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Dylan Gardner plants roots in music world with first album, Adventures in Real Time

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Up and coming pop musician Dylan Gardner looks like he could be the fifth member of The Beatles. He exudes Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) vibes with slicked back dark hair and a button up. Gardner has an old school aura with a pop rock fusion sound that places him into today’s music scene. Gardner’s debut album, Adventures in Real Time, was released on May 13, 2014. The album is an eclectic mix of songs. The singer, songwriter’s first album ticks several genre categories including pop, rock, ... read more

Parade of Lights marches into your summer playlist

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Summer anthem alert!  Los Angeles natives, Parade of Lights, released their EP, Golden, on March 25. Listen to it free on SoundCloud! If techno and indie rock had a baby it would be in the form of Parade of Lights. Their sound is along the lines of indie and alternative rock bands, MGMT and The Naked and Famous. They debuted in 2012 with their EP, Born to Live, Born to Love. After enjoying the new tracks, I decided to go back and listen to their first EP. Golden sounds much more ... read more

Is there a cure for the modern plague of the digital age?

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But first let me take a selfie. I can’t go on any social media site without seeing arms outstretched, cheeks sucked in and coy smiles drowning my news feed. Yes, the selfie, the plague of the modern age. Even Pope Francis and President Obama have taken selfies! There is no scientific reason why we find the need to post selfies. Many people say it’s for attention. Everyone wants to feel confident and receive positive attention, but is posting a filtered self-portrait making us even more ... read more

From print to motion picture, The Fault in Our Stars, requires tissues

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Grab your tissue boxes. Author John Green’s, New York Times #1 bestselling novel, The Fault in our Stars is coming to theatres June 6. The compelling love story of two cancer-stricken teens will have you in tears. Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen-year-old dealing with thyroid cancer. Her parents force her to go to a teen support group where she meets Augustus “Gus” Waters, a suave amputee in remission who shows Hazel she’s not a “sad story.” From there, the two embark on the ... read more

Who is your #LHSHero?

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With the stress that standardized tests put on students and teachers, sometimes it seems like book smarts are the only skills valued by schools.  Stephanie Lavender Weber, a Georgia teacher challenged that notion by starting a national trend with one simple tweet using the hashtag, “#evaluatethat.” The movement stresses the importance of teachers who regularly go beyond the curriculum, recognizing good teaching that can’t be measured or tested. Many people have used the hashtag including, ... read more

Young the Giant

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Popular indie rock band, Young the Giant, will be playing two sold out shows at The Fillmore, Silver Spring and Rams Head Live, Baltimore on February 23rd and 25th. The Southern California band is well known for its top hits on the alternative chart, “Cough Syrup” and “My Body,” released on their first album Young the Giant in 2010. I never really paid much attention to the band initially (aside from their two hits), but after listening to their new album Mind Over Matter, my iTunes ... read more