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Free Britney

Free Britney

Free Britney By HILEY KRESSE Framing Britney Spears, a documentary by The New York Times available on Hulu, is a deep dive into the world of Britney Spears and her conservatorship that is currently headed by her father, Jamie Spears. The hour long documentary explores Britney’s rise to fame, her relationship with the media, and […]

Fans of Fearless: Hiley & Morgan Discuss Taylor Swift’s First Re-Recording

Fans of Fearless:  Hiley & Morgan Discuss Taylor Swift’s First Re-Recording

Fans of Fearless:  Hiley & Morgan Discuss Taylor Swift’s First Re-Recording HILEY KRESSE & MORGAN SLY How long have you been a fan of Taylor Swift? Hiley: I’ve been a fan of Taylor Swift since around 2008. My family and I went to her Fearless tour in 2010, and I’ve kept up with her pretty […]

Lil Nas X: Marketing Genius, Queer Icon, or Both?

Lil Nas X: Marketing Genius, Queer Icon, or Both?

Lil Nas X: Marketing Genius, Queer Icon, or Both? BY JEAN R PATEMAN Lil Nas X has universal reach. Ever since his song “Old Time Road” topped the charts for weeks in 2019, he has been idolized by all, even seeming the opposite of his target fanbase.  Mr. X is a black gay man, and […]

Evermore Review

Evermore Review

Evermore was essentially a surprise album, coming a short four months after it’s predecessor, folklore. Not only that, I was surprised how much I liked it. It may not stack up to some of Taylor Swift’s previous albums, like 1989, but it has a lot of really good songs. It combines the storytelling lyrics from […]

Grammy Reactions

Grammy Reactions

Grammy Reactions By Hiley Kresse Recording Academy Nominations: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance  Un Dia (One Day) – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy Intentions – Justin Beiber ft. Quavo Dynamite – BTS Rain on Me – Lady Gaga ft. Ariana Grande – Winner Exile – Taylor Swift ft. Bon Iver Here is what […]

Top 10 Albums of 2020

Top 10 Albums of 2020

By Hiley Kresse 2020 was a very memorable year, in all regards, but especially musically. To recap the last year, I have compiled this list of my top 10 albums that came out from December 2019 to December of 2020. The list goes as follows: evermore – Taylor Swift (favorite songs: champagne problems, ivy, and […]

Grammy Nomination Reactions

Grammy Nomination Reactions

Grammy Nomination Reactions Hiley Kresse made her predictions for the nominations, and now she reacts to the Recording Academy’s noms.   My Predictions: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Rain on Me – Lady Gaga ft. Ariana Grande  If The World Was Ending – Julia Michaels ft. JP Saxe Dynamite – BTS  The Bones – Maren Morris […]

Grammy Nomination Predictions

Grammy Nomination Predictions

On November 24 the Recording Academy will announce its nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards.  The noms will be announced via livestream starting at 9 a.m.  The Tribune’s own Hiley Kresse has made her predictions for 6 of the coveted 84 categories: Album of the Year After Hours – The Weeknd Fetch the Bolt Cutters […]

The Magic of Storytelling – A Folklore Review

The Magic of Storytelling – A Folklore Review

The Magic of Storytelling – A Folklore Review By HILEY KRESSE Taylor is back at it again. A short 11 months after the drop of her seventh studio album, Lover, Taylor Swift has released her eighth studio album, a surprise drop titled folklore. Written over quarantine, the 16 track album was released on July 24, […]

“It’ll Be Okay”:  Setting Stone Hosts Second Virtual Coffee House

“It’ll Be Okay”:  Setting Stone Hosts Second Virtual Coffee House

“It’ll Be Okay”:  Setting Stone Hosts Second Virtual Coffee House Article and Screenshot Photos By Waxy OXFORD, OH  On Friday, May 22, 2020 Talawanda High School’s Setting Stone Literary Art Magazine held its second virtual Coffee House on Instagram Live.  Recent THS graduate Betsy Philips hosted the 45-minute event and concluded with the comment “doing […]

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