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The Patriot Press

How much music is left in music class?

Sofia Kovalenko, Beat Editor June 11, 2021
The line is thin between music and din. It was difficult enough to organize sounds into music when school was normal; it got more difficult over Zoom. 

Pop punk turns sweet and SOUR

Serena Sherwood, Editorial Board Member June 11, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album SOUR was a glitter-gel-pen-written masterpiece, full of songs that could heal your heart while breaking it.

The secret to a generation-defining game: its soundtrack

Samuel Battis, Staff Writer May 11, 2021
When asked to describe a great video game, music is rarely the first attribute that springs to one’s mind.

Editor’s Pick: Great albums from the past month

Lilianne Harris, Beat Editor May 11, 2021
While Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is an important exercise in managing one’s music, pass on it if you aren’t already a fan of the original.

Paul McCartney: how the King of Rock has stayed on top

Ciena Sakamoto, Staff Writer May 11, 2021
It’s undeniable that Paul McCartney has reached icon status. From his major impact on music history to his influence on pop culture, Paul McCartney is on the Mount Rushmore of music and doesn’t need to lift a finger to stay there.

Spring musical Q&A with Dr. Butterworth

Serena Sherwood, Editorial Board Member March 19, 2021
Not every student has a device that lets you do a virtual background, so we might just make everybody something, like a poster, that they can hang behind them.

Singing and supporting: Liberty choirs stay busy during quarantine

Serena Sherwood, Editorial Board Member March 19, 2021
Liberty’s choirs are making an impact beyond the classroom through a songbook meant to help members of our community find light and stay positive. 

Editor’s Pick: Ratatouille the Musical’s scrumptious soundtrack

Lilianne Harris, Beat Editor March 19, 2021
For a musical comprised of songs from TikTok, the music in Ratatouille the Musical⁠⁠—a musical reimagination of the similarly titled Pixar film⁠⁠—is surprisingly well written even with its few duds.

An answer to the holiday music debate

Lilianne Harris, Beat Editor November 24, 2020

Every year, there’s a time when some people begin listening exclusively to Christmas music while others argue that it’s way too early to do that. That time of the year is mid-November. The debate...

Music classes take on remote learning

Nicole Treece, Spotlight Editor November 24, 2020

If you walked into a Liberty Singers’ bedroom at 2:00 PM on a Thursday, there’s a good chance you’d catch them singing awkwardly at a screen by themself.  They’re not alone: online classes...

Boyd’s Dark Matter shines a spotlight on jazz

Sofia Kovalenko, Beat Editor November 24, 2020

When politics intrude the world of jazz, the result is something akin to Dark Matter. Despite a gloomy and negative deposition, Moses Boyd’s intention for his debut album was to provoke thought and bring...

Music competitions drop as Covid-19 case counts rise

Sofia Kovalenko , Beat Editor November 24, 2020

  Social distancing, remote learning, competition cancellations: as the pandemic brings unexpected challenges, music students and teachers are facing the obstacles head on. The world of music...

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