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Word on the Street: What are the essentials on your study playlist?

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With midterm exams in full swing at UNC, students have had to hit the books. To help their studying, students often listen to certain music or sometimes no music at all. 

Staff writer Rachel Jensen asked UNC students, “What are the essentials on your study playlist?” 

Maranda Hansley 

Senior psychology major 

“I like to listen to ‘Bella’s Lullaby’ from the 'Twilight' soundtrack when I study. I don’t like songs with words.”

Dylan White 

Junior biology major

“I don’t listen to anything when I study.” 

Danielle Curtis

Senior exercise and sports science major 

“I usually listen to Ron Pope or John Mayer. It’s nice background music, but it’s not boring. I also can’t have songs that I want to sing along to, because then I get distracted really easily.” 

Jordan Bolden 

Junior sociology major

“I have multiple study playlists. One of them is gospel music. I listen to it when I have a test and hope that God will bless me. I also have one that is all classical music just because I can’t listen to words or I will get distracted. I like playing songs that I don’t know because it helps me to focus.”

Kenya Allison

First-year biology major 

“My study playlist is a combination of R&B, pop and country. I just put it on shuffle. I like to listen to it quite loudly. I can just listen and focus on my work.” 


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