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The album cover of “FACE,” depicting four ripples emerging from the center. As ripples disrupt reflection in water, it symbolizes how Jimin’s image and identity has also been misconstrued over the course of his fame.

‘FACE’ Review: Jimin’s reflection with his identity

By Nina Nguyen, Feature Editor April 24, 2023

Lights off. Headphones on. Eyes closed.  That’s the ritual I perform every single time a new album releases, especially when it comes to the seven-member South Korean group, BTS. Except this time,...

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale Review: Tyler, The Creators new era

‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale’ Review: Tyler, The Creator’s new era

By Nhu-Tran Vo, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

On March 31, Tyler the Creator dropped his deluxe album “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale,” including seven new songs. All of Tyler’s albums tell a story where he plays a character (his alter...

MAVIs torn between fame and family in his new album, “Laughing So Hard, It Hurts”

MAVI’s torn between fame and family in his new album, “Laughing So Hard, It Hurts”

By Audrey Piczak, Opinions Editor November 14, 2022

MAVI’s new album, Laughing So Hard, It Hurts, perfectly encapsulates its title, blending a mixture of lively beats and subtle yet gut-wrenching messages throughout the record’s 16 tracks. A full-time...

Carly Jensens new album The Loneliest Time is a journey of grief, heartbreak, and struggle for the singer.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album “The Loneliest Time” is questionably shadowed by Taylor Swift’s new album “Midnights”

By Ivan Salazar, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Carly Rae Jepsen's latest album The Loneliest Time is a facade of colorful and electric pop songs, with lingering synths that reverberate through your ears and upbeat tempos that make you ignore the underlying...

Album cover of Arctic Monkeys The Car.

Arctic Monkey’s new album “The Car” will weigh down your heart

By Catherine Hu, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Sitting at the foot of my bed, I impatiently awaited the arrival of the lyrics, wondering whether or not I’d clicked onto the wrong album. I didn’t; the first song of Arctic Monkeys’ new album, “The...

Album cover for Daddy Yankees seventh studio album, Legendaddy

Legendaddy: An album filled with memories from the past, present and future

By Adrianna Guadalupe, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

The sound of announcers blaring through the speakers ring through my ears. The current action of the game, whether it be a soccer game, a race or a boxing match, flashes before my eyes. It was a frequent...

EP cover of Oh Dear by Indigo

Review of Indigo’s EP “Oh Dear”

By My-Tran Vo and Brooke Bushong May 27, 2022

Indigo is a band created by 19-year-old musician, Miles King, from California. He currently has over 3 singles released along with over 159,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Indigo also just released his...

The cover, which showcases Ukraines national flower, the sunflower, of Pink Floyds recently released protest song Hey Hey Rise Up

Pink Floyd reunites to release “Hey Hey Rise Up” in response to war in Ukraine

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2022

On April 8th, legendary rock band Pink Floyd ended its 28-year long music drought, which started in 1994 with the Division Bell album’s release. While Pink Floyd’s “Hey Hey Rise Up” was greeted...

Jon Batiste receives the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year

Jon Batiste’s We Are album deserved the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, CVHS students disagree

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2022

On April 3rd, 2022, the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year weighed Jon Batiste’s soulful and jazzy We Are album against some of the biggest household names in the pop industry: Billie Eilish, Olivia...

The thumbnail of the  Hayloft II Official music video

Mother Mother Hayloft II: Is revenge worth it?

By Katherine Linares, Editor In-Chief March 9, 2022

In all of us, there is a fervent fire. A fire that runs deep and boils our blood. That fire: revenge. Although most do not act on it, there is always a need to fulfill that desire, whether through a snide...

The cover for Muses new song Wont Stand Down

Back to their roots: Muse releases new song “Won’t Stand Down”

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2022

January 13, 2022, marked the premiere of "Won't Stand Down." This is the most recent song released since the 2019 synth and 80's movie reference-ridden album Simulation Theory, a stark contrast from previous...

The Battle at Gardens Gate album cover, with twelve symbols representing each of the twelve songs on the album

Greta Van Fleet’s The Battle at Garden’s Gate: leading the charge for a Rock revival

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

“Rock is dead.” That’s a phrase that one too many rock fans have heard to justify why pop and rap currently dominate the mainstream music industry. It seeks to condemn the rock genre, as most people...

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