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A Brief Earth Science Lesson

Posted by on December 20, 2010 at 11:45 am

If ye who are unluckily still at school have been complaining about the drag that is Cantabrigian winter, The Voice is here to gently remind you that you’re, well, early.

For those of you not up to snuff on your Science Of The Earth knowledge, despite whatever maledictions we’ve been verbalizing toward the weather lately, winter technically starts tomorrow, December 21st, the day of the winter solstice. The solstice marks the day that the sun’s direct angle of insolation hits its farthest south in the Earth’s trajectory around the sun, the 23.5° South latitude, also known as the Tropic of Capricorn. See the following handy visual aids:

As the Earth revolves, its axial tilt of 23.5° points the planet in varying directions vis-à-vis the sun, resulting in different latitudes receiving the greatest intensities of insolation at different times of the year.
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On December 21st, the Earth's southern hemisphere is angled toward the sun, such that the Tropic of Capricorn is the recipient of the most direct radiance. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.)

On December 21st, the Earth’s southern hemisphere is angled toward the sun, such that the Tropic of Capricorn is the recipient of the most direct radiance. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.)

After tomorrow, the direct angle of insolation will venture consistently northward as the Earth revolves, altering the latitudes which will profit from the most intense insolation, hitting the equator on the first day of spring and reaching its farthest north, the 23.5° North latitude line, on June 21st, the beginning of summer. That means we Harvardians at 42° North will bask in the direct rays of the sun’s glow…well, never.

On the literal bright side, however, the winter solstice does mark the shortest day of the year. After tomorrow, the amount of sunlight each day will increase gradually until June, slowly closing the crippling cycle of winter-induced nocturnality for we college students who wake up at 1 p.m. when the sun sets at 4:14.

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Yardfest Update: Second Act Confirmed!

Posted by on March 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

The College Events Board, in conjunction with the Harvard Concert Commission, just announced the second addition to this year’s Yardfest lineup, and  it’s the 33-year-old singer-songwriter from Colorado, Patrick Park.

He released his first EP, “Under the Unminding  Skies” with Hollywood Records in 2003 to limited  commercial success. He then moved to Curb Appeal  Records and released the second album, “Everyone’s  in Everyone” in 2007. (Source: Wikipedia)

His most famous work is probably “Life Is a Song,” which appeared as a soundtrack in the very popular teenage drama series The O.C., starring Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson among others.

His mellow, understated accoustic tunes certainly  are a far cry from KiD CuDi’s catchy, mainstream  hiphop style. Even their websites are as different  as black and white. But if there’s one thing we  know, that is Harvard prides itself on diversity. The  NY Daily News predicted that “‘Everyone’ will know his name,” but that was three years ago.

All sarcasm aside, he’s actually a pretty good listen. Check out his songs which are streaming on his website: He looks like a decent opening act for Cudi. What do you think? Yay or Nay?

His next album, Come What Will, is set for an April 6th release date on Badman Recording Co. As always, keep checking Noice for Yardfest updates!

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Yardfest Artist Confirmed!

Posted by on March 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm

The College Events Board confirmed minutes ago that we’ll have KiD CuDi for Yardfest on Sunday, April 18th.

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Born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, the 26-year-old Ohio native is most famous for his 2009 hit, “Day ‘n’ Nite,” a collaboration with Crookers that landed in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. It was also featured in his debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, and has garnered about 26 million views on YouTube. Cudi was also featured in Kanye West’s album, 808s and Heartbreak, co-writing megahits such as “Heartless,” and singing with Kanye on “Welcome to Heartbreak.” He has also been a musical guest on David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and is now starring in the HBO comedy series “How to Make it in America,” produced by Mark Wahlberg. (Source: Wikipedia)

Recently, he received three Grammy nominations for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song for “Day ‘n’ Nite” and finally Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Make Her Say” ft. Common and Kanye West. (Source)

Not bad, CEB! Keep checking Noice for more updates regarding Yardfest! It’s shaping up to be a great spring concert Harvard! And remember, our Yardfest is completely free. Suck it, rival schools! :P

Check out some of his other hits here: Pursuit of Happiness (ft. MGMT and Ratatat), Make Her Say (ft Kanye West and Common). Also, since you’re already overcome with joy and/or procrastinating, take a look at his website.

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