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Bottlerock 2017 Delivers

Audrey Palmer, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Bottlerock 2017 was a weekend full of gourmet food, exquisite wine, and legendary headliners. The festivities began on Friday May 26th and lasted until Sunday the 28th. Thus leaving Memorial Day as a recovery period for the festival goers. Big hits were Maroon 5, Tom Petty, and The Foo Fighters. Activitie...

‘The First Taste of Summer’: Saturday

‘The First Taste of Summer’: Saturday

Helena Parker, Reporter

June 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Reviews, Showcase

Ask any Napa local what the busiest weekend of the year is in this town, and their answer will most likely be Bottlerock weekend. The three-day festival boasts itself as being “the first taste of summer” with star-studded musical performances, food and wine from around the valley, and more. This was ...

Jazz Show 2017

Jazz Show 2017

Henley Frommelt, Reporter

June 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

It has come to that time of the year where the Napa High Dance Department puts on the Jazz show. They had ten groups dancing, Jazz 1, Jazz 2, Jazz 3, Jazz 4 (which is JV and Varsity Spiritleaders), Breakers, Salsa/Latin Dance group, Dance Officers, and five Senior Spiritleaders. The theme of this years show wa...

Jungle Book Review

Jungle Book Review

Lili Mautner, Reporter

June 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

This past weekend March 4th and 5th Napa High Drama Department debuted their play The Jungle Book. The main difference in their interpretation of the story is that Mowgli, played by Nianna Garrido Davis, is female, as opposed to the classic version where he is male. The cast featured drama students...

Artist Profile: Georgia Bertalotto

Artist Profile: Georgia Bertalotto

Kenji Deragon, Reporter

June 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Georgia Bertalotto, Napa high junior, track athlete and artist. Bertalotto is an art student who enjoys painting flowers, creatures, and the abstract. “Looking at all the beautiful things around me always gives me a feeling of wonder, and I wanted to try and recreate it so I could always look at it...

Napa High Art Show

Napa High Art Show

Kenji Deragon, Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Napa High school had its second annual visual arts show on Thursday, May 17th, letting the artistic people of Napa high let their work be seen and admired. Many different sections of the visual arts program participated in the art show, with Ceramics, Photography and Art all having their work on displa...

What to Expect From Bottlerock 2017

What to Expect From Bottlerock 2017

Audrey Palmer, Managing Editor, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Bottlerock Napa Valley is a music festival located at Napa’s local fairgrounds. This isn’t your small county music show. In past years headliners have been No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Imagine Dragons, Stevie Wonder, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. This year is the fifth year of Bottlerock which features Ma...

Golden State Choir Competition

Golden State Choir Competition

Gillian Ferro, Reporter

May 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On May 16th Napa High’s concert and chamber choirs were invited to the Golden State Choir Competition. This is an invitational competition for the top ten choirs in Northern California. The competition was held at Pacific Union College. Other choirs that performed besides our own were, Monte Vista, Shas...

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Breakdown

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Breakdown

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Opinion Editor, Features Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

First, there was Thor, then Thor: The Dark World, and now there is Thor: Ragnarok. The mood for the trailer is more of a Guardians of the Galaxy than it is any other Marvel movie. There is no serious bromance that is seen, and there seems to be space; not to be confused with the space between words I ...

Bill Nye Saves the World Review

Bill Nye Saves the World Review

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Many Netflix originals cause nostalgia trips, but Bill Nye Saves the World is the ultimate throwback. It premiered on April 21 and the first season is 13 episodes long, each episode is only thirty minutes long. Perfect for a calm afternoon of learning. Each episode is based on a different topic, the ...

Prom 2017!

Prom 2017!

Audrey Palmer and Helena Parker

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Napa High School’s Prom this year will be held in the basement of the Merchant Exchange Club in San Francisco’s Mission District. The dance begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 10 o’clock, and students are encouraged to plan their own transportation. Many students arrive on party busses with their frie...

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