With 8 million metric tons of plastic being dumped into the ocean every year, ocean pollution develops into one of the biggest environmental challenges on planet Earth. Plastic drifts together into large circular currents called gyres which traverse the world's oceans. Trash dumped into the sea in Asia could be America’s problem in a matter of years.
From being up in trees in the high adventure ropes course to showing their vulnerable side around a campfire, the class of 2020 found themselves stretching their comfort zones during the annual senior retreat at Hume Lake. The games, activities and team-bonding exercises all helped unite this years senior class.
When I first heard The Eagle and Child, it was January 2018, at Hume Lake winter camp. I was impressed by the unique twist they placed on old hymns, larger than life stage presence and original songs that provided an anthem for the weekend. I hadn’t followed the band closely since then, but my friend Alex Rurik was a strong advocate for them. He wore their merchandise constantly and consistently played them in the car. When this album released, several friends had high opinions and encouraged me to do a review. I decided I had to see what the hype was about.
With the 2019 tennis season in full swing, senior Alex Rurik prepares for one final run at a valley championship. After falling one match short from the title a year ago, Rurik’s appetite for the title has exponentially increased. Rurik’s tennis career began in 7th grade. He participated because his friends were playing, and they helped him quickly become an excellent player.
After receiving a Grammy for album of the year, Apple Music’s album of the year, and CMA’s album of the year, I decided I had to listen to Kacey Musgraves’ fourth studio album, Golden Hour. If I didn’t know Kacey Musgraves was a country artist, I never would’ve considered this a country album. Country is my least favorite genre, but I decided to give this one a try.
Today, Twitter users tweet world wide over 500 million times per day, a number that continues to grow. Typically, tweets either go viral within minutes or drop beneath waves of content. With only 280 characters, it seems difficult to captivate an audience. Here at The Feather, this is what we aim for.
After a video of Pharrell Williams enjoying one of Maggie Rogers’ songs during his Masterclass with students at NYU Clive Davis Institute went viral, Rogers was thrusted into the spotlight, leaving people wondering how her career would unfold.