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Pack is Life 7: 9/20/17-9/27/17

John and Benjamin talk men’s and women’s soccer, football, the start of rifle team season, and eating pizza crust first. (Warning, minor crackling in the last minute!)

Listen to Episode 7 here.

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Pack is Life 4: Non-Revenue Sports Revisited

John and Benjamin discuss NCSU non-revenue sports with a focus on men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, and swimming.

Listen to Episode 4 here.

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Pack is Life 3: Football Season

John and Benjamin discuss their predictions and hopes for the coming football season.

Listen to Episode 3 here.

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Pack is Life 2: Non-revenue Sports

John and Ben discuss the careers of Wolfpack sports alumni, their takes on the coming basketball season, and non-revenue sports such as swimming, soccer, and tennis.

Listen to Episode 2 here.

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Gen Ed 5: The Transfer Student Experience

Gen Ed is a podcast dealing with student life at NC State University. This episode is all about the transfer student experience at NC State. We sat down with New Student Programs, as well as an actual transfer student, to talk about it. 

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Gen Ed 2: Intersectionality at NC State

Listen to this informative podcast about intersectionality and microaggressions, explained to us by the very wise assistant director of the NC State GLBT Center, Preston Keith.

Happy Diversity Education Week 2016 to North Carolina State University. Make sure you take advantage of this week and help educate yourself outside of the classroom. 🙂 For more information, check out the calendar of events.

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Concert Review

Last Fridays On The Lawn for 2015

WKNC, students, and listeners bid farewell to Fridays On The Lawn for 2015. This past Friday, November 7, WKNC hosted Noah Rawlings of Sunshine Faces and The Mineral Girls. As the sun set, and the stringed lights twinkled, the two sets felt intimate, and romantic. There was a special connection to be felt between the audience and the bands. 

Noah Rawlings of Sunshine Faces

Noah Rawlings of Sunshine Faces (above) played a solo set; he compared himself to playing without a band as something similar to Bob Dylan.

The Mineral Girls

The Mineral Girls dedicated their set to mid 2000’s teen pop star, and my personal idol, Hilary Duff.

The Mineral Girls

See you next year (2016) Fridays On The Lawn!

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Concert Preview

Technician Preview for Fridays on the Lawn

Nathan Forbes, WKNC Correspondent

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source: Sunshine Face’s Facebook

This Friday, outside of Witherspoon Student Center, WKNC will be holding one of several of its long-running musical events, Fridays on the Lawn. Sunshine Faces from Chapel Hill and Mineral Girls from Charlotte will be playing; both bands are riding off the release of albums this year. 

Sunshine Faces just recently released “Peaked,” their sophomore album, recorded completely in a dorm room. Their music has been described as lo-fi, but it is by no means thin-sounding. Their songs are expansive, swelling and even ethereal-sounding. At times, their music is reminiscent of The Cure, like on the song “Kissing Every Day,” a quick-tempo track with twangy guitar sounds and glistening synthesizers. At other times they sound like a shoegaze or twee pop band. Honestly though, they are not an easy band to pinpoint as they don’t tend to just one sound throughout an album. Some other tracks I’d recommend checking out from the band are “Of Asheville,” as well as the fan favorite, “Teenage Prayer.” 

Mineral Girls released the totally solid album, “Cozy Body,” this spring. The lo-fi emo group has plenty of catchy melodies and harmonized guitars to spare. Brett Green’s distorted and distant vocals give their music a signature sound too. Some songs I’d recommend from these guys are “Was the Worst Thing That Ever Happened to Me” and “Nvr Ur Gf.” 

With the forecast predicting warm weather and only a slight chance of rain, coming out to Witherspoon this Friday afternoon is a good bet for a great time. Lighten your mood after a long week, and chill out to some good tunes. If you possess even a slight fondness for reverby guitar music, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this one. Music starts at five. Come hang!

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source: The Mineral Girls Facebook

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Fridays on the Lawn!

Fridays on the Lawn, our regular free shows on campus, are back! The first one of the semester is this Friday, October 2nd, featuring local bands Look A Ghost and Natural Causes! There will be catering by Dickey’s BBQ and a small raffle. Our rain location is 210 Park Shops- so you have no excuse to not come and hang! See you there!

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It’s On Us!

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Tomorrow night NC State Student Government is hosting an informational panel on sexual assault awareness and prevention, just in time for domestic violence awareness month in October. It’s On Us is not just a discussion panel for one night, but a campaign to stand with victims of sexual assault by learning and pledging to take a stand. More information on the It’s On Us campaign of NC State can be found here.