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Yay or Nay: YOU

Yay or Nay: <em> YOU </em>

Chloe Blake and Savannah Blades

April 16, 2019

YOU is a new series on Netflix that has been under constant fire. The show involves a stalker, murder, and “true love.” The main character, played by Penn Badgley, falls in love with a college girl called Bec. In pursuits to make her fall for him, he embarks on a journey of lust, jealousy and most d...

From Your Phone Screen to the Big Screen

From Your Phone Screen to the Big Screen

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

April 11, 2019

Since its rise in 2013, Wattpad has been providing young readers with an outlet to read their favorite books for free. Wattpad has also been a place for young writers to get their feet wet and gain a following. Anna Todd, New York Times Bestseller, got her start on the app. In addition to being a published writer...

Who is YUNGBLUD ? Artist Review

Who is YUNGBLUD ? Artist Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

April 9, 2019

Alternative music has become one of the more listened to genres of music in the last few years. Artists of the genre are putting out more meaningful music and caring less about the opinions of mainstream media. One of the several artists that have come to bat for alternative music is YUNGBLUD.  Or...

thank u, next by Ariana Grande: Album Review

thank u, next by Ariana Grande: Album Review

Alaysia Brown and Savannah Blades

March 20, 2019

Pop princess Ariana Grande endured a lot during the year 2018. From releasing her album Sweetener, to losing long time ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, and calling off her engagement to Pete Davidson. She went into 2019 with nothing but high hopes and determination. Only 5 months after the release of Sweetener...

Stray Kids: Monster Rookies

Stray Kids: Monster Rookies

Katelyn Morrow, Reporter

February 11, 2019

Stray Kids is a Kpop rookie group who debuted in March of 2018. Before their debut, they came out with a pre-debut album “Mixtape”. Following this album, they debuted with “I Am Not”, then “I Am Who”, and here recently “I Am You”.   These albums tell a story of not knowing who you are and trying to find your identity with the help of others. Th...

Sunset Season by Conan Gray Review

Sunset Season by Conan Gray Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 13, 2018

From YouTube to the music scene, Conan Gray is changing what it means to be a young pop artist. Gray began posting on YouTube doing covers and featuring a few of his own songs. In the beginning of 2018, he released his first official song titled Generation Why. After success with his first single, Gray r...

Chase Atlantic: The Future of Alternative

Chase Atlantic: The Future of Alternative

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 10, 2018

The new wave of social media has brought attention to all types of music. One genre that has been on the rise is Alternative/Indie Rock. One of the many bands leading the charge in the rise of the genre is Chase Atlantic.  Origins and Current Triumphs  The Australian based boy band is made up of brothers Mitchel and Clinton Cave and Ch...

What’s A King Princess?

What’s A King Princess?

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

October 19, 2018

Pop is one of the most listened to genres in music. Pop music is what’s played the most on radio stations, in public coffee shops, and in tv shows or movies. So when a new artist makes a break in the pop industry it normally wouldn’t create a lot of waves, that was true until King Princess.  ...

“No Rain, No Flowers” by Sabrina Claudio Album Review

“No Rain, No Flowers” by Sabrina Claudio Album Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editior

October 8, 2018

Over time music has changed drastically. The new generation of rap and pop music have completely flipped the original idealism of those genres on their heads. Through it all R&B has remained an all-time favorite due to the fact that the values in R&B music remain true throughout time, barley...

    Note to Self by Connor Franta Book Review

    Note to Self by Connor Franta Book Review

Chloe Blake, Reporter

March 15, 2018

  Note to Self is a Biography/Autobiography in which Connor Franta shows the more vulnerable side of himself to his fans in a somewhat diary-like manner. In Note to Self, Franta shares the internal struggles that the majority of society refuses to acknowledge, such as mental illness, self...

Jack and Jack Concert Review

Jack and Jack Concert Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Writer

December 20, 2017

On November 16th, 2017 the popular rap/singer duo Jack and Jack performed at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville TN.   The pair, who original got their start on Vine, have had a very successful transition from social media videos to music  The duo was not lacking in ticket sales considering they had ...