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New music rings in new week

New music rings in new week

Benjamin Green, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

J. Cole released his fifth studio album, ‘KOD’, April 20. This is the Fayetteville raised rapper’s latest album since the 2016 release of, ‘4 Your Eyez Only.’ Cole announced the album four days prior on Twitter and Instagram with little time to promote the record. The album received 64...

Aviator Chorale, Bella Voce compete at state

Aviator Chorale, Bella Voce compete at state

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Aviator Chorale and Bella Voce competed at the state competition on April 27 at Lakota East High School, where the former received an excellent rating and the latter received a superior. The musical repertoire for each choir was selected from tiered lists that categorized the ensembles into different...

Feminist music takes pop culture

Feminist music takes pop culture

Emily Chien, Media Director

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It has officially been a decade since Beyonce released "Single Ladies," an ode to the women who celebrate their status as single and free. Since then, young people watched pop music shift and shuffle into forms of electronic, R&B, and even funk, with various topics of interest. In Drake’s new si...

Adept adaptors launch new art class

Adept adaptors launch new art class

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“The class has been a passion and interest of mine for several years as I have worked with our unique learners so much in my art courses,” said Mrs. Elise Williams, art teacher of next year’s new art elective. Said elective is a novel course being marketed as Adaptive Art. It is designed spec...

Color Guard clinics captivate new members

Color Guard clinics captivate new members

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After a long winter break, the marching band season is slowly rolling to a start. On Tues., April 17, the Color Guard met for clinics. This two-hour time of practice provided the new girls with a chance to meet other members, practice the basics, and just have fun together. Aside from giving new girls...

Fortnite becomes newest online craze

Fortnite becomes newest online craze

Benjamin Green, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Call of Duty, Halo, and Counter Strike: these are some of the most popular first-person shooting games ever. The newest addition to this list is Fortnite. Fortnite is an online, multiplayer survival video game where players eliminate each other to become the last man standing. Players start the game...

Marching Band marches into season

Marching Band marches into season

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Even though the marching band season does not officially start until May, the group is well on its way to prepare for the season and to be able to have everything ready. On Tues., Apr. 3, the ensemble held an Open House for Marching Band as a way to introduce new members to experienced ones as well...

Winter guard, winter drumline holds community performance

Winter guard, winter drumline holds community performance

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Galleries

To celebrate their hard work throughout the season, the winter guard and winter drumline held a community performance on Fri., March 16 to allow friends and family to see their award winning shows. The winter guard performed their show “The Balance,” which was followed by the drumline’s show “Rings.”...

New music, new me

New music, new me

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director

March 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Indie rock band The Neighbourhood was first recognized for their hit “Sweater Weather,” which reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in June 2013. The catchy song was the background to everyone’s junior high lives as they logged onto Tumblr, remaining for 11 non-consecutive...

Choral program sings way to state

Choral program sings way to state

Madeleine Suh, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

  At the recent Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) competition, Aviator Chorale, Select Ensemble, and Bella Voce traveled to Taylor High School to perform several pieces for the judges. In addition, all performing groups were tested on their sight-singing skills for a portion of their overall rating...

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