Album Reviews

By: Shelby Flomen & Noa Salamon

Days Are Gone Haim Columbia/Polydor 2013

Haim_-_Days_Are_Gone In the 11-track debut album, Days Are Gone, sisters, Este, Alana, and Danielle, give listeners a taste of their California, indie-pop/rock sound. What I love most about this album is the combination of musical influences from so many different genres and eras, while still maintaining a distinct style of its own. Days Are Gone has been described as a mix of 70’s and 80’s soft rock, with a hint of 90’s R&B. With comparisons made to Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Joni Mitchel, and even Michael Jackson, Haim has the versatility to incorporate almost any artists’ sound into their music. Another impressive aspect of the band is that all three of the girls play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing their own harmonies – a rare find in the music world today. Song to Listen to: My Song 5 Continue reading “Album Reviews”

Toronto Finds: Places You Don’t Know About… But Should

By: Megan Cramer

Hidden deep within the bustle of Chinatown lays a hole-in-the-wall worth talking about! This restaurant, called Ding Dong Pastries and Café, is located at 321 Spadina Ave. If you’ve ever wanted to try some unusual Dim Sum-style pastries butwere worried about the price, this is the place for you!

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Club Profiles

By: Rachel Almuli

Concert Choir 

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Concert Choir, Massey Hall 2014

By far the largest club at Forest Hill, the concert choir sings both classical songs and modern music and performs at many different concerts over the year, including the Winter and Spring Concerts as well as with other TDSB choirs at Massey Hall.  No singing experience is required at all, and the general attitude is ‘the more the merrier’.  Led by Miss Dalamba, concert choir rehearses every Tuesday at lunch and every Wednesday after school in the Vocal Room.

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Catharsis

Prologue

By: Hazel Zenarosa

All I heard was a deafening silence. My heart pounded in my chest as if it was hammering its way out. All of my nerves felt numb, and my feet were glued to the ground. I tried to clench my shaking fist but it was no use. I began breathing fast and shallow through my parted lips, and a bead of sweat trickled down the side of my forehead.

I ignored all of the people that were looking at me. I ignored their alarmed expressions, their gasping mouths that seemed to shout something to me.

I also ignored the speeding car heading straight towards me.

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“Catharsis” Artwork by Fides Linga

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