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Orchestra holds Halloween concert

Orchestra holds Halloween concert

Gabriella Amores, Reporter

October 30, 2018

Monsters, Ghouls, Flutes, and bassoons? If you enjoy both music and Halloween, you should know about Grand Haven High School’s upcoming 2018 Orchestra Halloween Concert, on October 30th, this Tuesday at 7:00 in the Performing Arts Center. Enjoy the non-traditional orchestra production where performers ...

Die Lit album does not amaze

Die Lit album does not amaze

Nick Garvale, Reporter

May 29, 2018

After shocking the music world with “Magnolia”, Playboi Carti released his surprise album “Die Lit” on May 11. This project certainly does not add to his reputation. The stain from this album will leave his music career on hold and his fanbase unmoved. In April 2017, Carti shook up the rap scene ...

Sitting down with members of the Grand Haven High School fine arts department

Sophia Jaeger and Morgan Womack

February 16, 2018

Reporters Sophia Jaeger and Morgan Womack chat with Rita McLary, Samantha Korecki, Dominique Christian, Noah Merriman and Pearl Slayton about their experiences with the arts.

Soundcloud allows local artists to shine

Soundcloud allows local artists to shine

Morgan Dreese and Ryan Tongue

February 16, 2018

One of the hardest parts about making it in a musical career is putting your work out for the world to hear. In many instances, a person may be talented beyond measure but lacks the opportunity and publicity to make it big. However, in August 2007 a new launch pad for young artists was created. Toda...

Jan. music releases pave way for 2018 to be hip-hop’s year

Jan. music releases pave way for 2018 to be hip-hop’s year

Maddie Brockmyre, Co-editor in chief

January 29, 2018

As this month winds down, take a look at some of the more memorable song and album releases in the hip-hop genre, and what's to come.

Music department prepares for 5th annual “Holiday Spectacular”

Morgan Womack and Gabe Rutherford

December 8, 2017

Band- Grand Haven’s band program will be giving its fresh take on some beloved pieces. The band will be featuring the Percussion Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble, the Brass Quintet, and the Buccaneer Big Band. Choir- The GHHS Choirs will be performing a number of classics, as well as some lesser-kn...

Logic’s “Everybody” tries hard to be enlightening but falls short of mediocre

Logic’s “Everybody” tries hard to be enlightening but falls short of mediocre

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

May 24, 2017

Logic has been one of my favorite rappers, however, his most recent album Everybody is extremely disappointing. Every aspect of the album is a failure, even if it was made with good intentions. Just because an album is heavily centered on social justice doesn’t make it good. Kendrick Lamar is a master of...

“More Life” showcases Drake’s unique talents

“More Life” showcases Drake’s unique talents

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

April 10, 2017

More Life, a title that completely embodies Drake’s new album. More Life, an extremely varied showcase for the adept artist and his signature voice. At first listen, the album sounds a lot like Drake’s last album, Views, released in 2016.  However, its unique sounds combined with Drake’s usual skil...

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only” explores race in new way

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only” explores race in new way

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

December 19, 2016

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only,” released a week ago, is a purposefully artful, raw depiction of what it means to be black in the 21st century. Simply put, Cole’s first release since 2014’s “Forest Hills Drive” is beautiful. That’s not a term typically associated with a rap album....

OneRepublic’s “Oh My My”: A Unique Step

OneRepublic’s “Oh My My”: A Unique Step

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

December 13, 2016

In their most diverse sounding album, OneRepublic offers a new taste for fans who seek varied types of music while also providing the same familiar tunes that made the band popular. While the variety gives the album a fresh sound, it can sometimes be overwhelming for a group not known for new looks ...

5 Christmas song remakes

5 Christmas song remakes

Sarah Jane Chrysler, Co-editor in chief

December 17, 2015

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone in a flash, and the same old Christmas music is out and on the loose again. While some songs have only changed ever so slightly over the years, others have undergone complete remakes. Here is a list of old versus new, and good versus bad to help you weed out the no...

Annual Holiday Spectacular takes place Dec. 11

Kevin Swain, Senior staff writer

December 8, 2015

The third annual Grand Haven High School Holiday Spectacular will take place on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets, are $7 and on sale under the Seat Yourself icon on ghaps.org and will also be available at the door. The collage concert will feature the wind ensemble, symphony and chamber orchestras,...