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Kanye West and Pete Davidson: Civil War

Kanye West and Pete Davidson:  Civil War

Kanye West and Pete Davidson: Civil War Article by Muhammed Khan, Trading Cards by L. Franks Many of you have likely indulged in the musical creations of the popular American rapper, Kanye West (also known as “Ye”), who has released over a hundred songs in his time as a musical artist.  West is well known […]

The Class That Will “Steel” Your Heart

The Class That Will “Steel” Your Heart

This Class Will Steel Your Heart By MORGAN SLY With the wealth of class opportunities available at Talawanda High School, it’s easy to overlook some potential options. When you’re looking for an elective for next year, don’t forget about some of the most interesting classes. Musical ensembles are a great way to expand your horizons […]

Freedom to Create: Songwriting Class Comes to Talawanda

Freedom to Create: Songwriting Class Comes to Talawanda

Freedom to Create: Songwriting Class Comes to Talawanda  By ELIZA SULLIVAN Did you notice a new course on your scheduling sheet this year? The Topical Literature class for the 2022-23 school year will be Songwriting, taught by English teacher Mr. Aerni. He’s also a musician an co-advisor for the Talawanda literary arts magazine, “Setting Stone.” […]

Her Words, Her Voice, Her Music: Taylor Swift Breaks Her Own Record With Re-Release of “Red”

Her Words, Her Voice, Her Music: Taylor Swift Breaks Her Own Record With Re-Release of “Red”

Her Words, Her Voice, Her Music: Taylor Swift Breaks Her Own Record With Re-Release of “Red” By Jordan Gresham On Nov. 12, 2021, Taylor Swift broke the internet yet again. Her release of “Red (Taylor’s Version)” became the most-streamed album in a day by a female artist on spotify, raking in 90.8 million global streams […]

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 […]

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