Author Archives: Anyon Rettinger

Album Review: Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers

Corinne Bailey Rae recently released her third studio album, “The Heart Speaks in Whispers,” in 2016. Bailey Rae is a British R&B artist originally from Leeds, England. Her debut into the music world was over a decade ago with her self-titled album in 2006, which earned her a Grammy nomination at the beginning of her career. Between each of her ... Read More »

Album Review: Nicole Serrano – Hello to Daylight

Nicole Serrano released “Hello to Daylight” in 2012 as her most recent studio recorded album. Serrano’s music style includes different influences giving this album an indie rock, folk vibe while still being in the soft singer and songwriter genre. “Hello to Daylight” came out in the same year as Serrano’s debut on The Voice on NBC. Talent scouts recruited Serrano to ... Read More »

Album Review – Kidz Bop

The Kidz Bop Kids have done it again. They recently released “Kidz Bop 34” in January of this year. The very first “Kidz Bop” album dropped in 2001. Sixteen years later and they are still producing top notch, highly sexualized and adult themed music. The very first album featured popular chart topping hits from the 90’s and whatever was released ... Read More »

Album Review: KT Tunstall says “Here I Am” with KIN

KT Tunstall’s “KIN” is the latest in her work from her past 5 internationally released albums. Tunstall is a Scottish rocker, originally from St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland but has relocated to California and traveled around the American southwest in the last 3 years. KT’s past music features similar styles and sound but “KIN” has a distinct folk feel to it. ... Read More »

The Pointer Wins Big at Best of the Midwest Journalism Convention

Last weekend, The Pointer attended the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention in Minneapolis, MN. The Pointer staff attended professional development workshops, panels, presentations and networking events with other student journalists from around the Midwest as well as with professionals. The weekend convention ended with a Best of Show awards that each university in attendance could ... Read More »

Album Review: Norah Jones – The Fall

Norah Jones recorded her fourth studio album, “The Fall,” in 2009. At this point in her career, Jones has already established herself as a successful contemporary jazz artist. On her previous three albums, Jones has featured both covers of famous jazz standards and her own work, which is often a fusion of jazz, country and blues styles. The same foundations ... Read More »

UWSP Library Hours Cause Study Struggles

Albertson Hall offers students multiple resources, but the library’s hours fluctuate throughout the week due to budget cuts. Kathy Davis, dean of University College, said that staffing in the library is very thin on nights and weekends because of budget cuts. The use of the building is a priority when making decisions about open hours. “It’s always based on budget ... Read More »

UWSP Students Share Thanksgiving Traditions

With the holiday season fast approaching, many students have excitement for what lies ahead. Thanksgiving is this Thursday and will be the first time many students have seen family and friends all semester. Besides reuniting with loved ones, students also have traditions that they look forward to every year. Alyssa Giaimo, junior communications major, is from Delafield, WI. Giaimo says ... Read More »