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Best songs to listen to this holiday season

Holiday music has a variety of styles, and it has something for every listener

Brandon Belgrad, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018

The holiday season is here, and we’ve created a playlist of twelve songs for you to enjoy. They range from old classics like “Let it snow” to newer hits such as Justin Bieber's “Mistletoe”. “In order to get into the holiday spirit I need to listen to Christmas music,” said Ryan Katic...

October playlist

As the weather changes, some students opt for their music playlists to change too.

Leah Stevens, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chef, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018

The changing of the seasons brings a lot of things: warmer clothes, colorful leaves, and for many, a change in music taste. With the shifting weather music tends to shift from energetic to calm and reflexive. “I feel like in the summer I’m always listening to songs that hype me, like radio pop songs or rap,” said Hannah Eichelman, seni...

Lil Wayne releases long awaited new album

Brandon Belgrad, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2018

Lil Wayne released "Tha Carter V", his 12th studio album, on Friday, Sept. 28. Lil Wayne is known for his wordplay, as well as influencing the new generation of rap artists. His career started in 1991 at the age of 9, when he was discovered and signed by Cash Money Records and since then he has re...

Young Thug’s Slime Language: An Underwhelming Project

The album cover to Slime Language is unique, as it spells YSL in sign language.

Brandon Belgrad, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2018

Jeffery Lamar Williams, better known as Young Thug, dropped a 15 song album titled Slime Language on Aug. 17. Slime Language is Young Thug’s 12th project, with his most recent being "Hear No Evil", which was released in early April. Young Thug is one of rap’s biggest influences, both musically a...

The perfect studying playlist

As students prepare for AP Exams and finals, many listen to music while studying to simultaneously calm their nerves and make the most of their study session.

Scott Bitautas, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018

With AP exams in progress and finals approaching, I have compiled a study playlist to help students get in the zone for focused studying. With instrumental music ranging from classical music to the Minecraft soundtrack, this playlist will have you wired and relaxed at the same time. Some say Classi...

Post Malone’s new album: is it worth the hype?

Post Malone's released his new album,

Hajera Naveed, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018

On Friday, April 27, rapper Post Malone released a new album titled "Beerbongs and Bentleys". The album was an immediate success, earning a platinum status just three days after its release. Many students said they were enthusiastic about the album’s release and have been diligently listening to it. ...

Students anticipate summer music festivals

Spring Awakening, a rising EDM festival, attracts many teenagers every year.

Scott Bitautas, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2018

During the summer, Chicago is home to a variety of activities that students and staff can look forward to. For many, the highlight of summer is experiencing one of the many musical festivals that the city hosts. Here's a list at some of the top festivals taking over Chicago this summer. Lollapalooza Lollapal...

March staff playlist

Artist Vance Joy, pictured here at Lollapalooza, is featured this month after putting out a new album in late February,

Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018

Every month, the Devils' Advocate staff will be sharing the songs that they just can't seem to get out of their heads. We'll be placing them all into a Spotify playlist for easy access, but if you don't use Spotify the list of songs can be found below. Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief (Online): "Z...

Slide into spring break jams

Spring break should be full of good vibes, no stress, and happy music.

Thea Sankari, Samia Douedari, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2018

Third quarter is definitely the most stressful for students, so almost all of the student body counts down the days until spring break. Spring break is a savior for many students during this stressful time. Whether you’re staying at home or going somewhere nice and sunny, it is a solid week where you ca...

February staff playlist

Khalid, a consistent favorite on the staff playlists, is back again after releasing

Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018

Every month, the Devils' Advocate staff will be sharing the songs that they just can't seem to get out of their heads. We'll be placing them all into a Spotify playlist for easy access, but if you don't use Spotify the list of songs can be found below. Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief (Online): "S...

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