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Students mosey on campus to tunes both popular and obscure

Looking around ASU campus on a weekday, it is hard not to notice the hefty amount of people strolling through campus with their heads down and earphones in.

Earphones have become a defensive shield for those who walk alone to class. With music in their ears, people don’t have to be bothered by the outside world. It also supplies mindless entertainment for those long walks to and from classes.

More than 70,000 students go to ASU and with such a large student body, it is possible that many students could be walking around listening to the same song at the same time without even knowing it. Similar music tastes could bring students together, as music tastes typically do.

Five students walking around the Memorial Union and Palm Walk with their earphones in on Tuesday shared their favorite music to meander to.

Alec Guthrie was meeting a friend by Hayden Library when he skated by listening to Mac Miller’s song, “Aliens Fighting Robots.”

Anthony Nish was sitting alone at a table outside of the MU and listening to Interpol’s most famous track, “Slow Hands.” He was not reluctant to share this title with us, and his confidence in his musical selection was evident.

“I don’t even know the title of the song that’s playing,” said student Katherine McNamara as she shuffled to check her iTunes library for the song she was listening to. The song was called, “Could be Anything” by indie band The Eames Era.

“It’s off the 'Grey’s Anatomy' soundtrack,” she said.

Walking with her headphones in and a Starbucks drink in each of her hands, freshman Maggie Finney admitted to listening to Kings of Leon’s “Closer.”

Senior Joel Tate stopped walking to check the title of the track that was playing in his ears.

“I don’t know … dubstep,” he said. The song was actually called “Angst” and is a track by British dubstep band, Nero.


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