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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


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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...

‘The Greatest Showman’ brings Barnum back to life

‘The Greatest Showman’ brings Barnum back to life

Tim Gore, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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On April 30, 1980, a new musical took to the Broadway stage. For years, people had enjoyed the wonders of the Barnum and Bailey circus, which though it may have changed over time, still held the same magic as when it began. What many people didn’t know is where this circus actually did begin. It ...

All Time Low releases storytelling album “Last Young Renegade”

All Time Low releases storytelling album “Last Young Renegade”

Jill Spencer, Reporter

February 1, 2018


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All Time Low, a pop-punk/alternative band formed in 2003 based out of Baltimore Maryland, recently released their seventh full length studio album Last Young Renegade. This is their first release with their new record label Fueled by Ramen after making the transition over from their previous label, Hope...

AP Studio Art students turn room 221 into art gallery

AP Studio Art students turn room 221 into art gallery

Madison Martin, Editor in chief

January 30, 2018


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Room 221 is usually a plain, empty room with over 50 chairs and a few tables at the front. But for one hour on January 23, the chairs were pushed aside and a bit of color was added to the room as students from art teacher Mrs. Dyson’s AP Studio Art class displayed their work. Every year studio art ...

The novel ‘Turtles All The Way Down,’ by John Green: “A Modern Classic”

The novel ‘Turtles All The Way Down,’ by John Green: “A Modern Classic”

Abigail Whitcomb, Podcast & Opinions Editor, Marketing Manager

January 30, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars, released his latest novel in five years, titled Turtles All the Way Down in October. Let’s say that it is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Considering that the last books I had read were titles like The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible, it doesn...

Pop-punk band Waterparks experiments with new sounds in new album ‘Entertainment’

Pop-punk band Waterparks experiments with new sounds in new album ‘Entertainment’

Anna Drabik, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

Pop-punk band Waterparks released their second full-length album, Entertainment, and to be honest, I’m not quite as entertained by this album as I’d hoped. In October 2017, Waterparks dropped lead single “Blonde” alongside the album announcement. Just as vocalist Awsten Knight said, “Blonde” is d...

Pop artist Camila Cabello releases debut album, taking a step forward in her new beginning

Pop artist Camila Cabello releases debut album, taking a step forward in her new beginning

Anna Drabik, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

Camila Cabello has done it again— she has managed to shock me with her incredible songwriting skills, mastery of mixing styles, and her extraordinary voice. Cabello’s debut album Camila was released on January 12, 2018. The album was available for preorder on December 7, 2017, along with “Never Be The Same” a...

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