[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]pril’s a month of ramping up: for finals, for major projects, for summer trips. There’s planning to be done. And then planning for the planning. Don’t forget to make a to-do list for all the plans that you’re planning to plan! We all have things to do, so let’s not waste time on a …

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]imes of transition can call upon many emotions. Excitement comes while looking forward to something new, but new is also unknown, and for some the unknown is the most terrifying. I do a really good job of pretending to take changes without hesitation, but in reality I am the most comfortable when I fall …

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t’s an April morning. Sunshine is pouring in through your window and you feel the first true warmth of the year. It’s a day for adventure: grab your roommate, best friend, significant other, or go by yourself, but you’re taking a road trip. It was decided before you even woke up. It was decided …

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[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]onica Martin is my new hero(ine). No, not Monica Martin the Brazilian bodybuilder, but rather the lead singer of Phox, a smokin’-hot indie pop band out of Madison, Wisconsin. Martin’s voice will ground you with its smooth gravity, then lift you up with its silky spaciousness. The result is paralysis. In “Slow Motion,” Martin …

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]earing the name “The Quietest Show on Earth,” I immediately thought it was a reference to this “Battle of the Gentle Bands” Portlandia sketch. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that “The Quietest Show on Earth” was an entirely more earnest and assumedly less ironic proposition featuring musicians Andrew Bird and Tift Merritt. Sponsored …

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