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Under The Radar: Alec Benjamin

Under The Radar: Alec Benjamin

Kayla Ward, Editor in Chief

March 30, 2020

We’ve talked about movies, activities, and tv shows, so there is only one more topic to talk about: music. The artist, Alec Benjamin, sings and brings awareness to various worldly issues.  Personally, one of my favorite songs by Alec Benjamin is “Must Have Been The Wind.” The song is about a...

Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

Music is the best choice, even if you're doing homework or just jamming with friends.

Katelyn Lewis, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Whether you’re looking for music to jam out to or really get into your feelings, there's always plenty of artists to pick from. Many of these artists tend to go under the radar, so I've gathered three more artists that deserve their time in the spotlight.  My first artist is Lorde. Many people only k...

Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

Putting music on full blast and jamming to your favorite music is always the best!

Katelyn Lewis, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

When it comes to music, there are so many different artists and genres to choose from. Many people tend to overlook some unknown or unrecognized artists and don’t give them a chance to show their potential. I have chosen a few artists that should be recognized for their music. My first artist choic...

Filling Up Your Tank: A Playlist For the Unmotivated

A few examples of things that may need a push of motivation to complete.

Erika Jimenez, Art Director

October 29, 2019

The school season is in full swing and many of us are feeling a wave of unproductivity washing over us. Being at school for hours can really put a toll on our productivity outside of school because of how draining it can be. Sometimes we need that extra boost to get our creative juices flowing. I’ve...

Brunswick County Showcase of Bands

The West Brunswick Band is lined up to start the showcase

Kayla Ward, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2019

The West Brunswick marching band performs for the Brunswick County Showcase of bands. The showcase took place on Tuesday October 22nd on the West Brunswick football field. ...

Spooky Scary Songs for Spooktober

An enjoyable playlist for the fall season.

Erika Jimenez, Art Director

October 4, 2019

It is officially October and we all know what that means… Halloween! As a former emo kid and horror movie fanatic, this is a really big deal for me. I go all out for spooky season because I believe it is the best season, other than Christmas. You can catch me at all the haunted trails and Hallowee...

Country Music: Country Ain’t Country No More

Brady Whitesides guitar leaning up after playing

Brady Whitesides, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Country music--the story telling, the southern draw, the passion that we hear in every line sung that makes the hairs on your arms stand up and gets you up on your feet dancing. Sadly today's country lacks almost all of these elements. Traditional country music fans aren't happy with this new style and i...

Vocal Music Spring Concert

Show Choir singing What a Wonderful World.

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor

May 14, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, the West Brunswick High School vocal music department presented their spring concert. The Sweet Harmony Treble Choir sang songs including "Jar of Hearts" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". Seniors in Treble Choir: Lauren Riffle, Chandler Burnett, Kimberly Inman and Andrea Vasquez-Mejia....

Catharsis

A graphic of the physical manifestation of catharsis.

Erika Jimenez, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Catharsis is the process of releasing and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. My catharsis happens to be music. I constantly fill the void of emotions I’m going through with the tunes of various artist who are going through similar things. I get relief knowing that I’m n...

Erika’s Music for the Soul

Jacob Cochran, Taliyah Daniels, and Kaycee May listen to music during free time in class.

Erika Jimenez, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Last year I listened to 44,421 minutes of music. That is 740 hours of my life last year that I spent only listening to music: music genres ranging from soft pop, rap, and rock (this statistic only includes Spotify and does not include Youtube or other third-party apps). That said, I feel like I am qua...

Let’s Talk: Controversial Musicians

Music is a powerful weapon.

Deiona Stanley, Broadcast Producer

February 27, 2019

Music is one of the few things that bring society together. No matter what the genre; hip hop, jazz, country, or even EDM, there is always a piece of each style that remains the same. Each genre of music has a piece of controversy linked to it, whether it is violence or drug promotion. What happens wh...

Dance Recital

The dance team bowing as they receive cheers from the crowd.

Angela Arevalo, CoEditor

January 22, 2019

  On Tuesday, January 15, Mrs. Pitman's first semester classes and the dance team had a dance recital. They danced to songs such as "Jailhouse Rock", "Stone Cold" and "Never Enough".

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