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Westport orchestras serenade crowd at festival

Westport orchestras serenade crowd at festival

Jane Levy and Deanna Hartog

March 23, 2014

A crowd of hundreds piled into the Staples Gymnasium on Thursday March 19 at 7:30pm to attend the 2014 Westport Orchestra Festival. The event combined both the melodious sounds of the 7th and 8th grade Orchestras from Bedford and Coleytown, and the incredible talent of the Staples Symphonic Orchestra an...

7 songs that will survive centuries

7 songs that will survive centuries

Grayson Weir, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

There are some songs that will be played over and over again, by generation after generation, and will never become outdated. But to me, 7 stand out. 1: Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is Southern Rock at its finest. Nothing will ever come close to touching this song. Out-of-this-...

Four new bands electrify the Toquet Hall stage

Four new bands electrify the Toquet Hall stage

Olivia Kalb, A&E Editor

October 29, 2013

The room, a bit shabby with walls covered in student artwork, is dark. The dim spotlight shining on the messy stage is the only lighting in the room. Three band members tramp all over the stage, preparing for their set. “Check, check, hello? Dairy Queen, popsicles, blizzards, crossword puzzles,” lead si...

“Bangerz” leaves Miley’s old image behind

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Nicole DeBlasi, Web A&E Editor

October 16, 2013

What are some of the first things that come to mind when you think of Miley Cyrus? Is it Hannah Montana? Is it Liam Hemsworth? Or is it Twerking? In the past couple of weeks, Miley Cyrus has taken over the media, and with her new album release, it will surely keep her well-talked about. With “We Can’t Sto...

Examining Taylor Swift: Swiftly Becoming Obsolete

Examining Taylor Swift: Swiftly Becoming Obsolete

Cheyenne Haslett

October 26, 2012

Lately, listening to the radio brings my faith in humanity down exponentially each time I tune into the most popular stations in the Northeast. Every minute that I am subjected to the ridiculous commentary on Z100’s “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” or 106.1 BLI’s nasally commentators “Dana...

Examining Taylor Swift: ‘Red’ is the New Black

Examining Taylor Swift: ‘Red’ is the New Black

Alex Kogstad, Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

The first time I heard the lyrics “Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see that I want and I’m needing everything that we should be,” float out of my headphones I knew I had found my new favorite artist. Taylor Swift has long been revered by countless teenage girls, but I am one of the few boys who can say, “I ...

Album Review: G.O.O.D. Music’s “Cruel Summer”

Album Review: G.O.O.D. Music's

Ned Hardy, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2012

I wanted to like this album. I really did. Based on the tracklist alone, the album should be flawless. Features range from hip-hop heavyweights like Ghostface Killa, Ma$e, and Raekwon to three of the best rap lyricists of all time: Pusha-T (of Clipse fame), the ever-illustrious Jay-Z, and Mr. Kanye...

Tessa Schroll: A Music Ninja

Tessa Schroll: A Music Ninja

Ellie Mann, Business Manager

September 20, 2012

After moving to America from Germany, Tessa Schroll ’13 has been interested in American music artists.  She was automatically drawn to the American music scene.  Schroll decided to put her passion to work by writing for Music Ninja, a music discovery site, on a daily basis. A music discovery site...

Matchbox 20: A Review

Matchbox 20: A Review

Greta Bjornson, A&E Editor

September 19, 2012

On their fifth album, “North”, Matchbox Twenty fails to bring anything truly unique to the table. In fact, it’s a bit fake and desperate to be “hip” and “chill”- like your dad in leather pants. As their last official release of an album is from 2002 and it’s been ten years since then,...

For the 80-Billionth Time: Madonna’s 12th Album “MDNA” Begs for Our Love

Amanda Piccolino, Staff Writer

April 10, 2012

I have two words to describe Madonna’s 12th studio album MDNA: trite and overblown. On the album, the “Give Me All Your Luvin” and “Girls Gone Wild” singer attempts to milk her established flamboyant, provocative “queen of pop” persona with vigorous dance-beats and lyrics, but ultimat...

For the 80-Billionth Time: Madonna’s 12th Album “MDNA” Begs for Our Love

Amanda Piccolino, Staff writer

April 9, 2012

I have two words to describe Madonna’s 12th studio album MDNA: trite and overblown. On the album, the “Give Me All Your Luvin” and “Girls Gone Wild” singer attempts to milk her established flamboyant, provocative “queen of pop” persona with vigorous dance-beats and lyrics, but ultimat...

Scotty McCreery’s “The Trouble With Girls”: A Quick Review

Rose Propp, Staff Writer

April 3, 2012

Everybody knows how it feels to have a song stuck in his or her head. When there’s a lull in the conversation, you begin to sing it. If you’re walking in the hallway alone, you hum it to yourself. This is exactly the effect that Scotty McCreery’s new song “The Trouble With Girls” had on me af...

Get Out of My Head: The Science of Songs that Stick

Zach Speed, Staff Writer

March 20, 2012

Like baby, baby, baby, no. Like baby, baby, baby, oh. I thought you’d always be mine, mine. Please don’t accuse me of liking Justin Bieber. I am not singing this by choice. I can’t help it. It’s just… stuck in my head. To anybody who is going to be singing that song all day now, I...

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