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Laufey, The Goddess Tour, marks her first international debut. Currently, she is going across the United States.

Review: Laufey the goddess — she’s just human

By Andrew Lee, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Laufey is an Icelandic singer, who found her roots in the unique genre of jazz-pop music. Her rise to fame came from her songs going viral on different social media platforms, specifically Instagram and...

Isaac Antao playing the guitar in the school library for his friends.
(Isaac Antao, Merrick Beauchamp, Oduna Akonzee, Daniel Valentini, Mason Zierlein)

Feature: Junior Isaac Antao finds his groove

By John Nguyen and Ella Pham May 6, 2024

“There’s no stopping curiosity / I wanna turn the whole thing upside down.” From listening to songs by Jack Johnson from the "Curious George" soundtrack to the groovy melodies of the Red Hot Chili...

Screencapture from 14 minutes.

Review: Dominic Fike’s ’14 minutes’ could have lasted four

By Natalia Nguyen and Kevin Pham May 6, 2024

We were doom-scrolling through Instagram when a post abruptly caught our attention: a single cropped circle of what looks to be the average roadside, albeit slightly greyer. Upon closer inspection, a lone...

Taylor Swifts The Tortured Poets Department tracklist.

The Tortured Poets Department: The poets weren’t tortured, we were!

By Katheryn Consuegra and Neela Ravi May 6, 2024

Here we go again: the newest Taylor Swift album is out. It was 1 a.m. CST on April 19, and we were studying for our AP Macroeconomics test after we had finally finished listening to Taylor Swift’s...

Landscape of Coachella 2024 featuring the Spectra (left, by New Substance) and A House in Six parts (right, by Leslie Lok & Sasa Zivkovic) - posted on Instagram

Op-Ed: Coachella is overrated, right?

By Chloe Tran, Staff Writer, Social Media Manager April 22, 2024

Coachella, Lollapalooza, ACL and Summerfest are some of the largest music festivals in the world, and a hotspot for teens and students. In 2023, over 500,000 people attended Coachella within its 2-week...

Phones have become a staple of concerts, including this Fifth Harmony concert from 2015. | Image credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

In Memoriam: Concert culture

By Nadia Talanker, Entertainment Editor April 22, 2024

You had done everything you could to prepare for this concert: you’d listened to the artist’s entire discography four times over, which is four more times than you’d passed an AP Physics C exam;...

Conan Gray dives into a new genre of music. Photo Credits: Conan Gray via Twitter

Conan Gray’s Found Heaven: The eighties, 40 years later

By Naadiya Walji and Bela Jotwani April 22, 2024

From heart-wrenching, sentimental beats to carnival alien sounds, Conan Gray has encapsulated the highs and lows of heartbreak in his new album “Found Heaven.” This electric, '80s-like album reminds...

Album cover of Beyoncés Cowboy Carter.

Review: Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter

By Karla Berrueto and Sundari Maharajh April 21, 2024

In music history, few artists can switch genres like Beyoncé does. From her rise as the queen of R&B to her breakthrough into pop and then house music, Beyoncé has continually...

A photo of singer Benson Boone smoldering boldly on what could be described by some as a boulder. | Image credits: Dennis Leupold

Benson Boone: Rollerblades up and taking off like fireworks

By Nadia Talanker, Entertainment Editor April 21, 2024

The musical landscape has grown ever volatile, constantly changing to welcome new trends and artists. Ever since TikTok became a platform capable of causing the burgeoning of small artists, musicians have...

Phone notification indicating a ntaional emergency amidst TikTok ban.

Photo courtesy of TikTok, edited using CANVA

BREAKING NEWS: Lip-syncers left jobless amidst national TikTok ban

By Naadiya Walji, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

It was a normal day for Darli Chamelio. She woke up, got ready, propped her phone up, and started to dance in front of the camera. Moments later, her phone started buzzing uncontrollably. Chamelio grabbed...

Taylor Swift has been under great controversy from the public due to her sizeable use of her private jet (Designed by Andrew Lee)

Taylor Swift’s carbon emissions stir ‘Bad Blood’ among CVHS students

By Andrew Lee, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

With hits like "Love Story" and "Blank Space," Taylor Swift has become a household name throughout the musical world. Her accolades are nothing short of incredible, as she ranks top in Spotify listeners...

Op-Ed: The TikTok-ification of the music industry

By Audrey Piczak, Opinions Editor December 4, 2023

Today, when turning on the FM pop radio, it’s likely that you will hear a song that you’ve heard on your favorite influencer’s TikTok videos. The Top 50 Charts on streaming platforms are featuring...

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