by Danny Bracco
After his debut album TRAPSOUL peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard album charts in 2015, Bryson Tiller has become close to a household name. Out of Louisville, KY, Bryson Tiller is a 24-year-old artist who blends a soft R&B sound with a hard-hitting rap style. Tiller’s unique sound is one of the reasons why he has gained so much recent attention, building the hype for his sophomore album, True to Self, which dropped last Friday, one month earlier than expected.
by Catherine Moore
It came as a shock to many young Disney Channel fans when Miley Cyrus abandoned her country-girl, ringlet-curl image for a platinum blonde pixie cut makeover. Instead of singing about “The Climb,” she swung around on a wrecking ball and infamously twerked to “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke on live television at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, making it clear that she was no longer the little girl many teens grew up with.
by Danny Bracco
Drake’s “One Dance.” The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” MAGIC!’s “Rude.” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us.” What do all of these songs have in common? Each was regarded as song of the summer for their respected years. Song of the summer is the title used by many to describe the song that takes over the music charts (Billboard, iTunes, etc.) and radio stations all summer long. It seems that no matter how many times the song is played from June to September, it never gets old amongst the public. We are now less than two weeks from the official start of summer (June 21), and anything can happen from then until September. Now it’s time to look at the top 10 contenders for song of the summer 2017.
By Noelle Mesbah
Now that school is coming to a close, it's time for students to stop worrying about tests and homework and focus on what's really important: music. Summer is the time for your most upbeat and carefree beats; a happy soundtrack tops off all of your summer adventures with the perfect vibe. From oldies to fresh out of the studio, these are all the songs that the Hi's Eye staff will be bopping to this summer.
by Chelsea Frisch & Anna Masciandaro
Last Friday, All Time Low released their new album, Last Young Renegade. It’s the first album they’ve released in a year, and their seventh album overall. The album is good, but ultimately falls short of our expectations for music style and album length.
by Matt Meusel
Two hours and twenty minutes of unbearable plot lines put Wonder Woman right up there on the list of recent superhero duds. It makes you wonder why you just wasted your time and money at the theater.
by Greta Frontero
The Netflix original series The Get Down has been cancelled after just one season. Because it is such a racially inclusive show that portrays the beginnings of hip-hop culture in the 1970s, the cancellation has sparked major controversy.
by Noelle Mesbah
From Mayhem to the Spring Fling to Homecoming, WHS’s newest student-led band has been touring all over town this past year, sharing their music and talent with peers and beyond. Blue Moon Under has been seen on just about every stage in the area, wooing crowds with their hit singles “Castles” and “Tell Me.”
by Olivia Morrison
Like a lot of girls, I’ve never been a die-hard fan of superhero movies. They were always long and unrealistic, making it arduous for me to sit through. I was never interested in watching a bunch of heroes save the day, get the glory and win over the token “damsel in distress.” Maybe that’s because I never felt represented in the same way as boys have been. That is until I saw Wonder Woman, the first superhero movie in which I found myself fully invested in from start to finish.
by Eric Storms
Dancing just got a lot more meaningful.
To raise funds for charity, more than 300 colleges across the country hold dance marathons for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) of hospitals. On May 19, the WHS Community Service Club will bring the dance marathon phenomenon to the high school level by hosting a five-hour fundraiser for Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside.