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Playlist: The Leaves Are Changing

Playlist: The Leaves Are Changing

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
December 19, 2016 • 222 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

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

A New Album, A New Era

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer
April 15, 2016 • 334 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

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

Songs from God’s Heart

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer
November 30, 2015 • 346 views
Filed under Features, Playlist, Showcase

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

15 Covers that are Better than the Originals

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer
May 12, 2015 • 434 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

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 • 358 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

“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

Songs of Summer

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer
May 4, 2015 • 365 views
Filed under Playlist, Showcase

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

One Hit Wonders That Will Never Die Out

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer
April 27, 2015 • 467 views
Filed under Music, Playlist, Showcase

“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

Modern Old School Music

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer
March 25, 2015 • 430 views
Filed under Playlist, Showcase

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

311: Fusion of Sound

Brandon Moss, Web Editor
February 23, 2015 • 425 views
Filed under Playlist, Showcase

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

Top Ten Best Taylor Swift Songs of All Time

Morgan Champion, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015 • 422 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...

Lazy Day Melodies

Lazy Day Melodies

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer
February 12, 2015 • 584 views
Filed under Playlist, Showcase

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...

Christmas in the Country

Christmas in the Country

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer
December 16, 2014 • 444 views
Filed under Playlist, Showcase

During a tree trimming break, kick up your boots with this Southern seasonal sample and prepare for this upcoming holiday. The Christmas mood is a seasonal feeling, but some traditional songs can get boring easily. Here’s a list of Christmas tunes when you desperately need a switch in songs. Georgia...

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