Springtime Leisure

March 7, 2012

Check out the movie review article here! Teacher Book Recommendations Song and Fire Series by George Martin “I’m currently reading Book 3, titled A Storm of Swords, of the series. I don’t usually read fantasy novels, but this is a fun, quick read. George Martin does a good job with character development. Unfortunately, this means the reader becomes extremely disappointed and upset when major characters get killed off (whoops–spoiler alert?).”…

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Valentine’s Day

February 28, 2012

Outlook Playlist I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith Close to You by The Carpenters Nil Se’n La by Celtic Woman God Put a Smile Upon Your Face by Coldplay Ai Uta by GReeeeN Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra I Can Love You like That by John Michael Montgomery La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers Swing Life Away by…

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Right around the corner: Summer 2011

Summer

Summer is on it’s way, so prepare yourself with season-appropriate music. Whether you’re soaking up the summer sun or you’re ready to party, The Outlook has you covered. We have two playlists tailored to suit your mood: relax and “Ride the Chillwave” or liven it up and “Go Hard”. Listen with open ears, enjoy, and don’t forget the sunscreen.

May 19, 2011
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Jessie J: Who You Are/April 2011 Events

Jessie J

Maybe it’s her jet black hair. Maybe it’s her British accent. Maybe it’s the fact that she has the vocal prowess of Mariah Carey. Or maybe it’s all of the above. Whatever the reason, Jessie J has caught, and kept, the attention of the music industry.

April 20, 2011
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Create, Listen, Taste, and Participate

A&E March

This month’s Arts and Entertainment section features four actions: create, listen, taste, and participate. From Sandy Frank’s honey brownie recipe to Lupe Fiasco’s upcoming new album “Lasers”, to foodie events in the Bay Area and to find ways to take initiative, this month’s A&E spread has all the bases covered.

March 3, 2011
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Valentine’s Day Playlists

Valentine

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Outlook has procured an abundance of love-themed student playlists for your listening pleasure. Whether you prefer indie rock-and-roll or radio hits, you’re bound to find something that’s to your liking. “Each song possesses different aspects of love which I greatly appreciate because I think that love should not be viewed in just one way. Maybe some of the songs aren’t meant to necessarily be love songs, but it’s nice to think of them as a little wake-up call. Listen, relate, and enjoy,” comments senior Zoe Bartlett on her playlist.

February 14, 2011
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Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago and December Events

Bon Iver

Take three months of solitude in a Wisconsin cabin. Add a Silvertone guitar and a pair of old drums. Mix in thoughts of love, loss, and almost everything in between. What do you get? Bon Iver’s hauntingly beautiful For Emma, Forever Ago. A generally slow-paced acoustic album, For Emma, Forever Ago appropriately reflects the name of the band: Bon Iver (pronounced “bon-eevair”), which means “good winter” in French.

December 9, 2010
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Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s – Buzzard and November Events

Margot

Right off the bat, you are immersed in an interesting hybrid of Phoenix, The Fratellis, and U2 in the first track entitled “Birds” of Buzzard by Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s. These melodies bring a sense of peace and tranquility, although its lyrics truly contrast that feeling it brings. The instrumentals in many of the songs provide a feeling of relaxation, which makes Buzzard a successful album. The album features an interesting mix of stoner rock dipped into some pop.

November 12, 2010
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Sufjan Stevens: The Age of ADZ and October Events

The Age of ADZ

In his tenth album “The Age of Adz”, Sufjan Stevens parts from his folk roots and ventures into the experimental realm of music. Stevens’ new album is chock full of computer-generated beats, yet maintains his insightful lyricism. Although it may take more than one listen, this album is bound to grow on fans of Passion Pit and Radiohead.

October 17, 2010
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