July 21, 2024

Eastern’s playlist

Syden Ho Staff writer

As we approach the end of the year at USU Eastern, it is time to look back on the experiences and look to the future. We made it through that hard class, our roommates we liked, but kind of hated and spent all our money on textbooks we hope will benefit us in the future. As everything winds down, now is the time to reflect and set new goals while looking at the things we already accomplished. 

What better way to do that than through music? A couple of students were asked what their favorite song was during their time at USUE and why. 

Nate Smith said his favorite song was “Peach Scone,” by Hobo Johnson. The song talks about loving someone who is in love with someone else and coping with being alone. “I really liked a girl who I thought could be the one, but she didn’t like me back. For the first part of the second semester, I liked a girl who had a boy and I hung out with her all the time. Smith quoted the lyric, “I collect myself and get ready to take over your heart, or at least your spare time.  

“I didn’t think I was ever going to end up with her and in the end. It turned out to be the case, but the whole time I didn’t know it was going to be to end that way.” Eastern is a place where you can get your heart broken or find someone to fill it, Nate felt. He will always remember his experiences at Eastern when he hears “Peach Scone.”

David Hall, a member of EUSA, chose the piano version of “This Is Gospel” by Panic! At The Disco. “This song means a lot to me while I’ve been here at Eastern because it was played frequently during clean up at the school dances. And it reminds me of all the great friends and memories that I’ve made being on student government,” he said.  Some of the best memories of events on campus are the songs we listen to as a group when we take them down.

A lot of us are leaving home for the first time when we come to Eastern. College  is a great chance to start forming our own views and hobbies away from the control of our parents. Jaylee Cox felt that this year as her favorite song is “Ain’t It Fun,” by Paramore. “This song just made me feel independent as I started college. On my first day of college I actually felt like an adult and this song embodied that feeling for me,” she said. 

Collin Grant said his favorite song was “Counterweight” by Hilltop Hoods. He loves it because, “It focuses not on living forever, but enjoying the now.” This is something his time at Eastern has helped him learn.

Inez Johnson, who has grown so much in her time here, chose “Another Sad Love Song” by Khalid. She said “My freshman year is embodied in this song. The first year of college is very defining and difficult. I relate to this song because it felt like everyday I was fighting with my (at the time) boyfriend, failing all my classes, and overall in my feels 24/7. This song would help me cope with the fact I didn’t know what was happening in my life, romantically or educationally, and this was a four-minute escape for me.”

The song that makes me think the most of this school is “Come On Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners. It is on the soundtrack of one of my all time favorite movies, “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.” The two years I’ve been here we have played that song at the Golden Star Dance and reenacted the scene from the movie. The first time it made me realize that no one really cares about what you’re doing, so you can be yourself and someone is going