Sunday, September 30, 2012

WEOS/WHWS Alumnae Celebrate On The Beach

Matthew Gruppo '09, Lela Rosen '09, Danielle Devito '09, Emily Sheehan '09, Yeasmine Khalique '10, Annie Lindenhovius '09 and Michael Sauter '09 gather for a mini-reunion at Oak Beach in Long Island.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

WHWS Broadcasts Live From Barnburner Tailgate and Fall Nationals

Meg brought the music to the Barn Burner Tailgate Party

Teams got ready at the top of the hill

Official line up of 7 cars

The race is on!


Among the heated rivalries was one between 2011 champion and Chi Phi brother MarshallKeeton'14 and Hobart Dean Eugen Baer HON'07, P'95, P'97, a previous Fall Nationals winner who Keeton narrowly defeated last year. In the end, team "Young Savage," driven by Sigma Phi brother Samuel Bowen '15, defeated both to claim the 2012 title.

Before the race all talk was about the Baer/Keeton rivalry.

"He's a formidable foe," Baer said of Keeton, who is also currently a student in his Semiotics class. "He showed his expertise in building a car last year so I'm anticipating a real tight race."

"I am definitely coming back to this race to win again," said Keeton before careening downhill. "I'm very competitive in everything I do and am hoping to walk away in first again this year."

Also among the competitors returning from last year was Andrew Berlanga '14, who went "flying" down the hill driving a car he and roommate, Andrew Zenger '14, built using a water jug and wood to create an airplane design. "The best thing about Fall Nationals is the atmosphere. It makes for a very enjoyable afternoon," said Zenger.

Baer is quite possibly the longest-running competitor in the race, having been at Fall Nationals for six consecutive years (although present, he missed the actual race one year because his car did not arrive from the farm in time). He is also the oldest competitor in the race each year, something he says is part of what he enjoys about the tradition.
"It is really great fun to be here and to see old and young have a great time at it together," he said.

Six teams of Hobart men competed in the race; William Smith was represented by Julia Leavitt '13, who represented the William Smith Rugby team. Julia- a Saturday morning replacement for a missing fellow rugby team member and driver-crashed on the hills top turns.  She got help from HWS photographer Kevin Colton, and then is was smooth ride to the finish line...with a push from Dean Baer.

Then it was right to the radio for a post race interview to explain the crash and how William Smith racers will continue to compete in future Fall National races.

The race was ultimately claimed by the "Young Savage" team and Bowen, who had a dominant last round. "I was a little bit nervous about the first run," explained Christopher Shiver '14 of his teammate. "But once Bowen pulled away I was feeling confident and knew we would win." The entire team was boisterous and exhilarated upon winning and carried the car around with Bowen still inside and sang "We are the Champions." 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

DEV Interview at the Smith Opera House

Singer/Songwriter DEV rocked the Smith Opera House Saturday night as she performed her string of chart-topping, club-savvy hits including Bass Down Low, In the Dark, Booty Bounce (which is sampled in Far East Movement’s ‘Like A G6’), and Kiss My Lips featuring Fabolous. The electropop diva brought her California swag all the way to Geneva, NY as she made the crowd work up a sweat with her bass-infused singles off of her album, The Night the Sun Came Up. DJ Excel, DEV’s personal DJ, also warmed up the audience as DEV graced the stage. 

Check out the fun interview below and see what DEV had to say about her diverse musical style, her family influences and more!

1.    When did you first discover your passion for music?

As far back as I can remember I've loved music. My parents raised me to have a love and respect for a bunch of different genres. I also studied music in school, I was in band and choir for years. It was when I met The Cataracs in 2008 that I finally felt I could make my love for music a profession. But it goes way, way back. 

2.    You have an eclectic sound that’s a mixture of Pop, Hip-Hop, Dance and Electro. What helped you broaden your understanding of music?

Like I said, my parents! They bought me Eminem albums, No Doubt, Dr. Dre, Nirvana, etc., all growing up. I was hooked. I loved it all. 

3.    How did the concept for “In the Dark” come about?

'In the Dark' was made in Costa Rica with The Cataracs. I wanted to make a swaggful sexy record. I was feeling sexy that day and wanted to express that. I started my career by making music w my guy friends and singing on their records, so I finally wanted to make a song for the girls! 

4.    You’ve worked with some of the hottest talent in the industry including Chris Brown, New Boyz, Fabolous and 2 Chainz. Who’s been your favorite artist to work with so far and why?

2 Chainz killed it! Travis Barker, David Guetta. But Timbaland was amazing. I worked w him 3 or 4 days in a row and he was really helpful in teaching me the ropes, I was there with my friends, it was awesome! 

5.    What inspired your debut album, The Night The Sun Came Up?

I wanted to express my "rags to almost riches" small town girl turns artist/singer. It was my fairy tale album. Hence the fairy tale like cover idk lol. 

6.    Who else would you like to work with? Is there a future collaboration in the works?

Karen O would be rad. I mean, the more people I work with the more comfortable I get with myself and my craft, so we'll see! 

7.    You also appeared on MTV2’s Hip-Hop Squares recently. How was that experience? Would you consider doing acting or more TV appearances?

It was crazy! Everyone was so funny [laughs]!! I like doing TV appearances; I'd be down to do more. 

8.    What else can current and new fans alike expect from DEV? Any projects you and The Cataracs are currently working on?

I'm working on a new album. A bunch of new sounds and visuals. I'm growing and changing as a person and so is my music. It's fun! 

Check out DEV's Website! 
Follow her on Twitter 


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Welcome Back Concert with DEV and Outasight!

All HWS Students!

Go get your tickets to see DEV live at the Smith Opera House this Saturday, September 8th at 8pm! Doors open at 7pm, so get there EARLY! Tickets are only $10 with Student ID! You can purchase them at the Scandling Center from 10am-2pm and from 5pm-7pm all week long! This is not a show to miss!

About DEV

DEV is a electropop singer and songwriter hailing from California. She is known for some of the hottest dance tunes including her sample of “Booty Bounce” on Far East Movement’s #1 hit song “Like a G6”, “Bass Down Low”, and her smash single, “In the Dark”. DEV and her production team The Cataracts have collaborated with many artists including New Boyz, Chris Brown, Britain’s own JLS, and more. DEV has also appeared on MTV2’s Hip-Hop Squares. Don’t miss this event!

DEV's Official Website

Outasight's Official Website

*Shuttles will be provided**

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Live at Scandling!

Stop by Friday from 11 to 1 at the Fireplace Lounge in the Scandling Center were WHWS DJ's will be broadcasting live. 

Find out more about how you can rule the airwaves! 

Enjoy your tie-dye shirt!!!