Review: “Speak Up” lets down listeners

Review: “Speak Up” lets down listeners

Boring. Dull. Plain. These are a few words that one could use to describe guitar-toting pop artist Jocelyn’s new single, “Speak up.” In this new single, Jocelyn attempts to write an inspiring pop ballad about self-confidence, and resilience through self-understanding when faced with adversity. Yet for a song about finding your voice, Jocelyn seems to still be looking for hers. […]

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Mr. Schaller has a piano in his classroom to link his love of music with his passion for teaching. Photo by Darian Williams

History teacher Devin Schaller rocks out in his band, “Tame the Lyons”

*This story was co-written by Samantha Goldblum and Jason Leavy. US History and AP Human Geography teacher Devin Schaller is a passionate teacher by day and a gifted band member by night. He rocks out to his jams for fun, but he is also an up-and-coming musician. As a freshman at Florida Atlantic University, Schaller had never played an instrument […]

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Junior Austin Roy freestyles rap songs for his Soundcloud account. Portrait by Nyan Clarke

Junior Austin Roy expresses his creative side on SoundCloud

Every high school student has an individual passion for something. Whether it’s a club, organization or talent, students have ways to express themselves. In junior Austin Roy’s case, his passion is rapping. Through the streaming platform SoundCloud, Roy has released multiple tracks and albums, which explain and explore his feelings and thoughts. He has used SoundCloud as a creative outlet […]

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Senior Cameron Leonardi practices his clarinet, in hopes of pursuing music professionally. Leonardi started playing instruments in middle school and has continued in high school, competing in county and state competitions. Photo Illustration by Nyan Clarke

Senior Cameron Leonardi follows his dream to perform in professional orchestra

When he attended Westglades Middle School, Cameron Leonardi did not anticipate that a simple elective choice would lead to his life’s passion: music. Now a senior, Leonardi is hoping his years of practice will kickstart his musical journey in college, as he works to transform his hobby into a career. “My favorite part [of playing] would be performing,” Leonardi said. […]

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Charlie Puth performs at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Oct. 4, 2016 in Miami Beach, Fla.  (Ace Pictures/Zuma Press/TNS)

Charlie Puth Shines Bright with Concert at Coral Sky Amphitheater

On Sept. 1, Charlie Puth performed at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida for his 33rd and final concert of the “Voicenotes” tour in America.         “Voicenotes” is not only the name of Charlie Puth’s third concert tour but also the name of his latest album which was released on May 11,2018 and is Puth’s second studio […]

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Violent song lyrics have negative effect on youth

Music lyrics have dramatically changed over the past four decades. This change has become a concern among some parents and doctors. Many artists, such as Post Malone, reference drugs, sex and violence in their music. “This is why we have all the problems we do,” marketing teacher Diane Spence said. “Kids today are more affected by entertainers, so therefore they […]

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Album cover of "Astroworld" by Travis Scott.

Review: Travis Scott tops charts with Astroworld

Rapper Travis Scott dropped his highly anticipated album “Astroworld” on Aug. 3, 2018. This album has quickly broke records, as all 17 songs are on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.   Travis Scott, who’s real name is Jacques Webster,  was born in Houston, Texas. He is known for his rapping and also as the father to superstar Kylie Jenner’s baby, […]

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The Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q impresses audience

The Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q impresses audience

Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) presented fans of rap with a true performance surrounding the theme of a championship. With artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, SZA, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker and more. The Championship Tour created a unbeatable setlist. Though the concert was well anticipated, some people were let down. R&B artist SZA announced that […]

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Review: Grandson’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

Review: Grandson’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

When alternative musician and rapper Jordan Benjamin, known as Grandson, heard of the tragedy that struck Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, he knew there would be a great change made by the students of the community. Inspired by the students’ courage and determined to call out the faults of politicians, Grandson wrote “Thoughts and Prayers.” Performing the song in collaboration […]

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Rapper Kanye West perfroms on stage. Courtesy of Pieter-Jannick Dijkstra

Tweet by rapper Kanye West causes controversy

After disappearing from social media for a year, rapper Kanye West finally tweeted and announced a new album. At first, the social media community welcomed him back with excitement and open arms. West stated that a solo album would be coming soon and that he would be dropping a second album after that with rapper Kid Cudi. He then continues […]

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