The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


Music makes the world go ’round

Mackenzie Olmstead March 16, 2021

When we’re little, a lot of the things we grow up to use on a daily basis were taught to us through song; the ABCs, the days of the week. I strongly believe music can be found or used in just about everything...

The experience that is rap

Ethan Smale, Online Reporter April 14, 2020

Whether it's at a concert, vibing to it in your car, or even kicked back in your bedroom with your headphones in, music helps us connect to our favorite artist and feel their music on a more personal level....

Mackenzie Olmstead

Mackenzie Olmstead

Mackenzie Olmstead, Editor March 15, 2020

Monday, June 1,  2020 Well, school is coming to an end, social distancing is practically a forgotten rule now, and a long needed discussion about ending racism and police brutality has erupted. 2020...

Say what’s up with Tommy Lietz

Parker Hopkins, Digital Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2020

A principal may seem like a far cry from the guy rockin’ out on stage, but that isn’t the case for our very own Tom Lietz. Long before he took over at Utica High School, Lietz graced the stage as...

Wrapping up the year with Spotify

Wrapping up the year with Spotify

Haley Grooms, Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2019

It is safe to say that over a decade’s worth of music, there are many different kinds of emotions that become attached to songs and artists. The music streaming application Spotify recently outlined...

Janitor John Najbaroski was in a band before coming to Utica.

Passing down the leather jacket, and a bit of musical history

Jennifer Vaida and Selina Rivera December 18, 2019

It’s the leather jacket that holds the past of a hidden star. Nobody would have guessed that custodian John Najbaroski was a musician for Annie Richards and Jester, as well as Johni Dee and the Mystery...

Utica alumnus comes home to perform new hits

Utica alumnus comes home to perform new hits

Parker Hopkins and Haley Grooms September 2, 2019

Chasing a lifelong dream may mean sacrifice, patience, or hard work to fulfill a goal. For 2014 alumnus Donovan Andrews, his dream has always been music. Andrews knew at a young age that he wanted to...

Getcha head in the game

Get’cha head in the game

Julia Bartoy, Guest Reporter January 4, 2019

When it comes to getting ready for games, the pre-game rituals that athletes have are endless. Some have handshakes, some pray, and some people listen to music. As for Chieftain basketball, 83% of the...

Bringing in new bops

Arianna Palushaj, Social Media Editor December 12, 2018

With all of the new music coming out, it is a necessity to make different playlists for each month. A wide range of music has just recently been released all the way from rap music to indie/soul music....

Music Podcasts by 156Pixx Inc.

Stephen Baird, Podcast Editor February 12, 2015

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