Punk Zines and Nirvana: an Interview with Napalm Star

Photo by Dean Stacy By Vlada Stark Early one morning, a friend of mine played “Never Learned How to Dance,” a slow-paced emotional song with a poetic, horrifying twist that symbolizes the adolescent fears of sex. The band behind the song, Napalm Star, is an indie-rock group with punk influences from Las Vegas’ growing music…… Continue reading Punk Zines and Nirvana: an Interview with Napalm Star

The Sprouting Playlist

We planted seeds and now that it’s finally spring they’re starting to sprout. For the month of April, Kindergarten contributors compiled their favorite songs to listen to when they’re gardening, on a picnic, or just out in nature in general. Listen to the playlist here Tracy Fuentes “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac I imagine running through…… Continue reading The Sprouting Playlist

The Lust Playlist

Desire fuels passion. Lust is the passionate yearning for something or someone. Admittedly, we often lust over the wrong things. No matter what you’re lusting over, here are songs handpicked by us about that all too familiar feeling. Listen to the playlist here Jacquelyn Rodriguez “From Eden” by Hozier If there’s any artist that writes…… Continue reading The Lust Playlist

Oh No!

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Tracy Fuentes In middle school, I discovered Marina and the Diamonds (now MARINA) via Tumblr. It was the time when MARINA, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, and Arctic Monkeys dominated the Tumblr feeds of teenagers. While many people clung to the aesthetics of these artists, creating the indie-grunge-skater skirt-flower crown-Doc…… Continue reading Oh No!

The Spirit Playlist

In honor of the Spirit issue and all things creepy, we picked ghostly songs for this month’s playlist. Warning! Listening to this playlist may make you feel like you’re being haunted by a troubled spirit. Listen to the playlist here Jacquelyn Rodriguez “La Llorona” by Ángela Aguilar With mysterious origins, numerous versions, and breathtaking performances…… Continue reading The Spirit Playlist

The Recess Playlist

For this month’s theme of recess, Kindergarten contributors hand picked songs we play when we’re walking across campus, songs that get us through the week, and songs we listen to when we study. Essentially, this playlist is your ultimate back to school soundtrack. Listen to the playlist here Kleigh Balugo “Campus” by Vampire Weekend The…… Continue reading The Recess Playlist

The Unity Playlist

For issue 7: Unity, we chose songs that bring people together. Listen with your friends and let the good times roll! Listen to the playlist here Charlotte Turner “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon This doesn’t seem like a song that would bring people together, as it’s just Carly Simon listing the many flaws of…… Continue reading The Unity Playlist

Lorde’s Lessons

Photo by Alex Zavala By Alex Zavala If you knew me in the summer of 2017, you knew I lived in part for my Lorde and savior.  On June 16, 2017, I realized Lorde’s music had somehow encapsulated experiences in my life I had not even experienced at that point–like my first breakup (hey Hard…… Continue reading Lorde’s Lessons

The Good Days Playlist

This month, we picked feel good songs to help boost your mood when you’re feeling down. ♫ Half of us chasing fountains of youth and it’s in the present now ♫ Listen to the playlist here “Good Days” by SZA Of course, what would the Good Days playlist be without this song?! Thank you SZA…… Continue reading The Good Days Playlist