The smell of coffee wafted through the streets of Florence, and faint sounds of trumpets echoed as I wandered. I spent the past weekend exploring parts of Italy.
The Breeze's news editor Madisson Haynes leaves her comfort zone and finds time to reflect on herself while enjoying her study abroad trip to Italy.
Breeze editor Madisson Haynes shares some of her experiences from the beginning of her study abroad trip in Italy.
On May 12, Harry Styles released his debut self-titled solo album, complete with 10 songs and a new sound.
Harrisonburg's Friendly City Co-op uses community outreach and other tools, including employee blogs, to help promote healthy lifestyles.
Graduating senior Emmy Freedman put together a list of songs that define her experience at JMU.
In “Mystery Science Theater 3000” a man and his robots are held prisoners on a “satellite of love” by a set of evil overlords.
Lynda Bostrom went from painting the walls of Ruby’s Arcade in downtown Harrisonburg to creating a mural for a Steven Alan storefront in Washington, D.C.
JMU student Teddy Chipouras recently released a new single “Happy Song," which will be a part of the album “Folk & Love & Stories” that he'll record this summer.
This year’s Rocktown beer festival will feature 36 different breweries and cideries.
Following suit of his lead single “Humble”and diss track “The Heart Part Four,” Lamar’s only disappointment for the album was the delayed release date.
Maslanka’s repertoire includes eight symphonies, 17 concertos, over 50 wind band pieces and many more pieces for assorted instrumentations.
John Mayer's “The Search for Everything” is an album that truly embodies a “breakup album.”
Every year the town of Dayton, Virginia invites people from all over to celebrate their little community in the Redbud Festival.
The odds may be ever in your “flavor” if you’re headed to J-Petal, a new Thai ice cream and Japanese crêpe joint in Harrisonburg.
This baked goods delivery service launched the last week of March and has been whipping up pastries from scratch ever since.
“Tickling Giants” is a documentary that tells the story of Bassem Youssef, a man who stood up for freedom of speech and press.
"13 Reasons Why" follows the lives of high schoolers dealing with the recent suicide of a classmate and for some, a close friend.
Booming music and neon lights made the large auditorium of Wilson Hall feel like a nightclub when students gathered to see Cash Cash and Kap Slap perform.
Joey Bada$$ isn't compromising his sound for commercial success, but spends the entire album calling out America for its enduring systemic racism.
With a lot of JMU students heading home for Easter, Shanna Kelly shares ideas on how to make the most of being on campus during the holiday.
Louis C.K.’s never been one to shy away from the heavy-hitting topics, and his newest comedy special isn't different.
The 15th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival made a second stop on its Virginia tour last Thursday at Court Square Theater.
On “Pure Comedy,” we hear Josh Tillman’s, A.K.A. Father John Misty's, ruminations on his fans, success and position in the entertainment industry.
The program welcomed community members interested in incorporating more plant-based foods into their diets on April 5.
Fargo, a must-watch show on FX that's available to stream via Hulu, comes out with its third season on April 19.
Many band breakups have shaken the music industry in its entirety, while others slide under our radar, barely catching attention from the media. In recent years, we’ve seen some of the worst breakups and have had to say goodbye to some of the most influential bands in this history of music.
On April 6 in Festival Highlands, the experienced performer took part of Dukes Pride Week and enlightened nearly 300 students with their story.
Body image is ever-evolving, and while it might not transform overnight, it can be improved with some conscious, healthy habits and self-love.
“Memories, Do Not Open” (MDNO) creates a compelling intermingling of sound that drives the listener to want to get up and dance.
Free is a college student’s favorite word. Madipalooza provides free food, entertainment and swag. But only if you beat the crowds. Here are some tips to make the most out of this year’s festival:
Michael Wu and Peter Chan, JMU alumni of 2011, opened their own Kung Fu Tea shop because of Wu’s inspiration from a business plan in his COB 300 class.
Harrisonburg's annual DIY music festival, MACROCK, is only a few days away. In anticipation of the festival, we highlight some of the top artists.
Sofar Sounds, which recently came to Harrisonburg, creates intimate concert settings. The catch, however, is that the venue is secret and space is limited.
Local resident Patrick Fitzgerald, who uses the stage persona of Liquid Projections, mixes oils and paints during live music performances.
JMU’s adventure center offers a team empowerment with adventure for madison (TEAM) challenge course for clubs and organizations.
Dave Chappelle's decade-long disappearing act from the industry didn’t affect his ability to maintain relevancy with a crowd of long-time fans and newcomers.
Bob Dylan is known for his lyrical accuracy and his ability to command a live performance. His extreme gift as an artist lies in his lyrics.
Brooke Pearson and a group of her friends spend their Sunday nights hitting the books — the coloring books.
Fans and hip-hop junkies alike were on the edges of their seats earlier in the day when Lamar wiped his Instagram clean and posted a cryptic image of the Roman numeral “IV” in white type on a black, leathery background.
Schumer’s comedic timing and delivery kept me interested, even though some of the stories were recycled.
Khalid's album is a dreamy, spacy project in which '60s soul meets contemporary R&B, presented by a smartphone-obsessed crooner for the internet age.
2015 Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gregory Pardlo brought his work to JMU’s Festival Highlands room in an event hosted by the Furious Flower Poetry Center.
The Reel Change Documentary Film Festival is open from March 20-25 at the Court Square Theatre. The festival brings non-fiction films attempting to bring awareness, advocacy and change to the table in hopes of creating public dialogue and initiating education.
This exhibit, “Animals in Color,” features paintings by Rachel Newman, a junior graphic design major, and will be on display at Clementine Cafe until April 2.
This journey culminated in “Somaliland,” a documentary that shares the enduring stories of five Somali students as they overcome unimaginable adversity.
A tale as old as time is being told in a positively enchanting new light. Disney managed to outdo its own animated production with its live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast.”