“I realized that God gives us grace. He knows that we are broken and sinner and that we need him. So it’s ok not to be perfect. And that has really helped me, especially this semester, to just have this weight lifted off my shoulders and not have this burden of trying to have it all together.” Filmed and Edited by Tony Li ’19
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.
“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.”
“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
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Filmed by Ji Hwan Seung, Edited by Juhwan Park
Produced by Olivia Lutwak, Ji Hwan Seung, and Juhwan Park
In an effort to raise funds for Sunrise Day Camp, a day program children with cancer can attend with their siblings free of charge, Cupcakes for a Cure invited student organizations to compete in its second annual cupcake bake-off.
The Hindu Student Council celebrated Diwali — a festive and symbolic Hindu holiday — by lighting candle lamps, feasting on traditional Indian food, and enjoying activities such as henna and diya painting in Klarman Hall last Saturday.
Cornell Sport Taekwondo hosted its 29th annal Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Invitational at Bartels Hall last Sunday, competing with dozens of collegiate teams and bringing home first place with 553 points.