Category: Opinion

Alternative songs from 2018 that are still worth a listen in 2019

By Leah Ogden

Despite last year being filled with new music that I mostly found myself indifferent towards, there were still a few releases that I think are worth writing about. These artists are ones that I would recommend in general, but I’ve collected some  recent triumphs and tracks from Jeffrey Lewis, Darcy Clay, The Mountain Goats, Jeff Rosenstock, and the Artic Monkeys that I find entirely worth checking out in 2019.

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Arcades: entertainment or unfair?

By Davey Burgess

People have been trying to win valuable prizes, like a PS4 or iPhone, from prize dispensing arcade games for years, but is something in those games preventing them from winning the prizes, or is it just skill? Are redemption arcade games and claw machines for entertainment, or just a waste of quarters?  Continue reading “Arcades: entertainment or unfair?”

Why the second album from The Goon Sax is even more impressive than the first

By Josh Kirk

My first time hearing The Goon Sax was on NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast. The song was “Make Time 4 Love.” It consisted of charming, Talking Heads inspired vocals, clever songwriting with plenty of angst, beautiful, folky arrangements, and some pretty rad usage of cowbells. I thought the song was pretty cool and it has grown on me. A few months passed by, and the trio eventually put out We’re Not Talking. I decided to give it a listen out of curiosity and sure enough, I was very impressed with its results. Continue reading “Why the second album from The Goon Sax is even more impressive than the first”

Fall One Acts showcase Arundel’s theater talent

By Josh Kirk 

For many of us theater fans at Arundel, the Fall One Act Play Festival is one of the highlights of the fall season for Arundel’s theater department. The theater students’ theme for the show this year was A Night of Comedy, and sure enough, they came through.

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My experience in Arundel’s new “Stretch Your Wellness” class

Photo by Evangeline Fox

By Kirstin Nichols

When I was filling out my course selection sheet last year, still needing a gym credit, I came across a class called “Stretch your Wellness,” taught by Ms. Markiewicz. Being a runner, I place a lot of value on stretching for injury prevention and decided it would be a great addition to my schedule.

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Which streaming service is the most worth it?

By Briana Mercado

With the various streaming services that are available to the public today, it’s hard to decide which one you are going to lock into if you are not already leeching under someone else’s account. With different prices, different shows available, and overall customer reviews it’s tough to decide where you are going to spend five percent of your check each month. Well, worry no more! Here’s the rundown.

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Radio station dedicated to Mechanical Music officially launches

By David Burgess

In April of 2018, a new radio station featuring mechanical music was launched. It is unique as it is the world’s only radio station that features this type of music. All types of self playing instruments are played on this station, from street organs, to band organs, fairground organs, concert organs, dance organs, orchestrations, music boxes, and sometimes theater organs, 24 hours a day with no commercials. Thus, Mechanical Music Radio was born.

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Las cosas que extraño de mi tierra

Editor’s Note: This is The Pulse’s new Spanish Column written by and for Arundel’s Spanish-speaking students in an effort to be more inclusive.

Por Julisa Murcia y Jorge Martínez


Probablemente pocas personas en este país hablen de su tierra, tal vez porque entre su trabajo, tareas del hogar, familia y muchas otras cosas no tengan tiempo para decir lo mucho que extrañan su tierra. Llega el tiempo de cambiar y para eso yo quiero expresar a todas las personas las cosas que extraño de mi tierra Honduras y su gente. Una de las cosas que más extraño es la manera en que vivimos, una vida sin preocupaciones por que somos conformes con lo que tenemos.

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Abandoned 25 Year Old Bill Kromer Band Organ Found In Ocean City Maryland

By David Burgess

Many have gone to the historic carousel at Trimper’s Rides in Ocean City, Maryland, and many have probably read about its history there or rode it, but is there something else historical too?

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The annual Homecoming Dance: a memorable night

By Kirstin Nichols

On Saturday, October 6th, the building excitement from a week of dressing up, a parade, a football game and a pep rally ended in the annual Homecoming dance.

Although many students spent the morning and afternoon competing on athletic teams, by the evening they were looking their best and ready for a night of fun. Continue reading “The annual Homecoming Dance: a memorable night”