Senior Ashley Flanagan is an accounting major and Residence Assistant of Loyola Hall. Aside from being an RA, Ashley is a co-leader of Operation Hope and Prospect House, which are two service organizations run through campus ministry. She is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. Flanagan appreciates all types of music other than heavy rock and she claims to be open to other types of music. She added that she likes listening to music when she first gets gets up in the morning and periodically throughout the day as a pick me up.
“There’s a common thread in the genres that I like, songs that have deeper meanings to them. My love of music encompasses my passions and values. I contribute my range in musical tastes to finding those values in different types of songs,” said Flanagan.
“Rescue” by Yuna
“This song has been a recent favorite of mine because of the lyrics. At first glance it may seem like a negative song, however the message is about finding oneself in the journey of life which is a fundamental piece of the journey of college.”
“Mercy” by Shawn Mendes
“When I hear this song not only does it just get stuck in my head, but it makes me reflect on forgiveness whether forgiving others or being forgiven aligning with personal values to live a joyous life.”
“Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield
“This song just makes me smile and I feel like it has a strong message of positivity.”
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
“Although this song is not a new song, part of what is captivating to me is Whitney Houston’s vocal gift. When I was in elementary school I went to school with Bobbi Christina and I remember how captivating Whitney Houston’s voice was. This is my favorite song of hers which is sending a message of love.”
“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
“This song I always found to be catchy, but when I paid attention to the lyrics I discovered that there was a very meaningful message which I try to live by everyday, which is everyone can have a large impact even just as an individual and make the most of life even fighting through adversity.”
“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
“This song has always been one of my favorite songs. Looking back I remember singing this song in school concerts, but what always stands out to me is the Utopian message of beauty and happiness.”
“Verge” by Owl City
“This song holds a message of excitement for the future of what you aspire for.”