Music for midterms
Midterms are upon us once again! To keep up your spirits, Cadenza Music Editor Cici Coquillette provides theme songs and encouragement based upon your major.
“Achilles’ Last Stand”
Sometimes a fresh perspective on an old story can be useful. And who better to spin this tale than Robert Plant?
(Queen and David Bowie)
I don’t totally understand how various forces, velocities, gas laws and pressures interact, but I’m sure glad that you do! If only we could figure out what makes this song so good…
“We Are All Accelerated Readers”
Los Campesinos!’s catchy electro-pop, along with their upbeat message, just might get you through that mountain of reading.
“We Built This City”
Well, it was a tie between this song and “Straight out
of Compton.” What a well-
“Paint It Black”
There’s beauty in simplicity. Don’t think of it so much as having a single-color canvas, more of a deliberate use of positive space.
Women, gender and sexuality
“Man, I Feel Like a Woman”
Intersecting inequalities are a pain in an intensely patriarchal system, but sometimes you have to celebrate the little joys.
“Fight for Your Right”
Your investigation into the nature of our political rights lines up perfectly with the Beastie Boys’ public-policy-focused anthem. Right? Isn’t that what the song’s about?
Bless you, future architects. All of those hours in studio may seem terrible now, but soon you’ll be out in the real world building mighty, mighty things.
“Sic Transit Gloria”
OK, maybe it only applies to the title, but there’s something to be said for applying a dead language to pop culture! Well played, guys, well played.
International and area studies
“We are the World”
(Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie & Co.)
That cultural perspective you’re gaining is invaluable. Unlike Cyndi Lauper’s vocals. Yikes.
I don’t know, guys; I was taught that using the Oxford comma was correct. Vampire Weekend clearly doesn’t care, but I’ll defer to your expertise.
“Where is my Mind?”
Maybe someday we’ll figure this one out.
You guys actually have midterms?
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