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Jump into summer with this essential Hip-Hop playlist

Jump into summer with this essential Hip-Hop playlist

Darrian Barker, Reporter

June 6, 2018


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Summer 2018 Playlist If you're looking for a playlist to bump to all summer, you've come to the right place. This playlist on Spotify has 100 hot hip/hop songs to make anyone's summer LIT.   Below are reviews of the some of the hottest songs on the list. NOTE: The following playlist has some explicit songs included....

End-of-school motivation playlist

End-of-school motivation playlist

Hannah Alback, Reporter

June 4, 2018


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With the end of school in just a few weeks, students are losing motivation to keep grades up and apply any effort to their work. Music is one way for me to keep going during and after school. I’ve made a playlist that includes songs that keep me working hard through these last few days. More Than...

Top podcasts you should listen to

Top podcasts you should listen to

Abigail Whitcomb, Podcast & Opinions Editor, Marketing Manager

May 16, 2018


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Podcasts are the newest media platform on the rise. What used to be reserved for old people listening to NPR at 12:30 in the afternoon is now accessible to everyone via the Apple Podcasts app or any podcast app on Google Play. But what is a podcast, anyway? It’s an audio file available for download,...

5 Seconds of Summer brings 5SOS3 Tour to Boston

5 Seconds of Summer brings 5SOS3 Tour to Boston

Anna Drabik, Reporter

May 3, 2018


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I waited for years for this day to come. I watched my friends go to 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) concerts. I watched the tour diaries. I watched other people stress about buying tickets to a 5SOS concert. And then, I finally got to experience it myself. March 2, 2018; 7:50 A.M., February vaca...

The music of late March: Panic! At the Disco, Shawn Mendes, and Snow Patrol

The music of late March: Panic! At the Disco, Shawn Mendes, and Snow Patrol

Anna Drabik, Reporter

May 1, 2018


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Late March brought long-awaited music for fans of Panic! At the Disco, Shawn Mendes, and Snow Patrol, but were they worth the wait? Say Amen For Silver Linings, Panic! At the Disco Pop-punk band Panic! At the Disco (P!ATD) formed in 2004 in Summerlin, Las Vegas. ALthough P!ATD transformed from a ga...

Season 2 of “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” comes to Netflix

Season 2 of “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” comes to Netflix

Lily Lefevre, A&E Editor

April 4, 2018


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The wait for season two of Miraculous Ladybug has been de-evilized. With such a large fanbase across all ages, the long-awaited release of the second season on Netflix had many fans counting down the hours. Since its premiere on Nickelodeon last December, the french, CGI animated series Miraculo...

Playlist to get out of music’s top charts

Playlist to get out of music’s top charts

Hannah Alback, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

Finding good music is difficult if you aren’t looking in the right places. Scrolling through everyone’s Spotify and iTunes playlists could work but let’s face it- that’s too much effort to do regularly. If you’re stuck in the top 100’s chart and want change, you’ve come to the right p...

Pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer releases debut single for new album, beginning with a change to their sound

Pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer releases debut single for new album, beginning with a change to their sound

Anna Drabik, Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

It all began with a color-changing Twitter header. Shortly thereafter, pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) began to post and tweet pictures with cryptic captions. Finally, 5SOS announced the release of their new single, “Want You Back,” for their third album. On February 22, 2018, at 6:55 P...

Pop-solo artist Sierra Deaton releases debut single “Don’t Hurt”

Pop-solo artist Sierra Deaton releases debut single “Don’t Hurt”

Anna Drabik, Reporter

February 20, 2018


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Pop-solo artist Sierra Deaton has released her debut single, “Don’t Hurt,” and although I wasn’t initially impressed, the single has grown on me over time. Deaton began her music career along with other Florida-native Alex Kinsey. As Alex & Sierra, they auditioned and won the final s...

“Symptoms of Being Human,” a must-read for any gender-variant person

“Symptoms of Being Human,” a must-read for any gender-variant person

Abigail Whitcomb, Podcast & Opinions Editor, Marketing Manager

February 12, 2018


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TW: assault/bullying/panic attacks/suicide I stumbled across the book “Symptoms of Being Human” by Jeff Garvin when I was in Barnes & Noble, returning another book. I figured “why the heck not get another one, you have nothing better to do anyway”. The cover of this book had an emo frin...

Long-running Warped Tour comes to closing

Long-running Warped Tour comes to closing

Jill Spencer, Reporter

February 9, 2018


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Vans Warped Tour is the longest running and largest traveling music festival in North America. It has been going on tour every summer since 1995, making stops all across the United States of America. The festival consists of genres of music such as rock, punk, pop punk, alternative, emo, metalcore and...

English rock band Don Broco releases third album “Technology”

English rock band Don Broco releases third album “Technology”

Anna Drabik, Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

English rock band Don Broco’s third album, Technology, is like a rich piece of chocolate cake. The chocolate cake is gooey and moist; it’s so good, but you can only handle small bites in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Clocking in at one hour, Technology is packed with intense guitar r...

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