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The editors of The Voice and pose for a photo at Prom.

Advice from a graduating senior

By Courtney Thomas
May 8, 2017

I have been in high school for four short years now, and will be officially done in 10 days. Years and years of hard work have led to this final last day...

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First single from Halsey’s new album released

By Courtney Thomas
April 20, 2017

alsey has been teasing fans for the past month on Twitter about her new album, "hopeless fountain kingdom," set to drop June 2. "Now or Never" was released...

The Voice staff members accept award in New York City

The Voice staff members accept award in New York City

By Courtney Thomas
March 23, 2017

he weekend of March 16-18, 10 staff members from The Voice and attended the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual spring conference...

The Strokes posing for their Facebook followers (Courtesy of The Strokes Facebook).

The Strokes’ “Someday” is still a hit

By Courtney Thomas
March 14, 2017

his song was requested by our A&E editor to be song of the week, so this one's for you Lucas! In September of 2002, The Strokes released one of their...

The duo posing during a photoshoot (Courtesy of Marian Hills Facebook).

“Down” puts Marian Hill on the map

By Courtney Thomas
March 7, 2017

arian Hill, a fairly unheard of duo, has recently sparked the interest of Americans, due to frequent play on the radio. "Down" is part of the duo's first...

The Wrecks performing their song (Courtesy of Facebook).

The Wrecks are up and coming

By Courtney Thomas
February 25, 2017

he Wrecks, an up and coming indie rock band, only have a few released songs at the moment. But their best one by far, "Favorite Liar," is a catchy tune...

The Mr. HHS contests pose after the show, holding their awards (C. Thomas).

Mr. HHS Pageant is a success

By Courtney Thomas
February 22, 2017

he Mr. HHS 2017 competition took place Feb. 14 in the auditorium. Eight boys took to the stage at 7 p.m. to compete to win a free tux rental for prom....

The Submarine album cover (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Song of the week: “Stuck on the Puzzle”

By Courtney Thomas
February 14, 2017

his song was requested by our very own features editor, Natalie Trzeciak. Alex Turner, the lead singer in Arctic Monkeys, has not only been backed by a...

The album cover for In too Deep (Courtesy of Wikmedia).

Reliving the old Sum 41

By Courtney Thomas
February 8, 2017

n light of 101 WKQX's Piqniq Music Festival tickets going on sale, I started listening to music by the artists who are going to be there. The only song...

The Lumineers performing in concert (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

The Lumineers inspire us to follow our dreams

By Courtney Thomas
January 26, 2017

leep on the Floor" was released by The Lumineers on Nov. 16, 2016, as the fourth single from their second album, "Cleopatra." The first time I heard "Sleep...

Junior Jack Filpi drumming out, surrounded by his other fellow percussionists (R. OSullivan).

Drumming to his own beat

By Courtney Thomas
January 24, 2017

In sixth grade, junior Jack Filpi joined band to pursue his love of music; he started out on the tuba. That following February though, Filpi was concussed,...

Bishop Briggs poses for a picture (Courtesy of Facebook).

“Wild Horses” is the newest party hit

By Courtney Thomas
January 17, 2017

ritish singer, Bishop Briggs, has been just a song away from launching her career and "Wild Horses" may have done just that for her. From Bishopbriggs,...

The album cover for the bands latest Christmas album (Courtesy of Pentatonix Facebook).

A new way to sing Christmas songs

By Courtney Thomas
December 20, 2016

heard this song the other day and I was kind of in awe at how cool these guys are. I'm sure everyone has heard their version of "Hallelujah" at least...

Jacks Mannequins first studio album cover, Everything in Transit (Courtesy of Facebook).

Jack’s Mannequin’s ‘Dark Blue’ has many different meanings

By Courtney Thomas
December 11, 2016

ack's Mannequin, now known as the popular group Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, recorded "Dark Blue" way back in 2005 for their first studio album....

Senior Morgan Clausen wins then opening tip off against the Cary Grove Trojans.

Huntley girls basketball trample the Trojans

By Courtney Thomas
December 7, 2016

On Dec. 6, Huntley High School's girls varsity basketball team took on the Cary Grove Trojans, beating them 44-28. However, this was not an easy win for...

101 WKQXs Nights We Stole Christmas night one rocked the Aragon

101 WKQX’s “Nights We Stole Christmas” night one rocked the Aragon

By Courtney Thomas
December 4, 2016

[1]01 WKQX hosted night one of their fifth annual concert series, "The Nights We Stole Christmas," on Dec. 1, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Before...

Colors was released on Halseys debut album Badlands (Courtesy of

‘Colors’ adds dimension to the meaning of love

By Courtney Thomas
November 14, 2016

olors" by Halsey was released on her debut album, "Badlands," on Aug. 28, 2015. Halsey has become insanely popular since then, but I like to think I'm...

The Chicago Cubs have officially ended the curse (Courtesy of Facebook).

Celebrate the World Series win with ‘Go Cubs Go’

By Courtney Thomas
November 3, 2016

he Chicago Cubs won the World Series last night after a 108-year drought. The Cubs' theme song, "Go Cubs Go," could be heard all across the celebrating...

The album cover for Lucky (Courtesy of Creative Commons).

‘Lucky’ takes us back to 2009

By Courtney Thomas
October 24, 2016

n Jan.13, 2009, one of the sweetest and most calming songs I've ever heard was released: "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. The song is about love...

The Huntley red raiders playing volleyball against Crystal Lake South (C. Thomas).

Huntley volleyball wins match against Crystal Lake South in three games

By Courtney Thomas
October 19, 2016

Huntley High School's varsity volleyball team went up against Crystal Lake South yesterday night in a fast-paced, high-energy game. Huntley won in three...

Florence Welch singing at one of her concerts (Courtesy of Facebook).

Throwback to Florence + The Machine’s “No Light, No Light”

By Courtney Thomas
October 17, 2016

"No Light, No Light," was released on Florence + The Machine's second studio album, "Ceremonials," on Oct. 28, 2011. The song was released as a single...

The single cover for Million Reasons (Courtesy of Lady Gagas Facebook).

“Million Reasons:” Lady Gaga’s comeback song

By Courtney Thomas
October 13, 2016

Lady Gaga has been off the music radar since 2014, a full two years, until recently with the release of "Perfect Illusion," released Sept. 9, and her most...

Huntley High Schools varsity volleyball team huddles together during a time out to talk strategy for the remainder of the game (C. Thomas).

Varsity volleyball blocks Jacobs win

By Courtney Thomas
October 6, 2016

ast night, Huntley High School's varsity volleyball team beat Jacobs in two games, winning the first 25-15, and the second 25-18. According to Coach Karen...

Lead singer, Tyler Joseph, joining the screaming fans as he sings one of their many hit songs (Courtesy of twenty one pilots Facebook page).

twenty one pilots’ “Heathens” Makes History for Band

By Courtney Thomas
October 4, 2016