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Student shares his opinion about the app TikTok

Student shares his opinion about the app TikTok

Jeremy Helmen, Contributing Writer
April 5, 2021

Alright, so when you turn the lights out, do you just go to sleep or do you put headphones on/in and listen to TikTok?  In my opinion TikTok is entertaining. I love just laying there listening to...

Evie performs alongside another cast member in 'The Wedding Singer.' Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Evie has learnt that her passion for theatre extends beyond the performance itself, and instead lies in acting as a mentor for others.

Exploring careers: Everything happens for a reason

Evie Brunette
March 24, 2021

I believe everything happens for a reason. Ever since I began performing at the age of eight, I wanted to become a musical theatre actress. It was my lifelong dream to be on Broadway and live smack...

Claiming a sports team or music artist as something for only yourself and other

Gatekeeping: Necessary or needless?

Megan Standifer
March 22, 2021

Gatekeeping. It’s when someone heckles you by asking, “Can you even name 5 of [insert generic band/artist]’s songs” just because you’re wearing their t-shirt. Or, “I used to get made fun of...

Music touches the lives of nearly everyone in the world, and in different ways, too.

This I believe: The importance of music

Hannah Alback
March 13, 2021

I believe in music. I would describe my life as a music festival. Music is something that can bring everyone together. There are songs for every single situation, and for every single person in this world....

Freshman Michaela Horan sits at the piano, focusing her attention on composing her next piece of music. Having been writing since she young, Horan feels that her music is the best expression of herself.

Freshman Michaela Horan uses the arts to express her emotions

Catie Brown, Reporter
March 2, 2021

Freshman Michaela Horan’s once peaceful slumber is disrupted by her own thoughts. Her eyes snap open, and she sits up, suddenly wide awake with her fingers itching to write down her sudden inspiration.  Her...

Released Nov. 20, 2020, 'BE' is the group's fifth album to reach number one on the Billboard 200, making them the fastest group to achieve five chart-topping albums in the U.S. since The Beatles. They also joined Taylor Swift as the only artists to top the Billboard 100 and 200 simultaneously immediately upon release.

‘BE’: BTS comes out with a heart-warming album

Jenni Gurung, Reporter
February 9, 2021

BTS: They’re the most popular boy group in the world.  They started out small; struggling to survive the competitive world of Korean-pop (K-pop). Now they are the biggest boy group in the world with...

All of these comebacks occurred during the month of January.

Reviewing recent K-pop comebacks

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 1, 2021

Welcome to 2021! While 2020 was a rough year in so many ways, the music was still pretty good. Thankfully, 2021 is already shaping up to be a better year in every way, including new music. So, let’s...

'I Burn,' released Jan. 11, 2021, is (G)I-DLE's fourth mini-album and first comeback in 2021.

(G)I-DLE come back better than ever with ‘I Burn’

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 25, 2021

(G)I-DLE are one of the most unique K-pop groups in the industry right now.  Not only do each of their releases eloquently explore different genres, highlight their impeccable vocals and showcase incredible...

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.

My 9 favorite albums of 2020

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...

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.

My 15 favorite songs of 2020

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, Reporter
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...

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