Staff Picks: February 2023

What did your favorite song of the month look like? Graphic by: Maddie Bataille | Photo Editor

Juliana Lepore Editor-in-Chief

“Bejeweled” by Taylor Swift

While I am not a Taylor Swift stan, I do have to say that this song has been playing on repeat in my car for the past month. A wonderful, catchy song about confidence and empowerment, I have been using this song as motivation to get me through my weeks.

Ronan Himelrick Managing Editor

“The Question” by Mac Miller 

This is one of my favorite Mac Miller songs from his 2012 album “Macadelic.” Mac reflects on his young career at the time, being only 20 years old when the album was released. “The Question” also features a personal favorite Lil Wayne verse. I also adore the live version of this track from 2013’s “Live From Space,” which features an extended guitar section across its eight minute runtime. Miller continues to be one of my favorite artists from our generation, RIP. 

Liz Fusco News Editor

“Look at Us Now (Honeycomb)” by Daisy Jones and the Six

In anticipation of the Amazon Prime mini series based on The New York Times Best Seller (and coincidentally one of my favorite books of all time), I have been playing the two singles that have been released from the previously fictional hit 1978 album, “Aurora,” which is not so loosely based on Fleetwood Mac’s hit 1977 album “Rumors,” on repeat.

Claudia Stepien News Editor

“Moves” by Suki Waterhouse

This is one of my most listened to songs from 2022, whose hold on me has traveled into the new year. I’m a long time fan of Waterhouse’s acting and music career, but this track opener from her debut album is a forever favorite.

David Broccoli Entertainment Editor

“Moonlight Sunrise” by TWICE

This is a pre-release English single from their upcoming 12th mini album that will be released March 10. When this song came out on January 20, I was so happy and excited for it because I was anticipating what it would sound like. The choreography, the vocals, the outfits and the theme were so perfect. This song makes me feel so happy and reminds me of summer. I love everything Twice comes out with and I know that this new album will not disappoint!

Alexa Potamianos Newscast Editor

“Forget You” by CeeLo Green

In the depths of a New England winter there are few songs that can lift me out of my seasonal funk. This song feels like the windows down on a sunny day and I cannot help but smile when it blasts through the speakers in my car. It is a throwback that still holds up over a decade later, especially this past month.

Maddie Bataille Photo Editor

“Katie Queen of Tennesse” by The Apache Relay

I found this song years ago when Buzzfeed made little office shorts. I immediately fell in love with the song as 15-year-old me depicted it as the epitome of romance. 22-year-old me still swoons over the idea of a romance like this song. Nonetheless, it calms me down, reminds me I have time and makes me happy. 

Nathan Robillard Sports Editor

“Time of Our Lives” by Chawki 

I’m a sucker for anything from the iconic and classic FIFA soundtrack, and this song is no exception. Written for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, this song always takes me back to the vibrant summer days of that tournament, where I first fell in love with the sport that has carried me to this very position. During a stressful day, this is my go-to song that never fails to put me in a good mood. It encapsulates a carefree, wishful happiness that seems almost impossible to achieve sometimes.

Aidan Cahill Web Editor

“Aurora” by the Foo Fighters

A deep track by the Foo Fighters, yet it’s one of my favorite songs they have ever written. The soft, warm tones throughout help evoke nostalgia of better times; of a love lost, but not forgotten. Though it may be written about Seattle, a city thousands of miles away, it could not make me feel more at home.

Jenny Arnold Social Media Coordinator

“Far Away” by Nickelback

Despite this song being released in 2006, my friend recently introduced it to me. This song is about loving someone no matter how “far away” they are because distance makes the heart grow fonder. It also is about second chances, which I’m a firm believer in. The beat and tone of the song gives me nostalgia of family drives as a child, and is the type of vibe I love studying to. If you like songs that make you feel like you’re in One Tree Hill, listen to this song.

Sydni Phillips Production Manager

“Feels Right” by Biig Piig

The first song that plays when I get in the car, and the last song that plays as I’m preparing to end the night, “Feels Right” is an instant upper, a song that I found just a month ago, and a piece that instantaneously brings me to a place outside of whatever chaos may be occurring at the time. Don’t we just love escapism!? On a real note though, if you enjoy airy vocals, lo-fi beats and perhaps the romanticism of care-free nightlife, this is the song for you. 

Molly Cronin Business Manager

“Wait by the River” by Lord Huron

I love, love, love this song. The first time I heard it I was in my cousin’s car and I had to sneakily Shazam it so she didn’t know I liked her music taste. Ever since then it’s been a staple on my drives to and from school and I have a feeling it will stay that way. The lyrics, the story, and the melody all work together to make you feel all the feelings. If you’re looking for a song that will top your Spotify Wrapped, look no further.