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Senior Pursues Singing Career with New Single Release

Senior Pursues Singing Career with New Single Release

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

June 5, 2017

Senior Eloise Lancsweert released her first single “First Love” to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and Youtube on May 1. This upbeat pop song is from the point of view of someone who can’t seem to let go of a long lost love. “I’ve been working on this single since September 6,” Lancsweert said....

Miley’s Malibu Single Delivers

Miley's new single 'Malibu' is a fresh change from her normal music.

By Camila Camp, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

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

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?

The cover to Future's album

By Max Kandel, Advertising Manager

March 8, 2017

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

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

Juniors Calissa Park and Precious Melchizedek perform during CHS Got Talent Jan. 26.

By Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor

February 21, 2017

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

The Hamilton Mixtape was released Dec. 2. It features remixes of popular songs from Hamilton as well as original tunes. Cast members from the musical and other popular artists all recorded songs for the album.

By Drew Ingall, Social Media Editor

January 9, 2017

“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

A snippet of The Chainsmokers' lively performance at JingleBall.

By Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager

December 16, 2016

‘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

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

Childish Gambino performing at Lollapalloza 2014.

By Sarah O'Brien, Arts Editor

December 7, 2016

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

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

Senior Jenna Wang takes a break from playing the cello. She has been playing for many years and hopes to pursue her music further.

By Sarah O'Brien and Balbina Yang, Arts Editors

November 1, 2016

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...

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