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The Revenant Review – Will Dicaprio finally win an Oscar?

The Revenant Review – Will Dicaprio finally win an Oscar?

Aidan Harvey, Arts & Entertainment editor
January 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Released earlier this month, “The Revenant” has already won the attention and praise of critics and fans everywhere. With Leonardo Dicaprio starring as the main character and the academy awards approaching, the burning question is, will he finally get an Oscar? “The Revenant” is a film ba...

Remembering Alan Rickman

Remembering Alan Rickman

Luz Robles, Reporter
January 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Whether or not Severus Snape was a good guy has nothing to do with the fact that Alan Rickman was a great actor, which is why the news of his death on January 14th, 2016 by pancreatic cancer was extremely unfortunate. The famous actor grew up in a family of six, soon changing into a family of five ...

Fashion Inspired by Art

Fashion Inspired by Art

Jewel Gamsby, Features Editor
December 15, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Art is a major source of inspiration for architecture, writing, music, and more. Fashion is a great outlet of artistic expression, and renowned pieces are great ways to inspire; the three chosen paintings and sculptures below served as a source of inspiration to create corresponding outfits. All of t...

Bored over break? Play a board game!

Bored over break? Play a board game!

Aidan Harvey, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 15, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Although they have been long since considered inferior to video games, board games can still be a great way to spend your time with friends. They are a true test of friendship, as games such as Monopoly and Uno have become infamous as “friendship killers”. Here are a few categories of board games...

Harry Potter vs Lord of the Rings

Harry Potter vs Lord of the Rings

Sarah Gaeta, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Reviews

No one can deny the success of either two of the most popular franchises: Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. However, with the upcoming of a new installment to JK Rowling’s fantasy world, I thought it would be interesting to compare her series with its successor--Lord of the Rings, arguably the fant...

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Luz Robles, Reporter
December 7, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a great novel about the transition to high school. Throughout the book Chbosky communicates his ideas about life and love through Charlie, a teenage boy who starts high school and begins to experience new things. Eventually in his freshman year, ...

December 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Video

With the Napa Valley Film Festival

Alice in Winterland

Alice in Winterland

Gabriella Picard, Features Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Alice in Winterland, an annual concert on Thursday, December 3, 2015 will take place at the Masonic theater in San Francisco, California. The radio station [email protected] has put on this local concert since 1999. This year’s Holiday concert welcome James Bay, Harry, Jr., Michael Franti, and Zella Day. ...

The End of The Hunger Games

The End of The Hunger Games

Aidan Harvey, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 3, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Reviews

In the final culminating movie of the Hunger Games saga, Mockingjay Part 2 was rather a disappointment. For those seeking a fast-paced, action packed movie about the rebels of district 13’s struggle to overwhelm the capitol, this is not the movie for you. Instead of fighting at the front lines, as i...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens PREVIEW

Star Wars: The Force Awakens PREVIEW

David Lopez, Business Manager
November 17, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Showcase

As you may have heard, Star Wars is coming out with the seventh installment of its epic saga. Who are we kidding? Everyone’s heard about the new Star Wars. As fans gear up and get excited, and as trailers are released, there are many reasons to await the film, and many reasons to be worried. Ther...

USC and Napa High Choir Concert

USC and Napa High Choir Concert

Jill Parriott, Reporter
November 17, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On Tuesday, November 11, the Chamber Choir of Napa High joined the University of Southern California’s Concert Choir for a concert held at Mont La Salle, a Catholic Church on Mount Veeder. USC was traveling to Portland, Oregon to perform at a national conference of collegiate choral directors. Napa High inv...

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

Sarah Gaeta, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 6, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

November has come! Not only does this mean Daylight Savings time (or an extra hour of sleep), but also National Writing Month. This month is dubbed as NaNoWriMo, and many writers all over the world anticipate its arrival. The goal is simple: Write 50,000 words by the end of the month...write for...

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