CALM Review

The album cover of 5SOS's 4th record, CALM

Scarlett Adams, Copy Editor

April 30, 2020

A track by track review of 5 Seconds of Summer’s 4th studio album released on March 27th, 2020    5 Seconds of Summer, an Australian band consisting of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Luke Hemmings, bassist/vocalist Calum Hood, drummer/vocalist Ashton Irwin, and lead guitarist/vocalist Micheal Cli...

A New Decade in Pop Music

Billie Eilish

Ashley Lewis, Social Media Manager

February 3, 2020

Pop music in the 21st century has been all over the place. The first decade and the beginning of the 2010’s pop music scene were heavily dominated by teen-pop. The sound of artists like Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and Kesha could be heard cycling through the top 40 radio stations constantly. A few year...

Hidden Gems: Polkadot Stingray

Hidden Gems: Polkadot Stingray

Lily Mummert, Fringe Editor

February 3, 2020

Polkadot Stingray is a Japanese rock band that doesn’t confine themselves to one sound or genre. With their music, they’ve created songs that range from a brass funk sound to more fast-paced guitar oriented songs. Songs that truly showcase their broad spectrum of music are some of my favorites...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

   Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a queer rock & roll pioneer in the 1940s. She further pushed the flourishing genre with her flamboyance and showmanship, lacing her spiritual passion of gospel music into her songs, earning her the title “Godmother of Rock & Roll.”     At the age of 23, Tharpe landed her fi...

Harry’s Got All the Styles

Harry Styles: Live on Tour, Milan

Abby Capra, Style Editor

January 28, 2020

25 year old singer Harry Styles has evolved from a popular member of the boy band, One Direction, to a solo icon taking the world by storm. Styles not only goes out of the box when it comes to his music, but also style as well. Styles was made the face of Gucci in 2018, and has modeled for many of...

LGBTQ Musician

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

   Freddie Mercury was a popular songwriter, singer, and musician in the 1970s and 1980s. He was famous for his band, Queen, four-octave vocal range and his hit song “Bohemian Rhapsody”, among other popular titles.     Freddie never gave specific details about his life or his sexuality, so the fa...

The Surreal Sounds of Hollywood

Grace Oveson, Front Editor

October 18, 2018

   The production of sounds in movies are typically made with different items than what is shown on screen. This process is called foley. Foley is the use of sound effects reproduced by everyday items that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. ...

See You on the Flip Side

Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem at the El Rey on 4/6/18.

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

June 7, 2018

"You know, people get married, people get divorced, people die, people don't die, people get all kinds of problems, they lose jobs but still, we keep the records going at night. And, you know, 33 rpm: life's not so bad at that speed." - Brian Fallon

Line Up For Emily’s Really Good Art

Line Up For Emily’s Really Good Art

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018

   Alongside the bands Double Dragg, Chump Change, The Brix, Sidewalk Chumps, and a faculty band set to perform at El Mo Jam on May 18, artists including junior, Emily Garcia are vending their crafts.   Garcia, although not certain of pricing, will sell inexpensive printed copies of her linework ill...

Stagecoach 2018

Abby Capra, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018

   This year, I had the opportunity to go to the country music festival Stagecoach, and I took the once-in-a-lifetime experience and made the best of it.   We arrived on Thursday to get our spots in the RV Camp called “The Resort.” Thursday we just settled in, and prepared for the upcoming day, Fri...

“Do You Have to Let it Linger?”

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

Lead singer of “The Cranberries”, Dolores O’Riordan, died on Monday, January 15th 2018 Frontman of Irish rock band The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died at age 46 in London, England. Her cause of death is unknown and sudden, although it is a suspected suicide. Many fans have been reaching...

“South Side One Direction?”

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018

       The 14-member boyband,  BROCKHAMPTON,  is made up of rappers, song writers  and visual artists. Founded in Texas by Clifford Ian Simpson, or better known as Kevin Abstract, at the age of 18 in 2015. Most of the members met on an online group chat named “KanyeToThe,” a...

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