Stephanie ’20 “Russian would be a really cool language, it’s interesting. And I love Russian music (choral music), so it would be cool to understand that.”
Josh ’17 “Yiddish, because I feel like Yiddish is an awesome language. And it’s not really spoken lately, it’s more of a Jewish language, so I think it would be fun to learn.”
Melissa ’17 “I would want to learn Japanese because I think that language is cool. The Asian culture is huge, so probably Mandarin too. Every time I’m around them or I’m in a social setting and I hear it, I want to know what they’re saying. It’s just my curiosity.”
Liz ’18 “Chinese. I think, in the developing world, it’s probably one of the more important languages to learn. In the developing economic market, China is one of our biggest competitors, it’s who we do the most business with. So to be able to break down the language barrier would probably benefit the country financially and economically. My dad has to go to China every couple years because they have products of our and we have products of theirs, so he tells me all the time he wishes he knew Mandarin at least.”
Kaylyn ’17 “I already know a little bit of language, but I feel like Portuguese would be cool because it’s similar to Spanish, but there are differences.”
Clarissa ’17 “I’d want to learn German because I have family back in Germany that don’t really speak English and I’d like to be able to communicate with them.”
By: Shannon O’Malley
A/B is the debut album of the Icelandic band, Kaleo. This powerful and hard-hitting album makes a very strong first impression with songs like “Way Down We Go,” which has already gained the band some attention with its dark, intense, and eerie sound. “All the Pretty Girls” has a vibe that’s more acoustic and relaxed, yet also slightly melancholy. But then there are songs like “Glass House” that are more hyped by being faster-paced and aggressively upbeat.
Kaleo is a rock band that’s heavily influenced by blues and folk, which results in very rustic tunes that have a certain rawness about them. The vocals in particular are unforgettable because of the lead singer’s incredibly rough and raspy voice. Yet, he manages to pull off a soft falsetto for songs like “All the Pretty Girls.” If you’re taking a stroll in the woods, driving through the countryside, or exploring your local abandoned and “haunted” property, this album could perfectly set the mood.