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Go green or go home: Environmental Club’s Thrift Shop Gala

Go green or go home: Environmental Club’s Thrift Shop Gala

Ryan Moore

April 2, 2017


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https://vimeo.com/211125730   A consortium of people shimmied into Spirito Hall yesterday in a spectrum of formality: from Hawaiian shirts and sandals to full blown suits. Why the variety of attire? Foothill's Environmental Club hosted a “Thrift Shop Gala” with the intent to raise funds to instal...

Ventura High School cuts loose with “Footloose”

Ventura High School cuts loose with “Footloose”

Julia Fickenscher

March 28, 2017


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As the lights began to flicker, audience members anxiously filled Ventura High School’s auditorium, waiting for the second show of the second weekend of “Footloose” to commence. With both direction and choreography from Stefoni Rossiter, and vocal direction by Heidi House, the cast and crew ...

Xielo Artisan Desserts serves up authentic treats to sweeten your day

Xielo Artisan Desserts serves up authentic treats to sweeten your day

Julia Fickenscher

March 24, 2017


Filed under A&E, Food & Restaurants

Everybody needs a sweet treat sometimes. There are days with dismal skies and cloudy rain, and all you want is a warm cup of hot cocoa or a freshly baked brownie. There are also days where the sun is scorching down and the world feels as if it is melting, and all you want is some cold, decadent ice cr...

Extravagant performances rock Ventura at 16th Festival of Talent

Extravagant performances rock Ventura at 16th Festival of Talent

Zach Castro

February 28, 2017


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As the auditorium of Ventura High School filled to the brim, children by the dozens ran about while the echoes of hollers and laughs washed over the crowd, until the lights slowly dimmed and they were ushered backstage to begin the show. Parents, teachers, friends, students, all members of the Ve...

Which album will set the perfect tone for Valentine’s Day 2017?

Which album will set the perfect tone for Valentine’s Day 2017?

Lorenzo Alexander

February 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music

The 14th of February: depending on your love life’s current status, you either love it or hate it. Regardless of how you will be spending this special day, one thing is for certain: perhaps the most important element in creating a desired atmosphere lies in a moment’s soundtrack. This year, don’t...

The Harvest Cafe serves fresh and feel-good food

The Harvest Cafe serves fresh and feel-good food

Julia Fickenscher

January 31, 2017


Filed under A&E, Food & Restaurants

Every new year nearly everyone tries to be “healthy.” However, people often stereotype healthy foods as unappetizing and bland. The Harvest Cafe, however, proves that healthy food can taste just as flavorful as the indulgences, simply without the guilt. From sweet and satisfying smoothie bowls to th...

Hidden Figures tells the true story of powerful women at NASA

Hidden Figures tells the true story of powerful women at NASA

Julia Fickenscher

January 23, 2017


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

Most people know NASA’s inspirational stories. The first man on the moon, the space race and every other out-of-this-world accomplishment. However, what many do not realize is that some of the greatest NASA accomplishments were achieved by black women during a time of racial segregation, when civil righ...

“A Monster Calls” is a colorful, heart-wrenching tale that deserves to be heard

“A Monster Calls” is a colorful, heart-wrenching tale that deserves to be heard

Joshua Modglin

January 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

Make sure you bring a big pack of tissues to the theater, because you’ll need all of them for this hauntingly emotional film. “A Monster Calls,” directed by J.A. Bayona, and based off of the book by Patrick Ness, is one of the most emotionally powerful films in years. With stars such as Feli...

“Passengers:” a visually stunning voyage through the stars

“Passengers:” a visually stunning voyage through the stars

Joshua Modglin

January 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

There is a reason why they woke up early. The winter blockbuster event, “Passengers,” directed by Morten Tyldum, stars Chris Pratt and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence as two lonely people stranded on a spaceship headed to a distant planet. The two talented actors and dazzling visual effects a...

A&E: Best of 2016

A&E: Best of 2016

Brooklyne Shepherd

December 29, 2016


Filed under A&E, Best Of

This year brought sweeping changes in politics, science and society; revisit the highlights of pop culture and media here, curated by the Foothill Dragon Press' Arts & Entertainment section. Click through the tabs for a look at the best movies, TV shows, albums and fashion trends of 2016! ...

VUSD’s jubilant voices score holiday season

VUSD’s jubilant voices score holiday season

Lorenzo Alexander

December 14, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events

.............................................   In their annual winter concert, the various show choirs of Ventura Unified School District brought a hearty dose of holiday cheer to the local community. Held in Ventura High School’s main auditorium on Friday, December 9th, the vocal ensembles put on a dazzling show that made this ...

How Walter Hobbs got removed from Santa’s naughty list

How Walter Hobbs got removed from Santa’s naughty list

Suvee Ranasinghe

December 14, 2016


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https://vimeo.com/195252443   Buddy the Elf makes his appearance right as the show starts, prancing across the stage like one of his former reindeer companions, singing “loud for all to hear” in order to “spread Christmas cheer.” The Buena High School Drama Department sure...

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