around the country. In this first episode, we interview Youngstown native and national recording artist J.D. Eicher!

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One of my favorite places to be on campus, other than the Chapel and the North Reading Room, is Studio A. When I got involved with Raider Student Media, I thought it was just another club. Just another fun thing to do on campus. If you would have told me that I would be a director for Raider…

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A Saturday night preseason game should be a slow news story for football fans. ESPN’S Adam Schefter changed that by Tweeting out that the Indianapolis Colts’ Quarterback and former number-one overall pick Andrew Luck is retiring. Luck exited the game to unfortunate boos and a tear-jerking pr…

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Spider-Man may have spun his last web within the Marvel Cinematic Universe after a new deal regarding the web-slinger’s film rights could not be reached by Disney and Sony. 

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The hit single, “Give it Away,” by Red Hot Chili Peppers is a critically-acclaimed funk-rock track. It has become one of the most recognizable rock songs of the ‘90s. Known for being lively and repetitive, one would assume that this song, although catchy, was nothing more than mindless melod…

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Excitement filled the air at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown the other night. Fans of the most successful music duo in history laughed and danced as the road technicians set up the stage for Hall and Oates. Eventually, the lights lowered, and a montage began to play on screen. Hall and Oate…

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The Midnight are among the most celebrated duo in the modern genre of synthwave, a new electronic music subgenre. Their four albums, Days of Thunder, Endless Summer, Nocturnal, and Kids have garnered near universal praise for the fusion of incredible synth lines with heartfelt lyrics. On Thu…