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This is Sahara: CHS alumna shoots for stardom

This is Sahara: CHS alumna shoots for stardom

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018

Since she was three years old, current University of Maryland sophomore and 2016 CHS alumna Sahara Mokhtari has been singing along to all of her favorite tunes. Since she was ten years old, she’s been writing original songs, merely dreaming of the day that she would hear her own song play over the...

K-pop group BTS brings music craze to CHS

K-pop group BTS brings music craze to CHS

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

January 9, 2018

In 2012, South Korean rapper PSY released “Gangnam Style,” a song that encaptured America and had everyone dancing for months after. However, the Gangnam Style craze doesn’t even begin to encompass the K-pop craze that was to follow. To fully grasp K-pop mania, one has to first understand what...

DRAM’s “Big Baby”: sophomore effort excels

DRAM’s “Big Baby”: sophomore effort excels

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

January 9, 2018

Mixing rock, blues, soul, R&B and electronic dance music (EDM) with hip-hop and rap to create great music may seem impossible, but to hip-hop artist DRAM, it can be achieved, and he proves this on his newest album. Two years after the release of his debut album “Gahdamn!” DRAM has come out...

Stapleton’s third album supplies raw sound

Stapleton’s third album supplies raw sound

By Jake Herman, News Editor

December 11, 2017

  Chris Stapleton’s third album “From A Room: Volume 2,” released Dec. 1, sticks to the elements that made its predecessor, “From A Room: Volume 1,” the best-selling country album of 2017. The result is an album that nearly equals “Volume 1” in charm and is sure to achieve similar ...

XXXTentacion Reveals Multiple Layers with 17

XXXTentacion Reveals Multiple Layers with 17

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

December 10, 2017

There are so many different genres an artist’s music can embody; there are so many ways an artist can change their sound; there are so many blips of information floating around the internet about each and every artist; there are so many different things to understand and comprehend in regards to th...

Walk the Moon delivers unique beats

Walk the Moon delivers unique beats

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

December 5, 2017

“What If Nothing” is actually “something” worth listening to if you are a fan of Walk the Moon.     This new album is their first in three years since “TALKING IS HARD.”  “What If Nothing” mixes sounds from what feels like two totally different worlds, and brings them tog...

New D.C. venue gains popularity among CHS students

New D.C. venue gains popularity among CHS students

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

November 21, 2017

CHS students now have a new local hotspot to escape the hardships of school work and enjoy their favorite musicians live. The Anthem, which opened Oct.12 with an inaugural show by the Foo Fighters, has attracted many big name artists such as Zedd, Lorde, Lil Uzi Vert and others. “I saw Zedd at...

P!nk displays dynamic abilities with Beautiful Trama

P!nk displays dynamic abilities with Beautiful Trama

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

October 31, 2017

“Beautiful Trauma” is a different shade of P!nk. Five years after her last album “The Truth About Love,” P!nk is back with a brand new album titled “Beautiful Trauma.” While she has been known for her catchy, party rock anthems like “So What,” “Raise Your Glass,” and “Get ...

Styles covers detailed songs and politics in concert

Styles covers detailed songs and politics in concert

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2017

“Pink is the only true Rock and Roll color.” This phrase, coined by Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel, and reiterated by Harry Styles in his April Rolling Stone cover story, rung true Sunday, October 1, 2017 during Harry Styles’ concert at DAR Constitution Hall. Decked in yellow Gucci pants and a b...

Taylor Swift returns to top of the music world

Taylor Swift returns to top of the music world

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

October 1, 2017

After taking an entire year off from all music-related activities, pop artist Taylor Swift is trying to make her way back to the top of the leaderboards. Swift confirmed her next album “Reputation” Aug. 25 with the release of her hit single titled “Look What You Made Me Do”. The rest of the...

Student Art Spotlight: Ethan Shrier

Student Art Spotlight: Ethan Shrier

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

June 14, 2017

What do Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Miles Davis and Barry Manilow all have in common? Not only are they legendary musicians, but they all went to the Juilliard School. And now, senior Ethan Shrier will join their impressive rank. Shrier will take his talents to New York next year, as he accepted the...

Wonder Woman Is a Sight to See

Wonder Woman Is a Sight to See

By Manu Sundaresan, Circulation Manager

June 13, 2017

When “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” came out, many fans were excited by the appearance of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). Throughout the movie, she aids Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) in their attempts to defeat Doomsday, a monster created with Kryptonian technology.   D...

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