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Building the Best Fall Playlist

Building the Best Fall Playlist

Molly Bomar, Editor in Chief November 4, 2022

As the leaves begin to change and the mornings finally wake you with a cool breeze, music creates a moody, nostalgic, and eccentric season of autumn. Whether it be on the way to school, while carving pumpkins with your friends, or when having a self care...

Don’t Like Country Music? Think Again

Don’t Like Country Music? Think Again

Alexa McClain, Journalist April 1, 2022

Not everyone is a fan of the country music genre. It’s often stereotyped as too redneck, too nationalistic, or only associated with the “BIG GREEN TRACTOR,” though there is so much more than just that. I think that people just need to find the right...

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Artist to Look Out For

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor November 19, 2021

Finding new music is an exciting thing to do and can definitely spice up any playlist. Oftentimes, TikTok reveals small singers and songwriters who have a few songs of their own. Avery Anna is one of the smaller singers I have come across who has an amazing...

Under the Radar: Emil Rottmayer

Under the Radar: Emil Rottmayer

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist November 15, 2021

Everyone has their favorite music genres and artists. From Rock to EDM, or Maroon 5 to AC/DC. Some artists out there make fantastic music, but are almost unknown to the public. One of these great artists is Emil Rottmayer.    Emil Rottmayer...

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2021’s Up-and-Coming Artists

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor October 29, 2021

We all flip through the radio stations, looking for something new after hearing all the same artists and tunes on the dial. You might be bored with your Spotify playlist and are looking for something different.    Good news! Here are some...

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Greta Van Fleet is New Wave 70’s Music

Isabella Montoya, Journalist September 10, 2021

If you fall under the category of  “a person born in the wrong generation (specifically the 70’s)”, well listen up! Greta Van Fleet is the band for you. Formed in 2012, the band still continues to make music and hold concerts throughout the world....

POV: Youre On AUX

POV: You’re On AUX

Isabella Montoya, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Picture this, you are driving in the car with your closest friends and all of a sudden, they ask you to play some music. You immediately panic. You worry that your friends won’t like your favorite songs. Never fear though! Here's a list of songs that...

Metallica in its early days with Dave Mustaine

Battle of the Bands: Metallica V. Megadeth

“The Clash Between Metal’s Biggest Rivals.”
Aden Schulze-Miller and Ethan Pendegrass January 27, 2021

INTRO:    Metal music is one of the most popular subgenres of rock ‘n’ roll, and for good reason. The delicious licks, fast tempo and crazy shredding on electric guitars paired with thunderous basslines and clashing drum symbols all blend...

Band to Look Out For: The Aces

Band to Look Out For: The Aces

Kristi Nyhaug November 14, 2018

On October 11, I went to a 5 Seconds of Summer concert and heard that a band called the Aces would be the warm-up band. I had never heard of them before, so when the band got up on stage, I was, to say the least, very surprised. On stage was an all-female...



Aileen Resendiz November 13, 2018

In this current age of technology, media from around the world spreads faster than it ever has before. Recently, international music in particular has made a big impact in America, but one artist that most Americans have yet to hear about is Maluma. Maluma...

17 Years of Gorillaz

17 Years of Gorillaz

Cameron Lamb April 17, 2018

On March 26th, 2001, the band known as the Gorillaz released their first album. With their famous smash hit songs, “Feel Good Inc.” and “Clint Eastwood”, you have likely heard of them before. If you don’t know who they are, however, feel free...

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