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Music Op-Ed: A Roundabout Review of Dylan Gardner’s Adventures In Real Time

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Hunter Johns A wise AP music theory teacher recently related to me the thesis of Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell’s book on success. The gist of it went that no creative person ever makes anything truly masterful until they have put in about ten thousand hours of work. The theory, as told … Continue reading »

Oscar looks: Students pick the best and worst

Friday, February 27, 2015 by Skyler Stanford The 2015 Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, brought smiles and in some cases cheers to the homes of millions. It was a night filled with joyful and inspiring moments as well as a few shockers, many of which came from the red carpet. Fifty Saratoga Springs High … Continue reading »

Theater Review: “Calvin Berger”

Monday, January 12, 2014 by Skyler Stanford On the opening night of “Calvin Berger”, at Saratoga Springs High School, attendees were met by crowds of people, all excited to experience another well put-together production by the S.S.H.S. Drama Club. The musical began with an introduction to the main character, Calvin Berger. Calvin dreamed about a … Continue reading »

Drama Club presents “Calvin Berger” Friday and Saturday (with photos)

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Eli Fisher The Saratoga Springs High School Drama Club will present the musical “Calvin Berger” this weekend. There will be shows on Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The play, written by Barry Wyner and centering around four students in … Continue reading »

Album Review: Under Pressure by Logic

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Hunter Johns In the red corner: Maryland rapper Logic’s recent release Under Pressure. The record is Logic’s major label debut, on Def Jam no less. Logic has spent much of his career thus far in relative obscurity, at least as far as mainstream hip-hop is concerned; Under Pressure is Logic’s … Continue reading »

Album Review: “1989” by Taylor Swift

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Hunter Johns When I was about three or four, my favorite album was NSYNC’s No Strings Attached. My parents would put it on and I’d dance like a fool, not yet fully aware of my surroundings or how people perceived me. There was something in NSYNC’s music that meant a … Continue reading »

“Almost, Maine” begins Thursday (WITH PHOTOS)

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Skyler Stanford Photos by Eli Fisher The play “Almost, Maine,” which the high school drama club performs this weekend, is a romantic comedy that tells the story of nine different couples falling in, being in or falling out of love with each other. “Since there is no singing we have … Continue reading »

Album Review: “Pink Palms” by The Bots

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Hunter Johns Will music about teenage boredom ever become irrelevant? In the wrong hands, sure it would. Had I been alive in the 90s, I would probably have become bored with the enormous catalog of songs dealing with boredom and the people feeling it. In truth, I don’t think the … Continue reading »

Recap: Chance the Rapper performs at Skidmore

Editor’s note: The album review is off this week, and instead we bring you a recap from Chance the Rapper’s recent show at Skidmore College. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by Hunter Johns On Saturday, rising star Chance the Rapper made his first appearance at the Williamson Gymnasium at Skidmore College. The concert was originally only … Continue reading »

Album Review: “You’re Dead” by Flying Lotus

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Hunter Johns “You’re Dead!” starts with the “BANG” of bells and the drone of a canned orchestra. For a while it seems like Flying Lotus, whose album this is, doesn’t know what this record will sound like. Will it be the relative minimalism of his last project, 2012’s “When the … Continue reading »

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