Literary magazine hosts Coffeehouse


Omnia Saed

Students like junior Milton Garcia preformed their original music at the Coffeehouse.

The Filament hosted its semi-annual Coffeehouse after school on Nov. 6. It turned out to be a full house, making it a successful event.

Students had to audition in order to perform. In the end, 12 students were chosen.

The coffee house consisted of two Acts with a 15 minute intermission in between. Some students sang while playing the guitar and others recited poetry.

“I thought the coffee house went very well,” Filament sponsor Fusun Sulzbach said.

During the performances, the audience was able to drink coffee and enjoy baked goods. Some performers sang in duets while Seniors Angel Jomuad and Claudette Pagulayan performed a duet singing “Skinny Love” by Birdy and “Buy U a Drank” by T-Pain ft. Yung Joc.

“It was better than I thought,” senior Angel Jomuad said. “I had fun,”

Another performance was done by sophomores Leif Christian L. Jomuad and Aldwin Pagulayan who performed “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake and “Royals” by Lorde.

Seniors Emily Vo and Yemi Zewdu performed “Impossible” by Shontelle. Senior Yemi Zewdu played the piano while both her and senior Emily Vo sang.

It was Vo’s first time performing for the coffee house.

“I was nervous at first. Although we messed up a few times, our performance turned out well,” Vo said.

Co-Editor in Chief of Filament, senior Melissa Stamp felt that the coffee house went really well.

“I think things turned out really well and it was one of the best coffeehouses I have ever been to,” Stamp said. “Everything turned out better than expected thanks to our amazing staff and incredibly talented performers.”

Filament is planning on hosting another Coffee House mid-March.

“We’re going to do a lot more advertising since this was right after the four day weekend and not many people were aware of it. We would also like to have more people audition, with more variety. We’re hoping for more raps and poetry,” Sulzbach said.

Filament is also planning on hosting a poetry slam later on in the year.

The Filament is a student run literary magazine that is published in May. To be published students must submit their writing through their English teacher and from there the Filament committee chooses what it publish in their magazine. It is distributed along with yearbooks.