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Fans will need Life Support after Madison Beers debut album

Fans will need “Life Support” after Madison Beer’s debut album

Beer tackles themes of mental health, heartbreak, and healing in her stunning debut.
Emily Freeborn, Web Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2021

Within the first few seconds of listening to Madison Beer's debut album, "Life Support" audiences are translated into a world of the singer's creation. The first track, "The Beginning," is hauntingly beautiful...

Rising star Olivia Rodrigo drives a car through the suburbs in a music video for her new single Drivers License. Traction gained from the singer-songwriters popularity on TikTok helped skyrocket the song to number one on global charts.

TikTok deserves more credit

Despite the app's reputation for cheesy dances, TikTok's algorithm is changing the music industry for the better.
Emily Freeborn, Web Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2021

The music of TikTok is confused with songs put out by the "TikTok stars," such as "Be Happy" by Dixie Damilio, but the app deserves more credit than that. Behind the façade of renegade-dancing teens,...

A behind the scenes view

Shawn Mendes releases documentary on his life as a singer/songwriter.
Gracynn Crocker, News Editor November 3, 2020

Well-liked pop singer, Shawn Mendes, will soon release a documentary on Netflix. The artists documentary, "In Wonder", will start streaming on November 23rd. Mendes reveals that the fil will bring viewers...

Lana’s timeless treasures

Singer, songwriter, poet, Lana del Rey, is the most progressive artist of our generation.
Domi Drust , Social Media Editor September 15, 2020
Rey’s originality with her vintage flare separates her from the rap / pop music that is common today.

Turn up the music

Studies show listening to music while studying increases productivity and soothes the mind.
Giulia Henshaw , Copy Editor September 14, 2020
The Vaughn College article, "Studying to Music can Put Your Brain in the Right Frame of Mind", explains how listening to music while studying helps with concentration, improves focus, and relaxes the mind.

Unprecedented performance for unprecedented times

The best of the music industry shows off their talent from afar at the 2020 VMAs.
Aaron Moffett, Staff Writer September 14, 2020
Amidst a pandemic MTV somehow made a performance driven award show without a crowd of thousands cheering for their favorite artists.

REVIEW: Sofia Lim’s ‘Pomelo’ is bittersweet

Emily Freeborn, Web Editor-in-Chief September 4, 2020

Senior Sofia Lim begins her EP, titled 'Pomelo', with a description of the bittersweet fruit for which the album is named, which she relates to the feeling of bittersweet nostalgia that comes with remembrance....

Spreading the melody

Senior Melody Tajalli shares her endless passion for music and its influence on her life.
Rachel Do, Web Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2018

Melody Tajalli enjoys performing in front of huge crowds and connecting with the audience. A natural singer-songwriter and performer, Tajalli has been a musician since 2007. When she started playing the...

Ignite stands for ‘I’ and ‘God’ night; The night is centered around your personal relationship with God.

REAL worship

Students continue the REALministry legacy this upcoming school year.
Ivanna Rea, Managing Editor September 3, 2016

The project that four SMCHS graduates started has now been passed down to a group of students ready to spread the faith filled mission of REALministry. In May of the 2015-2016 school year, Andrew Hoang,...

Amanda Duncan and the rest of the Silver Stars Orchestra practice the steel pan under the instruction of their arranger.

Panning for first place

SMCHS Director of Percussion Amanda Duncan travels to Trinidad to participate in an international steel pan competition.
Perla Shaheen, Copy Editor March 21, 2016

After her absence from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7, Director of Percussion Amanda Duncan has finally returned to SMCHS. Her time away was spent in Trinidad practicing nonstop for the Panorama: a carnival where...

Classic or cliché

Classic or cliché

The spike in record players and Polaroid cameras challenges the modern gadgets for photos and music.
Dessi Gomez, Staff Writer November 3, 2015

Shelves are crammed with record cases and walls are plastered in Polaroid pictures. Hipsters roll their eyes as they walk past the common store displays, scoffing at how mainstream these vintage treasures...

The chamber choir class practices its music piece for an upcoming service event.

Musical honors

The performing arts department joins the Music Honor Society.
Perla Shaheen, Copy Editor October 30, 2015

After many years of award-winning and hard work, the performing arts program has taken another step forward with its acceptance into the Tri-M Music Honor Society (MHS). This international society recognizes...

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