At Least One. Local band spotlight

At Least One. Local band spotlight

On Wednesday, October 2nd, the local band “At Least One” played a show in Downtown Greenville. At 8 P.M., the stage at Coffee Underground coffee shop (normally used for Alchemy Comedy Show), was covered in musical instruments and equipment and the audience full of people. At Least One had a five song set, all ranging from song covers to performing originals. Two other bands, The KNGS and Wallaby Lane, also performed along side At Least One. Follow them on Instagram at @atleastoneband and listen to them on Spotify at At Least One.

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For the love of friends: Today is National Best Friend Day

Chloe Watson, Staff Writer

photo courtesy of UnSplash

photo courtesy of UnSplash

Did you know there are actually two days celebrating friendship every year? One is June 8th – National Best Friend Day. The other, National Friendship Day, is the first Sunday in August It’s been celebrated since 1935, almost 84 years ago. It’s clear why - people just love their friends. Plus, college is one of the best places to make friends – you’re surrounded by people of the same age, all in one place, all going through the same daily struggles. To celebrate, I interviewed several students, all different majors, all from different walks of life. I asked them about their current friendships and satisfied they are with the way things are.

"I'm really happy with my friendships right now, I think. I'd rate them, like, a solid ten out of ten. I think it's important to know you limits, you know, just based off your personality. I'm a pretty introverted person, so I don't need a ton of friends. I have a couple people I'm really close to, and they really make me happy." - Kimberly Rhyne, English

"It's important to keep that in mind - to know where you stand with your friends and what needs to change. I have some friendships that I would rate a solid ten. I wouldn't change anything about who we are and where we stand. But there are some where, you know, our friendship could use some improvement. It just depends on the person. But I'm happy overall. I love my friends, all of them." - Autumn Lowry, broadcast media

"I would say that I'm quite satisfied with my current friendships. I would say we could spend more time growing closer to God together, but overall we're always there to support and listen to each other and make each other laugh." - Mackenzie Cadden, secondary math education

"I’d say most of my current friendships are a solid 7 out of 10. I think the transition to college has added an element of weirdness to a lot of my preexisting high school friendships. Plus, I'm still kind of adjusting to my new friend group in college. Nothing overtly awful, just odd. I feel like most of us have very different lives, goals and schedules, which makes it hard." - Samantha Watson, journalism

"I am very happy with my current friends. I'm honestly struggling to think of anything I would want to change or improve on in the future. I just really like where I'm at, and I think that's a pretty good thing." - Shirley Burgess, elementary education

The friends you make in college will be your friends for the rest of your life. As a student, you hear that constantly – from parents, admissions officers, pretty much everybody. College is a time of growth and development, a time when hundreds of young people who are all at a similar point are brought together. College is a scary, stressful, time, sure, but it’s easier with help from our friends.

Opinion: What is music oppression?

Opinion: What is music oppression?

Music is a universal language. That being said, some languages are not as appreciated as others.Most people have specific music preferences but can appreciate the commonly loved genres. For some reason, some music genres and artists seem to be shamed and attacked without question by almost everyone. There seem to be a few genres that people feel the same way about around the North Greenville campus.

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