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Spend some Free Time listening to Ruel

Teresa Arisawa

October 14, 2019

I discovered Ruel while listening to a playlist that recommended me his song, “Younger”. I really enjoyed the lyrics and melody, and after hearing the song, I wanted to check out more of his music.  At only 16 years old, Ruel has already released multiple singles and two extended plays (EPs...

5 Songs To Make Your Mood Bloom

5 Songs To Make Your Mood Bloom

Hatim Saifee

October 22, 2018

Welcome back to Music Monday! This time, we’re bringing you five songs from Troye Sivan’s latest album “Bloom.” I discovered Troye’s music when I watched the “Blue Neighborhood” trilogy movie, and my music taste has never been the same since. I was able to relate to every song on that al...

5 Songs to Sweeten the Heart of the School Year

5 Songs to Sweeten the Heart of the School Year

Belinda Zhou

October 1, 2018

To put it simply, Ariana Grande’s fourth studio work, “Sweetener,” is the album I never knew I needed. In her interview with Jimmy Fallon, Grande explains that the album title was inspired by “bringing light to a situation or to someone’s life, or somebody else who brings light to your life...

Songs that will bring Tori Kelly’s “Hiding Place” out of hiding

Songs that will bring Tori Kelly’s “Hiding Place” out of hiding

Jessica Li

September 24, 2018

A painstaking wait of more than two years. Black and white visuals. Rad riffs. Full on gospel choir. Welcome to the first Music Monday of the new school year! The music this week: Tori Kelly’s new album “Hiding Place” (which, in my very objective opinion, is the best album that has come out to...

Christmas songs for the road

Christmas songs for the road

Divya Nelakonda

December 19, 2017

It’s finally the holiday season! If you know me, you know that there is no holiday I enjoy more than Christmas. And while I’d like to say that I spend my winter break sipping a hot cocoa in front of the fireplace, whether it’s driving to the mall to shop for presents, driving up to the tree farm to ...

Five Homecoming Hits

Five Homecoming Hits

Ashley Song and Diana Xu

October 2, 2017

It’s Homecoming Week! We don’t know about you, but in our opinion, there is no better way to muster up school spirit than to jam out to these five songs from High School Musical (HSM), varying from sweet and slow to upbeat and dynamic. And since the theme is ‘Games’, let’s play one. Try and liste...

Five songs to add to YOUR playlist

Five songs to add to YOUR playlist

Kelsey Lu, Photo Editor

September 4, 2017

Recently, I’ve been listening to the five songs listed below nonstop. These songs encompass different beats and sounds. Put on a pair of earbuds and let's go on a roller coaster of songs! Havana - Camila Cabello, Young Thug This upbeat song has been played a little too much on my Spotify play...

Five Songs to Evoke Creative Vibes

Five Songs to Evoke Creative Vibes

Srinidhi Seshadri and Patricia Wei

August 28, 2017

As second-year staff members on the Epic, we’ve spent a lot of time writing and designing. While making graphics, designing layouts, editing photos or writing stories, we often listen music to cultivate a chill and creative atmosphere. Today, we share with you some of the songs that stimulate our cr...

Five Songs to Prepare You for the School Year

Hatim Saifee, Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

Welcome back to Music Monday! We started off with five timeless summer songs to make the transition from summer to school smooth but energetic. This week, we bring you five songs that will continue the vibe, but also prepare you to get ready for all the assignments and test to come. They are evocativ...

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