DURHAM GETS POLITICAL – A LOOK BACK AT THE CANDIDATES THAT HAVE VISITED CAMPUS THIS FALL

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With the 2016 presidential elections just over a year away, candidates from both sides are trying to make a strong impression with potential voters. It would make sense, then, for these candidates to visit UNH; New Hampshire is the first state to vote in the primaries and university students are usually educated in current events. Here is a look back at how each candidate presented his/her speech and some of the points he/she made.

Hillary Clinton visited UNH on September 18th. She held a forum on college affordability and had two alumni and Governor Maggie Hassan beside her in the MUB Strafford Room. Her voice was stern and determined, expressing how her policies would put an end to the difficulties students face when it comes to loans and debt after graduating, which adds up to about 40 million Americans that have student debt. If she becomes president, she proposes enacting a plan called the New College Compact, which outlines that 1) no student should have to borrow money to go to a public university, 2) schools need to be more accountable and open to what they are spending tuition money on, 3) states need to invest in higher education again, 4) the federal government should also invest, and finally 5) students should be able to refinance their debts at lower rates.

Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, seemed more passionate and enraged at the enemy that is Wall Street. He visited the UNH Field House on September 20th. While Hillary aimed at describing her plan to lower tuition burdens for students, Bernie focused on his ideals in general and what he hoped to achieve as a presidential hopeful. He wanted to make sure that not only would community colleges be free, but public colleges would be as well. In order to do so there would have to be a tax on stock transactions. While he touched on several issues, the main focus was how hard working Americans do not feel that America is the wealthiest country in the world because a portion of their incomes goes to the 1%.

Dr. Ben Carson was on the opposite end of the spectrum with his calm and quite humorous nature. His speech that took place September 30th in the Huddleston Hall Ballroom took on a more story-like tempo; rather than hitting key points directly, he gave an account of his upbringing and then eased to a point. One topic that he kept returning to was the need to come together as a country, just as the name entails, the United States of America. Instead of naming the enemy as politicians, cops, or the wealthy elite, he wanted to bring everyone together to fight forces that would threaten our livelihood as Americans.

Who’s next? Campus visits aren’t currently on the radar for many primaries.

-Lia Windt
WUNH News Director

WUNH’s Albums for the Summer


There will always be those albums that take you back to summer memories of driving with the windows rolled down and the music blaring, reuniting with friends and family, and taking countless trips to the beach.  Here are some albums to add to your summer soundtrack from WUNH’s own:

–  Walk the Moon – Talking Is Hard                                            
Talking Is Hard equates to the indescribable happiness of a honeymoon phase or post-concert euphoria.  The album is infused with an infectious dance-pop quality that will have you subconsciously grooving in your seat.  With up-beat dancey tracks and moving, lyrical songs, Talking Is Hard is a well-rounded album that will keep you hooked for all of your summer moods.  Check out SidekickPortugal, and Work This Body.
  -Karena

–  Magic Man – Before the Waves                                                 
Before the Waves is a great summer album because it has tracks for all types of summer days – sunny warm days, cold rainy days, starry nights. The album’s indie pop sounds and electrifying melodies are catchy, and will be the hooks people will be belting all summer long. It’s one of those albums that’s easy to listen to front to back, without skipping any tracks. Full of energy, it may cause listeners to want to dance and live their nights to the fullest.  Check out Apollo, Out Of Mind, and Paris.
   -Domenic

  LIGHTS – Little Machines                                                            
Little Machines is an album that initially hooks its listeners with its soaring vocals over the driving, melodic bass lines.  Her beautiful voice paired with the poetic and uplifting lyricism is a combination that will have you continually listening to the album.  Including catchy synth lines on tracks like Speeding, Running With the Boys, and Meteorites, this electronic synth/pop album will remind you why music always sounds better louder.  
  -Karena

– Goldroom – It’s Like You Never Went Away (EP)                
The new EP basically says roll down the windows and drive faster.
 -Landau

  Madeon – Adventure                                                                     
It’s virtually impossible to listen to this album and stay still.  Featuring Passion Pit, Mark Foster of Foster the People, Dan Smith of Bastille, and Nicholas Petricca of Walk The Moon, this is simply not an album to miss.  Madeon’s electro pop beats are sickeningly catchy and they’ll not only be stuck in your head for days, but they’ll have you dancing no matter where you are.  Check out You’re On, Pay No Mind, and Beings.
  -Karena

–  Count Counsellor – & The Childhood Heroes (EP)            
Spelling-binding electronic pop for the ride home.
  -Landau

 Circa Waves – T-Shirt Weather (EP)                                         
Circa Waves is a Brit pop/rock band that will instantly improve your mood with their relatable lyrics, melodic guitar riffs, and fast-paced drum beats.  With most of the songs clocking in under 3 minutes, the EP blurs by, making it the perfect set to listen to on summer walks around the block or quick trips downtown.  Look up Young Chasers, T-Shirt Weather, and Fossils, and then listen to the rest of the EP.
  -Karena

–  Guantanamo Baywatch – Darling…It’s Too Late             
Nothing says summer more than guitar dripping in a sickening amount of reverb.  Guantanamo Baywatch brings back that classic surf rock sound and brings you back to the good old days when all you needed was a rolling guitar line and a board to get you going.  Even when the album pauses from the surf sounds on songs like Shenanigans, it brings slow songs like Too Late that would make all those old crooners envious.  Blast this one loud next time you drive to the beach and remind everyone there what the ocean is all about.
  -Quintin

–  CRUISR                                                                                                 
This four piece band from Philadelphia has yet to release a full album.  With laid-back, yet momentous drumming laden with catchy melodies and syncopated guitar, CRUISR has only given the world a small taste of their capabilities.  This indie-pop band will have you singing along in no time with their singles.  Check out Go For It, All Over, and Kidnap Me.
  -Karena

–  Summer Camp – Bad Love                                                           
Summer Camp trashes their pristine pop beats in favor of a dreamy shoegaze sound in the title track Bad Love. Heartache, jealousy, and regret pour out of this married couple all throughout the album, lyrically and sonically. Though many of the albums hail back towards their earlier sound, You’re Gone brings out the rough guitar even harder while maintaining a pure pop sound. Summer Camp perfectly mixes the current trends of dream pop with heavy 80s vibes and creates a mood on the album just right for those long summer nights where you just seem to find yourself all alone.
-Quintin

Vinyl Me, PLEASE!

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A great majority of our beloved listeners at WUNH are true vinyl lovers, there is not a single doubt about that. Thankfully, this generation has seen a steady and dramatic increase in vinyl sales and use, which is phenomenal to see.

There’s not a better feeling than opening up a brand new vinyl record, and giving it that first spin. The amazing fellows over at Vinyl Me Please want to give that feeling to all of those vinyl lovers out there. VMP is a monthly subscription to the best damn record club out there, which sends a brand new, completely exclusive record right to your doorstep. The package also includes a sweet, unique cocktail recipe to go along with the relaxing listening experience, as well as an original art print and any other records one may purchase from their member-only online store. How could you go wrong?

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VMP has serviced exclusive records from the likes of Torres, Perfume Genius, The War on Drugs, Sylvan Esso, Hot Chip, and so many more. This is not something to pass up on, that’s for sure. Now, some people may be reading this thinking “but I don’t know any of those artists” or “I’m not a fan of some of those bands” but the folks at VMP spend a lot of time evaluating and finding only the best records out there. So hey, that artists may be unfamiliar now, but it’ll be the next best thing to talk about with some friends, and that’s a promise.

WUNH and VMP are happy to be holding a contest for a 3-month subscription to the service (United States only)! Head over to our twitter for more information on how to win. The contest ends two weeks from today on Friday, July 3rd.

And head over to vinylmeplease.com for even more information, and to request an invitation to this stellar record club.

Boston Calling 2015 – Style in the Plaza

BY: KATIE MCAULIFFE

Music festivals are known for crowding in the Millennial, eclectic, and aesthetically-dubious types. With thousands attending this year’s Boston Calling, the strong music lineup was not the only thing making noise. Although many festival-goers opted for the bohemian-tired get-up (the flower crown, plastic appropriated Ray-ban sunglasses, crocheted crop top, ripped, washed-out denim), many brought in fresh, ready-for-summer looks that were as broad as the genres on the musical docket. Here are some of my favorite festival looks from this past weekend. Click through for full-size images and descriptions.

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Seacoast Live! with Soul Income

In the last episode of Seacoast Live! we decided to change up the pace. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and take you to a place where R&B thrived, soul reigned and rock wasn’t ‘alternative.’ This is Soul Income, a group from Lawrence, MA with historied New Hampshire roots. Don’t call them a cover band. They’re more about innovation. How can Ben E. King’s Stand By Me turn into a hit by The Police? What about a Tempations song laced with Parliament? Listen to find out!

Soul Income: fb.me/soulincome

Tracklist:
Stand By Me [Ben E. King cover] (5:26 )
Standin’ on Shakey Ground [The Temptations] (10:14)
Pack My Bags (17:19)
Tail Spin (20:12)
Springtime in L.A (25:28)
Groove Me [King Floyd] (34:47)
Nature Boy [Nat King Cole] (38:11)
Your Good Thing Is About to End [Lou Rawls] (42:10 )
If You Want Me To Stay (48:25)

Seacoast Live! is produced an co-hosted by Katie McAuliffe & Devan George. This episode was engineered by Philip Horner-Richardson and Nick Doucet.

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Seacoast Live! with Badwolf

Funk-jazz group Badwolf stopped by Seacoast Live! this past Friday for a jammin’ set. We can’t wait to hear their first studio album to be released this summer!

Make sure to check out Soul Income next Friday for a R&B, soul-infused set from 8 to 9pm.

Tracklist:
Interview (00:00 – 7:00)
Tough Read (7:58)
Grandma’s Jam (12:56)
Colors Fade (20:00)
Goin’ Nowhere (27:35)
The Find (33:47)
JC Was a Pusherman (40:00)
Onions (49:09)
Milkshake (53:10)

Seacoast Live! is hosted and produced by Katie McAuliffe and Devan George and is engineered by Nick Morrone.