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AOM: Renaissance Man

Kailee Correll, Ellie Fitton, and Neive Wellington | March 18, 2019

The bell rings, signaling the end of the school day. But while most students make their way to the parking lot or bike racks to head home, junior Leo Marburg is only getting started. He bolts from band practice to choir rehearsal and finally to a theatre performance, and spends the minutes in between strumming his ukulele, belting along to a song on the radio or profusely running his lines for his...

Not Music To Our Ears

Ashley Guo and Sophie Jacob | March 18, 2019

The trajectory of music education lies in the hands of today’s young musicians. While many are beginning to emphasize an academic approach to music, this reorientation that disregards expression and emotion will taint the future of musical education.

Fight FYRE with FIRE

Sophie Jacob, Karina Kadakia, and Claire Moley | March 18, 2019

Blue skies and warm air welcome you to the Bahamas while you quickly descend the aircraft stairs. Eager to arrive at your own villa located along the crystal clear ocean, you don’t think twice as you and your fellow passengers are loaded onto dirty school buses. As the bus arrives at the festival grounds, a state of confusion fills the cramped air and the same thought crosses everyone’s mind:...

Emily Filter, Angie Cummings, and Gigi Tierney | March 14, 2019

The best way to grab attention is to do something out of the ordinary; whether it’s hatching from an egg at the 2010 Grammy’s or sharing polka-dot infested hallucinations, artists like Lady Gaga and Yayoi Kusama shock the public with their wild experimentations, meeting headlines and inciting fascination. Due to this pattern, some argue that the enigmatic and controversial nature of artists like...

Woodstock Makes a Comeback

Hazel Shah, Ellie Fitton, and Theo Lim-Jisra | February 12, 2019

3 Days of Peace and Music” was a promise plastered on thousands of posters in 1969, encouraging people from all corners of the country to attend the now historical music festival known as Woodstock. The event was a cultural phenomenon which embodied the world’s demand for social activism along with the movement advocating for love and harmony in a world at war. In the following decades, there...

Angie Cummings, Isabel Hadly, and Emily Filter | February 12, 2019

Just a short train ride from Palo Alto, San Francisco offers some of the most unique music venues for artists performing on tour and for concert goers to attend. If you are ever interested in an engaging and aesthetic night on the town, check out some of San Francisco’s most popular and eclectic venues. The Fillmore Not too far from Mission Dolores Park, The Fillmore offers a general...

Tyler Varner and Gigi Tierney | February 12, 2019

Jorja Smith Twenty-one-year-old Jorja Smith refers to herself as an “old soul.” Her musical platform is an outlet to address themes such as police brutality, womanhood, race, identity and loss. Her first album, Project 11, was released in 2016 and introduced Smith as an R&B/Soul artist. However, with the release of Lost and Found in 2018, Smith created a unique sound of her own, mixing...

Simply Sampled

Gigi Tierney and Claire Moley | December 17, 2018

On the radio, Drake’s new song, “Don’t Matter to Me,”  begins to play. As Drake’s soulful, melodic vocals fill the car, a recognizable voice overtakes the track and the reality nearly seems impossible. Is that Michael Jackson? How could the “King of Pop,” who passed away nearly a decade ago, be singing on Drake’s new contemporary R&B track? This is the power of music sampling. Music...