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Survival guide for hybrid learning

Students walk through the halls during their
Isabella McCutcheon, Editor-in-Chief
January 21, 2021

After nearly two long months of remote learning, LHS is finally making the switch back into the hybrid learning style. Although many people are excited about the change, that isn’t the case for everyone....

My 9 favorite albums of 2020

Photo credits:
Top row (left to right): Ashton Irwin (via YouTube) and Randy Holmes (Getty Images).
Bottom row: Live Nation, Columbia Records, and Lindsey Byrnes.
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 27, 2020

As the end of the year approached, the panic set in.  I am extremely indecisive. When I have to make a decision, I can spend hours contemplating my choice, and then, hours wondering if I made the right...

My 15 favorite songs of 2020

Photo credits: 
Top row (left to right): Red Bull Records, Lindsey Byrnes, Columbia Records, and Ashton Irwin (via YouTube).
Bottom row: Tim Walker, JYP Entertainment, and Beth Garrabrant.
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 26, 2020

According to most criteria, 2020 has been an awful year, and that’s not an opinion, but a universally agreed-upon fact. We experienced the unfortunate loss of several key figures (such as Chadwick Boseman,...

12 Must-watch Christmas movies for this holiday season

12 Must-watch Christmas movies for this holiday season
Makenna True
December 21, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. As the lights get strung, trees go up and snow begins to fall, the holiday season is officially in full swing. Whether you’re spending your days shopping,...

Taking a look back at 2020’s fourth quarter

Taking a look back at 2020's fourth quarter
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 20, 2020

From Ariana Grande somewhat-surprise dropping her sixth album to BLACKPINK’s long-awaited first album, quarter four has been a busy three months for music. Thus, I’d like to take a quick look back...

Big Time Ranking: Big Time Rush’s 11 greatest hits

(From left to right) James, Logan, Carlos and Kendall pose for a group photo. While Nov. 28, 2009, is BTR's anniversary, the group's debut, self-titled album wasn't released until Oct. of the following year.
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 28, 2020

On this date, exactly 11 years ago on Nov. 28, 2009, Big Time Rush (the TV show) premiered to an audience of 3.6 million viewers. The hour-long pilot episode, “Big Time Audition,” served as a preview...

Ranking every song on TWICE’s sophomore album

TWICE pose for the cover of 'Eyes wide open.' The top row, from left to right, is composed of Tzuyu, Chaeyoung, Jeongyeon, Nayeon, Jihyo and Momo. The bottom row, from left to right, is composed of Dahyun, Mina and Sana.
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 16, 2020

Since their debut in 2015, K-pop girl group TWICE has become an international sensation. Originally known for their girly-cute concept, for which they saw massive success with “Cheer Up” and “TT,”...

Ashton Irwin’s solo career sprouts with ‘Superbloom’

Irwin emerges from a green pool as the cover artwork of 'Superbloom.' The album was released Oct. 23, 2020, and has ten tracks.
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 7, 2020

Never in my life did I expect to watch drummer Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) smoke a blunt on Instagram Live as he celebrated the release of his first solo album, but here we are. Honestly...

‘The Album’: BLACKPINK releases their long-awaited debut album

Cover artwork for BP's debut album. 'The Album' was released Oct. 2, 2020, and it has eight tracks.
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 20, 2020

BLACKPINK (BP)—composed of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa—is the biggest girl group in the world right now. They hold five Guinness World Records, were the first Korean-Pop (or K-pop) group to play...

Ranking ITZY’s performance outfits: Part Two

ITZY pose for the cover artwork of
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 2, 2020

K-pop girl group ITZY finished their four weeks of promotion for their newest single, “Not Shy,” just a few days ago. During these promotional weeks, the girls of ITZY—Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong,...

Ranking ITZY’s performance outfits: Part One

ITZY pose for the cover artwork of
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 1, 2020

K-pop girl group ITZY finished their four weeks of promotion for their newest single, “Not Shy,” just a few days ago. During these promotional weeks, the girls of ITZY—Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong,...

Summer 2020: In Review: Part Five

Summer 2020: In Review: Part Five
Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 18, 2020

2020 may be a terrible year, but the same simply cannot be said about the music that’s been released so far. New music is a great distraction from the COVID craziness that has consumed 2020, so over...

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