USU's string performers offer annual concert before Thanksgiving holiday
Under the coaching of the Fry Street Quartet, the USU Music Department proudly presented the USU String Chamber Ensembles annual fall concert Tuesday night. Numerous pieces were played during this performance, and many were performed in quartets featuring two violins, a viola and a cello.
Aggies can capitalize on straightforward study tips
Every student has their own unique way of studying. For some it's changing seats after a certain amount of time or sitting on a certain piece of furniture like couches or beds. For other students it's munching on food, eating a certain type of food like hot chocolate powder or picking at their food and only eating parts at a time while they are studying.
REVIEW: 'A Soldier's Tale' is a one-of-a-kind production
Based from the Russian folk tale, "The Runaway Soldier and the Devil," the theatrical musical piece "A Soldier's Tale,” composed by Igor Stravinksy, is a septet of a violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, or trumpet, trombone and percussion.
COLUMN: Some parts of dating are worth giving thanks over
In honor of Thanksgiving and the right to be cliche, I’m going to write about all the reasons we should be thankful that we get to date how we want and, most importantly, who we want. Too often we take for granted the freedoms we have concerning who we want to date and eventually marry.
REVIEW: USU Symphonic Band performance soars on a serious note
The annual USU Symphonic Band and Chamber Ensembles concert was held Wednesday night, but this year's performance held a somber tone. Earlier this year, the symphonic band lost member Eric Andersen in an accident at Utah State. The 2013 USU Symphonic Band concert hosted a fundraising effort designed to help Andersen's family with the expenses associated with his death, and a dedication was made during the concert.
Percussion Ensembles deliver annual fall performance
Students gathered in the Kent Concert Hall to hear the USU Percussion Ensembles perform in their annual fall concert. The concert consisted of two different ensembles. The USU Percussion Ensemble is a larger, fourteen-member group including both majors and non-majors.
REVIEW: Syncopated aggies score with sharps and flats
Jazz music was invented in the early 20th century and quickly became an icon of African-American culture and a part of America as a whole. This form of music was so closely tied to American and African-American culture that it was banned during the Third Reich in Nazi Germany.
REVIEW: Mayday Parade gives epic show in SLC
“Remember, remember, the fifth of November...” Well, I think it is safe to say Tuesday was a day I will not be forgetting anytime soon. After class I had the opportunity to go down to Salt Lake City to see my favorite band, Mayday Parade, live in concert for the fifth time.
Cache Conjurers meet for third annual competition
Card tricks, rings, and umbrellas through the head — these are just a few of the acts that were performed at the third annual Cache Valley Conjurers event Thursday night at the historic Thatcher-Young Mansion. Individuals from ages 5 to 81 were entertained by nine different magical performers, four of whom were current USU students and one alumni.
REVIEW: 'The Lost Hero' sets up a great spinoff series
"The Lost Hero" by Rick Riordan is the first book in the spinoff series to the Percy Jackson books. While some of the characters remain the same, “The Lost Hero” introduces a whole group of new characters who are the primary focus of the book. While it’s enjoyable to read with the Percy Jackson series, it can be a stand-alone series and it’s not necessary to read the Percy Jackson books beforehand.