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'There's no better time' for music lessons

‘There’s no better time’ for music lessons

KK Interchuck, Writer April 16, 2021

McAllister Music Studio in San Francisco has welcomed over 65 students to virtual lessons in the past year. While some of these students are seasoned musicians seeking more technical training, others are...

Resurgence of vinyl records

Resurgence of vinyl records

Christian Cabang, Multimedia Editor April 16, 2021

Part of experiencing music through vinyl is the act of listening – the sound of the needle touching the record, the light buzz from the record player and the occasional audio skip from old, beaten...

Headphones in, healing mode on

Headphones in, healing mode on

Justin Garcia, Writer April 16, 2021

  For an ordinary activity such as listening to music, there are many different components we all share. It is a melodic way of easing our minds, elevating our moods, embracing heartaches and...

A star on the rise in Inglewood

A star on the rise in Inglewood

Tèo Mata April 16, 2021

When 22-year-old Joshua Luellen was just a regular student preparing for his high school talent show, he had no idea that the performance would alter his music passion trajectory. After rehearsing...

Record stores survive and thrive

Record stores survive and thrive

Saylor Nedelman, Photographer April 16, 2021

Music lovers and industry workers took one of the biggest hits during the pandemic. The sense of belonging that was once found in big sweaty crowds, has now translated to virtual performances in Zoom chat...

The subconscious soundtrack

Lyn Brook, Writer April 16, 2021

The concept of white noise might be foreign to some, but whether we are aware of its presence or not, it has played an important role in every single one of our lives.  To some, it might be falling...

DJs: The women ruling the scene

DJs: The women ruling the scene

Kenzie Aellig April 16, 2021

The following article includes an experience of a sensitive situation involving sexual assault. As multicolor lights sweep the darkened room, bodies sway, connected for a moment in time. The ground...

The #BakaryBeatChallenge

The #BakaryBeatChallenge

Sydney Welch, Social Media Editor April 16, 2021

With a dream collaboration from Timbaland and Pharrell, 25-year-old Oakland producer Bakary Milon sets the tone for all of the producers out there. Making music since 12, Bakary was finally...

Weather isn’t just sunshine and rainbows

Weather isn’t just sunshine and rainbows

Tèo Mata, Writer April 5, 2021

The sky turns red. A mild climate freezes. A state goes dry. We may be helpless in the face of extreme weather, but we can do things to affect the climate that creates it. Over the last year, California...

Plate tectonics: the Bay Area’s geological wonder

Plate tectonics: the Bay Area’s geological wonder

Lyn Brook, Writer March 19, 2021

The Bay Area offers dozens upon dozens of locations to view evidence of the Earth’s movement throughout time. It may come as a shock to some visitors as the Earth is around four-and-a-half billion...

Recycle and compost are sisters, while landfill is the ugly stepsister

Recycle and compost are sisters, while landfill is the ugly stepsister

Justin Garcia, Writer March 19, 2021

One of the worst home chores is taking out the trash. No one wants to do it, and somehow the silver chrome trash can is always full. However, eliminating garbage intake and striving for zero waste...

Secluded swimming around the Bay Area

Secluded swimming around the Bay Area

Leila Figueroa, Photographer March 19, 2021

With spring break around the corner and summer in the near-enough future, here are a few places that are a little more secluded than local beaches and typical touristic destinations waterfronts like...

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