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The Perfect Soundtrack For Your Summer

India Mawn and Mia Jevack
June 1, 2017 • 83 views
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Summer is the season of warm weather, days at the beach, and car rides with the windows down. This playlist is perfect to capture all of those moments. 1. “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes This 1982 hit is perfect for any buoyant summer day. Whether you’re walking down the street, jump...

Music You Should Be Listening To: Tennis

Music You Should Be Listening To: Tennis

Mia Jevack
May 12, 2017 • 96 views
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Tennis is a husband wife indie-pop/lo-fi duo made up of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley who both hail from Denver. The two started the band Tennis after an 8 month long sail on the Atlantic Ocean which is where they got their inspiration for their first album "Cape Dory."  Their fourth and brand new al...

Mud & Grit: The Battle of Crozet Coffee

Mud & Grit: The Battle of Crozet Coffee

Grace Berigan and Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann
May 11, 2017 • 91 views
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Grace's Pick There is heavy competition between Mudhouse and Grit Cafe. When it comes down to it, the superior coffee shop is hard to determine because a person’s preference is based upon their priorities. In terms of location (in Crozet), Grit is more accessible to residents of Old Trail and st...

Paffles: You’ve Gotta Try This

Paffles: You’ve Gotta Try This

Madeline Hamer, Copy Editor
May 11, 2017 • 86 views
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Iron Paffles and Coffee opened April 18th in Charlottesville. You may be asking yourself, “What’s a paffle?” A paffle is puff pastry that is baked on a waffle iron. Iron is located on Water Street off of the downtown mall near Hot Yoga and Mono Loco. With many savory and sweet options, ther...

Khalid’s “American Teen” Proves Relatable

Khalid’s “American Teen” Proves Relatable

Abby Lohr, Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2017 • 102 views
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Spring has sprung and so have the hits for multiple new artists, one of whom is hitting the alternative pop scene with quite the bang. Khalid released his first hit single last year titled “Location”, and since then has been extremely successful dropping hits that grab listeners. “Ever since “Lo...

John Mayer’s “The Search for Everything”

John Mayer’s “The Search for Everything”

Matt Mandell, Latitudes Editor
May 4, 2017 • 74 views
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John Mayer’s new album, “The Search For Everything,” is exactly what it sounds like: Mayer pulls all his tricks out of his sleeve whether it’s blues rock, melancholy love songs, or his masterful country tone, you can find it on his newest release. His assortment of genres is what I see as Maye...

PSA: Senior Art Show To Open on April 24th

PSA: Senior Art Show To Open on April 24th

Julianne Kirby, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017 • 110 views
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The Senior Art Show will be hung on April 24 through the 28 in the cafeteria. The show will feature the work of students who have taken two or more years of visual arts, such as photography, ceramics, and art classes. There will be a reception on April 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 in the evening to recogniz...

High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress

High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017 • 101 views
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Once Upon a Mattress had four successful shows throughout Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last week. Those working on the musical included actors, singers, musicians, and technical theatre students. The shows were dedicated to Mr.Betthauser, and donations were taken towards a new scholarship in his n...

Kurt Vile Rocks Out at the Jefferson

Mia Jevack, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017 • 86 views
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Watching Kurt Vile perform consists of 50% guitar skills and 50% hair. A couple weeks ago, I joined a huge crowd of cool looking 20 and 30 year olds that flooded the Jefferson to watch his show in awe. Vile is a singer/songwriter who hails from Philadelphia. He is most widely known for his solos and...

Coming to a Theater Near You

Coming to a Theater Near You

Abby Lohr, Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2017 • 82 views
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With all the movie buzz resulting from Oscar season, new films are hitting the theaters every few weeks. It’s easy to get caught up in the must-see attitude related to the outpouring of movies, but no need to waste money on movies that aren’t worth it. Below are the names and release dates of a few...

Hidden Figures: An Instant Hit!

Hidden Figures: An Instant Hit!

Madeline Hamer, Copy Editor
March 7, 2017 • 83 views
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For many people, when they think about NASA in the 60s they think of white men working at the powerful space program. What many people aren’t aware of, is that there were many intelligent women (both white women and women of color) working at NASA that faced many difficulties in gaining the respect...

The Shins Are Back

The Shins Are Back

Ellie Bowen, Arts & Entertainment Editor
January 26, 2017 • 122 views
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After five years of static, The Shins shattered the silence with a brand new single, “Dead Alive.” The first five seconds of the song will have you guessing what will happen next, but once it’s over you’ll be left in complete awe. The song carries a nostalgic essence, sounding quite similar to...