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Stern Somebody: A Musician in Our Midst

The Oppy staff is starting a new feature for the paper called “Stern Somebody” to tell the stories of remarkable classmates and how they became the exceptional people they are today.

It is with great pleasure that we present Todd Lewis Kramer as our inaugural Stern Somebody.” Todd is a songwriter and singer from a sleepy suburb of New Haven, CT, and has been playing and singing his songs around New York ever since he moved to the city in 2009. He started singing in high school, but once he realized he wanted to write his own songs, Todd taught himself a few chords and started seriously writing toward the end of college.…

Genius & Thom Yorke

Karibi Dagogo-Jack, MBA Class of 2014

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The word “genius” has recently become devalued through overuse. If A-Rod (one of the very few Major League Baseball players to have been censured for steroid use twice) can be described as a genius for turning a double play then what the hell was Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood. Or, Madame Curie, for that matter. That being said, genius is just about the most straightforward description of Thom Yorke. Yorke, the leader of the bands Radiohead and Atoms for Peace, is one of the most important musicians of his generation. Blessed with a wisp of a voice that can beautifully conjure disaffection and lament, Yorke’s influence is evident on followers from Coldplay to Arcade Fire.…

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