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Jazz music comes in many variants of emotional expression. Within the roots of its music lie ragtime and the blues. Many people do not realize the intense emotional values that jazz music can have on a singular person. For example, if 10 people listen to the same song, it could be perceived …

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We began to hear about the deadly spread of COVID-19 in late December 2019 and early January 2020, which originated from Wuhan, China. Not sure what it was at first, some assuming it was like a new, powerful version of the flu.

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Everyone dreams of an excellent trip; of going places and exploring all cultures the world has to offer.

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Kara SimonKara.Simon@franklincollege.edu Infusing other cultures into popular songs is not a new concept, whether the artist records multilingual lyrics or produces a swanky guitar riff. And multicultural music has noticeably made a mark on American pop culture. For example, “Despacito” took…

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By Carolina Puga-Mendozacarolina.pugamendoza@franklincollege.edu Moving to a different country is hard enough but losing your culture — sometimes without even knowing it — is even harder. My only family that lives in the United States today are my parents and my brother, my uncle, his wife a…

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By Ariana Lovittariana.lovitt@franklincollege.edu Marshmallow Monkey, a home decor shop that has become a staple of the downtown Franklin shopping community, announced plans to move their business to the owners’ family farm in Morgan County next spring. This decision, the owners hope, will e…

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By Kara Simonkara.simon@franklincollege.edu Women in music are not uncommon. From Ariana Grande to Billie Eilish, there is a wide array of female performers today.   The music industry has also subjected women to criticism for years, but that criticism often surpasses the quality of the musi…

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By Chaz Hillcharles.hill@franklincollege.edu In 1922, a man was born who would change the world. And on Nov. 12, 2018, that same man died at the age of 95. Stan Lee was partly responsible for the development and blossoming of Marvel Comics into the entertainment juggernaut it is today. Odds …

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By Chaz Hillcharles.hill@franklincollege.edu As the bells of the final round rang in 1976’s “Rocky,” audiences were treated to the ultimate underdog story. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time Philadelphia fighter, gets a shot competing in the heavyweight championship against supe…

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By Kara Simonkara.simon@franklincollege.edu Music leaves an impact on the brain, on mood and certainly on actions. But how does music impact personal study habits?

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By Ariana Lovittariana.lovitt@franklincollege.edu In downtown Franklin, a small community bookstore sits among a strip of buildings on Water Street.

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By Carolina Puga Mendozacarolina.pugamendoza@franklincollege.edu Americans in general are ignoring the fact that a nuclear war is always a reality, despite its prevalence in popular culture like the television series “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” among others.

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By Ariana Lovittariana.lovitt@franklincollege.edu Franklin Heritage Inc., a business concerned with the preservation and maintenance of historical buildings in Franklin, has a downtown favorite at the forefront of their mind. 

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By Alivia Breweralivia.brewer@franklincollege.edu Depression in general is often overlooked and misunderstood in today’s younger generation, because it is so common among students dealing with daily obstacles, such as homework, exams and co-curricular activities. However, there is a special …

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By Chaz Hillcharles.hill@franklincollege.eduFor some, there are few better combinations than scary movies and October.Once fall rolls around, when walking across campus on a crisp day, the music from John Carpenter’s 1978 classic “Halloween” seems to always echo through my mind.Scary movies …