Worst Places to Avoid Over Spring Break

March 16, 2018

Every Spring semester students in college tend to anticipate the end of midterms and the start of spring break. Students who save their money from work and student loans plan ahead to go somewhere for a whole week without knowing much about where they are going. Some students pick spots that are not that great, and some go places they remember forever. Some go to beaches like Newport Beach, California, while others go as far as beaches in Europe like Capri beach in Italy. Spring break is a wonderful getaway to be away from everything, but caution yourself to where you end up spending your time off from school.  Read More

A Percussive Passion

March 15, 2018

People like to talk smack about drummers. A classic example is the old jab, “You’re not a musician; you’re a drummer.” I tell people I am a musician. I write most of the lyrics for Grimedog, and I sing occasionally. I love guitar solos and bass riffs, but drum parts in most songs have always sounded lacking to me. I play drums because that is where I can contribute the most to music. Another cliché is drummers are stupid. Read More

Q and A with Music Journalist, Joe Hagan

March 09, 2018

Weeks after Jann Wenner’s, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Rolling Stone Magazine, biography Sticky Fingers written by journalist Joe Hagan was published, I had the opportunity to interview the author. Hagan has written for numerous magazines and papers such as Rolling Stone, New York magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Insight was granted an intimate look into the writing process of Sticky Fingers, his personal opinions of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone, his obligation as a journalist, what’s next for music journalism, and more. Read More

How to Have the Best Semester Ever

February 13, 2018

The start of a new semester is always rough. You have to dive back into the grind of school with new classmates, new professors, and new workloads. It can take a toll on anyone, especially when trying to figure out how you’re going to tackle the semester. Fear not fellow students, here are some tips on how to have the best semester ever and get those good grades. Read More

Animals in the Attic Concert Review

January 24, 2018

An intimate, eclectic crowd gathered in Reno’s Holland Project for Animals in the Attic. Spencer Rakela, frontman and co-guitarist along with Clayton LaFlamme on keyboard, Mitchell Grimenstein on drums, and Stefan Sorgea on guitar rocked Holland’s little corners with their bouncy and undoubtedly California-inspired sound. Under the disco ball Rakela walked onto the stage with his unusual but groovy aquamarine guitar with a psychedelic orange sun painted on it. Read More

UNR Students Study Service-Learning

January 24, 2018

Professor Elisabeth Miller and the University of Nevada, Reno have partnered with several local nonprofits, and for Miller’s English 401B Advanced Nonfiction class, students work with these nonprofit partners. In the class students work on creating and perfecting their own resumes and cover letters. However, they also work closely with their community partner in order to determine the needs of the organization and produce written content to help meet those needs. The coursework varies based on the needs of the organizations. The students are expected to produce approximately 10 pages of content for their community partner. The class is neither volunteerism nor an internship, but rather service-learning. Read More

The Basement Review

January 24, 2018

Once an old post office, The Basement rapidly evolved into a hip and trendy spot for all ages. Offering arguably Reno’s best cold-pressed juice, gourmet handmade chocolates, local clothing brand, and an underground barbershop, among other things, The Basement has something for everyone. As a Rawbry juice-veteran myself, I had become quite familiar with The Basement’s lifestyle branding. Brianna Bullentini, the part-owner of The Basement and owner of Rawbry, created the entire space with a vision of an alternative and collaborative culture in an underground environment, both literally and figuratively. Read More