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Beginning work shortly after the cast list was released, seniors Claudia Lerner and Lily Stilp-Johnson were tasked with writing the score for the schools production of Hamlet. Its a great opportunity to showcase student talents, and Im very happy to be a part of it, Stilp-Johnson said.

Students on the score

Julia Hubbell, Editor-In-Chief November 1, 2022

Music, in both film and live performances, is a largely important element of storytelling. As the school’s drama department prepared to put on the Sheakesprearian classic Hamlet, seniors Claudia Lerner...

A student listens to Karma off Taylor Swifts 10th studio album Midnights, released on Oct. 21, 2022. The album is already breaking records, with it becoming the most streamed album within its first 24 hours of release on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Taylor Swift’s Midnights: worth the late-night listen?

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022

In the classic fairy tale Cinderella, the strike of the clock at midnight symbolizes a momentous event as Cinderella finds herself racing against the clock to escape the ball and back to her mundane reality....

Conan Gray recently played at the House of Blues in Disney Springs, Florida.

Conan comes to House of Blues

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter October 13, 2022

On Sept. 20, singer-songwriter Conan Gray performed at the House of Blues located in Disney Springs, Florida. Due to the school’s proximity to the location of the concert, many students were in the show’s...

The Patriot Chorus hosted the Chorus Kickoff on Sept. 14. The goal of the kickoff was to create a bond within the chorus department beyond individual class periods. We wanted everyone to be comfortable with each other and form a connection, junior Lauren Hughes said.

Chorus kicks off new year

Julia Hubbell, Editor-In-Chief September 16, 2022

On Sept. 14, the Patriot Chorus hosted the "Chorus Kickoff". This was the first event hosting all chorus classes, featuring an array of bonding activities. Due to chorus students being separated into five...

Exploring a solo career separate from his work as guitarist in the band The Internet, Lacy debuted his first EP “Steve Lacy’s Demo” back in 2017, which was followed up by a studio album called “Apollo XXI” in 2019, and a compilation album titled “The Lo-Fis” in 2020. “Gemini Rights” is his second studio album.

Gemini Rights: has it earned its rights?

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor September 14, 2022

In the ongoing saga that is Steve Lacy’s career, there has recently been a new installment. Preceded by singles Mercury, Bad Habit and Sunshine, Lacy’s album Gemini Rights was released on Fri., Jul....

This podcast covers and discusses events happening in the music industry. From drama between famous artists to thoughts about released albums and songs, there is a wide range of topics being talked about. Hosting the podcast will be senior Marcela Maya who has always been passionate about music and is always listening to music, no matter the genre.

TURN IT UP! – Festivals and Tragedy

Marcela Maya, Staff Reporter February 10, 2022

In this episode, host Marcela Maya gives current updates in the music industry, such as the upcoming ‘When We Were Young’ festival and asks sophomore Madalyn Propst her opinion on this controversial...

Thats a Wrap! - Everything About Spotify Wrapped 2021

That’s a Wrap! – Everything About Spotify Wrapped 2021

Marcela Maya, Staff Reporter January 6, 2022

At the end of the year, all Spotify users can look forward to Spotify Wrapped, which is an overview of the music they have listened to most throughout the year. Spotify users also receive a generated playlist...

“30” debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, with 839,000 copies sold in its first week. 692,000 of those copies were derived from non-streaming purchases. This makes “30” the most commercially successful album of 2021 so far.

Adele’s somber return

Annaliese Long, Staff Reporter December 9, 2021

Since the release of her third studio album, “25”, there was much mystery about when the arrival of Adele’s next project would be. A hefty six years later, the world was finally able to listen to...

Harry Styles: JAM Sesh

Harry Styles: JAM Sesh

Listen as Julia, Avery and Makayla chat with special guest Annaliese Long after seeing Harry Styles: Love on Tour. From fashion to favorite songs, these girls have a lot to discuss. Follow along to see...

Taylor Swift’s 8th album folklore was released on July 24. Its companion album evermore was released Dec. 11.

Swift’s new era

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

I cannot say I was surprised on Mar. 14 when Taylor Swift won the 2021 Grammys’ album of the year for her 8th project, folklore. I was even sporting my beige hoodie with the album's cover on it in support....

Taylor Swift’s 8th studio album folklore has already amassed over 72 million streams, surpassing Swift’s previous album Lover in its first few weeks. The first track off the album, “the 1” was streamed more than 2.7 million times within the first 24 hours of its release.

folklore: an exciting surprise or sudden let down?

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter October 5, 2020

No one was prepared for the sudden influx of photos uploaded to Taylor Swift’s Instagram page on July 23. These photos were meticulously positioned to piece together different parts of one photo: the...

Taylor Swift was our staffs chosen artist of the decade. She has been the recipient of a plethora of awards and recognitions as the most awarded artist at the American Music Awards in addition to 10 Grammys.

Artist of the Decade – Taylor Swift

Porter Huyck, Staff Reporter February 5, 2020

Taylor Swift is the preeminent artist of the 2010’s. Swift began her career young, writing and performing her own songs from a young age. She experienced early success, becoming the youngest artist...

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