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Taylor Swift’s, ME! is like any typical “feel good” song

Taylor Swift’s, ME! is like any typical “feel good” song

Carolyn Gray '19

May 20, 2019

Taylor Swift dropped a new single on April 25, 2019 titled, “ME!”, featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco. The anthem has an upbeat, Disney-like, bubblegum pink flavor, featuring bright and lively band music, paralleling the instrumentals of Justin Timberlake’s, “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”...

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

October 12, 2018

    I’m eight years old in the back seat of my mom’s SUV, jamming out to “Love Story” by Taylor Swift like it’s no one’s business. Her lyrics could not be less applicable to my simple life, and her allusion to “Romeo and Juliet” could not have flown further over my head...

End Game music video lacks substance

End Game music video lacks substance

January 20, 2018

By Erin Lynch '18 Taylor Swift has now made a full return back into the music industry after her two year hiatus. In just the past few months, she has released an album and three music videos. End Game, which was, for many, the most anticipated music video of the album, was released on Jan. 11 at midn...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Gorgeous’ succeeds in merging past styles and new themes

Taylor Swift’s ‘Gorgeous’ succeeds in merging past styles and new themes

November 3, 2017

By Audrey Bernstein ’20 When Taylor Swift announced a new album after a two year absence from the public eye in August, the media was thrown into a frenzy, attempting to predict her new sound. As an avid fan, I was overwhelmed with curiosity. The most controversial woman in pop culture has now returned, and she has done so with a new and...

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

October 14, 2017

By Chris Andrews '18 Twitter has announced on Sept. 26 that it will be testing the number of characters for a tweet to 280 characters from the standard 140. Twitter’s reasoning was that people constantly complain about how they are not able to say everything they want in just one tweet. The company...

Taylor Swift is back…Ready For It?

Taylor Swift is back…Ready For It?

September 16, 2017

By Erin Lynch '18 The long awaited return of Taylor Swift has finally arrived, and it happened fast. Given the fact that it has been almost three years since Swift released any new music, and roughly a year since she has really been out in public, the pop sensation has made a rather abrupt comeback....

Staples graduate publishes a second original crossword puzzle in the New York Times

Staples graduate publishes a second original crossword puzzle in the New York Times

March 28, 2017

By: Izzy Connors '18 After having his first self-made crossword puzzle featured in the New York Times on July 8, 2015, Ryan Milligan ’08 had his second original crossword published in the Times on March 28, 2017. The crossword puzzle is “Tom Swifty” themed, where celebrities are the subjects...

New releases rock, rap and dance their way up the charts

New releases rock, rap and dance their way up the charts

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

This Tuesday, Ariana Grande was featured in Cashmere Cat’s newest electronic hit and Taylor Swift released an additional song for her album “1989,” which was released in late October. Not only did pop princesses take the charts, but rock, EDM and rap musicians released major hits as well. Here...

Taylor Swift debuts her pop-star persona with “1989”

Taylor Swift debuts her pop-star persona with “1989”

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

October 30, 2014

Taylor Swift’s transition from young country rookie to mega pop star has finally been solidified by her pop-driven fifth studio album “1989” (Big Machine). I was excited to see where Taylor would go next in her career after giving her listeners a little taste of her pop transformation with the...

Confidence songs dominate the charts

Confidence songs dominate the charts

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

September 2, 2014

The Billboard Hot 100 list recently released its chart toppers for the week of September 6th. The number one spot belongs to Taylor Swift’s, “Shake It Off,” followed by Nicki Minaj’s, “Anaconda” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” While these female artists’ sounds range ...

Best dressed of the Grammys

Best dressed of the Grammys

Claire Lewin, News Editor

February 1, 2014

On Sunday Jan. 26, the stars of the music industry swarmed the red carpet to celebrate a night of talent, music, and fashion known as the Grammy Awards. This year, the fashion on the red carpet was fierce, as celebrities fought for the honorable role as the best dressed on the red carpet. Only five, h...

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