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St. Vincent Returns With “MASSEDUCTION”

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

November 1, 2017

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...

#WhatsTrending: Harry Styles

Allie Gurrola, Writer

April 14, 2017

  After Zayn Malik left One Direction, the remaining 4 boys were able to create one last album before they went their separate ways in January 2016. Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, both went under the radar, while Niall Horan went on to create music. Harry Styles, in particular, has caught the e...

Beach Goth Vs Unexpected Turns and Jaw-Dropping Performances

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager

November 16, 2016

The fifth annual music festival, Beach Goth, attracted fans of all genres of music on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Observatory in Orange County. From indie rock artist King Krule to hip hop artist Gucci Mane, people who attended waited for their most-loved artist in harsh weather and int...

Stars on the Rise

Now having dealt with a breakup, Alexandria Gonzalez, 12, is returning to music, and changing her appearance by getting a tattoo, showing how much dedication she has in making music. “Once I broke up with my boyfriend, I started to work on myself and my music,” Gonzalez said. “I also got a tattoo; this shows dedication, to show everyone that this means something to me.”

Karla Ramirez, Photo Editor

October 5, 2016

Aspiring stars in the halls of DHS, Ricardo Paz, 11, and Alexandria Gonzalez, 12, set out to reach the goal they’ve had from a young age. Taking hold of every opportunity given to them, these two rising stars have worked their way up into the spotlight.   “I started getting attache...

130 Mood : TRBL

Montze Mendoza, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

130 Mood : TRBL is the debut album Korean R&B singer Dean was released on March 25, 2016 and is currently number 3 on the Billboard World Albums chart. The album has a total of 7 songs and includes collaborations with several R&B artists: Zico, Crush, Jeff Bernat, Dok2, and Gaeko of Dynamic ...

The Wait Was Worth It

After ten years, Gwen Stefani released her latest solo album, This is What the Truth Feels Like, which was released on March 18. Stefani drew on the photograph of the album in order to depict what she really felt after her divorce while working on the album.

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2016

Ten years since her last album, singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani released her new solo album on March 18, This is What the Truth Feels Like is based from her divorce and her new relationship with the country singer and songwriter, Blake Shelton.   When Stefani announced her divorce she als...

Normal Twenty-Two Year Old Releases Album

Fatima Rosas, Managing Editor

April 20, 2016

It has officially been a year since the most tragic event, or at least that is how the One Direction fans like to put it, back in March 25 of 2015, when the official One Direction Facebook account announced that Zayn Malik, 23, was leaving the band. One Direction fans expressed their sadness through...

Til You’re Standing in Her Shoes

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

March 18, 2016

Lady Gaga delivered an emotional performance of her and Dianne Warren’s song “Til It Happens To You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28. The song is about rape victims and survivors of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse.   Warren and Gaga...

The End of CDs

Fatima Rosas, Managing Editor

March 16, 2016

Music has been around for centuries. It can be presented and bought in several different ways such as streaming apps, vinyls, but with a world that keeps evolving even music must change, at least the way it is presented. By that I mean, what would happened if CDs were no longer available and music was...


Montze Mendoza, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016

California natives, Paige and Chase Duddy, make up the brother and sister duo of indie pop band XYLØ. The duo took their band name from the license plate of their xylophone playing grandfather. The pair insist that they are not a family band, due to only making one song in their youth and also due to...

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