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Editorial: Music Lessons Benefit Students

Karen Liu, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Imagine having a stressful, tiring day at school, and finally being able to express yourself and relax in the calming setting of your music class. Students should participate in a musical activity to benefit their mental and emotional skills.  According to the National Association for Music Education...

Saguaro: New HHS Student Band

From Left to Right, Jacob Drexler, Luke Sheppard, David Randall, and Anthony Zimmerman pose after a long practice before their debut performance as Saguaro. Because of the success of the talent show, the band plans to perform at many other events around the Hershey community. (Michelle Sheppard)

Olivia Bratton and Clare Canavan

April 18, 2019

When hearing the word Saguaro, many people’s first thought might be about a Spanish giant cactus, but after a new band’s performance at Hershey High School (HHS), there's a new meaning behind the interesting word. Juniors Anthony Zimmerman, Luke Sheppard, David Randall, and Jacob Drexler hav...

Lil Uzi Vert Quits Music

Lil Uzi Vert’s album cover for Eternal Atake. It caused controversy because it resembles Heaven’s Gate logo. (Atlantic Records)

Abbey Rogers, Copy Editor

January 28, 2019

Lil Uzi Vert may not be quitting forever, but he is certainly frustrated with the industry. According to Page Six, Lil Uzi posted a video to social media saying he wants to release new music, but his label Atlantic Records will not allow him. Uzi posted a message to his Instagram saying, “I wanna take...

Hershey High School Teacher Jonathan Pinkerton Charged with Corruption of Minors

Jonathan Pinkerton performing as a part of his band, Great Big House, in an undated photo.  Pinkerton is a music teacher and band director at Hershey High School. (via Great Big House)

Kieran Hogan, News Editor

January 15, 2019

Derry Township Police have charged Jonathan Pinkerton, 37, of Lancaster with corruption of minors relating to alleged incidents in August 2010 and June 2011. Pinkerton was employed by Lower Dauphin School District at the time of the alleged incidents. According to the criminal complaint, Pinker...

KIDZ BOP Live comes to Hershey

Left to right: Isaiah, Indigo, Julianna, and Copper on official KIDZ BOP Live concert advertisement. All of the members, except Indigo who is a new addition, have been in prior concerts. ( KIDZ BOP)

Iliana Veguilla, Reporter

June 20, 2018

KIDZ BOP Live coming is to the Giant Center at 7 pm on June 29th. The show’s price starts at $27.85 for the farthest sections from the stage and goes up to $193 for the VIP Package. KIDZ BOP is a family concert experience in which children from the ages of 11-14 perform songs. For the 2018 ...

Video: Teachers vs. Students: Pop Culture Edition

Video: Teachers vs. Students: Pop Culture Edition

Mallory Drayer, Video Producer

May 30, 2018

Review: Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” Acoustic Version

Natalie Taylor, Layout Manager

May 23, 2018

Taylor Swift has released an acoustic version of her song “Delicate,” which is the 5th track on her album, “Reputation.” Swift released the song on Spotify as part of the Spotify Singles series. Along with an acoustic version, she also released a cover of “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire. ...

PSU Music Education Major helps HHS Orchestra

Otto Kuehrmann playing the stand up bass in an orchestra concert. Kuehrmann has recently graduated from PSU with his major in Music Education. (Submitted by Otto Kuehrmann)

Benji Keeler, Reporter

May 15, 2018

This student teacher is pursuing his dreams with a career in music. Otto Kuehrmann is a 24 year old former college student, graduating from Penn State University on Saturday, May 5th, 2018.  Kuehrmann, who wants to be a public school teacher, is turning to music to achieve this goal. He’s a ...

Spotify Updating, Expanding Both Free and Premium Options

Currently, the Spotify app looks like this with key features like its sleek black background and bright white text. Spotify hasn’t updated its design since 2014.  (Broadcaster/Anna Levin)

Anna Levin, HHS Kiss and Tell Co-Editor

May 15, 2018

Spotify’s upcoming update will expand the abilities of its free users, allowing them to listen to their favorite music more freely. For the first time since its release in 2014, the music streaming app Spotify will revamp not only its looks, but also the way it offers music to its users. Spotify...

Editorial: Has Rap Overthrown Rock?

The “Migos’” style draws influence from punk rock stars like the “Ramones” (above right), who were the creators of cool in their signature leather jackets. Mumble rap is taking over the regularity which used to be rock music among teens. (Still from Migos’ “What The Price” music video, Ramones via Pilsmo)

Jack Goulet, Arts and Entertainment Section Editor

April 30, 2018

The term “mumble rap” gets thrown around a lot in this day and age. With artists like Lil Yachty getting their starts on Soundcloud, a whole genre of music like Yachty’s is being embraced by the next generation. And it’s already getting bigger than rock. Kids in high school want music that they can...

24 Years Later: Remembering Kurt Cobain

(Photo Courtesy of Jeff Kravitz/Film Magic)

Jack Goulet, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 9, 2018

Kurt Cobain’s legacy as the rough-toned frontman of the popular 90s band Nirvana lives on even 24 years after his death. Never a fan of interviews, Cobain was known to give vague answers to questions, simply leaving things up to fan’s interpretations. In 1992, he wore a homemade shirt saying,...

Editorial: Overtures Need to Make a Return to Theatre

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

March 14, 2018

Nowadays, many musicals do not include overtures, or in other words, orchestral pieces usually played before the showing of a musical or opera. During an overture, there is usually nothing, or little to nothing going on on stage. Simply put, overtures are that special part of a performance that make you ap...

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