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Charlsie Griffiths Finds Her Forte With New Fine Arts Department Role

//PICTURED ABOVE: Charlsie Griffiths sits in her new office as she takes on her new role in the Fine Arts Department. In April, Charlsie Griffiths received the news that she would be the new...

A Marvelous Soundtrack

  Showing that the spotlight of mass media can be held by people of color, the film has a 90 percent black cast, and the soundtrack is entirely performed and created by talented black...

And from Lower School: Music

The Fourcast’s Business Manager Morgan Fisher asked Lower School music teacher Sabrina Kessee about receiving the Next Generation Music Professional Award. Q: Tell us about your involvement in music and the arts throughout your...

What Makes Songs Sound the Same

  Since the first few times I listened to “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” during basketball warm-ups in the eighth grade, I have been hooked on not only Luke Bryan, but country music....

In Defense of Taylor Swift

PICTURED ABOVE:  The cover art of Swift’s sixth album, “Reputation.” // Photo provided by iTunes Like many other teenage girls, I was an avid Taylor Swift fan during the singer’s days of acoustic guitars...

Hip Hop Tops the Charts

PICTURED ABOVE: Each circle represents a song that made the Billboard Top 100 list. The size of the circle is proportional to the number of weeks a song was on the Billboard Top 100,...

Is Music Really Getting Worse?

Music is getting worse. Much, much worse. This week 50 years ago, The Beatles occupied the first five spots of the Billboard Hot 100 with, in order, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves...

Song of the Times

  After One Direction took a hiatus in January 2016, member Harry Styles released his first single “Sign of the Times” on April 7. Features Editor Maria Harrison shares her opinion on the new...

Starboy, It’s Time to Become Starman

The Weeknd, born Abel Tesafaye, released his third album titled “Starboy,” on Nov. 25. With this new album, he walks a fine line between youthful infatuation and darker, harsher lust. “Starboy” paved the way...

Lady Gaga, Meet Joanne

Gone are the meat dresses, birdcage face masks and blood-spurting performances, icons of her explosive success in 2008. Meet Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga. Her fifth and newest album, “Joanne,”...