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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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Kiera Pendleton-White

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer

Kiera Pendleton-White is a senior and journalism student at Carlmont High School. She enjoys anything that has to do with music or reading.


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All the harmonies in Traveller are sung by Stapletons wife, Morgane Stapleton.

‘Traveller’ is an award-winning snoozefest

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer March 14, 2016

Award-winning composer Chris Stapleton delves into the performance industry with his new album "Traveller." The new album has added to Stapleton's award collection by winning both “Best Country Album”...

“This Is Acting” is the Australian’s seventh studio album in her impressive 19 year long career.

‘This Is Acting’ is full of rejection

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer February 9, 2016

The way that people handle rejection says a lot about them, and Sia handles rejection in a most peculiar way. In an interview done by RTV Slovenija, Sia said that “This Is Acting” is a compilation...

The song Hallelujah on the album debuted as No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

One-man band brings an oddly charming album

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer January 27, 2016

Brendon Urie as Panic! at the Disco comes back strong with the album "Death Of A Bachelor." The first song on the album, "Victorious," sets an entirely justified celebratory scene for the rest of "Death...

Plattens Fight Song has reached double platinum sales in the United States.

‘Wildfire’ shows off songwriting prowess

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer January 13, 2016

For her first album released under a major label, Rachel Platten is starting off strong with "Wildfire." There’s quite a lot of variety in the album, which is pretty surprising from a singer-songwriter...

Coldplay has released information saying that they will tour for their newest album, A Head Full of Dreams.

‘A Head Full of Dreams’ is a collage of sounds

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer December 10, 2015

With Coldplay's eight Brit Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and seven Grammy Awards, they clearly know what they're doing as a band and have gone and created another great album. "A Head Full...

Bieber is the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album reach Billboards Top 100 list.

‘Purpose’ saved by backing tracks

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer November 24, 2015

The most recent album released by pop icon Justin Bieber fell completely flat. All the songs on this album seem to be created with the same formula: repetition, airy vocals, good backing tracks, and...

In the end, everything turned out fine, and the two couples were married.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ was a comedic success

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer November 10, 2015

The lighting dimmed and on the stage was a courtyard with a beautiful staircase, painted to look like it was made of stone blocks. There were a few red plants dangling from the rails on the stairs. On...

5 Seconds of Summer also created their own music label called Hi or Hey Records.

‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ has unexpected variety

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer October 27, 2015

5 Seconds of Summer created a good variety of songs on their newest album that ranged from their traditional pop punk sound to slow ballads. The band started off their career by uploading covers of...

The song Exs & Ohs was given platinum status by Music Canada.

‘Love Stuff’ mixes soul with alternative

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer October 15, 2015

Elle King starts out strong with her debut album, "Love Stuff." The entire album shows off King’s extremely soulful voice while mixing it with an electric guitar and other instruments commonly found...

‘WILD’ brings a twist to synthpop

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer September 29, 2015

"WILD," Troye Sivan's latest project, makes great use of electronics when combining them with melodic vocals. Sivan started out his singing career by performing on the Channel Seven Perth Telethon,...

Glynne has worked with Emeli Sandé in the album for the song Saddest Vanilla.

‘I Cry When I Laugh’ exposes unadulterated vocal work

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer September 15, 2015

In her debut album, "I Cry When I Laugh," singer Jess Glynne sets herself apart from other pop artists by having her voice be the focus on top of electronics. The British singer began her career by...

The name Halsey comes from an anagram of the artists actual name: Ashley.

‘Badlands’ brings up deeper issues

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer September 1, 2015

With her new album climbing up the charts, Halsey’s genre of indie pop reaches the ears of the masses. “Badlands” is Halsey’s debut album and has gained popularity in the same way that she started...

Clarkson discussed personal topics with her songs Nostalgic and Tightrope.

‘Piece by Piece’ tour leads by example

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer August 26, 2015

On Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 the "Piece by Piece" tour made their stop at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and set the bar for future pop concerts. As people slowly filled the seats, the opening act, Abi Ann,...

Junior Denis Yudin and senior Daniel Thompson played the parts of Romeo and Juliet respectively.

Shakespeare with a twist

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer May 5, 2015

“To be or not to be, that is the question.” This quote from the classic play “Hamlet” is normally very serious in context, as it originated in a scene in which Prince Hamlet considers suicide. It...

The setting for the show was in the parlor of Starkweather Mansion in the late 1990s.

A classic game of whodunnit

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer April 14, 2015

"Who did it?" is a phrase common in murder mysteries. The Carlmont Drama Department played on this in their production of the play, “Murder’s in the Heir.” “Murder’s in the Heir” is a...

Mixed Choir also performs Sweetheart of the Sun at All State Honor Choir.

Carlmont students advance to All State

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer March 31, 2015

"It was a beautiful, glorious, delicious experience. Singing with skilled musicians from all over California and hearing their various backgrounds was an truly eye-opening experience," said senior Adrian...

Shastas choir director, Gavin Spencer, conducted the Shasta Womens Choir and the former Carlmont Treble Clef choir as they performed Famine Song.

Shasta High School pays a visit to Carlmont

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer March 16, 2015

"I was so excited to do an exchange with another high school because we've never done that before," said junior Loran Branch. The exchange was one of the last stops for Shasta High School’s choirs...

Senior Rebecca Medina dressed as a Nazi soldier when she played Dancing Over the (Berlin) Wall.

Carlmont showcases musical talent

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer March 2, 2015

“We’re going to be losing a lot of talent this year,” said Instrumental Music Director John DaBaldo at the Carlmont High School Chamber Music Night. Chamber Music Night showcased the abilities...

After all groups performed, they watched a performance by the East Bay Singers, CSUEBs choir.

Choir ventures to East Bay

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer February 17, 2015

Choir is on the loose. Treble Clef, Carlmont's advanced girls choir, traveled to California State University East Bay on Thursday for the Cal State East Bay Chamber Choir Invitational. Chamber choirs...

There are a lot of group numbers in the production, including  one titled, Im in Love with a Girl Named Fred.

The mattress arrives at Carlmont

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer February 2, 2015

The time has come. This year’s musical, "Once Upon a Mattress," is opening this week. Based loosely on the story of the Princess and the Pea, the musical is about a kingdom in medieval times that...

The performers piled onto the stage at the end of the concert to perform their last song.

Carlmont and Chapman University join forces

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer January 22, 2015

The Chapman choir has invaded Carlmont. The Chapman University Singers came to Carlmont on Jan. 20 on their tour and interacted with Carlmont’s Chamber Singers and Treble Clef choirs. During third...

Once Upon a Mattress aired twice as television specials in 1964 and 1972.

The road to mattresses

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer January 7, 2015

The lights shine upon a bare stage. Performers mill around looking at their scripts, attempting to memorize their lines, dances, and songs. There is a sense of urgency as the deadline draws closer...

The single debuted at number 46 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Gwen Stefani is back with ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer December 11, 2014

Stefani's new single "Baby Don't Lie" brings her back onto the music scene as a solo artist. In the beginning of her music career, Stefani started out as the lead singer and co-founder for the rock...

The music video for Mary, Did You Know? has over 14 million views on Pentatonixs YouTube channel.

‘That’s Christmas to Me’ works a new Christmas angle

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer December 3, 2014

Pentatonix has delivered a fresh angle on classical Christmas tunes in their newest album “That’s Christmas to Me.” This is their fifth album since they won the televised a capella competition...

Four will be featured in One Directions next tour, On The Road Again.

‘Four’ is just another pop album

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer November 21, 2014

One Direction has created another album that has the same pop sound and theme as their other three. "Four" is the fourth album that One Direction has released since they were formed by Simon Cowell...

1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the first week it was released.

‘1989’ shows Taylor Swift’s change to pop

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer November 6, 2014

Taylor Swift has finally graduated from her country-girl roots with her new album "1989." "1989" is the first album that Swift has fully placed under the pop genre instead of country. "I liked her...

Maroon 5s latest album was released Aug. 29, selling over 164,000 copies in its first week.

‘V’ shows a lack of originality

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer October 23, 2014

Maroon 5’s new album "V" delivers their familiar pop songs with a few twists. The album has the same distinctive easy-going pop sound that Maroon 5 is known for because of lead singer, Adam Levine. But...

Cover art for Fall Out Boys  new single

‘Centuries’ is the next teenage anthem

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer October 8, 2014

“Centuries” came as a tremendous surprise to Fall Out Boy fans. The band Fall Out Boy released the single in the middle of their US tour Monumentour with Paramore. The tour was for "Saving Rock...

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