Therese Kennelly


Jun 8, 2011 5:53 pm

Cooking Lessons in Life

A lot of my time in Ghana is spent in the house learning how to be a proper lady. I have been learning new mannerisms — in Ghanaians’ terms, the correct way to cook, clean, speak and even eat.


Jun 1, 2011 4:25 pm

Calling from Ghana

Imagine, if you can, a life without cell phone contracts. A life where all phones are unlocked


May 30, 2011 12:46 pm

Rising prices in Ghana

Around the world, fuel and food prices are on the rise. These increased prices are causing a lot of problems for people in West African countries, such as the  nation of Ghana.


Osama Bin Laden’s death really was the shot heard around the world. From the Varsity Villas in Bloomington, Ind. to Accra, Ghana, his death made news all over. Yet, for many people who were watching the events unfold, Americans’ reactions to the killing of Osama influenced their opinions of America more than their opinions of his death.


arts  •  Apr 27, 2011 11:03 pm

Column: Songs to compliment summer

The past few weeks have been filled with rain. As I write this column, it is raining and I am unmotivated beyond belief. The only thing keeping me going is the fact that in a week I will be done with this semester. Done with the stress and multi-tasking that have become my life. And without all the stress, I will be able to focus on what really matters in life: good music.


arts  •  Apr 20, 2011 11:24 pm

Column: A different kind of pop music

I first encountered K-pop when I was living in Taiwan. I heard a song called “Sorry Sorry” by a band named Super Junior, and I was hooked.


arts  •  Apr 13, 2011 10:35 pm

Where have all the female musicians gone?

Little 500 week is upon us. For many students, that means seeing Lil Wayne and Pretty Lights in all their glory. However, the traditional Little 500 line-up is missing a key segment of the Bloomington population — women.


Apr 13, 2011 4:21 pm

Putting food first

In a country where overstocked supermarkets, buffets and refrigerators are everywhere, it is difficult to notice that there is currently a global food crisis. It is hard to imagine that nearly a billion people go to bed hungry every night, but that is the reality of the 2011 food crisis.


arts  •  Apr 6, 2011 10:20 pm

Column:Hip-hop in West Africa

Hip-hop is everywhere. All over the world, people listen to different variations of music that incorporate the global genre of hip-hop into their local styles. In the West African nation of Ghana, the manifestation of this incorporation of global and local musical influences is hiplife.


arts  •  Mar 30, 2011 10:28 pm

Column: In a complicated relationship

Hao Ge is not your typical Chinese pop star. Sure, he sings the same types of pop love songs so frequently played on the Chinese airwaves. However, he has a pretty different story from most pop stars in China.


Mar 30, 2011 3:25 pm

Chocolate vs. oil

Would you rather have a chocolate bar or a gallon of gas? Personally, I love chocolate, and I ride the bus everyday, so I would most certainly choose the chocolate bar.


arts  •  Mar 24, 2011 11:16 pm

Column: The evolution of the mixtape

People used to share their favorite songs through mixtapes. The process of putting together a mixtape required a great deal of consideration.


arts  •  Mar 9, 2011 9:44 pm

Column: Laugh it off

I used to be a music snob — then came this semester. A semester fraught with all the stresses of school, work and everything else thrown at the average college student.


Mar 9, 2011 6:14 pm

Freedom for North Africa

Fifty-four years ago, Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain its independence.


Coupé Décalé is a genre of popular music made primarily by people from the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire. It is popular throughout West Africa, especially in the country’s neighboring Francophone nations and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Feb 23, 2011 5:12 pm

The invention of time

Clocks are a result of the industrial revolution. Scholars like E.P. Thompson have deemed clock-time a Western invention aimed at controlling the public, and if you really think about it, it’s true.


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