12 Songs To Put You In A Good Mood

12 Songs To Put You In A Good Mood

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We've all had those days where we just feel like we're in a funk, no matter how much we try to make ourselves feel better. That's just part of living a busy, college lifestyle. Music has helped me out many times when I've been feeling this strain. With finals week coming up, we will all need all the help we can get. Here's a list of songs that always make me feel a little bit better. Maybe they'll help you too.

1. The Middle - Jimmy Eat World

A classic song to remind you that there will be hard times, but you can get through it.

2. Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Basically, just for the meme.

3. Carry On - Fun.

A wonderful, calming throwback to one of the few good things that happened during the middle school years.

4. Great Big Storm- Nate Ruess

Nate Ruess is the former lead singer of Fun. and has one of my favorite voices in music.

5. I Wanna Get Better - Bleachers

An optimistic and upbeat tune.

6. Imaginary Parties - Superfruit

A little-known tune by two of the guys from Pentatonix. It's bright and bubbly and you can't help but get lost in it.

7. Jackie and Wilson - Hozier

Just a feel-good song that you can listen to while dancing around the house.

8. Could Have Been Me - The Struts

Another little-known song to inspire you to get your butt into gear and follow your dreams.

9. Hey Jude - The Beatles

Just a zen classic and, if you've never heard it, there's a huge hole in your life.

10. Love Yourself - Justin Beiber

Who would've thought that I'd be putting this guy's name on a list of my favorite songs? Anyway, the name says it all.

11. Believer - Imagine Dragons

Every time this song comes on the radio, the volume goes up. Such a great song to jam out to.

12. So Much More Than This - Grace VanderWaal

This girl is a literal ray of sunshine. That's all there is to it.

Happy listening!

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

Cover Image Credit: Vine

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'This Is America': The Most Provocative Music Video of 2018

So far, no music video has been as provocative this year as much as "This Is America."

Anyone that knows me is aware of my love for music. However, that is a general statement that could apply to anyone. However, I also love controversial music. Sympathy For the Devil. Closer by Nine Inch Nails. God Save the Queen by the Clash. All songs that pushed boundaries or were taboo. I also love controversial music videos, ones that appeal to your senses via their eccentricity, their ability to provoke or to make you contemplate.

So far, no music video has been as provocative this year as much as "This Is America," the song performed and written by Childish Gambino.

For one, the imagery and the symbolism stands out as interesting. Guns being pampered to with the finest cloth, implying preferential treatment for guns, even over people. The contorting of the body by Donald Glover to echo back to the times of Jim Crow. The use of the iPhone, which has been used to capture instances of injustice very recently. Plus, the scene at the end which is reminiscent of the film "Get Out," which served as an allegory for black America and its treatment at the hands of white people. All in all, while not necessarily the most subtle, the point gets across. Whether you agree or disagree with what he says, it makes for a compelling watch.

Next, the violence, which is tied into various portions of the video. The song is prefaced by Childish Gambino killing a man who has his entire face covered by a cloth, unaware of the fate that awaits him. Then, the robbery which occurs in the background as he moves forward and the video progresses (pretty self-explanatory). Then, the infamous scene; he proceeds to walk into a room, where he then receives an AK-47. This is used to mow down a church choir, in a scene that has been compared to the Charleston church massacre (though they were not performing in real life).

Obviously, there are the lyrics too. The juxtaposition between Glover himself and the character he creates for himself (Oaxaca being infamous for drug dealers, yet he went to NYU and, obviously, is immensely famous/wealthy), the commentary he provides on America's obsession with the material and superficial, as well as the mockery of trap music (easily regurgitated portions of the song, a key facet of modern day rappers like Lil Pump).

Overall, an interesting song. Doesn't really matter what your opinion is on the subject matter itself; it is sure to provoke because of the perspective he offers willingly to us. The video contains good visuals, issues Glover sees as wrong with America, and references/allusions to American society and events in the past. A thought-provoking video at the end of the day, and one I could watch again and again to break down.

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