On a trip to the mall, freshman Natalie Lashly views the track list to Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album “Reputation.” In its first week, the album sold over 1 million physical copies, the only one to do so in 2017. “When the re-recordings are out and I walk into a store and see the CDs or Vinyls of them, it’ll be rewarding to know people are buying music that’s permanently hers,” Lashly said.

Taylor Swift is re-recording her music and students and staff are “…Ready For It”

Anna Claywell, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

“Baby let the games begin, let the games begin,” pop star Taylor Swift’s backup singers sing as Swift’s silhouette is displayed from the big screens at the Dome at America's center over the crowd...

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“drivers license”: Navigating the hit single

Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

The general public agrees, Olivia Rodrigo’s hit single “drivers license” is exactly what we needed. From Disney Channel to number one on Spotify Music, Apple Music and Amazon Music’s song charts...

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Our favorite songs of 2020

Pathfinder Staff December 31, 2020

The music industry—like most things in 2020—is winding down its most bizarre year in recent memory. But even during a time when life as we knew it came to a grinding halt, artists still managed to...

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.

“evermore” reveals an ever-growing Taylor Swift

Kathryn McAuliffe, Managing Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2020

Bring your hands together for the woman who has single-handedly saved 2020. While most of us struggled to make our weekly Zoom meetings and get dressed every day, Taylor Swift was creating some of her...

Joji is back, and he brought more bops for emo teens

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2020

Since the release of his debut album “BALLADS 1” in 2018, Joji has been a mainstay in every teen sad boi hours playlist. If you’re under the age of 20 and haven’t blasted “SLOW DANCING IN THE...

An arrangement of the cover art for the albums discussed herein.

Top five albums to come out of quarantine

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2020

COVID-19 may have prompted some musicians to postpone albums or cancel tours, but that’s not to say the past several months have been devoid of good music. Below are my top five albums that have been...

Childish Gambino performs on the main stage on the infield before the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Pimiico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

Childish Gambino’s “3.15.20” speaks to a world in limbo

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC April 1, 2020

Needless to say, these are tumultuous times. Billions are quarantined as COVID-19 runs rampant. The economy is spiraling into a historic crisis. It feels like an eternity has passed since fear of World...

After spring cleaning your music library, refresh your playlists with new music from Spring Has Sprung.

Spring has sprung playlist

Emma Caplinger, Entertainment Editor March 13, 2020

In light of recent events, a lot of us have found that we will have more free time than expected during spring break this year. If you find yourself stuck indoors, staring at a wall with nothing to do,...

Jamming out to “Don’t Stop” by DJ D-Sol, teachers Jeff Chazen, Jessica Wheeler and Katelyn Arenos get ready to ramp up the endorphins. When teacher Emily Lovercheck is not able to make it to the spin sessions, Arenos takes over leading the class with her playlist. “Music, especially with spinning, dictates how fast we go, if we add resistance [and] if we get a break. When the song speeds up, we speed up. When the song slows down, we slow down,” Arenos said. “I’m just really thankful that the school provides us with this opportunity to have a nice workout center. We are just thankful to have this space.”

Spinning at school: Teachers jam out to hits as they get a workout in

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

If you happen by the fitness center after school, you might hear a subdued pulsing of Major Lazer’s “Know No Better.” No, someone didn’t forget to turn off Z107.7. Teachers Emily Lovercheck,...

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Battle of the playlists: Workout edition

Brinda Ambal and Drew Boone January 6, 2020
If your New Year's resolution includes working out, fitness or maybe you just want to listen to good music, this is the story for you.
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