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Conners Critiques: Tick, tick… a booming review

Conner’s Critiques: Tick, tick… a booming review

Conner McBride, Business Manager January 13, 2022

“Tick, Tick… Boom” is the story of writer and musician Jonathan Larson, who is best known for writing the musical “Rent.” The musical/drama tells the story of Larson while he is stuck in a slump...

How music has changed through the past century

How music has changed through the past century

Isabella Aguilar, Staff Writer January 7, 2022

The soft, the loud, the calm, the wild; music is something that we have all listened to. Some of it we like and some of it we dislike. Music has changed and it will continue to, in ways we never might...

Lauren Adams, in her seventh grade year, plays the violin at Carnegie Hall, New York City.  She was 13 years old when she played there.

Performing a Seitz violin concerto in Carnegie Hall

Lauren Adams, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

Lights beaming, stuffy air, fingers on the strings, shoes clicking on the stage, and thunderous applause.  I spot my family in the crowd, wait for my pianist to cue that he’s ready, and start the...

Sophomore, Wolfgang Madonia practices chords on the guitar.

Students discuss their experiences making music

Milo Turner, Instagram Editor June 4, 2021

During the 2020-2021 school year, KPS students have had a great deal of time on their hands without the added stress of transporting to and from campus.  For students who play instruments or make music,...

Kohler Briggs posing for the picture in the Loy Norrix band uniform

Loy Norrix senior achieves the All-State award for his trumpet playing

Annemarie Mansfield, Social Media Team February 8, 2021

“I knew Kohler would perform his best, and considering what a great musician he is, I was happy but not surprised,” band teacher Aaron Mirakovits said about his first ever All-State winning student.  Trumpet...

Wallis dedicates some of her senior photos to showcase her love and passion for music.

Music is a modern therapy for teens

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor January 6, 2021

Music has been able to help guide teens through this hard stage in their life.  During quarantine, many people are dealing with mental health issues or just being sad and lonely because of the...

David Byrne finds a great way to be gray in “American Utopia”

David Byrne finds a great way to be gray in “American Utopia”

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2020

The glint of shimmering silver chains, draped like curtains, set the boundaries of this world. The moment is occupied solely by a ghastly, white-haired figure donning a gray suit. He sits contemplatively...

Georgia Hutton appears here in one of her new outfits. Wearing a sweater vest with a t-shirt underneath has emerged as a popular trend during quarantine.

How quarantine changes students: Georgia Hutton’s evolution in isolation

Clara Moss, Social Media Editor October 1, 2020

Students left school in March expecting to enjoy a two week vacation before going back to school. Instead, they were greeted with a six month stretch of first online school, then summer vacation, and finally...

Staying entertained at home: Music and podcast recommendations

Staying entertained at home: Music and podcast recommendations

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor June 4, 2020

Crafts, books, and spending time with your loved ones are a few ways to pass the time. Another way to stay entertained while also keeping your mood up is listening to music or podcasts. Apps like Spotify...

Jessica DeRyke sings in choir teacher Julie Pelligrinos class.  Despite challenges, DeRyke excels in her school work and finds joy in singing.

Loy Norrix choir student succeeds despite rare sight disability

Avery Strand, Guest Writer April 21, 2020

Learning music and reading notes can be a struggle for anyone. It is even harder for fifteen year old sophomore Jessica DeRyke, who was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Peters Anomaly making her half...

LN orchestra teacher Sandra Shaw is a skilled musician herself and plays multiple instruments.

The effect music has on the soul: Music is an important part of everyday life of young people

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 18, 2020

The bright fluorescent lights hit the backs of shiny wood and cold air wraps around every person in the Loy Norrix Orchestra room. C strings are tweaked, pegs are turned and bows are placed on strings. Sandra...

Feature photo from Petrillos Facebook page.  Adeline was influenced by her mothers Kalamazoo based band.

Sophomore uses music to get through bad days and deal with emotions

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor April 14, 2020

“I think it is a really healthy way to process my emotions,” said sophomore Adeline Turner. “I am able to connect with parts of myself through music, and I have discovered a lot about myself through...

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