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The girl no longer on fire

The girl no longer on fire

By Claire Torii

November 8, 2016

HERE has definitely been one of the most highly anticipated R&B albums of the year. Which is which is why much to my surprise, it was mostly a giant flop. Keys essentially acted as her own hype man all over her social media, especially Instagram, promoting and teasing fans with lyrics and track titles...

22, A Million — a smash success

22, A Million — a smash success

By Elizabeth Cook

November 3, 2016

W ith their long-awaited third album, 22, A Million, Bon Iver reaches a new level of experimentation, shattering the stereotype of folk-indie bands. This album, released five years after their previous album titled Bon Iver, presents a completely new sound than the typical, mellow ballads associated w...

Pentatonix rocks their first performance back in the U.S

Pentatonix rocks their first performance back in the U.S

By Raven Bautista

November 3, 2016

O n their fifth leg, Pentatonix came to San Jose SAP Center for their first performance back in North America on Oct. 17, 2016. Opening the stage, “Us the Duo” set was well performed, interactive with the audience and set the mood for the concert for the first half hour. “Us the Duo” also...

Fall concert sets tone for rest of the year

Fall concert sets tone for rest of the year

By Era Goel

October 27, 2016

T he HHS Choir held their first concert of the year, performing for parents and friends in the cafeteria last Thursday. Since the first day of school, the students have been working hard to perfect their songs and were finally able to show off their talent. HHS Choir is composed of four smaller g...

Bastille’s “Wild World” Organizes Predecessor’s Debacle

Bastille’s “Wild World” Organizes Predecessor’s Debacle

By Daniel Chung

October 26, 2016

Bastille’s new album Wild World, released Sep. 9, 2016, is a significant improvement from their  debut album Bad Blood. The freshmen album had to split into two albums to make an attempt at fixing their mistakes from the first time around. Wild World does not need the same help. While Bad Bl...

Take a ride

By Katie Snell, Opinion Editor

October 2, 2016

P assenger’s new album, “Young as the Morning Old as the Sea,” was released on Sept. 23. Most people tend to only know Passenger because of his overwhelmingly popular song “Let Her Go.” While this song was a relatable and entertaining track to listen to, the new album outshines the old. P...

Jazz spring show, a showcase of talent

Jazz spring show, a showcase of talent

By Michael Huang

June 2, 2016

I originally came to hear the highly-touted Skinny Seventh perform. What I left with amounted to much, much more. The entire jazz group, including the jazz band, jazz choir and the Skinny Seventh Ensemble, performed on May 26 at the HHS Auditorium for their spring show, and they had excellent perfo...

Floating on clouds of flowers

Floating on clouds of flowers

By Karla Agudelo

April 14, 2016

The album “Mind of Mine” was a great start for Zayn Malik’s commencement of a solo career. Malik’s album was released on March 25 with a blend of “Frank Ocean and Usher,” according to the album overview on iTunes. When I first saw the names of the songs on the album, I could not resist ...

Troye Sivan Blue Neighborhood Album Review

Troye Sivan Blue Neighborhood Album Review

By Alisha Parikh

March 25, 2016

B orn in Australia but residing in London, breakout artist Troye Sivan truly comes from the Internet. An Australian YouTube sensation, Sivan has slowly built a name for himself over the course of the last couple years. According to vidstaxs.com, Sivan is the third for most subscribers on YouTube in Aus...

The 1975 knocks it out of the park

The 1975 knocks it out of the park

By Katie Snell

February 29, 2016

F ollowing a smash hit, self-titled debut album in 2013, The 1975 is back for more success. Their second studio album, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It,” was released Feb. 26. The four-man alternative rock band is led by frontman Matt Healy and his incredi...

No acting needed

By Katie Snell, Reporter

February 10, 2016

I f you enjoy listening to music at the crossroads of pop and alternative, Sia’s new album “This Is Acting” is for you. It is the elusive artist’s seventh studio release. The singer had a unique inspiration behind all twelve tracks on the album. All of the songs are self-written and had been pitched to ...

Platten on track to go platinum

Platten on track to go platinum

By Tara Sohal

February 5, 2016

With a fiery punch and energetic lyrics, breakout artist Rachel Platten’s third studio album, “Wildfire,” was released on New Year’s Day. After many attempts of trying to make it in the music industry and facing rejection from her record label and management, Platten finally soared to suc...