Junior Nick Colorito is a biology major and math minor from Suffern, New York. Not only is Nick the resident assistant of the first-year Honors Living Learning Community on the second floor of Jogues Hall, but he is also a member of the Honors Program himself.
Nick can often be seen listening to music with his headphones in pretty much anytime and anywhere on campus. Whether in Jogues, the Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex or walking to class, music follows Nick wherever he goes.
Whenever he has the chance, Nick likes to listen to upbeat songs to help get him through the day (regardless of what genre they are). Nick particularly enjoys listening to music when he is doing homework or studying, and has created a playlist of five songs he will never skip that help him drown out everything else.
“Music is such a cool thing,” Nick said. “It doesn’t necessarily have to mean something. It’s there to stir emotion.”
“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
“This is just one of those songs that when I listen to it, I get pure heartfelt emotion. It’s a very good song with an important “get-through-it” type of attitude.”
“My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” Fall Out Boy
“Such a great pump-up song for the gym. Whenever I’m not in the mood to do something, this song always gets me to do things.”
“Life is a Highway,” Rascal Flatts
“This is just one of those songs that I always remember hearing from my childhood that makes me think of family. You just can’t listen to this song and be upset.”
“Finesse (Remix),” Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B
“Bruno Mars and this song just have such a good vibe to it. It has such a great beat and is always a good song to dance to.”
“American Idiot,” Green Day
“American Idiot is a great song with a “screw it, let’s just do this” mindset behind it. This song always gets me pumped-up.”