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Ryan Barich, Executive News Editor; Adriana Briscoe, News Edior

November 1, 2019

News editor Adriana Briscoe covered in her personal column “Lyrics produce negative emotions, negative reactions” how slow, melancholy songs can illicit depressing feelings in oneself. In contrast to this, Adriana feels that it is important to mix in those songs that create a more upbeat feeli...

BTS: IS IT BS?

BTS: IS IT BS?

November 2, 2018

By Grace Baldino BTS is the most popular of global phenomenon out of Korea right now. They are basically the new Girls Generation. They are pushing the boundaries of traditional KPOP ideas by writing songs about social issues and using their platform to raise money for anti-suicide organizations lik...

2019 fall play looking for student writers

2019 fall play looking for student writers

October 10, 2018

By Jenna Koch, executive entertainment editor Professional playwright and PHS alumma Lauren Winters will be writing the script for the 2019 fall play. However, her and Jeremy Morton are inviting student writers and actors to help her with the writing process. “If they’re current students who wo...

Pandora, Spotify compete among students

Pandora, Spotify compete among students

December 14, 2017

By Grace Givan, executive entertainment editor  In 2016, junior Annie Cimack sat at her desk doing math homework while listening to a Jazz station on Pandora. A cover of the well-known song “Over the Rainbow” started playing, and Cimack was intrigued by this new version of the song. She...

Classic Corner: Princess Bride and Head on the Door

Classic Corner: Princess Bride and Head on the Door

October 10, 2017

The Princess Bride, a classic to be remembered beyond its current 30 years By Mandi Hall, executive features editor  “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” This line, likely the most famous line of the Rob Reiner’s film The Princess Bride, is often quoted...

Soundcloud helps aspiring artists find audience

Soundcloud helps aspiring artists find audience

September 6, 2017

By Cole Altmayer, copy editor  The advent of social media and the internet has completely changed the most important aspect of breaking of into the music industry: getting noticed. Gone are the days of talent agencies skulking around dingy punk venues looking for the next big hit. Would-be musicians...

Arcade Fire disappoints with 'Everything Now'

Arcade Fire disappoints with 'Everything Now'

August 16, 2017

By Cole Altmayer, copy editor  I have to come clean: I’ve had a torrid love affair with not caring at all about Arcade Fire ever since their debut album “Funeral” was released. Granted, I was five years old at that point, and I’m not sure five year olds have the capacity to care about anythi...

CLASSIC CORNER: Album 'Strangeways, Here We Come' proves to be The Smiths' ugly duckling

CLASSIC CORNER: Album 'Strangeways, Here We Come' proves to be The Smiths' ugly duckling

April 28, 2017

By Cole Altmayer, entertainment editor The Smiths are a band very near and dear to my heart, and as one of my favorite rock groups of all time, they tend to fly under my radar when it comes to constructive criticism. The songwriting duo of lyricist Steven Patrick Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr are ...

In My Ears: Vitamin String Quartet

In My Ears: Vitamin String Quartet

March 12, 2017

By Erin Schultz, online copy editor Artist: Vitamin String Quartet Vibe: a string quartet that covers current music Disoriented from my after-school nap, I picked up my phone and saw a text from my dad saying, “Congratulations on your scholarship to travel to Tajikistan! We’ll talk about it tonight. So proud o...

Neil Cicierega makes magic out of nostalgic pop hits

Neil Cicierega makes magic out of nostalgic pop hits

January 28, 2017

By Cole Altmayer, entertainment editor Oh, familiarity -- you’re both the bane and the delicacy of a music fan. If an album is too familiar sounding, if it wears its influences on its sleeves, there is usually a very polarizing reaction among listeners: you get one camp screaming that it’s deriv...

Rapper Danny Brown forges new path in rap genre

Rapper Danny Brown forges new path in rap genre

November 11, 2016

By Cole Altmayer, entertainment editor My first impression of Detroit rapper Danny Brown’s “Atrocity Exhibition” didn’t come from the album itself, but rather an out-of-the-blue text message I got from a friend almost immediately after its release. According to him, “Atrocity Exhibition” ...

In My Ears: Matt Farley

In My Ears: Matt Farley

October 22, 2016

By Cole Altmayer, entertainment editor Artist: Matt Farley Favorite song: It's OK to Break the Law as Long as You Have Good Intentions Every music fan has at least one artist that they feel really “gets” them. If you’ve ever spent countless hours listening to one song or album on repeat during the...

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