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Claire Weigus

On February 4th, 2024, the 66th annual Grammy presented Taylor Swift with album of  the year for Midnights. In her acceptance speech, Taylor gave her fans a surprise announcement of a brand new album called The Tortured Poets Department! It  will be her 11th album, and comes  after 2 re-recordings of her previous albums, 1989 and Speak Now. This will be her 5th album that isn’t going to be recorded under Scooter Braun, and is expected to come out April 19th 2024. 

A common pattern that Taylor Swift has kept up is that she releases a new album, and then 2 re-releases. It was noticed by fans after she released the twin albums Folklore and Evermore, and then released Fearless and Red (Taylor’s verizon). Eleven months later Taylor released Midnights, and soon after came 1989 and Speak Now  (Taylor’s version). Although some fans speculated that she would follow this pattern, the album Reputation is about Taylor breaking from her past patterns.

After receiving her award, Taylor took to Instagram to post what is presumed to be the album cover of the upcoming album. Miss Swift took her fans for a ride, because many speculated that Taylor was going to release a re-recording of her 2018 album Reputation. It is a black and white album, and after Taylor changed her profile picture to black and white, as well as wearing a black and white dress, many fans were certain she was going to confirm  what they have been thinking. But Taylor took it a step farther and introduced a brand new album instead. 

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Genesis Ayala, Staff Writer
Genesis Ayala is a freshman in stinger this year! She's in Student Council, Hispanic Heritage Club, Human Rights Club, and  PSAC. Outside of school she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, and walking her dog, Mocha.
Claire Weigus, Editor-in-Chief
Claire Weigus, a Senior at Hinsdale South, has been on the Stinger Staff since Freshman year. Outside of school she is a competitive dancer. In her free time she enjoys reading books, especially from her favorite authors: Lauren Oliver, and Megan Miranda. A fun fact about Claire is she does not have an appendix. 

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