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Evolution of artists and fans

February 26, 2020

Every move, decision or mistake that a celebrity makes the world knows about or discovers within seconds. Many fans have slowly but surely developed an unhealthy obsession with the pop culture world, wanting to know anything and everything about their “idols.”  Stans, or “biggest fans,” want to ...

Photo Illustration. Junior Reagan Head poses with a vinyl record player to show a continued appreciation for music from the 1980s.

A blast from the past

November 13, 2019

Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince— all musical icons from the 80s. Although it has almost been 40 years, many songs from that time have not lost their significance, so it is not unusual for high school students to listen to that music. Even though we left many “over the top” ...

Ricky Martin, Camila Cabello, and J Balvin perform during the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Latin pop culture take over

October 31, 2019

Latin music has been a big part of the music industry in the United States for the past few years, but it has been overlooked because of the popularity of American artists. Now, Latin artists are getting the recognition that fans across America have been asking for. From charts on Billboard to Latin ca...

photo by Ivana George

The burdens of fame

November 18, 2018

Stage lights. Giant crowds. Fans stand in the audience with their hands raised in worship as they sing along with their favorite Christian singer. Fame can be viewed as a hassle, but when someone is known for an important subject such as faith, they’re determined to share the message of God. T...

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On beat with the summer heat

August 13, 2018

Hands thrown in the air, teenagers singing along with their favorite artists and positive energy radiating around the stadium. Concerts are events multiple teenagers look forward to. Summertime is for teenagers to be able to relax on their time off from school and try to find different ways to enter...

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Yeezy Season

May 31, 2018

I’m gonna let you finish but, Kanye West is back in the building. On April 13, 2018, music and fashion phenom Kanye West made his return to the known world. After being closed off from Twitter and social media, West was welcomed back to Twitter by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Since his return, Kanye ha...

Sophomore Grey Johnson is contemplating his thoughts of two brass instruments. He has decided which instrument to start playing first.

Decisions, decisions

May 17, 2018

It’s common amongst a group of students for someone to have a passion for music. Whether they actually play an instrument or listen to songs, music is heard by many people. So, if someone wanted to take their passion further and learn an instrument, what instrument should they pick? “As far as lear...

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A Rising ‘Star’

May 10, 2018

Andrew Bazzi, known by his last name, may be a new name on the music scene, but his talent is skyrocketing him to international fame. His debut album, “COSMIC” came out on April 12 and did not disappoint. With a voice that sounds remarkably like a mixture of Justin Bieber and the Weeknd, his musi...

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‘Ember’ lights up fan’s reactions

April 26, 2018

Gritty and brutally raw in emotion, Breaking Benjamin has released their sixth studio album dubbed “Ember,” on April 13, and has consecutively tacked itself onto the Billboard top 200 at third place. Fixated on ideas of spirituality, blood and redemption, the tracks prove their earnesty in bleak lyrics and strong...

Learning music “for dummies”

Learning music “for dummies”

April 20, 2018

“Is that note flat or sharp?” “What measure are we on?” “What count do we come in on?” “Check the time signature and the key.” “What type of ancient language is that?” Many people just look at instruments musicians play and give up, but it’s not as hard as you ...

Musician Keith Tubbs expresses the importance of loving one's passions despite obstacles. He is dedicated to pursuing lyrical writing and folk-indie music. Submitted photo

Write for someone, not anyone

April 12, 2018

In every city there’s an underground current constantly flowing, an atmosphere of intense competition intertwined with art- a silent rivalry centered on who can speak the best truth. Although creativity isn’t a genuine product of contest, it is fueled by a hungry endeavor to reach the next step:...

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Surpassed my ‘Expectations’

April 3, 2018

From her humble beginnings as a Disney star, to topping the Billboard charts, Hayley Kiyoko proves that the power of dedication can manifest success. Her debut album, “Expectations” was released on March 30 -- racking up favorable reviews from Teen Vogue and GQ. Representing a side of pop that he...

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