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Q&A: Neon Hitch

Singer-songwriter and trapeze artist debuts “gypsy-pop” record this month

Neon Hitch is an upcoming singer-songwriter under the self-titled genre “Gypsy-Pop.” This genre is inspired by her heritage and upbringing as a trapeze artist in her Gypsy family’s traveling circus. Although she hails from Britain, her sound is Bollywood meets jazz, with ethnic undertones and energetic [...]

Farmers Market Tour

Freshness from Northeast to Lake Street

Believe it or not, Minneapolis has 27 farmers markets. We’ve done cinnamon rolls; we’ve done pizza. It’s time The Wake sampled something a little less fattening. We did, thankfully, still find fattening things at several farmers markets.

Skip the trip to Cub Foods this week and get your produce [...]

Sex, Drugs, and Children’s Books

Rock Legend Keith Richards Writes Loving Memoir in “Gus and Me”

Looking back at childhood memories, there are instances and people who shape our future. “Every time I walk onstage, every time I write a song, every time I reach for a guitar and play a few dinka-plinks for my own grandchildren, I say to [...]

Bringing the Battle Home

Inspired by her own experience with disability, a Bloomington native is on a mission to raise awareness for the plight of disabled people living in developing countries

If Kelsey Lindell had been born in a rural part of Africa instead of Minnesota, there’s a good chance that she wouldn’t be alive today. Born with [...]

5 Fall Things

Perfect ways to spend an autumn day

In case you are new to the cities or are just looking for some fun things to get out of the house and try this fall, here are 5 awesome ideas to get you started. So grab some friends, throw on your coziest sweater, and get ready to [...]

10 Things to Do Before the Cap and Gown

Whether you’re starting out, or finishing up, this is for you…

For some of us students here on campus, our college days are coming to an end. When I was a freshman I created the cliche bucket list–everything I wanted to do before I graduated college and entered the real world. I made a list [...]

Featured Student Artists

The seamstress and the baker

It’s well known that The Wake strives to give students of all backgrounds, majors, and talents a chance to have their voice heard in written form. This year, we’re pushing the envelope by also giving student artists a chance to have their work “heard” by being featured in the magazine.

“Featured Student Artists” is [...]

SOLO Affects Many

McKnight Artist Fellow Dancers talk about the creative process

Four dancers sat on Northrop’s warmly lit stage, listening to the Program Director of The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers, Mary Ellen Childs, introduce them to the audience. Ashwini Ramaswamy, Tamara Ober, Stephen Schroeder and Kari Mosel, McKnight Artist Fellow Dancers from 2012-2013, all [...]

The Comfortable Classroom

How Café Scientifique is changing the process of learning

Structure. Structure has been the war cry for academia in this country for as long as any student can remember.  It is the process by which we study, educate and quantify every notion known to man. It is ingrained in our lined paper, assigned seating and [...]

What I Did This Summer

From stressed to selfish (and happy)

This is the true story of fifteen strangers, picked to live in a duplex, work together and have their lives changed forever.

I was chosen alongside other foster youths to work for a nonprofit in Oregon that specialized in foster care advocacy. We prepared multiple workshops for youth [...]