Twenty One Pilots is for Everyone

Playwright Arthur Miller probably would have never guessed that his play All My Sons would be the inspiration for the band that college friends Tyler Joseph, Nick Thomas, and Chris Sahlih would come to form. Twenty One Pilots, based on Miller’s premise of a man caught in a moral dilemma after being responsible for the deaths of 21 pilots in World War II, released their first album in 2009. By 2011, Thomas and Sahlih left the band and drummer Josh Dun took their place; from there, Twenty One Pilots has come a long way from a garage band selling their CDs in the halls of a local high school in Columbus, Ohio. Last Sunday, January 22nd, I drove up to Charlottesville with a small group of friend

The Healing Power of Music

I always wanted to be a singer/songwriter growing up. I listened to Taylor Swift’s first album on repeat in my room and admired her for playing guitar and writing her own songs. I naively imagined that when I was sixteen I would be just like her. I got my first guitar when I was eleven and started taking guitar lessons; however, I never really got the hang of it after years of playing on and off. It’s been well over a year since I’ve picked a guitar up to play, but sometimes I still think I should give it another try. It’s not like I gave it up because I was bad. I think the real reason I stopped playing is that I thought I would have a feeling of intense bliss, almost like an out-of-body ex

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