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8 by Marteen: Album review

8 by Marteen: Album review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

November 22, 2019

  From posting covers on Instagram and Soundcloud to millions of streams across all platforms, Marteen is the modern-day music success story. He began his music career at the age of 13, posting his first cover on Instagram in 2014.  The Bay-area artist released his first full length body...

Jonas Brothers comeback tour

Jonas Brothers comeback tour

Taylor Matney, Reporter

November 8, 2019

The Jonas Brothers (Joe Bros) comeback tour hit Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena on September 10, 2019.  The Jonas Brothers band started as teenagers in 2005, unfortunately the band broke up in 2013. In March of this year, the boys came out with “Sucker.” They released the “Happiness Begins” album. Shortly after, the Comeback tour was announced.   Kevin, Joe, and Nick h...

88Rising: for the culture

88Rising: for the culture

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

September 26, 2019

Over the past three years there has been a rise in Asian culture in Northern America. Saturday Night Live hired their first cast member of East Asian descent, Crazy Rich Asians was one of the highest grossing movies of 2018, and Korean boy band BTS was nominated for a Grammy for their album Love Yourse...

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...

The Most Slept on Artists of 2019

The Most Slept on Artists of 2019

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

February 4, 2019

ATEEZ- The new Kpop boy band debuted in October 2018. Previously known under the alias of KQ Fellas, they started their career with songs ‘Pirate King’ and ‘Treasure’. They followed up the singles with their first EP, TREASURE EP.1: All to Zero. In January 2019 they cropped their second EP, Tr...

Christmas Choir Concert 2018

Christmas Choir Concert 2018

Sienna Phillips, News Editor

December 17, 2018

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...

Recently Released Albums

Recently Released Albums

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 10, 2018

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships by The 1975: This band released their third and most controversial album. The speak on subjects like police violence, sexuality, and the meaning of love. Released on November 30th, 2018, this album includes singles: Love It If We Made It, Be My Mistake, Sin...

Billie Eilish: Next Big Thing?

Billie Eilish: Next Big Thing?

Savannah Blades, Reporter

November 26, 2018

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, or as the world knows her Billie Eilish. The 16 year old girl from Los Angeles, California has been singing since she was a little girl. She’s always had a claim to fame since Finneas O’Connell, her brother, has been a songwriter in the recording industry ...