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Navigating College Stress: Effective Strategies and Le Moyne Resources for Student Well-being
Mai Aljanabi, Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

College life presents unique challenges and stressors for students, impacting their mental well-being and overall success. This article delves...

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In the world of theater, Le Moyne College graduate John Douglas Thompson is known to possess an exceptional ability to captivate audiences, effortlessly...

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Michael Scalise, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Here at Le Moyne, the phrase “Greatness meets Goodness” is at the very foundation by which the school stands, and it is safe to say that...

Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Carly Nicolai, Editor in Chief • September 18, 2023

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Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Stephanie R. Duscher, Staff Writer • September 16, 2023

Many Le Moyne students have likely walked by the lovely gardens outside the Jesuit Residence–a beautiful touch of color amidst the many cloudy...

Luke Bryan concert left fans saying, “I didn’t want that night to end.”

Luke Bryan concert left fans saying, I didnt want that night to end.

For those who missed the Luke Bryan concert last Thursday at the New York State Fair, don’t worry; I’m here to recap how awesome it was.

The first opening act was Kelleigh Bannen, who has been on tour with Luke Bryan and Thompson Square for the past few shows. Looking at her Twitter [@KelleighBannen] she seemed to have an amazing time, and watching her performance, I can attest to that. She played a few cover songs and then a few of her own, introducing her music to a crowd that likely didn’t know her all too well.

Overall, the crowd gave her nothing but great feedback for her performance. She rocked the stage for about half an hour before the stage crew started changing sets for the next act, Thompson Square.

According to the band’s website,, the two lead singers Kiefer and Shawna Thompson “put their 13-year marriage on display in each song, and night after night on tour.” For fans who didn’t know they were married, seeing their closing song end in a very heated kiss likely gave it away, thus suggesting where the band name came from.

Finally, around 9:30 p.m, Luke Bryan came out on stage and blessed us with his beautiful presence [I’m positive I’m not the only who was thinking this]. His concert was lengthy and packed with excitement. He didn’t just run through his set without taking any breaks; he interacted with the crowd for almost half of his performance and still managed to pull off a 17-song set list.

There were points of time where he was taking fans’ phones and taking “selfies” or lying on the stage and taking pictures with the fans. He definitely kept the audience entertained throughout the night. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s extremely good looking.

At the end of his 90-minute performance, Luke Bryan had some 17,000 fans chanting “Boom-Boom” during the chorus of “Drunk On You.” All the Luke Bryan fans knew his big song, “Country Girl (Shake it for me)” would be the encore; and boy, was he shaking it.

This is the second year in a row that Luke Bryan has performed at the New York State Fair. He performed as an opening act just last year for Jason Aldean; and this year marks his first [but hopefully not last!] year as a headliner.

By the end of the night, anyone and everyone leaving the Grand Stand would agree – he definitely performed up to his newly-renounced title as the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year.

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