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So, you think your school can dance? (19 photos & video)

So, you think your school can dance? (19 photos & video)

Caitlin Hurst

February 10, 2011


Filed under Events

Behind the heavy sapphire curtain, excited dancers giggled, joked and did the robot as they prepared for their moment in the spotlight. On February 4, Buena’s annual dance concert brought together performers from schools and studios all over Ventura County. The show was a fundraiser for Bu...

Ventura’s Winter Showcase receives enthusiastic response

Ventura’s Winter Showcase receives enthusiastic response

Caitlin Trude

February 7, 2011


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Audience members talked amongst themselves excitedly as they anxiously waited for Ventura High School's Winter Showcase to begin Friday. Directed by Stefoni Rossiter Burgi, the show featured a number of drama students as well as the members of the “WHAT?” Improv Troupe. The showcase display...

‘Blue Valentine’ captivates with authenticity

‘Blue Valentine’ captivates with authenticity

Ben Gill

January 27, 2011


Filed under TV & Movies

“I’m pregnant!” two words that, depending upon the status of your relationship, you either dread or can’t wait to hear; and two words that in the case of a new indie film, Blue Valentine, that a couple neither expected, nor ever wanted, to hear. But the fact of the matter remains, there...

Review: A night of Jazz that lacked pizzazz

Review: A night of Jazz that lacked pizzazz

Katie Elvin

January 20, 2011


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Sweat gleamed off Mark Cross’ forehead as he belted out the encore requested of his band while opening for Joel Clemons and the Lemons Saturday night at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura. Joel Clemons and the Lemons, the featured act of the night, gave a passable performance; but they were outshone by the opening act, Mark Cross. Cross, a senior ...

“Season of the Witch” seasoned with weird

“Season of the Witch” seasoned with weird

Caitlin Hurst

January 20, 2011


Filed under TV & Movies

War, possessed girls, and Nicholas Cage. Season of the Witch, released Jan. 7, had the potential to be great, but it was ruined by an unsatisfying ending. It was a good movie until the last few scenes. The majority of the intriguing movie questions morality and is full of deception, but is ruined in ...

Workin’ for the Woman: Made in Dagenham

Workin’ for the Woman: Made in Dagenham

Ben Gill

January 11, 2011


Filed under TV & Movies

A 1968 Ford Mustang, a thing of eclectic and timeless beauty, proudly made in the great nation of England, but by whom? Men mainly, but also by a small band of 187 hard-working women in the small suburb of Dagenham; and for some reason they’re all really pissed off. Equal pay for equal work, r...

True Grit surprises skeptics with action and depth

True Grit surprises skeptics with action and depth

Rachel Crane

January 10, 2011


Filed under TV & Movies

You hear the word “Western” and immediately drunken cowboys, dingy saloons, bad accents, and gun show-downs swirl throughout your mind and give you reason to already rule out seeing the Coen Brothers’ newest film, True Grit. And although True Grit does contain all of these Western movie clichés, it interwe...

Student voices warm up cold night

Student voices warm up cold night

Rachel Crane

December 18, 2010


Filed under Events

Talent, charisma, and festivity were all on display Thursday when two different all-district show choirs dazzled the audience with their voices and creativity. Students and parents from all over the district crowded into the Ventura High School auditorium Thursday to watch the Noteables and Compan...

Best of 2010: Albums

Best of 2010: Albums

Anaika Miller

December 17, 2010


Filed under Best Of

10: My Chemical Romance "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys" Released Nov. 22, this album has brought sunshine back to the world of alternative rock. The band’s fourth album is basically the musical representation of a comic book; it paints the picture of the “Fabulous Killjoys...

Best of 2010: Movies

Best of 2010: Movies

Anaika Miller

December 17, 2010


Filed under Best Of

10: The Other Guys  An action movie with undertones of social criticism towards corporations in disguise, The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg is one of the funniest movies of the year. Directed by longtime Ferrell-associate Adam McKay, the movie blends action with buddy-cop comedy to crea...

Best of 2010: TV

Best of 2010: TV

Anaika Miller

December 17, 2010


Filed under Best Of

10: Community "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design" If the idea of building a fort the size of an entire residence at college doesn't excite you, then you are physically incapable of being excited. Troy and Abed, the show's zany secondary male characters, create a fort so elaborate it has its own ...

What separates a day to remember from your band

What separates a day to remember from your band

Trevor Jordan

December 9, 2010


Filed under Music

Nov. 16th 2010, the release date of What Separates Me From You was, unfortunately, not a day to remember. Overall, A Day to Remember is a solid band incorporating the best of both heavy and pop music however, it gets to a point where deciding which direction to go and not attempting too much at both ...

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