Alternative instruments

October 15, 2012

While it may be easier to stick with the mainstream culture, it is often times more rewarding to be part of a more unique crowd. This can be applied to many different aspects of student life at Aragon, but is most easily seen in the school’s musical community. At Aragon, most music students choose to play a common classical instrument. However, a select-few students’ passion for music has led them…

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Dubstep: What’s up with all the wub-wub’s?

October 15, 2012

It pulses. It shakes. There is something evocative and unique about its unorthodox melodies. “It’s different,” says Junior David Leong. “That’s what people like. It’s not your average love song.” This type of music that utilizes distinctly warped electronic sounds and a heavy bass is known as dubstep, and it has grown into one of the most recognizable sounds of the current music scene. Dubstep’s distinctive beats have found their…

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TV on the Internet

October 15, 2012

Around 6 p.m. after school, Aragon sophomore Dasha Shestakov is finished with her homework. She might watch TV while she practices her drawing, do housework, or surf the internet while the TV plays in the background. As she sits on her couch, however, she does not reach for the cable TV remote. Instead, she grasps for the white game controller with the pale “Wii” logo on the front. Shestakov is…

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Bad entertainment…is entertaining?

October 15, 2012

Senior Keaton Moe goes home from an exhausting day of school, walks into his room, and quickly turns on his iTunes. He scrolls down to the “N” section and proceeds to blast the 2000 hit-single, “Bye Bye Bye” by the boy band *Nsync. Often, Moe gets backlash when explaining that his favorite musical group is a forgotten commodity of the boy band era. “Many people dislike *Nsync, but I feel…

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