Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Mitski Miyawaki , known mononymously as Mitski, is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter.

The Only Heartbreaker: An Intimate Profession of Self-Sabotaging in Relationships

Maya Sarimsakci, Staff Writer May 8, 2022

Reminiscent of a sound that reverberated through the 80’s, Mitski’s The Only Heartbreaker – a part of her newly released album “Laurel Hell” – expresses a stinging guilt and rampant sense of...

Backed by her signature red lip and 14 new tracks on Red (TV), Taylor Swift is taking full control of her music. 

Taylor Swift’s Red: A Look Into Love, Life, and Heartbreak

Mandy Yu, School News Editor February 27, 2022

In the Swiftieverse, amidst Easter eggs, emotional lyrics, and sacred scarves, the latest groundbreaking event has taken place. Taylor Swift has just rereleased Red, and after taking one listen, you will...

30 was the top selling album of 2021 with 1.463 million copies sold in the U.S. according to Billboard Records.

30: A Chapter of Grief, Acceptance, and Recovery

Maya Sarimsakci, Staff Writer February 21, 2022

Making her debut after a six-year-long break from the music industry, Adele paints a vivid picture of the sorrows and grief that have befallen her marriage – leading to her subsequent divorce – in...

The album art for Closer, which depicts The Appiani Family Tomb In The Staglieno Cimitero Monumentale, Genoa, Italy.

Closer by Joy Division — A Solemn Statement of Purpose

Ferris Haukom, Junior Associate Editor January 5, 2022

“Welcome to the Atrocity Exhibition,” Ian Curtis announces during a 1980 live performance, setting the tone for Joy Division’s definitive album, Closer. The album opens with “Atrocity...

Pedro playing Chopins Fantasie Impromptu at the OHS Summer 2021 Talent Show.

Pedro Aguilar: Behind the Musicians at OHS

Maya Sarimsakci, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

Among the many talented Pixels who showcased their skill at the OHS Talent Show, Pedro Aguilar, playing Frederic Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu, caught the audience's attention with his profound playing....

The Music Circle’s Essential Halloween Playlist

Ferris Haukom, Junior Associate Editor October 23, 2021

 

The 2021 Grammys were accused of snubbing The Weeknd by not nominating him in any categories, prompting questions about the processes, purposes, and validity of the Grammys.

The GRAMMYs: An Examination of the Purpose and Importance of Award Shows

Ferris Haukom, Junior Associate Editor March 31, 2021

After the Grammy awards on March 14, there was, as always, much discussion of the winners, losers, and integrity of the choices made. One prominent “snub” was The Weeknd, for his album “After Hours,”...

Maddy Manning-Bi, 22

Maddy Manning-Bi: Living Life Through Words and Notes

Kaveri Udupa, Staff Writer October 12, 2020

Maddy Manning-Bi, ‘22, is a girl in a hurry. A sopranist, cellist, pianist, violinist, and dancer, she’s also a peer tutor, teaching assistant, and a student ambassador at the OHS. She co-leads the...

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