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Irish Heritage Month with Barleyjuice

by Edward Boice / Photo taken from Barleyjuice’s website.

For the month of March, RACC is featuring some traditional Irish folk music.

Let’s face it. For many, anything with an Irish theme is often just an excuse to drink. But there’s more to Irish heritage and culture than Jameson’s and Guinness. Instead of spending your time drinking, avoid the hangover and come attend the musical performance of Barleyjuice in the Ravens Lounge. You might learn a thing or two about authentic Irish culture.

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Staff Playlists: Thanksgiving

by FSJ Staff

[Editor’s note: We wanted this article to go up on Thanksgiving, but we were busy celebrating with our friends and family. We hope you’ll enjoy this belated Thanksgiving treat: think of it as leftovers.]

The cultural canon has a place for Halloween songs and about a thousand Christmas songs (maybe enough good ones to fill a stocking), but why no room for Thanksgiving songs? It would seem like the themes of graciousness and connectedness would be ripe for song, but short of that one Adam Sandler song, there aren’t many songs to celebrate this particularly North American holiday. With that in mind, our crack staff has put forward a few of our favorite songs to slather over your Turkey Day like too much gravy. Some of the songs say “grace” and some of them are fit for the feast, but they all set the right mood for this autumn tradition.

Flavors of Fall: Apple Cider or PSL?

by Gabriel Sabo & Joshua Templin

There are so many festive flavored drinks being sold this Thanksgiving, but two FSJ writers weigh in on two to decide which is better: Apple Cider or Pumpkin Spice Latte?

It’s Turkey Day, and many of our readers are preparing for a messy dinner, while some other readers are preparing for a messy debate. Something about the extended social contact with our extended families means our feast often feels more like a town hall forum. And while politics are often a sore subject at any family gathering, this year seems especially likely to propel us to pugilism. So scary is the prospect of imminent argument, that The New York Times has offered a rough guide to navigating prandial politics.