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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...

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?

What Does the Future Hold For Future?

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...

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

“Awaken, My Love” Impresses with Fresh Beats

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

Student Art Spotlight: Jenna Wang

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...

Junior Releases Original EP

Junior Releases Original EP

By Sarah O'Brien and Thomas Atkinson, Arts Editor and News Editor

September 22, 2016

On Sept. 15, junior Sam Nasar released his first Extended Preview (EP), “Self Signed.” Ever since Nasar’s mother introduced him to musical theater, he has always had a passion for the arts. Nasar has been in Showstoppers and Blast for the past three years as well as in the school musical for...

Re-“Views” of Drake’s New Album

Re-“Views” of Drake’s New Album

By Ross Tanenbaum, Senior Writer

May 2, 2016

After capturing the internet with his unique dance moves in “Hotline Bling,” Drake has finally released his new full album. On April 29, Drake released Views, a 20 song album which includes “Hotline Bling” and the more recent hit “One Dance.” This is Drake’s sixth album and has been highly antic...

‘Students Awaken’: Music Dept. Holds Concert

‘Students Awaken’: Music Dept. Holds Concert

By Matthew Sun, Fact Checker

April 29, 2016

The CHS Music Department will end the school year with a themed concert. The theme is “Awaken” and their goal is to make a unique impression on the audience. The Instrumental Music Gala will take place April 29 from 7 to 9 p.m., and will feature two chamber orchestras, a select group of...

CHS Alumni Continue in their Arts Exploration

CHS Alumni Continue in their Arts Exploration

By Sarah O’Brien, Arts Editor

April 29, 2016

All students take some form of art class at CHS, yet most do not continue once they graduate. The Observer has contacted a few recent graduates who have continued their passions in art after their life at CHS. Adam Settlage Adam Settlage graduated in 2014 and was a member of the show cho...

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