The Temple News presents its annual music issue in Opinion, Living and Arts & Entertainment.
This week, The Temple News presents its annual Music Issue, and we have to say, we’re pretty proud of it. Although there is no way we could capture in one weekly newspaper the entirety of two huge music scenes – Temple’s and Philadelphia’s – we do think we did a good job of creating a snapshot. However, The Temple News wants to take a minute to explain why we do this issue, and how we came to choose what we would cover.
The Temple News has two features sections: Living and Arts and Entertainment. In Living, The Temple News seeks to explore the community and culture of Temple’s Main Campus. And in Arts & Entertainment, The Temple News seeks to offer a bridge for Temple students to the culturally rich city of Philadelphia. It would be impossible to fully cover either of these communities without acknowledging the impact that music has on the culture of Main Campus and in Philadelphia. While we cover music in some light in every issue through A&E’s recurring “Street Sounds” segments, and through articles on festivals, musicians, trends and of course Kevin Stairiker’s biweekly column, “Fear of Music.” However, The Temple News considers music to be such a tremendously important aspect of both of these cultures that we dedicate an entire issue to it every spring.
In addition, this week’s Opinion section features varying opinions about the state of music and favorite genres of music.
Unlike most of The Temple News’ inserts and themed issues, there is no Top 10 or any kind of ranking system for music at Temple or in Philadelphia. Music means different things to different people, and we do not feel like it is our job to tell you what it should mean to you.
The Temple News acknowledges that this is not a complete guide to every interesting musician, professor, class, band or trend when it comes to music. It would be impossible for us to fully explore every aspect of music on Main Campus and in Philadelphia. Nonetheless, The Temple News hopes you enjoy the collection of articles and profiles on opinions, artists and trends.