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Marvel’s “Spider-Man” for PS4 swings higher than ever

Marvel’s “Spider-Man” for PS4 swings higher than ever

Jack Vielbig

September 9, 2018

Halloween is still over a month away, but video game fans got quite the treat this weekend. Two and a half years after its original announcement at the 2016 E3 gaming expo, Marvel’s Spider-Man for the Playstation 4 (PS4) was released on Sept. 7, giving Spidey fans plenty of reason to grab some Dorito...

Back to School fashion comes in hot

Back to School fashion comes in hot

Sophia Parker

September 5, 2018

School is in session and the beginning of a new year has shown many of the hottest fashion trends. From casual chic to trendsetting-hipster, we have a variety of diverse styles. The first week is where everyone dresses to impress and shows their one-of-a-kind wardrobe that represents themselves. To sho...

Brazil Bowl Açaí offers fruity pick-me-ups near Foothill

Brazil Bowl Açaí offers fruity pick-me-ups near Foothill

Abby Sourwine

August 16, 2018

A trip to the newly opened Brazil Bowl (BB) Açaí starts in the Mound School Plaza. Home to favorites like Snapper Jack’s Taco Shack, Domino’s Pizza and Subway, the shopping center is familiar to many Foothill students. BB Açaí is a refreshing replacement of its predecessor, Wild Cherry. It’s the only restaurant in the complex that is locally owned. Before moving to its current location on July 23, the business operated in conjunction with Sandbox Coffeehouse. Now, BB...

Gourmet burger chain BurgerIM comes to Ventura

Gourmet burger chain BurgerIM comes to Ventura

Sophia Parker

July 29, 2018

Out with the old in with the new: Main Street has gotten rid of the familiar sandwich restaurant of  Subway and replaced it with a new burger joint—BurgerIM. The chain restaurant opened a new location downtown on Main Street and is arguably giving chains like In-N-Out Burger a run for their mone...

“13 Reasons Why” continues its controversial streak with season two

“13 Reasons Why” continues its controversial streak with season two

Julia Fickenscher

June 11, 2018

A girl with a broken soul; bullies, rapists and the sensitive stigma of depression; 13 tapes that left both the characters and audiences broken: “13 Reasons Why” was an informative yet extremely controversial show that was deeply criticized for its reckless handling of extremely sensitive topics. ...

Intro to Metal

Intro to Metal

Riley Bangs

June 6, 2018

Metal is an exclusive genre. Given today’s trends of popular music, it may feel even impossible to break into such an isolated genre. It’s hard to tell what’s good and what’s not so good because, well, to us regular people, it all sounds too similar to distinguish. I’m here to guide you thr...

Review: Solo, A Star Wars Story

Review: Solo, A Star Wars Story

Riley Bangs

June 5, 2018

Some time after the events of “Revenge of the Sith”, Han Solo’s story as a rogue hero is told in full detail in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” As in the previous standalone “Star Wars,” a slew of new characters are introduced; some feel wanted and crucial to certain themes, while others feel li...

Buena High’s “She Loves Me” is alluring and alive

Buena High’s “She Loves Me” is alluring and alive

Riley Bangs

May 22, 2018

A spattered audience sat anxiously for the last showing of Buena’s summer musical. A smell of sweet perfume was in the air as the curtain rose on Mr. Maraczek’s beauty store, lone and unassuming. A group of coworkers converges to discuss how beautiful the day is before entering a place of odd, p...

VHS drama department brings color to stage with “Seussical the Musical”

VHS drama department brings color to stage with “Seussical the Musical”

Emma Yakel

May 22, 2018

The house lights may have been dimmed, but the atmosphere of Ventura High School’s (VHS) production of “Seussical the Musical” was bright enough to light up the entire auditorium. Decked in colorful costumes and accented by a “Where the Wild Things Are”-esque backdrop, students in the VHS Drama Department...

Kanye West “Imagine(s)” John Lennon’s utopia

Kanye West “Imagine(s)” John Lennon’s utopia

Riley Bangs

May 21, 2018

On Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed outside of a Dakota apartment building in New York City. The killer stated that he committed the act merely for attention. The killer shall remain nameless. On May 1, 2018, a pair of interviews with Kanye West surfaced on the internet; one with radio personali...

Accessories take an outfit from “blah” to “ahh”

Accessories take an outfit from “blah” to “ahh”

Sophia Parker

May 17, 2018

Accessories are all the rave, especially at this moment. Belts, hats, neck scarves and sunglasses are currently dominating the fashion world and are key to putting together the most desirable outfit. An outfit can go from “blah” to “ahh” in a matter of seconds by just adding an accessory. Need...

Review: Beauty is in the Details with “The Wrath and the Dawn”

Review: Beauty is in the Details with “The Wrath and the Dawn”

Emma Yakel

May 13, 2018

A monster and a woman that he forced to live with him. While it may sound a little like “Beauty and the Beast,” this is no princess story. “The Wrath and the Dawn” by Renée Ahdieh uses themes from “One Thousand and One Nights” and “Beauty and the Beast” in order to paint a beautiful jour...

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