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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.

Playlist: The Leaves Are Changing

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...

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.

A New Album, A New Era

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...

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

Songs from God’s Heart

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...

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

15 Covers that are Better than the Originals

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,...

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...

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

Songs of Summer

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...

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

One Hit Wonders That Will Never Die Out

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...

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

Modern Old School Music

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...

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

311: Fusion of Sound

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...

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

Top Ten Best Taylor Swift Songs of All Time

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...

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

Lazy Day Melodies

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...

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

New Year, New Music

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...

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