Students Connect Mental Health to Music

Dear Editor,

I enjoyed the article “Music and How it affects People While Studying.” I feel that music is an excellent study tool. I also feel blaming violent music to violence is ridiculous as blaming cereal. Correlation doesn’t mean causation.

  • Will Briggs, senior

Dear Editor,

I like how in the article “Rap Music Would Help Us Better Understand Mental Health” talks about the lyrics behind the artist. They never talk about the artists that are truly trying to say something within their music. In the article you tell us in this article that even famous artists struggle with depression and their music can help them relieve the pain. This article to me is very fulfilling.

  • Jessica Boer, senior

Dear Editor,

I found the article “Music and How it Affects People While Studying” to be very provoking. I listen to what in this article is categorized as violent and degrading music, and I do not consider myself to be an aggressive person or even an aggressive thinker. I don’t see how this study connects to studying. In the study the participants are watching music videos and the article is supposed to be about what you listen to. I think this study would have been more beneficial to the article if they only listened to the music. I also would like examples of how it made them react in a violent manner. This article lacks ethos that could have strengthened it.

  • Tristen Buchino, senior

Dear Editor,

I read “Rap Music Could Help Us Better Understand Mental Health” by Emily Lewman and I thought it was sort of good but as a music fan, I think that music is all about feelings. The writing is good. The thing that I like about the article is that it has information. The thing that I don’t like about the article is that rap music and any kind of music is not about facts. In my opinion, it is all about feelings like love and hate. A piece of music needs the audience to know about the artist is feeling inside and connect with the artist. It is a good article but it needs more feelings instead of information.

  • Carly Saul, junior

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