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Ventura County community unifies in “Solace” benefit gala

Ventura County community unifies in “Solace” benefit gala

Julia Fickenscher

January 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events, Thomas Fire

As the lights began to flicker in Rancho Campana High School’s auditorium, audience members left the brisk outdoors and took their seats, unsure of what to anticipate. As written on the program, an evening hosted “by Students for Students affected by the Thomas Fire” took a simple idea and made it a...

5 DIYs to fight the frost

5 DIYs to fight the frost

Abby Sourwine

January 28, 2018


Filed under A&E, DIYs & Fashion

Cold weather: great for fashion, great for holiday festivities, but for your hygiene? Not so much. In these times of chapped lips, dry skin and frizzy hair, treat yo’self to these easy-to-make products, all designed to keep you looking fresh as a spring daisy, even through the bitter winter. &n...

Winter fashion for a “Ventura winter”

Winter fashion for a “Ventura winter”

Sophia Parker

January 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, DIYs & Fashion

Everyone always sees the adorable large scarfs, knit sweaters and tall boots paired with socks during the winter season. In Ventura, Calif. our locals have to endure warmer weather this time of year. Don’t worry, you can still follow the cold trends this year in order to look your best for the s...

A&E: Best of 2017

A&E: Best of 2017

Julia Fickenscher

January 11, 2018


Filed under A&E, Best Of

This year marked some of the most emotional, action-packed films and series, diverse and unique music, 90's themed fashion trends and high quality video games. Click through the tabs to see our A&E staff's picks of the best of 2017!     “The Greatest Showman” “The Greatest Sh...

Gallop into a majestic world with “Odysseo”

Gallop into a majestic world with “Odysseo”

Emma Yakel

January 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events

Welcome to Cavalia’s production of “Odysseo.” Warning: you may hear the noises of laughter, awe, amazement and shock. “Odysseo” is a show that defies all expectations. Everyone who attends will be shown a new world that teaches you about the beauty of animals and nature. In the length of the tw...

Review: “The Last Jedi” will challenge what you think you know about Star Wars

Review: “The Last Jedi” will challenge what you think you know about Star Wars

Sam Bova

December 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

The newest installment in the “Star Wars” saga is the most audiences have had to digest since their heaping mound of mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving. “The Last Jedi” has the depth that the prequels wanted to have, while maintaining the essence of the original trilogy. It’s a rendezvous of ...

Six best festive films for a cozy Christmas night

Six best festive films for a cozy Christmas night

Julia Fickenscher

December 8, 2017


Filed under A&E

As the weather gets cooler and colors change to red and green, everyone starts to long for a cozy night in.  What better time to cuddle up on the couch with warm blankets, hot chocolate and tons of Christmas movies? If you are in the Christmas mood but are not sure what movies to watch, look no furt...

Embrace the holiday cheer with these Christmas albums

Embrace the holiday cheer with these Christmas albums

Julia Fickenscher

December 3, 2017


Filed under A&E

It's officially December, which means it is finally acceptable to get into the Christmas spirit. Beginning today and continuing every Friday of December, the A&E section will be collaborating to share tips and tricks on the best ways to spread the holiday cheer. To kick off the holiday season, chec...

Review: Coco is an adventure you need to take

Review: Coco is an adventure you need to take

Sophia Parker

December 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

Bright. Brilliant. Beautiful. Bold. All theses words may cross your mind as you watch the animated film “Coco,” created by a collaboration between Disney and Pixar. As the film unwrapped, the theatre was filled with both tears and laughter. This film is a heartfelt production that stresses the i...

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” brings magic and mischief to Foothill’s stage

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” brings magic and mischief to Foothill’s stage

Jill Vallance

November 18, 2017


Filed under A&E, Events

Said by Hermia herself, portrayed by Vineta Sondors ‘18, “I am amazed and know not what to say.” The same phrase could be used when describing Foothill Technology High School’s first 2017 school year production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with a 90’s twist. “A Midsummer Night’s ...

Review: “Murder on the Orient Express” derails the traditional murder mystery

Review: “Murder on the Orient Express” derails the traditional murder mystery

Emma Yakel

November 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

The train is waiting to depart; you have to decide if you will jump on and take the journey of the orient express, where murder awaits. It’s going to be an interesting ride. “Murder on the Orient Express”, an adaption of Agatha Christie’s novel, takes you on a mysterious train ride that w...

Is album art a relic of the physical age?

Is album art a relic of the physical age?

Riley Bangs

November 11, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music

Since the early 1900s, the music industry has been attaching images to their albums as a part of marketing and, to an extent, artistic intent. Since the inception of gatefold covers, album covers themselves were desired for their unique visual format and collectable value. What still remains in question i...

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