G’Ra Asim, part of WashU’s first race and ethnicity cluster hire, is equally comfortable in front of an undergraduate classroom and at center stage of a punk rock concert.
On April 23, the band SWMRS came to the Ready Room and brought both punk rock and advocacy for social change.
Written by Eric Morse and illustrated by Anny Yi, “What Is Punk?” gives an overview of the early punk movement through rhyming couplets, paired beautifully with Claymation-inspired illustrations of cultural icons such as constructed from Play-Doh.
If you’ve ever felt like it takes absolutely no talent to get a song on the radio these days, then you can probably imagine how little talent it takes for some nobody punk band to cover a recent pop song. Though the musical quality of pop songs can be argued, “Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 3” seems to lose everything good about them.
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