Playing music over the PA is a longstanding tradition


Demar Robinson

On Fridays, there is a tradition of playing music over the PA system during passing periods. 

This has been a tradition for almost ten years, and has been reasonably well received. The members of the student council curate most of the music during passing periods, often playing fan favorites.

Junior JJ Castelan is one of the students responsible for controlling the PA music.

‘’Being able to play music is actually pretty fun because we have a group of students who come together with different musical preferences. We all come together to compose or curate a playlist that shows the school’s spirit,” Castelan said.

Castelan often likes to choose nostalgic music, he strives for the late 2000s and early 2010s.

“I grew up listening to all types of music, R&B, pop, hip-hop and even soundtracks from musicals,” Castelan said.

Senior Ethan Price shared his opinion on the music.

“Set the scene: it’s Friday, emotions are flowing, the weekend is so close, when out of nowhere a distorted version of ‘Pink + White’ from Frank Ocean starts playing,” Price said. 

With the PA system being controlled over a phone, and the music is played from another phone, the quality can be pretty distorted.

“I also don’t see the point of playing music when most of the students here have AirPods or personal headphones in all day,” Price said.

Whether it’s appreciated or frowned upon, this tradition isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.