Starting off the year right, the first member of the community highlighted this semester in the GrapeVINE is a returning Resident Assistant, Josh Amoro ‘18. Amoro is a finance and politics major. He became an RA in Loyola Hall during the second semester of his junior year and continues to help and serve the Fairfield community as an RA this year. Prior to this position, Amoro was a new student leader and co-chair of New Student Programs. Another leadership role that Amoro has on campus is as the co-president of the Fairfield University Martial Arts Club. Amoro has said that, generally, his favorite genre of music is rock, “but I have favorite artists and songs across multiple genres.”

Below is a list of some of Amoro’s favorite songs:

  1. “Thnks fr th Mmrs” by Fall Out Boy

“My original favorite band, Fall Out Boy, rarely fails to make me look like an idiot

in my car as I drive down the highway and scream the lyrics to songs like this one.

Their most recent stuff is a different story, though.”

  1. “You Raise Me Up” by Secret Garden (Josh Groban cover)

“A powerful song made even more so by the incomparable vocals of Josh Groban.”

  1. “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

“I’ve found that this song has an almost hypnotic power over people. It’s easy to

get lost in its lyrical beauty. This is one of those songs that is best listened to

when there are no distractions so it can take you away to that other, higher place

only the purest music can take you.

  1. “Gravity” by John Mayer

“Even Eric Clapton has called John Mayer a master guitarist. Mayer has a few

songs that I jam to regularly, but ‘Gravity’ stands out as another song that one

can just get lost in.”

  1. “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias

“I just seem to connect with the Spanish version of this song. Sure, the English

version is amazing, but the direct translation from Spanish gives the song a level

of meaning that I just don’t think carries over well in the English version.”

  1. “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman

“This song is so much more than the iconic acoustic guitar part; it tells a story that

makes you connect with the main character on a human level.”

  1. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

“In my opinion, this song is one of the greatest ever written. Freddie Mercury’s

unbelievable vocal range and power are second to none.”

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