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Kalin and Myles Provide Listeners with Sense of Dissatisfaction

Kalin and Myles Provide Listeners with Sense of Dissatisfaction

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer
April 14, 2015 • 428 views
Filed under Music, Showcase

2014 was the Year of the Butt, hailed by many as the most prolific year for the gluteus maximus in recent memory. Hits like “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj helped 2014 prove its place in history as the most “butt obsessed” year. Following “Anaconda”...

The Band from Down Under: Sheppard

The Band from Down Under: Sheppard

Diana Rodgers, Staff Writer
March 20, 2015 • 530 views
Filed under Music, Showcase

While most people are used to hearing the melodic tunes of Selena Gomez or the unusual styling of Nicki Minaj, a new breed of pop music has found itself topping charts. Sheppard is an Australian indie-pop family band who started less than six years ago in Brisbane, Australia. The Sheppard siblings have...

Top Ten Best Taylor Swift Songs of All Time

Top Ten Best Taylor Swift Songs of All Time

Morgan Champion, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015 • 392 views
Filed under Playlist, Showcase

Out of all of the Hollywood recording artists, one has definitely left her mark on listeners all around the world. Her extremely publicized heartbreaks have become her trademark over the years, and whether she is sending lyrical punches to Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, Taylor Laughtner, or any of her ex...

Top Songs of 2014

Top Songs of 2014

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer
February 9, 2015 • 466 views
Filed under Music, Showcase

2014 was a big year in the music industry; multiple artists received great praises on their work, and a large amount of songs were inspirational, moving , catchy and upbeat. The following songs made the Top 10 charts of 2014 in Pop and Country and will definitely make you want to sing along. Pop Problem- A...

Taylor Swift Comes “Out of the Woods” in her Revealing Fifth Album

Taylor Swift Comes “Out of the Woods” in her Revealing Fifth Album

Hailey Yarbrough and Caitlin Shelby, Sports Editor and Literature Editor
December 10, 2014 • 646 views
Filed under Music, Showcase

World famous and fresh-faced, Taylor Swift released her newest album on October 27, 2014. 1989 is a perfect blend of modern pop music and alternative. Its energetic songs like “Shake it off” and many more rocked the music society and encouraged excitement in listeners everywhere. This record surprise...

Mary Lambert showing a whole different side of her with her new Album “Heart on My Sleeve”

Mary Lambert showing a whole different side of her with her new Album “Heart on My Sleeve”

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer
December 1, 2014 • 285 views
Filed under Music, Showcase

Mary Lambert’s debut album Heart on My Sleeve broke through the surface of the music industry on October 14, 2014. Lambert may best be known for featuring on the Grammy-winning single “Same Love” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Lambert appeared in the chord of the “Same Love” single repeated...

American Authors: Oh, What a Life

American Authors: Oh, What a Life

Isabella Higgins, Staff Writer
April 24, 2014 • 995 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

American Authors is an indie rock band consisting of four male members who came together in Brooklyn, New York. The quartet includes Zac Barnett, lead singer, James Adam Shelley, lead guitarist, David Rublin, bass player, and Matt Sanchez on the drums. The sound created by the group expresses not only...

Fall Out Boy: Hiatus & Changes

Fall Out Boy: Hiatus & Changes

Savannah Keith, Staff Writer
March 18, 2014 • 2,894 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Over the years, Fall Out Boy has had an array of genre names tagging their act, from pop-punk to pop-rock. Their style has ranged and changed over their musical career, from album to album: The old vs. the new strikes a chord in the fannatic's heart like nothing else. Now, they're known for what their...

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