Grammy-nominated performance artists Blue Man Group were set to play at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s homecoming concert in two weeks, but abruptly cancelled when they found out that the university does not use the color blue. When the group read a 2015 DailyER article about UNL’s changing of school colors from red to blue, they […] Read more
Jarrod Alonge is a 23-year-old YouTuber from Chattanooga, Tennessee who does music and comedy videos. He is mostly known for creating fictional bands that parody various genres in the alternative music scene. He garnered enough of a reputation to be invited to perform at last year’s Vans Warped Tour. “Friendville”, a full-length album under the […] Read more
It was the first day of fall semester when life changed for Greg Thompson, a freshman physics major from Omaha. He sat in his astronomy class, getting ready to learn when he heard the professor call roll. He anxiously waited for the professor to call out his name, but was completely caught off guard when […] Read more
Silver Linings – A place where the critically panned can find a second chance. This week Seeds looks at “A Thousand Words.” During winter break, I watched as many high-quality films as I could before coming back to campus and being forced against my will to watch some of the worst to ever be seen. Now that I’m […] Read more
The men’s basketball team’s win over Southeastern Louisiana on November 22 was no big deal to most people watching, but for freshman Kyle Bueller it was his moment to shine. Bueller made his college debut when Coach Tim Miles rested his starters with the Huskers up by 42 points and 5:38 remaining in the game. […] Read more
Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took the country by storm when he announced his presidential bid in May. He’s appealed to millennials with his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, support of the LGBTQA community and disgust with the billionaire class. Recently, Sanders announced another movement that has his support: pop punk.
The genre’s popularity started to decline in 2006 but has been making a comeback in recent years, which has caught Sanders’ eye.
“I voted against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because we had a bigger war back at home that needed our support,” Sanders said about defending pop punk.
“I see this as a genre that people enjoy because it goes against a lot of the norms. It reminds me of how I’m fighting against the politicians in Washington,” Sanders said.
While Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton is trying to appeal to the youth by appearing on “Saturday Night Live” and whipping the nae nae on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Sanders has less embarrassing plans.
“This upcoming summer, I will join the famous Vans Warped Tour and give out speeches between sets,” Sanders said.
“If elected president, I will talk with Little Caesars to serve free pizza on Sundays to anyone wearing a flannel shirt,” Sanders said. On the campaign trail, Sanders will now wear band T-shirts accompanied with a flannel shirt instead of his signature blue button-up.
The “Defend Pop Punk” T-shirts are now available for purchase on Sanders’ website.
Joe McManus, frontman of pop punk band Throwback Wonder, has expressed his support for Sanders.
“Just like the roads in our hometown, the government is full of potholes that need to be filled up,” McManus said. “If he supports and understands pop punk, unlike my parents, then he’s got my vote.”
Donald Trump, the current 2016 Republican presidential front-runner, has been infuriating the party establishment and baffling pundits for weeks. No one in the Republican Party is as shocked as Trump himself. “I ran as a joke to prove to Ivana that my toupee isn’t as big as my ego,” Trump said. “I never meant for […] Read more