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

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

December 13, 2017

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:...

Song of the Week: “Teacher” by PRETTYMUCH

Makayla Riley, Writer

October 18, 2017

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...

The 1975 Knows The Sound

Daisy Lopez, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

UK band, The 1975, releases their third single “The Sound” from their new album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It on February 26. The fans were looking forward to this album because of the speculation of when they shut down their social media last year, to reinv...

Beyoncé’s Formation

Lidia Rios, Public Relations Manager

February 26, 2016

Debuting as No. 2 on the Billboard Chart, and surprising all her fans Beyoncé released her new single “Formation,” on February 6, the day before her mesmerizing Super B owl performance. “Formation” is unlike anything we have heard or seen from Beyoncé, it is angry, reprimandable, and an aggressive...

I Can Make Your Hot-line Bling

Beatrice Peña, Staff Photographer

October 21, 2015

From homecoming proposals to marimba ringtones and even to Spanish covers on Twitter, the legendary Drake has done it once again. “Hotline Bling” dropped in the summer on July 31, and has had an immense impact on people around the world and via social media. Drake, being one of the top contemporary...

Infinity by One Direction

Fatima Rosas, Managing Editor

October 20, 2015

On Tues., Sept., 22 British boy band One Direction released a sneak peek of the new album, Made in the A.M., which is set to be out in stores on Nov., 13 A taste of the new album was given by debuting their new song titled “Infinity”, written by John Ryan, Jamie Scott, and Julian Bunetta....

Love listen

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

June 12, 2015

Psychedelic rock band, Cheers Elephant, released their single “Speak Think” on Apr. 7 2015, three years after their second album release, Like Wind Blows Fire, back in 2012. Having discovered the group at the Echo Park Rising music festival that took place in Los Angeles this past summer, I had be...

I don’t have friends. I got family.

Celine Spence, Public Relations

May 1, 2015

On Mar. 17, 2015, American rapper Wiz Khalifa released “See You Again” as a tribute to Paul Walker in the latest movie in the Fast & Furious franchise, Furious 7. The song features vocals and piano by Charlie Puth. Just like in the film, the music video shows Paul Walker’s character, Brian ...

Feeling of a lightning strike

Carlos Garcia, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

On May 18, 2014, British pop-rock band, The Vamps, released their single “Somebody to You” featuring American singer Demi Lovato. The song was released as the band’s first US single and fourth single from their debut album Meet the Vamps, which was released on Nov. 4, 2014. In addition, they too...

Monument to a smashing band

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

Critically acclaimed alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins released a new album called Monuments to an Elegy on Dec. 5, 2014. The band was formed in 1988 and received high praise in the 1990s, but broke up in 2000. However, they reunited in 2006 to continue making music. This is the band’s ninth st...

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