Emily Williams

Impressions of the Fallen

“War is hell. But don’t blame the warriors,” he says, readjusting his cap that reads, “Vietnam Veteran.” It’s about four in the morning at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The granite wall is illuminated by dim lights that line the pathway. Two panels on the west wall are covered by 10-foot sheets of white paper which, for the past few hours, we’ve been covering with our thick granite pencils by the light of our phones and a couple headlamps. For the late hour, a surprising number of people have walked past, some stopping to ask what we’re...

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COIN opens tour at Brick

When the crowd of students gathered around Brick Street’s stage started chanting for another song, the members of the synth-pop band COIN looked at each other, puzzled. They didn’t have an encore planned. They talked among themselves for a moment as the crowd continued to cheer, lifting their half-empty plastic cups in the air, before Chase Lawrence, the band’s lead singer, stepped up to the mic again. “We haven’t played this song in two years,” Lawrence laughed, before drummer Ryan Winnen tapped out a beat and the four musicians slipped into another swirly, enigmatic tune. Lawrence and Winnen, along...

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