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Song of the Week: “Teacher” by PRETTYMUCH

Makayla Riley, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under 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...

Lorde’s Comeback: “Green Light”

Jasmine Fernandez, Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Music

Four years after her debut album, Pure Heroine, Lorde, also known as Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, reclaims the pop throne with “Green Light,” the leading single from her upcoming record. Released on March 3, fans everywhere are rejoicing over the return of this young sensation, particularly in th...

Frank Ocean: “Chanel”

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Music

After a year of not releasing any singles, Frank Ocean debuted his song “Chanel” on the second episode of his digital radio station Blonded on March 10.  This came as a surprise to his listeners as they were not expecting this release along with the true meaning behind his subtle lyrics. In this ...

2017 Grammy’s Top 5 Extravagant Outfits

Melissa Estrada, Section Editor

March 6, 2017


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

Every year, fans await to watch their favorite celebrities walk the red carpet and perform at the annual Grammy’s Award Show. Celebrities choose to take this opportunity to express themselves through their fashion. Here are some of the top celebrity looks that caught the attention of millions. &...

Song of the Week: Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran

Melissa Estrada, Section Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

After taking a year long break, Ed Sheeran has rung in the new year with new music. His comeback was announced on New Year’s Day and was shortly followed by two new singles: “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill.” Sheeran released these two new songs as well as revealing his new album, Div...

SOW: Waving Through a Window

Jasmine Fernandez, Co-Copy Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

Just in time for the beginning of Broadway’s spring season, Benji Pasek and Justin Paul (songwriters for projects such as La La Land and NBC’s Smash) released the first single from the original cast recording of their new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, which is to release on February 3. “Waving Through a Window...

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