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Album Review – Starboy by The Weeknd

November 30, 2016 3:55pm | Maddie Fossitt

When The Weeknd first emerged from the shadows in 2012, stardom didn’t seem possible for this angsty underdog. The stories he told were not the words of a pop star, and the world he crafted didn’t resemble a Disney palace. On his last album Beauty […]

Progression Of Tunes Through Time

November 15, 2016 3:54pm | Andrew Van Chau

Rise with the Phoenix

November 11, 2016 4:14pm | Kylie Wakulat

Olivia Holt comes to Houston to deliver and she succeeds. On Friday, Nov. 4, Holt kicked off her ‘Rise of the Phoenix Tour’ at Warehouse Live in downtown Houston. Performing songs from her new EP, Olivia, and old albums, she took the audience’s attention and […]

ALBUM REVIEW – Blonde by Frank Ocean

September 23, 2016 7:26pm | Maddie Fossitt

When Frank Ocean released his major-debut album, Channel Orange, he was still considered an ‘underground’ artist, but that would change in a matter of months as the album was declared a classic by “Pitchfork,” “Rolling Stone” and multiple other music magazines. Channel Orange did what […]

Tompkins’ Faculty Shines at Choir Holiday Show

December 14, 2015 10:12am |

The stage lights shine on the Tompkins Faculty Choir who eagerly prepare themselves to dance, harmonize and sing to holiday jingles. Binders of sheet music open, nerves relax and the accompanist starts twirling away on the piano keys. The diverse group of teachers and administrators […]

Max Rastegari: The Sauce King

September 3, 2015 10:38am |

Senior Max Rastegari seems to have had a ‘saucy’ summer. When Rastegari was in his bedroom streaming music online, he became inspired and began to write a song of his own. Rastegari officially released his first song on Soundcloud. “I was just listening to music […]