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Fifth Harmony brings girl power back to charts

Fifth Harmony brings girl power back to charts

Chaela Williams

March 4, 2015


Filed under Music, Opinions

After pushing back the release date three times, former The X Factor USA contestants Fifth Harmony finally released their debut album, Reflection, on Feb. 3. The girl group placed third on The X Factor back in 2012 and were immediately signed to Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid’s label, Epic (Syco Music)....

Crazed fans camp out for concert tickets

Crazed fans camp out for concert tickets

Elise Mariano

February 24, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

Every teenage girl (or boy) has that one band they would do anything for. One group of musicians could reduce them to tears. These dedicated fans would stand in the pouring rain or even ditch class to get a hold of tickets to see their favorite band live in concert. “The ticket buying process isn’t...

Fall Out Boy hits the right notes in sixth album

Fall Out Boy hits the right notes in sixth album

Mackenzie Dineen

February 23, 2015


Filed under Music, Opinions

Fall Out Boy’s sixth album, American Beauty/American Psycho, is a surprising yet successful mix of outlandish styles. The album features a wide variety of sounds, from booming electro- and hip hop-influenced anthems destined for vast radio play, to heart-wrenching ballads laced with stinging metaphor...

Music review: Smoke + Mirrors is exactly that

Music review: <i>Smoke + Mirrors</i> is exactly that

Samantha Burton

February 19, 2015


Filed under Music, Opinions

Smoke + Mirrors, the latest album from Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, was released Feb. 17 and, though fairly enjoyable, fails to make its city of origin proud. The album at first stays true to the Dragons’ signature sound, an intriguing mix of soft rock and heroic surges with recurrent undercur...

Air Force band holds concert at DCHS

Air Force band holds concert at DCHS

Kaylee P.

February 17, 2015


Filed under Music, School, Showcase

The U.S. Air Force "Heartland of America Vortex" band traveled to David City High School on Feb. 9 to offer a clinic for middle and high school music students and hold a music concert for the student body. Vortex entertained the school with music such as Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Katy Perry’s...

Appreciating the K-pop audition

Appreciating the K-pop audition

Ericka Shin, Clark Magnet High School

February 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Music, Showcase

Korean pop, or K-pop, has taken the world by storm with its boy bands clad in tight, shiny pants and girl groups with impressively long legs. As if all of the members are part of one ethereal organism, they flawlessly execute dance moves together and harmonize in all the right pitches. These seemingly...

JACK AND JACK: a “famous” Vine duo

JACK AND JACK: a “famous” Vine duo

Aren Rendell, Westside High School

February 6, 2015


Filed under Music, Profiles

A little more than a year ago, the two were typical Westside seniors. But over the course of their final year at Westside, the two amassed first 10,000, then 50,000 and eventually millions of followers on Vine.

Feature Teacher: Pete Harry’s music makes learning fun

Feature Teacher: Pete Harry’s music makes learning fun

Alexis Mayhue, Bellwood-Antis High School

February 4, 2015


Filed under Music, Profiles, Uncategorized, Video

Let’s assume that everyone knows what Youtube is. You know, that place you go if you want to watch a funny animal video or to listen to that new song? Well, Bellwood-Antis High School teacher Pete Harry uses Youtube for a completely different reason. Harry's Youtube page has over 70 million views and o...