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

Steven Kodaly holds Ilona Ritter while he sweet talks her into going on a date with him. Credit: Abigail Massar / Foothill Dragon Press

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”

Gertrude Mc Fuzz takes pills to grow her tail.
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Emma Yakel

May 21, 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

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Riley Bangs

May 20, 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”

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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”

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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...

Review: Superorganism’s self-titled spotlight

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Riley Bangs

May 8, 2018

It makes sense that a group of eight members would show a wide range of influence and styles however, the surprise is that Orono Noguchi’s team is able to conglomerate them all into something wonderfully unique. This is the connection that Childish Gambino’s “Because the Internet” aimed to ach...

“Avengers: Infinity War” unites heroes in the biggest crossover film yet

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Julia Fickenscher

May 6, 2018

From the world that brought you a superhuman with a patriotic shield, a god of thunder with a powerful hammer, a genius doctor with the power to alter time and an everyday kid with special spider powers comes “Avengers: Infinity War." It's a film that ties the heroes together while simultaneously managing to tear them apart. This new a...

A wasteland of intentional design

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Riley Bangs

May 2, 2018

Over the spring break, I wanted to play a game that gave me a deep immersion—something I could sink myself into for several hours and be swept up in its world. I ended up with Elite Dangerous, a space flight simulator that replicates the Milky Way galaxy in all of its massive glory. Over 100 billion star systems sca...

Good vibes and food that thrives: the best cuisine to try at the Annex

The front counter at The Blend Superfood Bar. Credit: Sophia Parker / The Foothill Dragon Press

Julia Fickenscher

April 27, 2018

While “The Collection” in Oxnard has been growing in popularity for its nice movie theater, unique shops and beachy atmosphere, it recently added a new food court into the mix. Similar to the Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, there is a wide range of unique flavors and tasty cuisine. From pork ...

Fantastic Eats with Q and E: Springtime cupcakes

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Emma Yakel

April 4, 2018   Spring is in full bloom with its budding flowers and its extended daylight. For this season, “Fantastic Eats With Q and E” decided to bake a springtime cupcake that is based upon a California and Hawaiian Sugar Co. recipe. This cupcake includes a jellybean ...

Review: Seaglass by Mama serves authentic Thai cuisine with a twist

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Julia Fickenscher

March 31, 2018

Everyone loves Thai food; the unique spices and flavors, large portion sizes and welcoming service provide a dining experience unlike any other. However, many dishes are served with various meat options, including chicken, shrimp, beef and pork. With the growth of vegetarianism and veganism, many de...

Review: Simon inspires happiness on screen, on paper

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Emma Yakel

March 28, 2018

Blackmailing, falling in love, stressing out, coming out and coming of age all join hands to create the reality of Simon Spier in the novel “Simon Versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. But Simon now has taken to the screen through the adaption film called “Love, Simon.” Both novel and mov...

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