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Elias’ Grammy Picks

Elias' Grammy Picks

December 19, 2019

The 62nd GRAMMY Awards are Jan. 26 on CBS, but the nominations in 84 categories have recently been released. This year has seen an excellent class of new artists and a whole host of new albums to review. These new artists are also record setters as Billie Eilish and Lizzo are the first two artists to  ...

Save Christmas For After Thanksgiving

Save Christmas For After Thanksgiving

Ansley Chambers, Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

December 3, 2019

At last, Thanksgiving has passed and it's time to truly get into the Christmas spirit. However, for many people, it's been Christmas time for months. I am here to give an oh-so-warm and heart-felt "thank you" to all those wonderful humans who have made me sick of Christmas music – before December. I...

Fire Lines and Flowetry

Fire Lines and Flowetry

Addie Soyski, Copy Editor

October 30, 2017

Adorned with flannel and campfire goodies, a platform stands above a sea of students who look eagerly towards the spectacles unfolding in front of them. The little snaps turn into one big noise as students show their appreciation for a particularly impressive line. A performer's cheeks go rosy as she...

Singing Away at Cabaret

Tara Phillips, A&E Editor

November 18, 2016

The choirs kicked off the evening with a night filled with jazz and choreographed dances. The cafeteria was transformed into a room with table cloths lined with delicate pastries and tea light candles. The ceilings were filled with strings of lights and the stage was nicely decorated in serious to...

Living Under a Rock: Music

Living Under a Rock: Music

Lauren Rosenstock, Assistant Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor

December 6, 2015

The feeling of your heart dropping, or maybe it was a beat... Anyway, when you’re favorite artist releases a new single, or even worse, and entire album, it's startling. Just think of some of the artists to do this today: Beyonce. Need I saw more? No, Beyonce is all we need. Continuing on. The day Beyonce rele...

Kiss Me Quick

Kiss Me Quick

Lauren Rosenstock, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

October 15, 2015

In 2014, the British boyband sensation, The Wanted, broke up after one of five singers, Nathan Sykes, quit to pursue a solo career in music. 'Kiss Me Quick' is a modern take on jazz. There are notes of smoothness and a rhythm that flows clearly throughout the song. The seemingly large orchestra used...

The EPs: Van Damsel

The EPs: Van Damsel

Lauren Rosenstock, Writer

April 4, 2014

Who knew the break up of a metal band would have driven these four artists to form their own group? Van Damsel’s music is described as “ [Rich’s] guitar backed up with layers of synths, my [Sebastien’s] rhythm guitar work, and a backing section of drums and bass that we [Van Damsel] strive to ha...

The EPs: Windmills

The EPs: Windmills

Lauren Rosenstock, Writer

February 12, 2014

When music is surrounding a person from an early age, many people might embrace the challenge of understanding the complex rules and theories it takes to learn an instrument. Cory Myraas, vocalists and guitarist of Windmills, did just this. Q&A First, please give a background on your interaction a...

The EPs: Outsides

The EPs: Outsides

Lauren Rosenstock, Writer

February 11, 2014

Constantly surrounded by music from an early age, Tim Ellis, lead singer of Outsides, a local Kansas City band, began playing guitar and writing music when he was 10 years old. With his first band, Skybox, Ellis practiced and recorded covers, like most bands, and also began writing and connecti...

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