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Playlist: The Leaves Are Changing

Junior Noah Smith and freshmen Melina Vergilis and Anna Anglin check out some fall tracks together by the football field. When fall comes around, calmer song choices come with it. Here are some songs to listen to with a big cup of coffee and a ton of Netflix to watch.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

The temperatures have only recently settled into normal frigid November ranges, but one thing is cool throughout the year - music. As summer very slowly fades into autumn, song style choices seem to shift as well. Music is seasonal; the warm weather trend of upbeat pop music is slipping off of playlists...

A New Album, A New Era

The 1975’s vinyl of their new album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, displayed in Urban Outfitters.

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

It has been 3 years since the 1975 released their debut, self titled album in August of 2013 and they recently released their new album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It on February 26th, 2015. Since their debut album, the band has grown exponentially in populari...

Songs from God’s Heart

“Even when the fight seems lost, I’ll praise You.” –Hillsong UNITED

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

As a follower of Christ, I am in love with songs that express God’s love, grace, and mercy. No matter how many times I listen to my own “Jesus” playlist on my iTunes library, I never seem to get sick of any of the songs, simply because the lyrics always hold the same truth: God is good. Worship...

15 Covers that are Better than the Originals

Some songs are not as good as they could be. When an artist recreates a song, the song can fill its full potential.

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015

Cover songs are great because the cover artist can usually bring something to the song that the original artist could not. Sometimes the cover becomes more famous than the original song. On the other hand, some covers are absolutely horrible and do the original song no justice. This selection of songs,...

10 Bands That Got Me Through High school

10 bands that got me through high school

Cameron Conner, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

“It’s not a phase, Mom!” The amount of times I uttered this phase, tight lipped in an angst-ridden grimace, throughout my four years in high school is almost immeasurable due to the vast amounts of shame the calculations would evoke...needless to say: it was usually a phase and my mother, i...

Songs of Summer

This list of summer-inspired songs is guaranteed to get the good vibes going and put you in the mood for sunshine.

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

With summer 2015 just around the corner and summer fever on the rise, it is not very difficult to contract the end-of-school blues. So these songs are surely to relieve the need for sunshine and revive the memory of warm summer days and nights.   This is How We Do by Katy Perry Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimm...

One Hit Wonders That Will Never Die Out

“Instead of making it big in the music industry, these artists leave their audience hanging, and hoping for another hit song sometime soon.”

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

“One hit wonders” are just about as simple as any form of art can be, but on the other hand they can be complicated too;  the stereotypical theory behind a “one hit wonder” is when an artist releases a single that makes it to the top of the charts, and then their career is over. However, this...

Modern Old School Music

This collection of modern old school sounds will take you back to the days of your parents.

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015

The 70’s and 80’s were unforgettable eras in the music industry, and some of today’s artists are paying tribute to the famed sounds from back in the day. Whether it is a remake, a remix, or it just has that old school vibe, these songs will definitely transport you back in time and have you bobbing...

311: Fusion of Sound

All songs start with an idea—one that bursts into the music we love and share around the world.

Brandon Moss, Web Editor

February 23, 2015

In the 90s, a variety of music genres hit the masses. Today, most remember the pop songs such as Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time, R&B hits such as TLC’s Waterfalls, and indefinable pop crossovers such as Beck’s Loser and Outkast’s Hey Ya. Grunge, a sometimes sludgy, sometimes beautiful sound, ...

Top Ten Best Taylor Swift Songs of All Time

Taylor Swift’s musical success has captivated millions around the globe.

Morgan Champion, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

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...

Lazy Day Melodies

Chill out to these old classics and new favorites on your lazy days.

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

As tired teenagers, we all seem to have those lazy days full of procrastination and desire for pure relaxation. This variety of music is for the days when you just want to chill out and be surrounded by refreshing rhythms. Full of soft tunes, acoustic drifts, and subtle blues, this playlist will soon...

New Year, New Music

Enter into the relatively new year with new music with a pop-kissed and sometimes alternative vibe.

Megan Hoffman

February 3, 2015

It is the beginning of February, and about time for cleaning out your musical trove. Multiple artists have released new music to ring in the New Year, including Marina and The Diamonds, Fall out Boy, Bjork and The Decemberists. Go ahead; delete the old bland overplayed music you have stashed in your...

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