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General public should treat celebrities as humans, should not subject them to bullying

General public should treat celebrities as humans, should not subject them to bullying

Wendy Zhu

March 20, 2020

Earlier this year, Taylor Swift released the documentary “Miss Americana,” a film detailing her life over the past few years. In the documentary, Swift opens up about the hate she received in 2016 following a feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. “#TaylorSwiftIsOverParty was the number one trend...

As foreseen apocalyptic events quickly approach, students consider effect of superstitions, pregame rituals

Before going on stage for Holiday Spectacular’s first performance, Aidan Mellor, Ambassadors member and senior, and other choir members chant. The chant is a way to rid of their nervousness before performing.

Leslie Huang

December 12, 2019

Aidan Mellor, Ambassadors member and senior, actively participates in the school choir, and although he said he doesn’t personally believe in superstitions, he said before each performance, choir members follow a chant. He said this chant has become a mandatory ritual to set an optimistic atmosphere...

Look What Taylor Made Me Do: With Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation” scheduled to release next month, some fans are excited for its release, others are on the fence

Junior Paige Thompson holds up three piano books of Taylor Swift’s music. Swift published the books to tell the story behind her music.

Karen Zhang, Reporter

October 26, 2017

Junior Paige Thompson is one of the 14,010 fans who went to Swift’s last concert in Indiana in 2015. “Her concerts are a lot like a theatrical performance to me,” Thompson said. “There’s a lot of stuff that goes in: the lights, the dancers. I remember that she had this really long runway...

Rise of Rap

RISING RAPPERS: Rappers and juniors David Chilemba (left) and Rashid

Jessica Konrad

December 12, 2016

When rappers and juniors David Chilemba and Rashid “RJ” Conteh come home from school, their main focus isn’t studying, socializing with friends or going to sports practice. For Chilemba and Conteh, their first order of business is writing music for their mixtape, which they plan to release Dec...

Fighting Perceptions. The impression Africa holds in the world today does not truly reflect the progress it has made.

Fighting Perceptions. The impression Africa holds in the world today does not truly reflect the progress it has made.

perspectives

October 9, 2015

Just this past month, Taylor Swift released her music video for her song “Wildest Dreams.” Throughout the video, the viewer is exposed to an African landscape and African animals, but, ironically, members of the cast of the video are completely white: no native Africans are depicted. Swift and her...

Our 3 Favorite Looks from Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” Music Video

Our 3 Favorite Looks from Taylor Swift's

blogs

February 5, 2015

Yes, her new album may just reached Platinum status, but Taylor's wardrobe in the "Blank Space" music video deserves its own round of applause. From ball gowns to Mary Janes, she sports a total of 21 outfits in just four and a half minutes. You could say we're  just a little impressed. It didn't take...

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

Contributor

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...