Music – An Escape

By: Ashley Parra Everyone has a way of escaping reality. Sometimes it’s reading, writing, or taking up a hobby. For many, it’s listening to music. We can usually tell how a person feels by what they’re listening to. As we walk around campus, we tend to see people with their earphones in. One of the…

The Observatory, OC

By Jocelyn You, Local Trends Editor Located in a small business center in Santa Ana, of our very own Orange County, is a venue used for adrenaline junkies and music connoisseurs. The venue hosts everyone from underground bands made in family living rooms to big name rappers such as YG and Schoolboy Q. The setting is intimate, as there…

Yeezy Season Approachin’

By Jocelyn You Kanye West. Father. Rapper. Designer. Artist. Icon. A man of lush style and a notorious mad-dog, Kanye West is the embodiment of rap within the last decade or so. Being the “god” of rap, Mr. West (aka his stage name Yeezy) went from being “The College Dropout” to “Yeezus.” The style of his music has…

Ska, Saxophone, Teaching?

By: Tanya Soto Touring around the world and living a rock star life sounds like the ultimate dream for many people. It was time to leave the fun and games and make the next career move for Mr. Eric Zamora.  Zamora, who was in a Ska band named Save Ferris eventually left the beloved group…

Shady Addiction

By Destiny Gomez I’m sitting in the car mindlessly staring out the window, when out of the blue I hear a voice I am never going to forget. The very first time I heard Eminem I was unsure of who he was and what he represented. As his acclaimed song “Stan” played on the radio,…

Hip Hop Is For The Children

By Jocelyn You In the 90’s, Wu-Tang Clan, a popular rap group, created the saying, “Wu-Tang is for the children,” but this applies to hip hop in general. The group was so famous that it promoted the slogan, “Wu-Tang is forever,” intending for the music to live on for future kids to love. The music heavily…

Smallpools: A Glorious Pitch

By Jocelyn Cervantes Picture this: You are surrounded in a room with about 500 strangers. It’s dark and the only lights shine onto the stage. Front and center stands a microphone, a keyboard and Sean with his brown hair and cute boyish smile. On his side are two guys, Mike on  guitar and Joe on…