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Christina Grimmie (1994-2016) was a singer, songwriter, actress, and YouTuber. Grimmie was well-known for her YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs as well as videos for her own songs. Through the YouTube channel she created in 2009, Grimmie received popularity and recognition for her beautiful vocals. As the years went on, Grimmie only grew more popular. During this time, Grimmie wrote and produced her own singles and posted them on YouTube. Shortly after posting her second single, With Love, Grimmie auditioned for and got on the popular television show The Voice. Grimmie made it to the top three and was offered many record labels. In 2017, Grimmie was killed by a gunman while signing autographs. Grimmie’s death distressed the music community and caused a short-lived call for stricter gun control to prevent tragedies similar to Grimmie’s death. Grimmie is immortalized through her YouTube channel, where all of her covers and songs still remain.

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Rebecca Melton
Rebecca Melton, Spring Editor & Reporter
Rebecca Melton is an eighteen year-old senior at Colonia High School. She is heavily involved in the performing arts, having been apart of backstage crew since her freshman year. Melton is the Secretary of Colonia High School's Thespian Society and is the Student Technical Director of the CHS Theater.  Melton is also a member of the majority of Colonia High School's Bands. She is the Flute Section Leader of the Marching Band, and is the first chair flute in both Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. She also is a fan of tabletop gaming and has worked to create and game-master campaigns with her friends. Her favorite subject is English and she loves reading, her favorite genre being high fantasy. Melton intends to become an English teacher.

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