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Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Grace Xu

January 25, 2020

Happy Lunar New Year! In honor of today being Chinese New Year, I’ve compiled a list of various Chinese pop culture recommendations, from music to TV shows to YouTube channels. As a Chinese American, I think Chinese pop culture is especially underrated and not easily accessible in America. Because ...

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

Grace Xu

December 12, 2019

As finals week approaches with no sign of stopping (unfortunately), here is a list of curated study music. Rather than the usual Spotify playlist, however, I’ve chosen to recommend a list of my favorite study music YouTube channels. They’re all gems filled with a whole curation of study music of thei...

Music Playlist: November Thanks [MUSE]

Music Playlist: November Thanks [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

November 27, 2019

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, here’s a playlist to celebrate friends, family, and yourself. Immerse yourself in the lyrics and join the artists in being happy with the present and looking forward to the future. Check out the playlist on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5XOtlQvc2Kj7IXMixNvUAg?si=40p3oHCjRtSUpjiLoUEQuA.  ___________________ Playlist: November Thanks Pumpkin pies, giving thanks, dinner tables, cozy feelings, family time, lovely friends, war...

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Ray Mo

October 24, 2019

Iam an avid Spotify user. Each morning, I wake up to the sound of lo-fi hip hop. In the car, I jam out to my favorite Spotify beats. Even when I am studying, I listen to instrumental music. But for the seven hours of my day that I am in school, I can do none of these things. Spotify is banned on school...

Music Playlist: Sweater Weather [MUSE]

Music Playlist: Sweater Weather [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

October 18, 2019

It’s officially sweater weather! Of course, I had to make a playlist for my absolute favorite season, autumn. Other people listen to Christmas music year-round, but I just listen to my fall playlist religiously. Here’s a taste of some of my favorite autumn music (read: sad and chill pop). Check it ou...

Music Playlist: We’re Bringing Summer Back [MUSE]

Music Playlist: We're Bringing Summer Back [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

September 5, 2019

Bring back those lazy-summer-vacation moods during Labor Day Weekend with a student-curated playlist. From alternative to pop to lofi, there’s bound to be a song that kicks up your summer nostalgia! And if you’re going on a road trip, this playlist is just perfect for the car. Check it out on Spotify at...

Musical Genius: Students should consider benefits of listening to music while studying

Jessica Konrad

January 24, 2019

icAnother boring day in algebra. Staring at the clock, I wondered how much longer we could possibly go on about parabolas. Who would have thought a curved line could be so complicated? Accustomed to the monotony of class, a wave of relief washed over me when we finally finished the day’s lesson. B...

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Hannah Gretz

December 13, 2018

From November to January, holiday music is and will be heard everywhere you go. Department stores, car radios, grocery stores, you name it. But, while classic holiday songs are festive and enjoyable, I cannot help but feel pulled toward pop-style holiday music instead. Don’t get me wrong, I do of...

Students reflect on CHS Wi-Fi bans of certain apps, websites

Students reflect on CHS Wi-Fi bans of certain apps, websites

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May 19, 2016

Music is a huge part of sophomore Holly Metcalf’s life. She said she has been a fan of the band Cherub for years. She loves listening to the group’s music and even attended a concert of theirs in October of last year, she said. However, she can’t listen to Cherub’s music in one of the places...

CHS students listen to vinyls as old trends become popular again

Sophomore Carly Colbert plays one of her vinyl records. Vinyl records have risen in popularity in recent years since they’re seen as ‘vintage’ and ‘hipster.’’ REBECCA QIN // PHOTO

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September 16, 2015

Sitting on the cream-colored floor, sophomore Carly Colbert sifts through boxes of vinyl records. Among the records of modern artists such as Taylor Swift and Twenty One Pilots lie the works of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. “I like classical music,” Colbert said. “It sounds kind of old-fashioned,...

CHS students weigh in on Spotify and new streaming app, Apple Music

CHS students weigh in on Spotify and new streaming app, Apple Music

Contributor

September 4, 2015

On June 30, Apple released a new music streaming app known as Apple Music. According to Apple’s Press Info page, “…Apple Music (is) a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music – all in one place.” It also includes a worldwide live radio system that broadcasts twenty-four...

It’s Not a Love Story: Fans criticize Taylor Swift’s decision to pull albums from Spotify

It's Not a Love Story: Fans criticize Taylor Swift's decision to pull albums from Spotify

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December 12, 2014

Sophomore Jenny Shi is one Taylor Swift fan who isn’t happy about Taylor Swift’s recent decision to remove her music from the popular music service Spotify. “I love Taylor Swift. Her music is good. She makes me want to be myself, and I enjoy her lyrics,” Shi said. “I was really upset when I fou...