The Drake Show to Go on at Penn State
~~The past couple of mornings, I turn on the television to watch the news and continuously see stories related to the Penn State football scandal. After the surfacing of sexual allegations against a former football coach, the head football coach of Penn State, Joe Paterno was fired from his position. The entire Penn State community was shocked and many students became angry. The school environment has been filled with tension and unpleasantness the past week. However, the rap artist, Drake, accepted the challenge of providing the student body with a fun and entertaining distraction, a concert. Though there was speculation that Drake would not perform, Drake proved that statement incorrect, by claiming, “I cannot wait to be part of the GREATNESS that is Penn State tmrw…rest well my friends”.
~~On the surface this article does not seem to be very related to music, however, one must realize that music is an option to ease the tension that exists at Penn State. During the aftermath of such a scandal, it is difficult to keep the community together but music is an awesome solution. An artist such as Drake, who’s fans are mostly college aged students, provides an opportunity for students to gather together and forget about the scandal and focus on having fun as a student body. By performing, Drake creates a fun environment where, students can enjoy his music and let music’s powers take over. In my opinion, I think it was a terrific idea for Drake to perform at Penn State. In similar situations, music should be used to ease tension and begin movement towards normalcy.