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September 21, 2018
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Up and Anthem, Episode 2

Hosts Kiersten, Hayley and David take you through the week’s pop culture news, discuss the Winnipeg Jets’ new third jerseys and much more. Anthem on Social:

September 18, 2018
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Anatomy of an Anthem – “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

“I walk a lonely road The only one that I have ever known Don’t know where it goes But it’s only me, and I walk alone.”   Every anthem has a story. The hearts of thousands of teenagers in the 2000s were both broken and healed by the lines in our first song pick for Anatomy of an Anthem: “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”. In 2004, American punk rock band Green Day released their rock opera American Idiot, the album that would introduce them to a new generation of fans after declining popularity in the early 2000s. The band had spent months…

September 12, 2018
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What is an Anthem?

A rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group, body, or cause. We’ve all been there; driving at ninety down those country lanes. Singing to “Tiny Dancer.” Sir Elton John created such a memorable tune, Ed Sheeran wrote it into one of his songs. That’s a great example of what an anthem is. Our team spoke to college and university students about what they think an anthem is. The general consensus was somewhere around “an iconic song that usually provokes a nostalgic feeling.” In other words; A song that helped you through a difficult period in your life that…