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Radio stays relevant, keeps up with evolving technology

Radio stays relevant, keeps up with evolving technology

Jacynth Apora and Rebecca Heath

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

The use of traditional radio seems to be decreasing as alternatives such as Spotify, iTunes, podcasts and more grow. But, studies show that traditional radio remains popular, with 42,940,000 Americans still listening to radio stations of Cumulus Media Holdings Inc, a radio broadcasting stations company, ...

Battle of the Bands rocks CHS

Battle of the Bands rocks CHS

Kyle Galvin

March 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Class of 2018 hosted their second Battle of the Bands fundraiser on Friday, Mar. 23. The show featured performances from six bands, with The James Sleeman Trio winning the event and High Steaks winning the Fan Favorite vote. Ticket sales for the event suffered due to two snow days just before the day ...

Summer 2018 Signifies the End of Warped Tour

Summer 2018 Signifies the End of Warped Tour

Khushi Kadakia

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman announced to Twitter followers on Wednesday, Nov. 15 that Warped Tour’s 24th run next summer will be its last. Lyman is ending the tour because he recently found it difficult to compete with other music festivals, according to Spin.com. He noted that ticket sales hav...

Musical Mindful Mondays serenade CHS

Musical Mindful Mondays serenade CHS

Bella Reilly

December 4, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

There is a new way for CHS students to display their talent that will continue for the month of December. Musical Mindful Mondays, started by fitness teacher Ginny Clevenger, began on December 4. The event is every Monday of December during lunch. Clevenger described this as, “a time and a place for s...

Open mics give students a voice

Open mics give students a voice

Emily Toro

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

A wooden stool sits in the foreground of a deep stage. Performers hear the sound of ice clicking against glasses and whispers in the back row. Their abdominals hurt from laughing at the witty comedian while in store for them a girl awaits to sing Whitney Houston. The lights go dim and she steps onto the c...

Students utilize musical talents in various bands

Students utilize musical talents in various bands

Allie Kuo

May 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Walking through the halls of CHS, there is a high probability that the notes of a ukulele, guitar, piano or even a melodica have graced your ears. Many students play an instrument or can at least dabble on the keyboard or strum a few chords on the guitar. Some have taken their musical talents one st...

“Exhibitionism” showcases Rolling Stones’ legacy

“Exhibitionism” showcases Rolling Stones’ legacy

Courtney Kushnir

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts

I would like to preface this piece by saying that I am a huge Rolling Stones fan. If I seem biased, it’s because I am. I am the proud owner of seven band t-shirts and a set of pins showcasing their iconic logo: the stuck-out tongue. So when my dad got us tickets to see “Exhibitionism,” the travel...

Lorde reveals sophomore album after four-year interlude

Lorde reveals sophomore album after four-year interlude

Madeline Holobinko

May 6, 2017


Filed under Arts

Lorde has finally returned after a four-year hiatus. The singer-songwriter recently confirmed details on her second album, “Melodrama” via Instagram and Twitter early this March. While the release date is still unknown for her sophomore album, the star has taken to Instagram to share its cover...

Thundercat releases solid new album

Thundercat releases solid new album

March 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

On his latest record “Drunk,” Thundercat shows us all that he still knows how to have fun and entertain listeners while doing it. The bassist isn’t just coming off his first charting album, “Apocalypse;” he’s also gained a wider audience after collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on the rapp...

Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Drake’s new playlist disappoints

Julia Pardee

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The humble “6 God” promised his 22-song playlist would become “the soundtrack of your life.” He promised it would be released in December – actually, in February. But the underwhelming album “More Life” ruined the Toronto native’s credibility as it was released three months late and ...

Class of 2018 holds first-ever Battle of the Bands

Class of 2018 holds first-ever Battle of the Bands

Jordan Durkin

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Class of 2018 brought the first-ever Battle of the Bands fundraiser to CHS on March 17. Five bands were featured in the show, and Leah Nawy took home the gold while Slapjack won Fan Favorite. Class of 2018 Vice President Kyle Galvin of Middletown originally proposed the event during his freshman...

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sheeran ends hiatus with new music

Sam DeCuicies

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Reviews

After his hiatus from the music scene, the famous ginger from Britain has finally returned. Ed Sheeran’s newest album "÷" is set to drop on March 3. To promote the album, Sheeran released two singles on Jan. 6. Prior to these songs, Sheeran’s latest release dated back to 2014 with his album “X” (pronoun...

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