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Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Students and teachers give their opinions on the best ways to listen to music

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Focus

Rap, country, pop, alternative, R&B and classic rock. There are many more types of music besides these.  Even if you aren't a teenager many different age groups listen to their own music, and many younger people tend to listen to a different type of music than adults and teachers. Music is ...

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds

Nicholas Gag, Social Media Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Read & Watch, Showcase

It is that time of the year again. The Battle of the Bands took place on Feb. 3. Several bands are prepared for this competition. It shows friends, family and the community just how hard they have been working. “I think this year’s competition will be great. I have never been to Battle of t...

Soundcloud takes over spotify

Linnea Phillips, Layout Editor

October 20, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Spotify and Soundcloud are the two biggest online music streaming sites of this decade. Both Spotify and Soundcloud are fantastic resources for streaming the latest and greatest music, but some people argue that Spotify is the better of the two. While Soundcloud allows people to listen to many up and coming artists, pod...

Soundcloud gets loud

Soundcloud gets loud

Chris Faffler, Read & Watch Video Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Trending Now

A place to listen to music, Soundcloud is rising in popularity. Although the site is not new, many students are just starting to discover how easy it is to find new music and artists through tags, friends reposts, and the radio feature. Soundcloud was founded almost 9 years ago in Stockholm, Swede...

KDWB’s annual Jingleball concert releases new lineup

KDWB’s annual Jingleball concert releases new lineup

Kaitlin Bloom, Online Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under Trending Now

  As the winter holidays draw near, everyone finds themselves surrounded by seasonal madness. With so much to do, and so many options, students may find it hard to decide what to do with their precious free hours. Music lovers from all over Minnesota will be joining together to celebrate the time of y...

Calvin Stan promoted by SoundCloud

Tiffany Horwath, Team Lead

December 22, 2014


Filed under People, Read & Watch

Senior Calvin Hanson has had a passion for music since he was young. Now he's ready to take the next step in his music career. Over the past year, he has taken an interest in generating and performing his own rap songs. He records them himself and uploads them on SoundCloud so he can share his music and get advice and request ...

Hometown popstar gains popularity

Hometown popstar gains popularity

Parker Estenson, Advertising Editor

December 11, 2014


Filed under People

He's 16 years old with over 22 thousand followers on Twitter, and over 37 thousand fans on YouNow.  He travels almost weekly to shows and fan meet-ups throughout the U.S.  He gets mobbed by fans almost everywhere he goes. He can no longer attend traditional school, but instead attends online schoo...

Mathisen makes musical magic

Mathisen makes musical magic

Katie Beedle

May 7, 2014


Filed under Music Scene, People

Senior Nic Mathisen is a musical genius at Stillwater Area High School. Mathisen has participated in the school’s Concert Orchestra and Concert Choir, along with various outside of school musical programs including playing cello in a string quartet, playing in the Bethel University orchestra and a ...

Lily Johnson performs in Concert Orchestra’s Concerto Concert

Ryan Longnecker

April 1, 2014


Filed under Arts, Multimedia, Music Scene, News, People

Every year, a few students are selected to perform with the concert orchestra at the end of the year to highlight their talents. Most often, it is either a band or orchestra member that gets selected, but occasionally there is a truly exceptional singer that gets selected. This year, senior Lily John...

Stillwater hosts Solo and Ensemble contest

Stillwater hosts Solo and Ensemble contest

Megan Katula

March 6, 2014


Filed under Arts

Since the beginning of time, music has been an essential part of life. When words fail, music speaks, bringing joy to those celebrating, comfort to those mourning, power to those in despair and peace to those who are yearning. SAHS has been given the opportunity to showcase some of the district’s most talented musician...

Music streaming reaches mind-reading levels

Music streaming reaches mind-reading levels

Carson Kuball

March 3, 2014


Filed under Health and Science, Music Scene

Music has always been a very popular part of our culture. It has been around since the beginning of time and has evolved with technology throughout the years. People are constantly searching for new ways to listen to their favorite songs and genres of music. From Pandora to iTunes radio to Spotify, the...

Auditions kick off the Battle of the Bands season

Auditions kick off the Battle of the Bands season

Ryan Burger

December 9, 2013


Filed under Arts

As the battle of the bands approaches, there will be many hopefuls vying for a spot during auditions. Though senior Conor Murphy and the band Crimson Horizon hope to make it just as much as the others, they mostly just want to have fun. The battle of the bands is a competition in January between various st...

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