Band Starter Packs

by Vivienne Forstner It’s very difficult to get into a new genre of music. You have to figure out what you like and don’t like, which bands are your favorites, and, if you really want to go that extra mile, learning about the time period and culture surrounding the genre. Now, I don’t know that... Continue Reading →

The Beatles: A Retrospective on Their Albums

by Vivienne Forstner The Beatles are regarded by many as one of the best bands of all time. Despite any individual opinions or criticisms, it can be agreed that they influenced hundreds of artists and practically redefined rock music forever. They led the development of psychedelic rock and are credited with helping create the entire... Continue Reading →

Choosing the Right Charity

By: Vivienne Forstner Donating to charity is a great way to give back to your community, especially if you don’t have the time. Unfortunately, however, some charities are corrupt with greed or have poor morals. Here is a list of the worst charities to donate to and good alternatives that actually make a positive difference.... Continue Reading →

The Addams Family: Best Moments

By: Vivienne Forstner For the last three months, the cast of The Addams Family has been working tirelessly, rehearsing for at least two hours nearly every day. By the time this issue of Retrospect has been released, the last show will already have happened. But as of now, opening night is less than twelve hours... Continue Reading →

Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks?

By: Vivienne Forstner They say that the best time to learn something new is before you’re ten years old. This is when our brains are still developing and best absorb new information. This is especially true for learning new languages, instruments, and other skills that require many hours of practice. However, our interests seem to... Continue Reading →

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