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Kanye’s music trumps his politics

Kanye’s music trumps his politics

Harry Gordon, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Kanye West has, for the last year or two, been very vocal in his support for president Donald Trump. It started when during a concert of his “Saint Pablo” tour, he told the crowd that had he voted, he would have voted for Trump. He then continued to meet with Trump, wear “Make America Great Agai...

Alumnus Jonathan Mande spreads importance of rhythm

Alumnus Jonathan Mande spreads importance of rhythm

Gabe Lee, Sports Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

Jonathan Mande '11 has been inspired by drums since an early age when he listened to his favorite music and wanted to learn how to play along. He created his own drum kit at the age of five using small branches of bamboo that he found in the woods, cinder blocks and cardboard. Mande wants to teach studen...

Review: Open Mic

Review: Open Mic

Dan Friedman, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

Open Mic Night is exactly as it sounds: a casual and friendly event for which students sign up to perform, and then do. Open Mic Night is primarily student-run and performed. The atmosphere was very warm and inviting: At the front of the room, there were the instruments, and then directly in front, t...

Album Review: Blue Madonna by BØRNS

Album Review: Blue Madonna by BØRNS

Jason Altshuler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

In his biggest hit, “Electric Love,” singer-songwriter Garrett Borns—BØRNS—describes a love interest as “Candy... sweet like candy in my veins.” BØRNS’ music is like candy, too: smooth, sweet and syrupy. The Los Angeles-based artist made a name for himself with colorful, falsetto-d...

Album Review: Oblivion by T-Pain

Album Review: Oblivion by T-Pain

Colby Sutton, News Writing Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts, Showcase

After six years out of the public eye, the beloved rapper and singer T-Pain dives back into the spotlight with his upbeat and energetic comeback album: Oblivion. The title track, “Who Died,” jumps right into the album with a fun, rhythmic party anthem. It is reminiscent of his older work, with large autotu...

Review: Music Collective Spring Concert

Review: Music Collective Spring Concert

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

A night of jazz music commenced when sharply-dressed musicians walked on stage, eagerly awaited by parents and other audience members. With the first note, the audience was already captivated and would be for the next hour and a half. The Music Collective held their spring concerts on April 6 and 7...

Student rappers find diverse ways to express themselves

Student rappers find diverse ways to express themselves

Jason Altshuler, Arts Writing Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

At the high school, many students make rap music as a creative outlet. However, these artists approach the art form in different ways.

Lounge shows celebrate SWS music and artistry

Lounge shows celebrate SWS music and artistry

Zoe Videlefsky, Staff Writer

January 7, 2017


Filed under Arts

Fairy lights line the stage. There is a brimming aura of positivity and support. The room is full of people on couches and on the floor at the School Within a School Lounge Show. The SWS Lounge Show allows students to express their creative side in an accepting environment. Students say that the show...

Novice jazz band group develops musical skills

Novice jazz band group develops musical skills

Sarah Hughes, Staff Writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Arts

Instruments are taken out and tuned as students talk and shuffle on music stands as the band prepares to play an especially difficult piece. Upstairs, jazz band teacher Carolyn Castellano works on basics with a smaller group of quiet but enthralled musicians. These musicians are part of a feeder group f...

Music recording inspires future careers

Music recording inspires future careers

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Scrolling through SoundCloud and finding a song featuring the familiar voice of a student at the high school is a rare treasure. Many students at the high school write and record their own music, learning skills such as using a variety of equipment, music programs and song-writing. SoundCloud is the main mu...

Review: Orchestra Concert

Review: Orchestra Concert

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  The Robert Dubbs Auditorium stage was filled with performers dressed in all black. The students began playing their instruments: violins, violas, cellos and basses. The music had a fast tempo, but did not feel rushed. Suddenly, it came to a halt and the musicians drummed their feet against the flo...

AOM: Noah Sesling

AOM: Noah Sesling

Karina Lorenzo, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts, Showcase

Sophomore Noah Sesling stood on stage in the junior version of the musical Into the Woods at his summer camp. While he may have first participated in the show because his friends were in it, Sesling’s passion for singing continued long after the curtain closed. After coming to the realization that sin...

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