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Jessica DeRyke sings in choir teacher Julie Pelligrino's 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...

Songs to Soothe the Mind and Help Focus on Tasks

Songs to Soothe the Mind and Help Focus on Tasks

Dagnija Tomsons January 24, 2017

Requested by a reader, here are some songs to help you calm down or focus. Enjoy. These are more calming songs that can be played while doing something that doesn’t require your full attention. They...

Teachers Should Allow Students to Listen to Music in Class

Teachers Should Allow Students to Listen to Music in Class

Dagnija Tomsons October 26, 2016

That moment of utter silence envelopes you as you finally are released to work independently and instead of listening to random coughing and the tapping of pencils, you instead pop in those earbuds to...

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