Chance The Rapper Takes Everyone to Church with Coloring Book

By: Harmony Takhar Chance the Rapper released his newest mixtape, Coloring Book, on Thursday, May 12. Chance is a rapper from Chicago and has been in the music industry since 2011 in his high school days. Chance is 23 today. He’s had three other projects out before Coloring Book: 10 Day, Acid Rap and Surf. I recommend all of those and Coloring Book very much … Continue reading Chance The Rapper Takes Everyone to Church with Coloring Book

A Few Words From Bellbrook’s Favorite German

By: Harmony Takhar Many people have met Bellbrook’s foreign exchange student from Germany, Vincent Kirchner. I had the chance to meet him during track season and become friends with him. I decided to do a little interview with him about his foreign exchange experience. Q: What was the most obvious difference between the US and Germany? Everyone is more friendly in general. Q: Do you think it’s more of … Continue reading A Few Words From Bellbrook’s Favorite German

Ivy Park- New Athletic Clothing Line by Beyonce Knowles

By: Harmony Takhar Beyonce Knowles-Carter has been pretty busy lately, from her jaw-dropping performance at the 2016 Superbowl to her announcement of a new album to be released this year not to mention she’s a mother of a 4-year old girl, Blue Ivy, meaning she’s really putting in quite a bit of work. Somehow, among all the projects she’s working on, she was even able … Continue reading Ivy Park- New Athletic Clothing Line by Beyonce Knowles

Kathryn Smith Makes NFL History as First Female Coach

By: Harmony Takhar It seems women are making history everyday. Becky Hammon made history in the NBA last year by being the first female coach. This year, Kathryn Smith is making history by being the first female coach in the NFL. She is the assistant coach to the Bills and appointed to a special teams quality-control role. Smith is originally from New York and attended … Continue reading Kathryn Smith Makes NFL History as First Female Coach

Bridget Richards: Ice-Skating Superstar

By: Harmony Takhar February 20, 2016 an ice-skating competition took place here in Ohio. Our very own senior, Bridget Richards, took second place with her team. I had the opportunity to ask the skater a few questions on her and her passion for her sport. When did you start ice-skating? In second grade with public lessons. What influenced you to skate? I saw videos of Michelle … Continue reading Bridget Richards: Ice-Skating Superstar

November 13: The Day of Album Releases

By: Harmony Takhar

November 13, 2015 had quite a few album releases. There was Justin Bieber, One Direction, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeezy, Alessia Cara, Ty Dolla $ign, and Logic, to name a few. If you haven’t taken the chance to check them out, whether you weren’t sure they were worth your time or any other reason, I’ve got you covered.

Justin Bieber’s album, named Purpose, is the number one downloaded album on iTunes. This was Bieber’s fourth album. The album had 14 songs on it, and the deluxe edition had five extra songs, the Wal-mart edition had two extra songs, and if you pre-ordered the album on iTunes then there was a bonus track, which was a remix of “What Do You Mean” with Ariana Grande. The album was somewhat a comeback album. After taking some time off and headlining most tabloids with nothing but negative things about him for the past three or four years, Bieber came back to writing and recording new music. Some of the songs on the album were about his past relationship with Selena Gomez, others were about finding his “purpose” in life. In his Instagram posts, he claims that his fans gave him “purpose” in life. He believes everyone should find their purpose and it’s important, so he basically made a whole album for it.

Critics thought that the album was mediocre, but fans claim the album went above and beyond. Bieber co-wrote all of his songs and Skrillex produced quite a bit of songs on his album. Skrillex and Bieber collaborated on a track, “Where are U Now,” and liked how they meshed together. The songs that weren’t produced by Skrillex sounded a lot like the old Justin Bieber music, which is by no means an insult. My favorites on the album were “Purpose” and “Life is Worth Living.” They’re motivational songs and produced very well. The songs I absolutely loved were “No Sense” ft Travis Scott, “No Pressure” ft Big Sean (IT MENTIONS EMPIRE), “Love Yourself”, “Sorry”, “We Are” ft Nas, “Company”, and “Been You.” Those songs are FIRE. The rest of the songs on the album are all right. I didn’t exactly prefer them, but they’re not completely bad. He released dance videos to all of his songs from the album the next day on his YouTube channel.

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49th Country Music Awards

by Harmony Takhar The 49th Country Music Awards aired on November 4 on ABC at 8/7c. The show was once again hosted by Keith Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The show featured performances by Lady Antebellum, Zedd, Sam Hunt, Maddie and Tae, Kenny Chesney, Frankie Ballard, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, RaeLynn, Jason Aldean, Chris Janson, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, … Continue reading 49th Country Music Awards