10 Songs That Should Be Played WAY More

10 Songs That Should Be Played WAY More

All my favorite songs.

This was a terribly hard article to write, simply because music is so influential and each song means different things to us at different points in our lives. But, we can all recognize that some songs leave us feeling changed, songs that we carry in our hearts forever as we move along in our lives. Some of these songs have pushed me through times I thought I would never get through, and others have changed my perspective on the world around me. Music is one of the most powerful driving forces in my life, and there is something about the way the lyrics capture the essence of how I'm feeling, that makes each one of these songs an indispensable part of my life. None of these songs are ranked in any particular order because each of them means something different to me. So here are 10 songs that should be heard more on the radio because of what they represent.

1. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey

The line "Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard" makes me feel like I can do anything in the world, and that's the impact Journey has on my heart.

2. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen

This song is an eternal masterpiece & there is nothing I could say that would do justice to it.

3. "Imagine" - John Lennon

John Lennon shows us a world we don't have. He was a pure genius and saw the world 30 years in the future. One of the most influential songs in the history of music, "Imagine" questions everything that divides us as people. "Imagine" tells us to shed every inch of our possessions and pushes us to keep dreaming. John Lennon was a powerful, revolutionary man, whose work is irreplaceable.

4. "Formation" - Beyonce

Beyonce taught me the real meaning of feminism. "Formation" is a song in which Beyonce sings about her heritage & cultural identity. One of the most powerful songs I've heard, "Formation" is a sense of self and a way of life. It is non-traditional, bold, and fearless.

5. "Fix You" - Coldplay

This song gives me strength. It takes me through the dark and lifts me up. Every line of this song gives me goosebumps and reminds me that no matter how hard life gets, "lights will guide you home". "Fix You" is a shot of powerful, positive energy that can get you through anything.

6. "The Scientist" - Coldplay

Nothing describes "The Scientist" better than nostalgia. From lines like "nobody said it was easy" to "questions of science, science & progress do not speak as loud as my heart.", the song perfectly captures the essence of heartbreak, nostalgia, and regret. More than anything, it is real and genuine, and there is something really bittersweet about the line "take me back to the start".

7. "Hotel California" - Eagles

This song should be played more simply because of its exceptional use of metaphors. It touches on modern day issues such as excess in America, drugs, addiction, and the American dream. It is a beautiful cultural metaphor and an intricate relay between perception & reality.

8. "Chasing Cars" - Snow Patrol

"Chasing Cars" is simplicity personified. It takes the simple things in life and gives innocent love a new perspective.

9. "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" - The Script

"I'm not broke I'm just a broken hearted man "

10. "Elastic Heart" - Sia

"You did not break me, I'm still fighting for peace." In my eyes, Sia is a legend. Her songs have so much perseverance and her music is a work of art. The "Elastic Heart" video is a beautiful blend of modern-day controversy, emotion, and meaning. "Elastic Heart" is a moving song, that reminds me to push my own boundaries and not worry about fitting in.

Cover Image Credit: Hans Vivek

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9 Reasons Crocs Are The Only Shoes You Need

Crocs have holes so your swag can breathe.

Do you have fond childhood objects that make you nostalgic just thinking about your favorite Barbie or sequenced purse? Well for me, its my navy Crocs. Those shoes put me through elementary school. I eventually wore them out so much that I had to say goodbye. I tried Airwalks and sandals, but nothing compared. Then on my senior trip in New York City, a four story Crocs store gleamed at me from across the street and I bought another pair of Navy Blue Crocs. The rest is history. I wear them every morning to the lake for practice and then throughout the day to help air out my soaking feet. I love my Crocs so much, that I was in shock when it became apparent to me that people don't feel the same. Here are nine reasons why you should just throw out all of your other shoes and settle on Crocs.

1. They are waterproof.

These bad boys can take on the wettest of water. Nobody is sure what they are made of, though. The debate is still out there on foam vs. rubber. You can wear these bad boys any place water may or may not be: to the lake for practice or to the club where all the thirsty boys are. But honestly who cares because they're buoyant and water proof. Raise the roof.

2. Your most reliable support system

There is a reason nurses and swimming instructors alike swear by Crocs. Comfort. Croc's clogs will make you feel like your are walking on a cloud of Laffy Taffy. They are wide enough that your toes are not squished, and the rubbery material forms perfectly around your foot. Added bonus: The holes let in a nice breeze while riding around on your Razor Scooter.

3. Insane durability

Have you ever been so angry you could throw a Croc 'cause same? Have you ever had a Croc bitten while wrestling a great white shark? Me too. Have you ever had your entire foot rolled like a fruit roll up but had your Crocs still intact? Also me. All I know is that Seal Team 6 may or may not have worn these shoes to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. Just sayin'.

4. Bling, bling, bling

Jibbitz, am I right?! These are basically they're own money in the industry of comfortable footwear. From Spongebob to Christmas to your favorite fossil, Jibbitz has it all. There's nothing more swag-tastic than pimped out crocs. Lady. Killer.

5. So many options

From the classic clog to fashionable sneakers, Crocs offer so many options that are just too good to pass up on. They have fur lined boots, wedges, sandals, loafers, Maryjane's, glow in the dark, Minion themed, and best of all, CAMO! Where did your feet go?!

6. Affordable

Crocs: $30

Feeling like a boss: Priceless

7. Two words: Adventure Straps

Because you know that when you move the strap from casual mode chillin' in the front to behind the heal, it's like using a shell on Mario Cart.

8. Crocs cares

Okay, but for real, Crocs is a great company because they have donated over 3 million pairs of crocs to people in need around the world. Move over Toms, the Croc is in the house.

9. Stylish AF

The boys will be coming for you like Steve Irwin.

Who cares what the haters say, right? Wear with pride, and go forth in style.

Cover Image Credit: Chicago Tribune

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From One Nerd To Another

My contemplation of the complexities between different forms of art.


Aside from reading Guy Harrison's guide to eliminating scientific ignorance called, "At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life" and, "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer" by Charles Graeber, an informative and emotional historical account explaining the potential use of our own immune systems to cure cancer, I read articles and worked on my own writing in order to keep learning while enjoying my winter break back in December. I also took a trip to the Guggenheim Museum.

I wish I was artistic. Generally, I walk through museums in awe of what artists can do. The colors and dainty details simultaneously inspire me and remind me of what little talent I posses holding a paintbrush. Walking through the Guggenheim was no exception. Most of the pieces are done by Hilma af Klint, a 20th-century Swedish artist expressing her beliefs and curiosity about the universe through her abstract painting. I was mostly at the exhibit to appease my mom (a K - 8th-grade art teacher), but as we continued to look at each piece and read their descriptions, I slowly began to appreciate them and their underlying meanings.

I like writing that integrates symbols, double meanings, and metaphors into its message because I think that the best works of art are the ones that have to be sought after. If the writer simply tells you exactly what they were thinking and how their words should be interpreted, there's no room for imagination. An unpopular opinion in high school was that reading "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne was fun. Well, I thought it was. At the beginning of the book, there's a scene where Hawthorne describes a wild rosebush that sits just outside of the community prison. As you read, you are free to decide whether it's an image of morality, the last taste of freedom and natural beauty for criminals walking toward their doom, or a symbol of the relationship between the Puritans with their prison-like expectations and Hester, the main character, who blossoms into herself throughout the novel. Whichever one you think it is doesn't matter, the point is that the rosebush can symbolize whatever you want it to. It's the same with paintings - they can be interpreted however you want them to be.

As we walked through the building, its spiral design leading us further and further upwards, we were able to catch glimpses of af Klint's life through the strokes of her brush. My favorite of her collections was one titled, "Evolution." As a science nerd myself, the idea that the story of our existence was being incorporated into art intrigued me. One piece represented the eras of geological time through her use of spirals and snails colored abstractly. She clued you into the story she was telling by using different colors and tones to represent different periods. It felt like reading "The Scarlet Letter" and my biology textbook at the same time. Maybe that sounds like the worst thing ever, but to me it was heaven. Art isn't just art and science isn't just science. Aspects of different studies coexist and join together to form something amazing that will speak to even the most untalented patron walking through the museum halls.

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