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  • Whitman Idol is being held on April 25. Auditions are March 23 and 24 after school in the Music Hall.

  • The media center is looking for poetry submissions during April. Stop by the media center for more info.

Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

By Lily Jacobson

After walking into the Kennedy Center, the audience members sit down, close their eyes and allow the soothing sounds of the orchestra to fill their ears. Opening their eyes, most may be expecting to see a poised group of professional musicians with decades of experience, but instead, they see high school students.

March 20

Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

By Michael Gorman

Cudi’s newest album, “Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin’” just doesn’t cut it, lacking his infectious energy and top-notch humming. Most of the songs are throwaways as Cudi’s featured artists can only take the album so far.

February 8

Flaming Lips return with a different melody

Flaming Lips return with a different melody

By Michael Gorman

With their 14th studio album“Oczy Mlody,” The Flaming Lips is moving away from the clear, cohesive sound that has been a staple on their more recent albums.

February 8

Run the Jewels return with loud attitude, create classic

Run the Jewels return with loud attitude, create classic

By Michael Gorman

Since their self-titled debut album released in 2013, Run the Jewels has delivered hard flows with distinct social commentary for their fast-growing fan base. The rap duo’s latest effort, “Run the Jewels 3,” was released Dec. 25, making it the best present I received over the holidays.

February 8

‘Do What Thou Wilt’ an Ab-Soul-ute classic

‘Do What Thou Wilt’ an Ab-Soul-ute classic

By Michael Gorman

“Do What Thou Wilt” is Ab-Soul’s loud, abrasive and disorganized claim to the center-stage of modern hip-hop and rap. At surface level, it may seem as if he’s being wildly offensive, but after a deeper look into the lyrics, it’s clear Ab-Soul is thinking on a higher level.

February 8

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