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Song of The Week: Morrissey’s “Spent the Day in Bed”

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

December 13, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Music

World renowned musician, Morrissey, also known as lead singer of the popular 80s’ rock band, “The Smiths,” released his 11th album since going solo in 1987. The record, released Sept. 18, was tilted “Low in High School”, which was Morrissey’s way of naming the album after its core focus:...

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Vicky Arguello, Writer

November 15, 2017

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival is an annual music festival/carnival created and hosted by Tyler, The Creator. The event was held on Oct. 28 and 29 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles and featured various carnival games, well known artists, restaurants, and a ferris wheel.   Jasmine Jimenez, 12, along with other studen...

Niall Horan’s New Album ‘Flicker’

Nicole Estrada, Writer

November 3, 2017

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Music

Since becoming a solo artist, Niall Horan has released two singles, “Slow Hands” and “This Town” which hinted at a potential album release. On his birthday Sept. 13, Horan gave all his fans on Snapchat an actual release date which shocked them all.   Natalie Lemus, 11, states that she has stuck...

St. Vincent Returns With “MASSEDUCTION”

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

November 1, 2017

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Three years after the release of her eponymous album, St. Vincent, otherwise known as Annie Clark, released her fifth studio record on October 13. Known for her epileptic guitar skills and involved lyrics, “MASSEDUCTION” brings new life to Clark’s paroxysmal alternative rock tendencies.   C...

Song of the Week: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

October 20, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On Sept. 22, Ed Sheeran posted a lyric video for “Perfect” on his official Youtube channel. “Perfect” was released on March 3 along with the other songs from the “Divide” album, but it was not an official single until now. The song became a fan favorite, with the lyric video surpassing 20 m...

Song of the Week: “Teacher” by PRETTYMUCH

Makayla Riley, Writer

October 18, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Get ready for the next boy band sensation. PRETTYMUCH is the next hot thing and they are ready to break into the music scene and into the hearts of teenage girls. On Sept. 28, the group released their second single “Teacher.” The song conveys a sentimental message about being with the one you lo...

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Nicole Najera, Writer

May 24, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Fans of Mac DeMarco all around the country have been counting down the days to May 5, the release date of Mac’s fifth album, This Old Dog. This album gives way for DeMarco’s beautiful songwriting to shine more than ever with impeccably written songs which were produced and engineered by DeMarco hims...

Highly Anticipated Solo Careers

Melissa Estrada, Writer

May 24, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized

Following One Direction’s hiatus and later the confirmation of a permanent split in January 2016, the next steps of these four members’ (Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne) careers has been highly anticipated since.   After Zayn Malik’s departure from the band...

Total Entertainment Forever

Ajla Nasic, Writer

May 16, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Reaffirming his alternative spin on indie music, Josh Tillman or better known as Father John Misty released his new masterpiece Pure Comedy on April 7. Misty, typically known for his soft, romantic songs has transitioned to crooning about a darker topic - singing about the narcissistic elements of modern...

Drake: More Life

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

April 14, 2017

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

On March 18, Drake released a playlist that was eighty one minutes long and consisted of twenty two songs. The artist usually has a set motive behind his albums, but More Life is anything but methodical.   This playlist, in Drake’s words, was created “to give you a collection of songs th...

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