Tunes Through Time

Tunes Through Time

Impossible to confine, music connects people. Students, teachers and musicians discuss its unique quality.

YoungArts winners announced for 2020 school year

The YoungArts Foundation awarded 10 students Tuesday for their accomplishments in music, photography, writing, visual arts and singing. 10 artists, writers and musicians receive awards The annual YoungArts competition awards artistically talented high school students and grants them the opportunity to attend regional programs to continue developing their craft. Though approximately 7,000 10-12th graders applied […]

The Key to Competition

The morning before her live audition for the Elite International Music Competition, Mia Shelton ’21 ate her usual breakfast, a cup of yogurt, and ran through a series of pre-competition rituals.“I have a breakdown if these [superstitions] don’t happen,” Shelton said. “For example, I need to get out of bed on my left foot, and […]

Hot Girl Summer Playlist

Hot Girl Summer Playlist

Senior staff members share their quintessential “Hot Girl Summer” playlist picks, along with a reason why they love each song. 1.Fake ID (Riton and Kah-Lo) “Blast it with your friends.”– Sarah Reiff 2. Friday Night Big Screen (GIRLI) “The feeling of being a teenager.”– Jeanine Kim 3. Hot Girl Summer (Megan Thee Stallion) “Summer mood.”– […]

Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections

As the Mariachi band performed, she said she felt embarrassed walking through the crowd. However, as Anna Martinez-Yang ’20 approached the center of the room and saw those around her, she remembered the purpose of her quinceñera: to embrace her Mexican identity. “At first, I felt ashamed with an entourage of uniformed men singing and playing instruments, but as […]

Music in the making

As Ben Beckman ’19 sat down to film a last-minute audition tape for one of the most prestigious music programs in the country, he made sure to position the camera so his pajama pants would not be seen. At that moment, Beckman had no idea that this last minute video would get him the opportunity […]

An Earful of Mainstream

With an increase in public playlists, some teens are easily able to see their peers’ music choices, and style their choices based on what they think will aid them in appearing elevated amongst their peers. 267 of 282 people use Spotify, Apple Music, or SoundCloud, and about 60 percent of those people publicize their playlists, […]

Like a Broken Record

Like a Broken Record

By Joanna Im As Sarah Bagley ’20 wrapped up her most recent gig with her recently formed new band, Root Canals, she went home satisfied with her performance. Later that night, she did homework, ran a shift for the KHWS radio site and relaxed without stressing over the stream numbers or the popularity of her […]

Sleigh or Nay

Sleigh or Nay

As Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” began playing on her car radio, Izzy Yanover ’19, creator and co-leader of the Jewish club, felt a wave of annoyance wash over her. It was the time of the year she said she can never escape: Christmas music. “Almost every radio station plays Christmas music,” Yanover said. “Beverly […]

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