PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Beats To Keep You Groovin’ During Study Hours

With finals right around the corner we students face the difficult task of finding the perfect music to listen to while doing work (son). The “perfect” music will vary from person to person, but with the help of some of our Twitter faithful I’ve compiled what should be a good start: Soundcloud, Pandora, Genius button on iTunes or the pre-made Genius Mixes

Thievery Corporation – “Until the Morning”

Ratatat – “Spanish Armada”

Vitamin String Quartet (or any type of string quartet tribute bands) offers instrumental covers of many hit songs you’re used to hearing on the radio 8,000 times a day – “Fireflies”

Nine Inch Nails – “The Hand That Feeds”

Toe – Songs: Ideas We Forgot

Hidden in Plain View – “Bleed For You”

Instrumental Beastie Boys album The Mix-Up – “Electric Worm”

Pretty Lights – “Finally Moving”

Explosions in the Sky – “First Breath After Coma”

Album Leaf – “Into The Sea”

Soundtracks like Atonement, Friday Night Lights (Explosions in the Sky featured), etc. are also good suggestions and can often be found on iTunes. I do suggest giving new life to your own music by utilizing the iTunes Genius button or the pre-made Genius mixes. If creativity is lacking, you can always resort back to Pandora, Last.fm, or stereomood, which gives you playlists based on your mood (ie: ‘Lost In Jamaica’ for all you kids yearning for the days of spring break vacation). Have any suggestions that didn’t make the list? Give them a shout out in the comment section and spread the wealth. Good luck with your final wrap up assignments!

About the Author

Caity Rogowski

I'm quite odd, a little creepy, and pretty awkward, but we'd probably get along.

In real life I'm a THON 2011 Supply Logistics Captain, a Homecoming 2010 Public Relations Captain, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, a dancer in ETCH Dance Co. and I tweet a lot.

Comments

More by Caity

Stoop Kid’s Afraid to Leave the Stoop

Editor and graduating senior Caity Rogowski writes about living the questions, facing fears, sharing burdens, and accepting reality.

“If you’ve ever seen the movie You’ve Got Mail, you’ll understand me when I say I have the “Kathleen Kelly Syndrome.” I often have trouble saying exactly what I mean. Instead, I find it easier to outsource by using quotes or songs to convey my message. That’s why you’ll find a few of my favorites scattered throughout this post: my senior column.”

Celebrate The End Of Classes At Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Comcast Offers Free Boxes To Help With Move Out

Athletics

Penn State Hockey Releases 2018-19 Roster

Brett Murray is no longer on the team after an uneventful tenure in Happy Valley that saw him score just one goal in 33 games.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Sophomores Start Season Strong

Penn State Women’s Soccer Beats Duquesne 6-0

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Student Life

Your Fall 2018 Sylly Week Playlist

Whether this is your first semester or last, welcome to Sylly Week.

While You Were Gone…

Involvement Fair Returns To HUB Lawn Syllabus Week

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

While You Were Gone…

Here’s a roundup of what went on around Penn State during summer break.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

What Changed In State College While You Were Away

With another summer in the books, here are all the changes to State College that happened while you were gone.

Send this to a friend