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Obscure Music Artists: Why We Should Praise the Unknown

Elliot Moss performing one of his songs, “Best Light.” He has less than 500,000 listeners on Spotify, compared to the 6.1 million listeners of a different band, The Weekend. (Photo from Google)
October 23, 2020

Drake, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Eminem are all names that most everyone can recognize, even if one does not listen to their music. But what about Elliot Moss, Scotty Sire, Lily Kershaw and Sufjan Stevens? With...

Marilyn Manson Delivers Remarkable New Album, “We Are Chaos”

American rock artist, Marilyn Manson, released his 11th in-studio album “We Are Chaos”. With a total of 10 songs on it, Manson experimented with new sounds and blended them into his unique style of music.
September 30, 2020

Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, dropped his 11th in-studio album “We Are Chaos” on Sept. 11. For this album, Manson teamed up with record producer and country singer-songwriter, Shooter Jennings....

Yungblud Throws a Corona-Proof Virtual Concert

Many shows have been either canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. English musician Yungblud has been coming up with new ways to keep his fans entertained throughout this global pandemic.
April 30, 2020

British pop-rock artist Yungblud bounced into action when his upcoming international tour was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In just 72 hours, he put together his own digital concert with...

Justin Bieber’s New Song is Anything but “Yummy”

Justin Bieber released a new single titled “Yummy.” He and his marketing team are desperately trying to get it to number one, but they just can’t.  Source: medium.com
March 23, 2020

Justin Bieber has made a recent comeback into the spotlight of fame. The 26-year-old singer released a new single titled “Yummy,” and to no surprise, people didn’t like it. It took a team of six...

Billie Eilish: the Savior of Pop Music

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell pose for a feature shot at Rex Features. (Photo credit: Rex Features.)
January 28, 2020

MTV Video Music Awards winner of best record of the year, the best song of the year, and best new artist of the year all by the astounding age of 17. Billie Eilish takes the music industry by storm.  With...

Heavenly Mess

Each song was a heavenly mess of a melody. Photo credit: Pinterest
December 16, 2019

Each song was a heavenly mess of a melody. Written for the souls, With holes for the hearts And for the emotions. That seem as empty as the oceans Themselves. The music brought them back, Until...

Tri-M Music Honors Society Carols During Radier Time On Wednesday, Dec. 11

 Tri-M Music Honors Society sings to Ms.Kay’s Raider Time session on Wednesday. (Photo submitted by Hailey Knowles.)
December 16, 2019

Tri-M Music Honors Society went caroling during the first and second Raider Time transitions on Wednesday, Dec. 11. They sang songs such as, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “Santa...

The End of An Era: A Recap of the 2010s in Entertainment and Beyond

 Sophomores Yesenia Del Villar, Allison Van Epps, Cailee Jackson, and Madelyn Ingmire (left to right) all have their own ideas over the most memorable moments of this decade (Photo by: Cassidee Jackson).
December 16, 2019

Different decades in popular culture have given way to innovative creations and interesting trends throughout the years. As an example, the 1990s brought scrunchies and plaid, the 2000s introduced denim-on-denim...

North Forsyth Choir Puts on Their 2019 Holiday Concert

The choir prepares to sing from their places in Cumming First United Methodist Church. The church was packed with people ready to hear them perform. Picture by Mikayla Matthews
December 13, 2019

The North Forsyth High School chorus performed at  First United Methodist Church on Dec. 9. It was their holiday concert that they have  been preparing for since their last performance in October, working...

Raider Marching Band Dominates in First Competition of the Season

Band officers celebrate as they find out their percussion won first place overall. Photo by: Wolverine Classic photo staff.
October 14, 2019

The Raider Marching Band received all superior ratings after their performance at the 2019 Wolverine Classic, earning them first place in their class in every category, second place band overall, third...

Melanie Martinez is Back and Better Than Ever with New Album “K-12”

After four years of silence, singer-songwriter, Melanie Martinez, has released her sophomore album “K-12” and with it, a 90-minute feature film. The almost hour-and-a-half-long film offers breathtaking visuals and stunning choreography that flows perfectly with the music.
September 25, 2019

Musician Melanie Martinez has returned after a four-year hiatus with her new album and accompanying film, “K-12,” which was released on Sept. 6, 2019. The album highlights many of the struggles that...

Arts Education

The right brain craves creativity and art, while the left thrives off of academics and logic. The arts keep students balanced and give them a way to express themselves. The arts need to be protected because if we lose them, we all become the same. (Photo from  https://milady.cengage.com/blog/right-vs-left.)
May 7, 2019

Imagine art students using paint with such poor quality that you are almost able to peel it off the canvas. Imagine using paint brushes that have lost all of their bristles and now resemble small, dried-out,...

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