My Love For XXXTentacion

My Love For XXXTentacion

December 6, 2018

The artist I mostly listen to on my playlist is XXXTentacion. I started listening to X last year when I...

Valee could be rap’s next big star

Valee could be rap’s next big star

December 6, 2018

You probably have never heard of him, but Valee is an up-and-coming rapper from Chicago. His style of rapp...

Girls Controversy

Grace Goldberg-Doyle, Sraff Writer

June 8, 2018

Filed under Music

On May 11, Rita Ora released a controversial song titled “Girls,” featuring Cardi B, Charli XCX, and Bebe Rexha. The upbeat pop song about girls wanting to kiss other girls received a lot of backlash. Most of the criticism centered around the idea that the lyrics are an insult to the LGBTQ+ community. The main concern...

Khalid Comes to CT

Kaylyn Jones, Staff Writer

June 2, 2018

Filed under Local, Music

Khalid Robinson, a twenty year olds debut album “American Teen” was previously certified platinum. Khalid had also been nominated for best new artist, best R&B song, and best urban contemporary album. He was raised in a by a single mother who was stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Fort Drum in Watertown, N.Y, an...

Flatbush Zombies New Album “Vacation in Hell”

Tyler Lentocha, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018

Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Flatbush Zombies are an underground rap group from Flatbush, Brooklyn. The group consists of three friends, Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick the Architect. After 2 years they have finally put a new album out “Vacation in Hell”. This album is a massive step up from their other projects. The production and lyrics are ...

“This Is America”

“This Is America”

May 10, 2018

Donald Glover better known as Childish Gambino, an american artist, comedian, and actor has recently ...

J.Cole Breaks First Day Streaming On Apple Music and Spotify In the U.S

J.Cole Breaks First Day Streaming On Apple Music and Spotify In the U.S

April 27, 2018

Jermaine Lamarr Cole, Better known as J. Cole has previously broken Drake’s streaming record within 24 hour...

The Based God

Pierre Asamoah, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Music

There have been conflicts in the hip-hop community since its inception. Rappers have been getting killed by these conflicts also known as “beef”. If a rapper has beef with someone they don’t like that person and it could be for any reason. The biggest and most well known rap beef was back in the 1990s with the East Coas...


Kaylyn Jones, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized

          \                 “Beats By Dre presents “Above The Noise,” a new [short film] story that celebrates those who rise above the negativity and distractions to become who they are meant to be.” The ...

Fredo Santana Death

Austin Ellis, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

Filed under Midyear Stories 2017-2018, Music

Just the other day, on Friday a chicago rapper Fredo Santana died of kidney failure that caused him to have a seizure in his LA mansion home in Cali. He was found by his wife on the floor, unresponsive, people are saying his death was related to his harsh use of drugs like lean which is a syrup with codeine in it, and many ...

The Curtain Rises for the Peanuts Gang at MHS

Cristobal Colon, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Events, Local, Midyear Stories 2017-2018, Music

It’s time once more for the annual school musical at Manchester High School.  This school year, the musical will be a classic; “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”  Cast was set Monday, December 4th, and rehearsals began on Wednesday, December 13th.  I myself am going to be taking part in the musical, playing ...

Ready Your Ears: String Orchestra Prepares for ‘Fantastic Festivals’

Ready Your Ears: String Orchestra Prepares for ‘Fantastic Festivals’

May 15, 2017

The music department is getting ready for an event called the ‘Fantastic Festivals’ adjudication...