Category: Opinion

SideTracked: Elevating elevator music

The kitchen where I work is guilty of something I’ve seen many businesses do. The building features a sleek, modern minimalist design with a ‘20s Italian retro tinge. It’s very “trendy-six-years-ago,” but by Midwest standards it feels forward thinking. When you walk through the doors, though, they’re playing “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band. Regardless… Read more »

SideTracked: A nasty temperament – A guide to Swans

Swans have one of the most harrowing and imposing discographies in rock music. With 15 studio albums and over 20 live albums and compilations, it can feel almost impossible to decide where to dive in.  In addition to the sheer quantity of music Swans has put out, they’ve experimented with many different sounds and styles…. Read more »

SideTracked: New voices, Same Problems – BROCKHAMPTON bouncing back

GINGER – BROCKHAMPTON Released 8/23/2019 / Question Everything/RCA Records Genres: Pop Hip-Hop/Alternative R&B After exploding onto the scene in 2017 with three amazing albums back-to-back-to-back, BROCKHAMPTON were poised to be one of the most important musical acts of the ‘20s. From the “SATURATION” releases, to being featured in a Viceland documentary, to getting signed to… Read more »

‘Triple Frontier’ gives new life to heist genre

After being in a long period of development hell, going through the hands of many backers, filmmakers and actors, the now Netflix Original “Triple Frontier” released to the streaming platform in March. The movie is set up as an action adventure, following a group of former special operations forces soldiers, who, for different reasons, decide… Read more »

Journalism taught me more than just writing

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” These words from Winnie the Pooh accurately represent my thoughts on transitioning out of college, specifically with the Muleskinner and moving on to “a big kid” job. I’ve been so lucky to get to work with the staff of the Muleskinner and… Read more »

You get what you give… and much more

I hate saying goodbye. It isn’t easy to come to terms with the fact that an impactful part of my life will change drastically in less than two weeks. That’s what will happen when I graduate and my time working at the Muleskinner ends. It’s sad. I’d go as far as to say it is… Read more »

Goodbye to my job and a great adviser

The Muleskinner has been a part of my life for a long time. I have worked here for two years: as Multimedia Editor then as the News Editor. Before that, I was a contributor. My love for storytelling came due to the Muleskinner, so I joined the journalism emphasis of digital media production as a… Read more »