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Sun Sessions with Shay Collins ’18

Cool Teen is the new project of Shay Collins ’18, Arts and Entertainment Editor emeritus and Pop Punk obsessor. According to Shay, the project “is the result of wanting to make music and perform and, for a long time, refusing to put anything out if it wasn’t exactly perfect. After awhile, I just decided to go for it.” That ethos bleeds through on his most recent (and as yet only) album: With Aliens, brimming with the type of plain-faced, nostalgic, punk-strong music that hurls his deepest-downs in an pure, exposed lump of plucked strings and plaintive vocals at his feet in front of him. For his Sun Session, Shay decided to give us “16,” a song of “mostly half-remembered thoughts and feelings from when I was in high school and trying to figure myself out.

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Sun Sessions with Conor Emerson

“I think of myself as your childhood imaginary friend come to life. When I am writing and recording music, I try to synthesize organic and natural sound, like actual sound from nature, as well as sound from space I am in, closing drawers and shuffling papers, like getting textures from that and then reorganizing and repurposing them in a way that takes them out of their original context. I don’t know where I exist musically but I just like to make music whenever I can.”

SPOTLIGHT | Naval ROTC Midshipman Turner Brown ’19 Highlights Unique Drive for Military Service

SPOTLIGHT | Naval ROTC Midshipman Turner Brown ’19 Highlights Unique Drive for Military Service

“I look back on my father, his inspiration, and commitment towards me, my sister and his own life. I look back on that and know that I am never going to have an easy day in my life. And I might as well just take the hard days as they come, and succeed through them and push past all of the emotional, mental, and physical, and pain or challenges I might be in at the time.” Filmed and edited by Tony Li

Music by Alexander Nakarada @ SerpentSound Studios
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Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
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TASTE TEST | Campus Salad Showdown

TASTE TEST | Campus Salad Showdown

Settle the debate once and for all: Cornell students blindly try salads from Trillium, Mac’s, and Terrace to see which one comes out on top. If you have any ideas for or want to star in a future video, email food@cornellsun.com

Filmed by Ji Hwan Seung, Edited by Juhwan Park
Produced by Olivia Lutwak, Ji Hwan Seung, and Juhwan Park

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SPOTLIGHT | Goalkeeper Rhys Moller ’19 Talks About His Unique Drive for Soccer and Music

“I think the first moment that I really started to care about soccer was when Australia qualified for its first world cup in 32 years in 2006. Specifically when Tim Cahill scored the game winning goal and then the whole family just went crazy. It was big moment because I didn’t realize how much of an impact soccer could have on people”

As individuals with our very, own, unique backgrounds, each and every one of us, sees the world through a distinct lens. Our stories are read in different languages, but written through honest nuances. We think not in words but ways, shapes, and forms, leading us to inquire, question, and hypothesize with uncommon frameworks exclusive to our own conscience.