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Twenty-One Pilots Concert: A Transformative Experience

Twenty-One Pilots Concert: A Transformative Experience

Cheyenne Hamilton, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

After spending $480 on two tickets to the Twenty One Pilots concert on October 28th, I was really hoping that the experience would be worth what I paid. As the concert approached, I was afraid to even go for fear that I wouldn’t enjoy the concert as much as I wanted to. I’d only been listening t...

On a Different Note: Jazz Band versus Marching Band

On a Different Note: Jazz Band versus Marching Band

Emily Paluba, Staff Writer

May 11, 2018

Cherokee High School is blessed with an outstanding music program. With a myriad of groups to take part in, like Beginner Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, and several other chamber ensembles, students have various opportunities to discover their passion and ability when ...

Fall Out Boy’s Switch In Style Meets Mixed Response

Fall Out Boy’s Switch In Style Meets Mixed Response

Aayushi Parikh, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2018

Fall Out Boy was formed by friends Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz outside Chicago in 2001. Since then, the band has been making wonderful music and reaching a broader audience with every album that they release. After three long years of anticipation, the band finally decided to release some new music. E...

Alumni Jazz Band Concert

Alumni Jazz Band Concert

Emily Paluba, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

On December 20, Mr. Earl Philips, Cherokee's Jazz Band director, put together a concert featuring his current jazz band, along with an alumni band consisting of a variety of his past students from his last 10 years at Cherokee. The jazz bands of DeMasi Middle School and Marlton Middle School, and Mr. ...

The New Queen of Rap

The New Queen of Rap

Cameron Dockery, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

In what has seemed like the blink of an eye, rap has a new icon: Cardi B. For the first time in a long time, there is a female sitting on many rap accolades. Cardi B has turned one song, “Bodak Yellow,” into an anthem for women across the globe. This chart topper has staked its claim as the song of...

New Class Creates New Vibe In Music Department

New Class Creates New Vibe In Music Department

Natasha Watts, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2017

For this current school year, Cherokee added a new music class to its repertoire of course offerings: Piano Lab. One class is taught by Cherokee Choral Director, Mrs. Nicole Snodgrass, while the other three are taught by Cherokee's new music teacher, Mrs. Laurie Flynn. Although both present an identical...

B Flat’s Major Debut

B Flat’s Major Debut

Natasha Watts, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 26, 2017

On October 26, Seniors and Parents celebrated together at the annual Senior Pinning ceremony. The event had some great aspects, but one of the most stand out moments of the night was when a group of five Cherokee students made their debut as the musical group B Flat. Juniors Sophia Fortuna, Ryan Fanelli,...

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ Multiplies Fan Base

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ Multiplies Fan Base

Aayushi Parikh, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

After taking a year off, Ed Sheeran finally stepped out of the shadows and into the limelight. The singer made a shocking comeback by releasing two new singles at once. These songs soared to the top of the charts before he released his new album, Divide. This album helped Sheeran add to his already growing fan base. On March 3rd, he released both the standard and deluxe versions of his album. Knowing Sheeran, fans expected nothing but lyrical genius from him.

The Instrumental Question: Is Marching Band a Sport?

The Instrumental Question: Is Marching Band a Sport?

Clarisa Moreno-Middleberg, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Behind the scenes of most major high school sporting events there lies a marching band.  The activity is primarily considered a part of the arts but as it has evolved, its parallels with  “traditional” sports have been noted, and a controversial topic has risen: is marching band a sport? P...

The Sweet Sounds of the Choral Winter Concert

The Sweet Sounds of the Choral Winter Concert

Ashley Fowler, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2017

On Thursday, December 14, Cherokee’s choral music program held its annual winter concert. This year the concert featured student teacher Mr. Thomas, who had been teaching alongside Ms. Snodgrass for a few months prior to the performance. Mr. Thomas directed one song per choir, which include Choral...

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