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The Power of Music

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Camryn Lumada-Williams
Rocky and Billie Eilish aren’t exactly two peas in a pod but are both great motivators.

Music has been helpful for people throughout the years all around the world. Whether this be for studying, escaping realities, or helping them find their outlets. Those who participate in sports at Shadow Ridge have been using music to inspire and motivate themselves to be excited about the upcoming game/competition. 

The captain of the dance team, junior Jodi Barber, uses songs written by Billie Eilish to get her excited for her next event. 

“Anything by Billie Eilish is a great way to make me feel pumped,” Barber said. 

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Barber loves how Eilish’s voice can make her feel at ease.

“Billie Eilish has such a calming voice and the way she uses it in her songs helps me get into the zone,” Barber stated. 

Eilish’s music has even created multiple TikTok trends including the one-breath singing challenge on the bridge of  The 30th. During this challenge singers must hold their breath while singing 77 words with no hesitation. Many singers have attempted this challenge and have succeeded after a billion tries. 

Jodi Barber is making her way to one of her competitions. (Jodi Barber )

Through those bored days and ocean eyes, with the help of her brother Finneas and more than 100 million fans, Eilish has made quite a name for herself since 2015. 

The two have been breaking musical records with their hit songs and continuous talent in the making. So there’s no doubt that she positively impacts Barber’s life. 

Abraham Pollock is a Shadow Ridge junior who is part of the swim team. He is one of the students who uses music as a way to make him feel like he’s Rocky. 

Pollock states, “The theme song of Rocky ‘Gonna Fly Now’ is empowering nonetheless. I feel like I could win and that I could punch through the waters.” 

 

The Shadow Ridge Stampeded team of 2023-2024 (Jodi Barber )

All Pollock wants is to go the distance while he swims through the cold waters of competition and life. As Rocky courses through Pollock’s veins, he does just that. 

Music is a beautiful thing that is expressed globally. Through different genres making their way through cultures, the lyrics and the notes being played can make people go through all of the emotions. It can make them happy, sad, angry, maybe even scared. It’s been used to declare love and to break it. But it’s also been a positive way to make students feel at home and heard. From Rocky’s theme to Lost Cause by Billie Eilish, music has always been by people’s side. With the TV on blast for the next 30 years, music will continue to be a part of many lives through the generations.

 

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Camryn Lumada-Williams
Camryn is a junior at Shadow Ridge High School who has way too many hobbies. She sings, dances, draws, and writes. Her biggest passion in life is singing and hopes to be a singer when she grows up. She spends most of her time watching shows then later forgetting they even exist. She is kind and optimistic about life hoping for a better future. Camryn can't wait to explore new writing opportunities.
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