Academy Chatter: What is your favorite song and why?

Madison Polack, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Max Polack, sophomore:Am I Wrong because it reminds me of summer.”

Teddy Suda, senior: The Grouch by Green Day. I like it because it is pure attitude.”

Kiki Kussow, sophomore:Home by Phillip Phillips because it is a happy song.”

Alex Ruiz, sophomore: “Without a doubt the National Anthem. It really brings out the patriot in me… nothing gets you pumped up for draining some tre bombs like America, amiright??”

Wade Druar, sophomore:I Wanna Rock, see song title.”

Nathan Budde, sophomore: “A Change of Seasons by Dream Theater–you’ve just got to listen to it.”

Elise Witmer, senior: Propaganda by Kill J because it is my 3 a.m. power up and finish my homework anthem.”

Danielle Lippert, sophomore:Circles by the Young Romans because it is a really good song, and it was one of my favorite shows.”

Jay Stadtmueller, sophomore:My House.”

Zack Jerzyk, sophomore: “Choosing a single song as a favorite seems rather limiting in my opinion, so I haven’t bothered with the effort to determine an absolute favorite song; however, among my favorites would be the song Imperial Capital Agniratha from the video game Xenoblade Chronicles.”

Clare Ravizza, sophomore: “Trouble (stripped) by Halsey because her voice is so natural and real.”

Max Pallini, sophomore: “Any One Direction song because they really give me the feels.”

Grant Shilbauer, sophomore:She Don’t Love You by Eric Paslay because it actually tells a story that is relevant.”

Eliza Stackhouse, sophomore:The Goofy Goober Song because Spongebob knows how to write a hit song.”

Jenjira Yodsirisuk, sophomore:Irreplaceable by Madilyn Paigen because it is a slow song and has a beautiful melody. Also, it has a good meaning.”

Cade Van Den Heuvel, senior:Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.”

Diana Lei, sophomore:Yesterday by Beatles because I always liked old music, and this song can make think of a lot of things. At first I will feel lost, but then I can have more energy to stay positive.”

Simon Neta, sophomore:God Bless America because there is God and America.”

Alex Eclavea, sophomore:Ocean Song by Discarded because it is very calming and reminds me of when I’m on the North Shore of Oahu surfing of sitting on the beach eating an Acaí Bowl.”

Morgan Emmel, senior:Moments by tove lo because it’s a good song.”

Ben Weber, sophomore:Seasons by Future Islands.”

Jack Brandt, senior:Lost Boy.”

Jacob Zeise, senior: Sorry, Blame It On Me by Akon because it’s a ballad about how Akon struggled in life and made mistakes just like every human and how he overcame those struggles. Also Akon realizes the wrong he’s done and apologizes for it through song.”

Jeff Vogelsang, senior:Father Stretch My Hand Pt. 1 because the first few lines just speak to me.”

Matthew Burke, senior:Shoop.”

Elizabeth Voigt, senior:One Call Away because I like to help people out when they are down and want them to know that I’m there for them.”

Grant Noble, sophomore: Goober Goober Rock because Spongebob sings it.”

Katie Romes, sophomore:Certain Things by James Arthur because I really like his style of music and it doesn’t sound edited at all–it’s just real.”

Allen Nie, senior:Beautiful Times.”

Michael Heide, sophomore:Black Friday by Kendrick Lamar because it doesn’t make any sense.”

Matthew Wendricks, senior:The Martin Audiobook.”

Brehme Quidzinski, senior:Alive by Pearl Jam because the song has a great intro, and it was some of the band’s early and best work. The guitar solo at the end will just make you go crazy and bang your head.”

Sam Brada, senior:Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell because it speaks to me on a spiritual level.”

Hannah Dercks, sophomore:Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine because it’s a good song to sing to.”

Daniel Patz, sophomore:Being Alive from Company because it stresses some truths about love and marriage.”

Claire Sievert, sophomore:Over and Over Again because the singer, Nathan Sykes, is dreamy and talented.”

Nick Robinson, senior:Get Down on It by Kool and the Gang because I like to groove.”

Zach Krysiak, senior: Holy, Holy, Holy by Reginald Heiber because of the deep and profound message that it sends.”

Maddie Brusda, senior:What are Words by Chris Medina because it is inspiring.”

Rachael Brady, senior: I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) because it is uplifting and reminds me of my sister!”

Sam Schmitz, sophomore: 7 Years because I like the message it sends.”

Isaac Sidon, sophomore:Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes because I feel as if I can closely relate to the lyrics and that the artist knows how to appeal to teens.”

James Fitzwater, sophomore: Fast Car by Tracy Chapman because it talks about the struggles of a person in a less fortunate place and how they came out of it.”