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Talkin’ Tunes with Professor Axe

Chemistry instructor Jennifer Axe challenges all ideas of the “science geek.”

Throw away all preconceived notions of a science geek because the chemistry department’s Jennifer Axe is anything but a geek. From Guns n’ Roses to Metallica, her music taste reflects her creative and energetic self. Axe is a newcomer to AU with only one semester under her belt, but she has integrated easily, she says. Axe teaches four sections of General Chemistry 210 and teaches one section of Biochemistry II. Talkin’ Tunes’ columnist Katerina Pappas recently sat down with Axe to discuss her taste in music.

The Eagle: How would you describe your favorite genre of music?

Jennifer Axe: Everything. Well, everything but country. The changes in pitch are irritating. As for what I do like, my taste definitely varies. While I love rock, I also love the oldies. Oh, and current pop, too.

E: What artists would you say are your favorite?

Axe: Guns n’ Roses, Metallica, and, most wouldn’t expect this—but Ke$ha, too.

E: What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?

Axe: I’ve only been to a handful of concerts.The ones that stand out the most are Metallica and Linkin Park. Linkin Park was my favorite. It was a lot of fun.

E: When did you begin to come into your own, musically?

Axe: In elementary school my parents would play their own music in the car, and while I do love the oldies, by middle school I was able to take control of the radio and explore new music that I came to enjoy.

E: If you could recommend one song for all AU kids to listen to, what would it be?

Axe: “California Love” by Tupac. It’s a great song. Just recently, I was blasting it in my car with the windows down and it just made me happy.

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