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April 29, 2016

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 ...

The Talent Among Us

By Karla Agudelo

March 28, 2016

Sean Cheng Freshman Sean Cheng said he first started playing the guitar and singing for his friends and family, but did not embrace his talent until he was part of a band. Cheng said he has been playing the guitar for about a year and singing for three years. “Playing the guitar helps me create my own interp...

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...

Advanced Drama students express themselves

Advanced Drama students express themselves

By Mila Sviderskaya

March 21, 2016

The HHS Theater department produced yet another set of performances. The Advanced Drama students acted out short scenes that were compiled into two nights of diverse acts and monologues. “Mrs. [Leslie] Lloyd put us in scenes she thought would best fit us as actors,” junior Edith Kwon said. After...

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...

Books of 2015

Books of 2015

By Desmond Kamas

February 13, 2016

Young adult literature has seen some interesting trends in 2015: the blossoming of the “teen cancer romance” genre first sparked by “The Fault in Our Stars” in 2014, the rejuvenation of space-themed science fiction from “The Martian” and the seventh “Star Wars” film as well as a ...

Road Chip: A Nutty Tail

Road Chip: A Nutty Tail

By Elinda Xiao

February 12, 2016

Let’s be honest: no one thought “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip” would be a good movie. This boring story of three high-pitched singing chipmunks has never been interesting or intriguing, and one can only wonder why Hollywood continues to pump out these thoughtless, rodent-based musical mov...

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 ...

“The Forest” Movie Review

“The Forest” Movie Review

By Karshin Gupta

February 7, 2016

Horror movies can force you into two different situations -- one being so scared you wish you could cover your face for the entirety of the movie, and the other being disappointed at the fact you spent $12 on a movie ticket. “The Forest” gives the latter feeling. “The Forest,” starring Nat...

Acne solutions for a face full of batter

Acne solutions for a face full of batter

By Karla Agudelo

February 6, 2016

Eighty-five percent of Americans between the ages of twelve and 24 years old suffer from minor acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Makeup products can also be a factor of acne as certain ingredients found in them can clog pores. According to an article on WebMD, “Makeup c...

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...