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All Time Low prepares to release fourth album

By By Lauren Price, Staff Writer

May 19, 2011

“Everybody gettin' kinda crunk; I think some dude just grabbed my junk; now I know how Ke$ha must be feelin.’’ These shallow, sarcastic lyrics are from the new single “I Feel like Dancin’,” released April 5 by Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low. The single precedes the anticipated June...

Panic! at the Disco’s third album offers new sound

By By Lauren Price, Staff Writer and By Lauren Price, Staff Writer

April 12, 2011

Three years after releasing their second album and two years after a shocking split, rock band Panic! at the Disco finally released their third studio album, Vices and Virtues. Panic’s last two albums had drastically different sounds; their debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out was widely compared...

YouTube star gives new meaning to ‘Black Friday’

By Meghna Balakumar, Online Observations Editor By Justine Stayman, Circulation Manager

April 12, 2011

Forget Bieber fever, a new musical pandemic recently swept the globe in a testament to both the power of the Internet and the public’s hunger for Charlie Sheen-esque feats of failure. This new sensation has had many singing its catchy chorus as they wait with friends by the bus stop, enlighten others...

New Khalifa album falls short of past mixtapes

By Josh Samson, Arts Editor

April 12, 2011

When Wiz Khalifa exploded onto the mainstream music scene in 2010, his mixtape Kush and Orange Juice became a trending topic on both Google and Twitter, and it seemed like things were looking up for the Pittsburgh rapper. With his new album, the aptly-titled Rolling Papers, hip-hop’s new favorite...

Raekwon returns with classic Wu-Tang magic

By By Josh Samson, Staff Writer

March 21, 2011

For most musicians, 18 years of making music with a group and making solo albums would be enough to dry up the creativity that once made an individual famous. For Raekwon, this veteran status has only made him stronger and wiser as an emcee and a master of wordplay. This is only proved to be more true...

Drop Kick Murphys maintain Irish spirit

By By Zack Potter, Archives Manager

March 21, 2011

The Dropkick Murphys reaffirmed their status as one of the preeminent Irish rock bands this month when they released their seventh studio album, Going Out in Style.  Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and National ShamrockFest, which they headlined March 12, the band is back with the blaring bagpipes,...

Students listen up with music-hiding hoodies

By By Julie Kracov Business Manager Olivia Parven Contest Manager

March 1, 2011

During the 21st century technology boom, inventions such as the iPad, electronic books and other Internet-related devices have shaped a fast-paced society where technology and convenience have manipulated everyone’s lives.  The latest invention can be seen throughout CHS—audio hoodies. Audio hoodies...

September Playlist of the Month

By Becky Price, Arts Editor

October 6, 2010

As summer fades into a memory, students long for something to hold onto. September’s Playlist of the Month voices the familiarities of summer, yet plunges listeners into new sounds heard throughout the fall season. Check out these tracks on YouTube, or buy them on iTunes.   “Deuces” - Chris...

Music blogs make ‘Rolling Stone’ seem stone age’d

By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2010

There have been too many articles written about the future of music.  Some writers say music died with the introduction of the Internet.  Others say music is just beginning to blossom as music-technology expands.  The truth is, no one really knows.  Amidst all of this confusion, one thing is certain:...

Diesel Pigeons win first place in Battle of the Bands

By Becky Price, Arts Editor

June 4, 2010

After last year’s successful comeback from a ten-year hiatus, the Battle of the Bands competition came back to the CHS stage May 14. Six CHS bands got to showcase their talent in front of the surrounding community. The Diesels Pigeons, a pop-punk group consisting of sophomore Zac Vogel and Class...

New female popstars bring harder edge to industry

By Maddy Jacobs, Observations Production Editor

June 3, 2010

In respect to women in the music industry, gone are the days of bubble-gum pink lipstick, “Baby One More Time” lyrics, and music videos following happy, innocent couples walking off into the sunset. A new power-to-the-woman revolution has risen: piercings and tattoos, scandalous music videos, random...

Time Warp: Defining Generations

By Emily Hall, Production Manager

May 28, 2010

Every decade in the 20th century has shown a change in the central focus of American lives, Technology, world events and changing values have altered the course of history. ‘20s The Lost Generation: The Post WWI Era was characterized by a passion for rebellion and decadence. Prohibition laws made the co...

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