Athenian's Advanced Band had a recording session at Fantasy Studios at the end of the spring 2015 semester.
2014-15 sophomores wrote and performed in the style of KQED Perspectives on topics of importance to them.
A collection of student-made videos for a variety of class assignments.
Videos of many of our drama productions, concerts, and other performers.
Fall 2014 Digital Music Class
Original digitally-composed student tracks.
More Student Videos
NYTimes Year in Rap Contest
For the last three years, US History and Current Events classes have written and submitted to the New York Times' Year in Rap Contest. And for the last 3 years, the NYTimes has chosen Athenian entries as winners.
The Giants took the Series, and Germany took the Cup Ferguson police force showin’ no mercy Eric Garner and Tamir all causin’ controversy On the world stage Russia tries to reign supreme While ISIS spills innocent blood by terrorist means Ebola took so many and we’re looking for a cure Whether we’ll stop it soon is still not yet sure And because Taylor Swift couldn’t let it go Her album buried Elsa in the snow Rogen and Franco better leave soon Or face the wrath of Kim Jong-Un Williams and Rivers left the world with a side stitch While Seymour Hoffman left Hunger Games in a ditch Maya Angelou knew why the caged bird sings But now in passing she’s finally found her wings…
Kiana A-K., Annemarie A., Jordon D., Nene E., Jake G., Jackson K., Madeleine K., Jonah K., Will M., Jenna T., Joshua T., Timmy W.
We saw Eric Garner fall to the floor Ray Rice in the elevator will go down in lore But what happened to Mike Brown after he left the store? So much money being spent in this world We got Kanye spending 12 mil on his girl 7 to 10 million per day to fight ISIS And don’t forget the costly Ukrainian crisis Some say North Korea hacked Sony—Outrageous! But when Ebola hit hard, health workers were courageous And Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize On girl’s education she won’t compromise
Audrey A., Ryan B., Kelia H., Jun K., Mara K., Natalie K., Anthony O., Zach O., James P., Vidya R., Bobby S., Annalise S., Nicole T., Christian T., Kristina Y.
The GOP led the government shut down A typhoon in the Philippines and many drown Dictator in Syria and rebels stay at odds While the one in Korea threw his uncle to the dogs Beysus and Yeezus made albums in the same year Hannah Montana started her twerking career The world caught fire and Broke Bad Snapchats and vining made notable fads NSA spied with big data, and a lie Ultrasonic focal points make sand fly 3-D printed guns flying 40 rounds each Google glass busts its stock and is within reach Dead at 84, Bob Grant, the right wing talker Driving a Porsche was what killed Paul Walker Overseas in Britain, the Iron Lady falls Down South Mandela dies, and the whole world bawls
–US History Class: Matias, Matt C., Cole, Xenia, Delaney, Chase, Kelsey, Rehemah, Ira, David, Clara, Bobby, Lindsay, Matt W.
The world mourned with South Africa and Venezuela US government dealt out many a furlough At least Pope Francis cared about the poor though Syrian executions and weapons were horrors Pollution in China forced people indoors An album was dropped by Beyonce But we still don’t know, What Does the Fox Say? We watched Miley join the twerking fad And saw the end of Breaking Bad Instagram and Twitter ruled the universe Facebook gettin’ ready for a ride in a hearse New computers can recognize your face 40 million customers, Target disgraced The hit show Glee missed their handsome lead and “The Black Angel of Death” came for Lou Reed
What happened? Let’s lay it out in this song Mitt Romney tried to win, but he lost to Barack Whatever happened with the war in Iraq? Romney slammed the 47%, so Obama got a job Banks had to pay the people they robbed People figured out that you only live once And if you believed in the apocalypse, you looked like a dunce The Mars rover landed, Honey Boo Boo was a star Felix flew from space, Gabby flew on the barre PSY kicked Bieber off the YouTube stage Two different giants won; it’s their golden age Aurora brought fear, Sandy made the East drown We cried for the first graders in Newtown Yet its horrors created heroes who sacrificed their lives We salute their courage, even as we mourn inside
— Athenian’s Current Events Class: Leah, Eileen, Gordon, Katie, Natalie, Phillip, Christian, Kora, Logan, Kaia, Alex, Tyler, Andrea, Helen, Lori and Ben