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‘Sophie Jones’ soundtrack exemplifies music’s role in indie film

(06/02/22 12:42pm)

From that first glimpse into Sophie Jones’ world, it’s impossible not to get swept up in “Sophie Jones” and the painfully authentic story of a teenage girl grappling with the death of her mother. The film’s depiction of grief, accompanied by its portrayal of the awkwardness and excitement of high school relationships, makes it clear that “Sophie Jones” is not your usual rose-colored coming-of-age film. Rather, Jessie Barr and her cousin Jessica Barr — both producers of the film — succeed in highlighting those slice-of-life moments that many movies about teens tend to gloss over. While the cast’s grit in portraying both tear-jerking and comical scenes is evident, there seems to be an unspoken character wavering in between and behind the scenes — music.

AU sophomore Eric Lo ‘promises’ major potential with band Wester Chester

(04/07/22 2:57pm)

College of Arts and Sciences sophomore Eric Lo and his bandmate Zane Rizvi-Riemer hit the ground running as they debuted their first song “SHE CALLED ME ON HER PHONE” last summer under the handle of Wester Chester. Since then, they have released three more songs, despite living in two different cities.

Springing into spring: New songs for a new season

(03/14/22 1:03pm)

With the first day of spring just in a few days and D.C.’s frosty winters slowly morphing into sunnier days, it’s time to reflect on the past semester and dive into some songs for the springtime. With upbeat tracks that will have you humming all the way to class to laid-back tunes perfect for late-night journaling, this playlist is bound to get you excited about the warm weather ahead.