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John Blackwell Clinic

By Dan Htoo-Levine
Staff Writer

For 35 year old drummer John Blackwell, age is irrelevant. He measures his life in accomplishments, and according to this philosophy, he is sufficiently aged. Blackwell has toured worldwide with funk band Cameo, Prince, Justin …


Berklee Goes Green

By Dan Thompson
Contributing Writer

Tuition sucks. Nobody likes to think about having to take out more loans or find more scholarships or grants. Sometimes I wonder, as I’m sure you do, where all the money goes. Soon the student …


Cultural Diversity at Berklee

By Orlando Dixon
Staff Writer

Diversity is a word that is often met with hesitation, due to its nature to imply distinction of one person from another because of ethnicity. Here at Berklee, diversity is not only a term closely …


Songwriting Major Changes

By Zac Taylor
Editor-in-Chief

There is more to the term ‘singer/songwriter’ than just the writing aspect, as the first half of the word, i.e. ‘singer,’ entails performing. So why have Songwriting majors only been able to take four semesters of …


Musical Theater Writing at Berklee

By Ann Driscoll
Associate Editor

“It’s hip again,” said Michael Wartofsky, a Berklee professor and composer. He was referring to musical theater, the long-established yet sometimes underappreciated art form, which combines music, song, dance, and dialogue. Wartofsky attributed much of …


Students Start Campaign for Faculty Performance at Inauguration

By Callum MacKenzie
Staff Writer

After hearing a stirring rendition of “America the Beautiful” performed by Berklee faculty members Donna McElroy and Jetro da Silva at Berklee president Roger Brown’s inauguration, Berklee marketing students have been inspired to launch a …


Economic Crisis Affects Berklee

By Dan Htoo-Levine
Staff Writer

As many people know, the United States of America is submerged in economic recession. The federal government has attempted to lessen the blow to the national market by bailing out investment banks. More recently, there …


“My Favorite Older Brother, James Taylor”

By Zac Taylor
Editor-in-Chief

Last Wednesday, Stage Performance Professor Livingston Taylor brought a special guest to class for show-and-tell: his older brother James. Students, faculty, and privileged friends who caught wind of the event filed into the rows of folding …