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Miley’s Malibu Single Delivers

Miley’s Malibu Single Delivers

By Camila Camp, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

Singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus released a new single titled Malibu on May 11, 2017.   The peaceful melody of the song provides a relaxing feeling to the people of the CHS community.   “I like the song,” sophomore Helen Bezuneh said. “It gives off such serene vibes so I just end up...

Midnight Album Mixes Melody and Meaning

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

British singer-song writer Lewis Watson released his sophomore album “Midnight” Mar. 25, and he’s never sounded better. His signature acoustic style blends perfectly with the heavier sounds of percussion, piano and electric guitar to create an album that has both beautiful melodies and creative...

What Does the Future Hold For Future?

What Does the Future Hold For Future?

By Max Kandel, Advertising Manager

March 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When Future, the 33 year old rapper from Atlanta released his latest album “FUTURE” with 17 songs, everyone was excited for to hear his latest music as his last release was “EVOL” in Feb. 2016. After releasing “FUTURE,” an album that pays homage to Atlanta on Feb. 17, 2017, Future surprised...

The Observer’s Fab February Albums/EPs

By Sarah O'Brien, Arts Editor

February 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

Every week, a large selection of albums and singles are released. It can become overwhelming to figure out what’s worth listening to and what’s not. The Observer made a list of some noteworthy albums that have already been released in February.   Process by Sampha After his collaboration...

Student Art Spotlight: Precious Melchizedek and Calissa Park

Student Art Spotlight: Precious Melchizedek and Calissa Park

By Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

This year’s CHS Talent winners are the dynamic duo, juniors Calissa Park and Precious Melchizedek. They performed a mash-up of “Hotline Bling” by Drake, “Needed Me” by Rihanna and “Too Good” by Drake and Rihanna. Both sang and Park played the guitar. Park first became interested in music...

‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Builds Upon Greatness

‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Builds Upon Greatness

By Drew Ingall, Social Media Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda “is not throwing away his shot.” In fact, he’s taking one more. And the best part of this one is that it’s exposing his revolutionary music to those who might never be able to, or have interest in, seeing his show. “The Hamilton Mixtape” is a collaboration...

Jingle Ball Rings with Holiday Cheer

Jingle Ball Rings with Holiday Cheer

By Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager

December 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

‘Tis the season of (holiday) music, spirit, friends and family. The mash-up holiday concert known as “Jingle Ball” is a combination of all four of those things. For many years, iHeartRadio has been teaming up with Capital One to bring residents of the D.C. area a concert that hosts a snapshot of...

Chance the Rapper Nominated

Chance the Rapper Nominated

By Drew Ingall, Social Media Editor

December 13, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

In Kanye West’s song “Ultralight Beam,” featured artist Chance the Rapper raps the lyrics, “He said let’s do a good a** job with 1 Chance 3, I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy,” referring to Chance’s then upcoming mixtape. But last week, Chance contradicted himself. Chance...

“Awaken, My Love” Impresses with Fresh Beats

“Awaken, My Love” Impresses with Fresh Beats

By Sarah O'Brien, Arts Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Donald Glover, or Childish Gambino’s latest album, “Awaken, My Love!” draws from an interesting collection of soul and R&B grooves to create a cohesive sound that differs greatly from Donald Glover’s earlier work. In previous albums, Glover has focused on a flat rapping style with modern beats,...

Chainsmokers’ Collage Is a Sure Success

Chainsmokers’ Collage Is a Sure Success

By Sophie Liss, Social Media Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The Chainsmokers’ rise to fame began in 2014 when they released the catchy and upbeat song “#SELFIE,” a dance hit about the popular culture trend of taking self-portrait photographs. The musicians’ popularity increased when they released “Kanye,” an infectious track about famous Hip-Hop star...

Student Art Spotlight: Jenna Wang

Student Art Spotlight: Jenna Wang

By Sarah O'Brien and Balbina Yang, Arts Editors

November 1, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

Recognized in the state and county for her exceptional cello skills for the CHS and Montgomery County Youth Orchestra (MCYO) orchestras, senior and cellist Jenna Wang has set the standard for musical performance at CHS. Some of Wang’s achievements include being the principal cellist of the MCYO and...

Art Speak! Brings Broadway Actors to CHS

Art Speak! Brings Broadway Actors to CHS

By Jake Herman, Public Relations Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Music, Top Stories

Lights, camera, action! ArtSpeak! is coming to the CHS auditorium Nov.17. The event, which is organized and led by students enrolled in the CHS Advanced Acting and Directing class, is completely free and open to the community. It is geared towards students and parents in the community. ArtSpeak! brings...

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