Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kendra Martin on the Music

Kendra Martin
When I think of creativity @ SIUE, Kendra Martin's writings also come to mind. She's one of my former students and has been an active writer for the school newspaper, The Alestle.  She's served in the roles of reporter, columnist, and now managing editor. I recently asked Kendra how many articles she's written, and she said, "I lost count."

I've compiled a list of some of her published work with links. I've privileged the music writings, as she and I have had extended discussions on that topic ever since she took one of my rap courses a couple of years ago. Her music writings usually appear under her column entitled "The Headphone Jack."

Music writings

• August 29: The beauty of record collecting
• August 22: Kendrick Lamar shuts it down for the “DAMN.” tour
• July 25: Hip-hop surpasses rock as most popular genre
• July 18: R&B continues to remain strong
• July 4: Jay-Z opens up on '4:44'
• June 27: SZA is out of 'CTRL'
• June 20: Bryson Tiller stays ‘True to Self’
• May 31: What makes an album "classic?"
• April 24: DAMN., Kendrick Lamar does it again
• April 10: Streaming vs. physical — The importance of buying music
• April 6: Is the season of Kendrick Lamar approaching?
• March 20: The art of storytelling in hip-hop
• February 23: Too many albums ruin anticipation
• February 16: Hip-hop's conflicting relationship with the Grammys
• February 9: Let these songs do the talking: A Valentine's Day playlist
• February 2: Hip-hop archives set to arrive at Harvard University
• January 23: Tales from a former music snob
• January 12: 2017 brings anticipation for new albums

• November 7: A Tribe Called Quest comes to a bittersweet end
• October 27: Best beats
• October 17: Anderson .Paak takes over 2016

Various other articles, news
• August 28: SIUE offers MLKscholarship opportunity to students
• August 22: SIUE and Lincoln Land Community College collaborate for 2+2 Nursing Program
• August 21: Alton Amtrak moves on up
• March 28: Makeup does not make you insecure
• March 16: Pedestrians hit in two separate incidents
• March 2: Cobb new provost
• February 16: SIUE Alumna starts beauty supply business
• February 16: School of Business awarded reaccreditation
• February 16: Speech language pathologist practice opens in Metro East area
• January 26: Wonderlic scholarship awarded to education, training program
• January 26: Master’s program in physical education ranked among nation’s best
• January 19: Online Healthcare Informatics program among top 25
• January 19: The Rock to become handicap accessible
• January 19: School of Nursing online bachelor’s, graduate programs rank among nation’s best
• January 19: Misconceptions about depression linger on campus
• January 18: Why “Friday” is the greatest movie ever
• January 12: Environmental resources doctorate program to be offered fall 2017

• December 8: Sciences to honor Charles Darwin through lecture
• December 8: Happy birthday, Hov! — Top five favorite Jay-Z songs
• December 8: Career Development Center holds clothing drive
• December 8: Alumna accepts national honor in D.C.
• December 1: SIUE to host coding workshop
• December 1: Center Court offers new seating
• December 1: East. St Louis Center receives STEM grant
• November 28: The top 5 hip-hop and R&B albums of 2016
• November 3: The Headphone Jack: Kid Cudi vs. Drake — There are no rules in hip-hop
• October 31: SIUE student newspaper, The Alestle, wins national college journalism award
• October 18: Chickenpox hits SIUE
• September 15: Board of Trustees discuss project, budget approvals
• August 29: Why ‘Rugrats in Paris’ is the saddest movie ever

• October 1: Sexual assault on campus, victim does not press charges
• October 1: Student Government conducts Parking Services survey

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