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Free Concert Fun at Tempe Marketplace

Kate Allen, Columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Music, Uncategorized

November is finally here, which means Arizona finally won’t be sitting in 100 degree weather all day. This opens up a wide range of outdoor activities for families and friends all around the state. Most activities these days are not too budget-friendly, for they often take a large chunk out of your ...

Student Spotlight: Joey Vitagliano

Student Spotlight: Joey Vitagliano

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

December 9, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Campus Life, Featured People, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Joey Vitagliano, also known as Joe Vito, is a senior at Horizon Honors whose music career has been taking off. Joey won second place as a soloist in Alice Cooper’s Annual Christmas Pudding on Nov. 18 and is working on his third EP at the moment. His music can be described as a mix of indie, folk, and al...

Panic!’s “Death of a Bachelor” Released

Taylor Terreri, Columnist

January 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Panic! at the Disco released their fifth album, “Death of a Bachelor,” last Friday, Jan. 15. It has been anticipated since last April with the release of the single “Hallelujah.” This surprising release followed drummer Spencer Smith’s departure from the band due to issues with addiction. A...

Retro Series: A Relationship Blooms in “Brooklyn”

Sammi Tester, Editor of Student Opinion

December 5, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Set in the 1950s, “Brooklyn” explores the romantic relationship between an Irish immigrant, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), and Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen). The movie begins with Eilis in Ireland, living a miserable life working for the awful Miss Kelly (Bríd Brennan). Her sister, Rose (Fiona Glascot...

Kanye West Had People Talking “All Day”

Nathalia Rivera, Columnist

May 23, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

As Kendall and Kylie Jenner announced their brother-in-law, Kanye West, to close the Billboards Awards by performing “All Day” and “Black Skinhead,” no one would have expected what would have happened next. Once the song started it was very confusing to tell if he was even up there - he was completely...

Don’t Mess with Taylor Swift

Bry Holguin, Columnist

May 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Stellar singer Taylor Swift debuted her latest video, “Bad Blood” at the Billboard Music Awards this past Sunday night. Leading up to the premiere, she'd been posting photos on social media that gave us hints of what to expect, May 10. She revealed photos of each person in the video, posing as their...

Bad At Making Art?

Joseph Rivas, Columnist

March 2, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Student Opinion

As an artist, it both astonishes and upsets me when people tell others that they’re bad at making art. First of all, you can’t be bad at art, no matter what definition of art you subscribe to. The fact of the matter is that art is an expression of any form and, regardless of conventions, art will r...

87th Annual Academy Awards Review

Sammi Tester, Columnist

March 1, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Music

Sunday, Feb. 22, was the 87th annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars. The live show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was one to watch for its red carpet looks, awkward moments, and musical performances. As a forewarning, this article is full of spoilers. From beautiful dresses to John Travolta’s...

“Dark Arc” Dominates Indie-Punk Domain

JJ Rivas, Columnist

February 17, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

The Band Saintseneca from Columbus, Ohio, released the album “Dark Arc” on Apr. 1, 2014, on their bandcamp page for a total of $7 (or more, if you so desire). The album is around 39 minutes long and most certainly doesn’t overstay its welcome. The best way I can describe the certainly unique...

Comparing Colored Coats

Comparing Colored Coats

Danielle Moran, Columnist

February 1, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Opinion

Let’s talk about me. I am a musical child. Musical in that I pound on the piano keys and sing until my lungs burst; and musical in that I find broadway productions to be awesome. They’re totally my thing. So, you could imagine how excited I was on Christmas day, when I opened up the nice little...

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