February 28, 2018

Towers Podcast

New Episode of The Towers Podcast is Now Available!

A new episode of The Towers Podcast is now available! Listen to "Building Inclusivity in Exclusive Times Part 1: Assistant Dean of Student Life, Ketwana Schoos" by either using the PrezGuide App 

The #MeToo Movement, #TimesUp Campaign, Charlottesville, Virginia Protests, and many other demonstrations have ignited calls for equity across the nation in the recent months. However, how have these events and many others influenced the culture and inclusivity on college campuses? Today on The Towers Podcast, we start part one of a two part series to discuss all of this, with Assistant Dean of Student Life for Inclusive Campus Engagement, Ketwana Schoos. 
The Towers Podcast is a weekly podcast that has a new episode airing every Monday throughout the spring semester. Make sure to look for a new episode in every Monday edition of the W&J Weekly or on the PrezGuide App, throughout the semester.

February 23, 2018

Black History Month: Black Music Legends!

Hey hey hey! We at the station hope everyone is doing well on this rainy Friday! Today we're spotlighting an amazing artist that has spanned decades: Ms. Faith Evans.

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Faith Evans was born in Florida in 1970. She was raised in Newark, New Jersey by her older cousins due to her mother's young age. Faith first sang in a church at 3 and knew from that point she'd be a singer. After graduating from High School in '91 Evans had a child and would sing backup and do gigs to earn money. It all paid off when she became the First Lady of Bad Boy Records. She was not only the first woman signed to Sean Combs, but also co-wrote songs for Mary J. Blige and Usher in 1994. She later married Notorious B.I.G and it was a whirlwind from there. Evans then released her debut album featuring songs written and co-written by her. To learn more about Evans go here. Tune in here or 91.7FM to listen to her music. Below is her single Mailman from the movie Wild Wild West.

February 22, 2018

Parkland Mass Shooting: A Tragedy

On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Unfortunately, seventeen people were killed and fourteen more were taken to hospitals, making it one of the world's deadliest school massacres. As school shooting become more frequent, I urge you to become more vigilant, whether it is vigilance in your schools or advocating your political views to the government. As the investigation continues, we continue to pray and send positivity to the families and friends effected by this tragedy. We stand with you.   

Winter Tales XVI

This weekend, tonight, tomorrow Friday (23rd), and Saturday (24th) at 7:30pm each night, is the 16th annual Winter Tales! Student actors will be doing stage readings of short 10-minute plays that were written by members of the W&J community. Some are funny, some are serious, some are heartfelt, all are excellent. It's a free event taking place in the black box theatre at Olin. Come out one night and see what I mean. There are some WNJR workers as actors and Bill Cameron is directing! Come out, have a great time!

February 21, 2018

W&J Chopped

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Happy hump day! As the first month of the second semester comes to a wrap, Washington & Jefferson College is preparing exciting events for March. One of the biggest and most exciting event next month will be W&J's own version of Chopped. This event allows students to compete between each other for the best meal on campus with a limited amount of resources. Occurring March 9th at 5:00pm in the commons, the winning team will receive a gift card and a trophy. If you are a student and is interested, make sure to sign up on the following link: W&J Chopped. Have an amazing rest of your week!

February 16, 2018

Black History Month: Black Music Legends!

Hello hello gorgeous humans! We at WNJR hope your day is going well and just thought we'd shine a spotlight on a few Black artists that have shaped the music world in the past and present.

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Here we have The Blossoms, an unknown but very talented group of the mid 50's and 60's. The group was initially formed at Fremont HS in LA in 1954. Throughout their career different women stepped in to take positions in the group but the most notable, with the hit He's a Rebel. To learn more about The Blossoms go here. Also make sure to tune into WNJR or turn your channels to 91.7FM to catch a glimpse at the band's talent. Below is a recording of Good Good Lovin', enjoy!



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February 15, 2018

Cultural Union Coffee Breaks

Starting today is the first of the new weekly "Cultural Union Coffee Breaks" where you can have a break and enjoy learning about new cultures. This new event is sponsored by the Office of International Student Initiatives who will provide coffee and little snacks. Each week a different cultural club or organization will lead the discussion, this will be an opportunity to talk with other people about their experiences and learn about other cultures. These coffee chats will take place every Thursday on the 2nd floor of Burnett from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

February 9, 2018

Tips on How to Stay On Top of Work

Hello beautiful people! We at WNJR hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! It's the beginning of the semester and things are getting fired up! So before things get out of control here's some tips to stay on top of your work!

  • Plan Ahead
    • Make sure you jot down deadlines of papers, tests, meetings, and presentations in order to make the proper preparations.
  • Study
    • Tests can be very difficult, so study a week or two before your test to be able to retain the information. Study your notes and recopy them to also help with retention. 
  • Deprocessing
    • Make what you're studying personal to you to make it easier for you to learn.
    • Procrastination is your enemy. Waiting until the last minute works for some people, but even then you can be put in a tough spot when trying to display your best work.
  • Tune into WNJR
    • Music is a great way to relieve stress! Listening to good music and relaxing is vital to helping you study. Taking study breaks by going to get food or listening to music can help you retain the information you've learned.
Thank you so much for reading and we at WNJR hope that your semester goes swimmingly!

February 6, 2018

New Music: Jukebox the Ghost

Jukebox the Ghost is a band that's still breaking through. They've been together for about ten years now and are getting more popular every year. They have an alternative pop sound and their songs have some pretty interesting subject matter. J the G has played more than 1,000 shows as they enjoy touring so much. This month they announced a new album and released the single "Everybody's Lonely" from the new Album, and they're going on tour this spring to play their new album "Off to the Races."  In the area around Washington and Jefferson, they'll be playing a show in Millvale, PA on May 18th (tour information here). Here is there new single "Everybody's Lonely":

February 5, 2018

Black History Month: Black Musical Legend Recognition!

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Photo Courtesy of pitchfork
 Superbowl 52 Halftime Show
Millions yesterday watched as Justin Timberlake paid homage to the great Prince. While most thought it was owed because the Superbowl took place in Prince's hometown, others felt it was disrespectful due to the nature of their relationship. Besides the drama that has been surfaced on social media due to the performance no can deny the legacy Prince left behind. His sound transcended and transformed the way we listen to music now. His death was not only a loss to the music but also the world. In respect of Black History Month I ask that you take some time to listen to Prince!