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What to expect from Bottlerock 2016

What to expect from Bottlerock 2016

Audrey Palmer, Reporter
May 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Bottlerock Napa Valley is a music festival located at Napa’s local fairgrounds. But this isn’t a small county music show. In past years headliners have been Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Snoop Dogg, Imagine Dragons, Awolnation, and Grouplove.  This year, Bottlerock's fourth, features the Red Hot Chili Pe...

Racism in the Film Industry

Racism in the Film Industry

Sarah Gaeta & Aidan Harvey, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The film industry has seen much progression over time since its origins. Nowadays, films have vibrant color, awe inspiring special effects, stunning 3D, and overall great video quality. However, one glaring aspect of the film industry that has not seen much progression at all is its diversity. La...

Napa High Choir Receives Superior After Performance For Judges

Napa High Choir Receives Superior After Performance For Judges

Isis Biederman, Reporter
April 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th choirs from all over the county performed before 3 judges. Over 300 people showed up to watch the choirs sing and be judged by 3 judges who flew or drove in from Texas and Colorado just to watch all the choirs perform. The judges were in the top balcony ...

Parks and Recreation VS The Office (US)

Parks and Recreation VS The Office (US)

Luz Robles, Reporter
April 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Office (US), an American television series that first aired in 2005, versus Parks and Recreation, another American series that aired in 2009. Many people ask the question, “Do you prefer The Office or Parks and Recreation?” As if these two shows are almost the same, but on the contrary, they...

Velvet Brown – The Queen of Drawing Drag Queens

Velvet Brown – The Queen of Drawing Drag Queens

Elena Ingram and Gabriella Picard
April 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Transgender means that a person self-identifies as a different gender in which they were born. Transvestite means that a person experiences joy from dressing up as a different gender, and acting as such. Many Drag Queens, although they are often assumed to be transgender, are actually transvestite. A gi...

The Way of Kings Review

The Way of Kings Review

Aidan Harvey, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Way of Kings by Brian Sanderson is a gripping epic fantasy set in an amazingly detailed and unique world. Each chapter leaves the reader itching to read on and find out more about the plethora of characters the book follows. The level of depth and detail put into each character and place makes it seem...

Batman vs. Superman Review

Batman vs. Superman Review

Sarah Gaeta, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

One of this year’s most anticipated titles, Batman vs. Superman : Dawn of Justice is a great start to DC comics’ movie universe. Action packed, suspenseful, and surprisingly surprising, this movie was worth most of the hype. The movie is packed with action. As the title implies, Batman and Superman...

Drama’s newest musical opens April 16th

Drama’s newest musical opens April 16th

Luz Robles, Reporter
April 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The Drama 2 class of Napa High will be performing an original musical, inspired by the play, “Things I Want To Say But Never Will” by Alan Haehnel. The play contains true stories based on anonymous journal responses of high schoolers all over the country, whereas the musical has anonymous journal e...

Captain America: Civil War Analysis

Captain America: Civil War Analysis

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Reporter
March 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From Captain America to Captain America: Winter Soldier, and now Captain America: Civil War, things have changed. If you see things as a trilogy in the first Captain America you see Steve Rogers (Captain America) starts as the face of the military, but if you go further and into Winter Soldier you se...

Oscars 2016

Oscars 2016

Sarah Gaeta, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Earlier this month, this year’s Academy Awards shook a lot of things up. Maybe you’ll remember seeing the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite trending on Twitter, or maybe you’ll remember the (fortunate) death of Leonardo Dicaprio’s oscarless memes. Either way, this year’s Academy Awards was a memorable ...

Meet the Artist: Olivia Ott

Meet the Artist: Olivia Ott

Aidan Harvey, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Showcase

The cover of this issue of Beat of the Drum features artwork by one of Napa High’s own artists, Olivia Ott. Ott is a junior here at Napa High and has been drawing and painting since before kindergarten. Art was a part of her elementary school curriculum at the waldorf elementary and middle scho...

National Preview Night

National Preview Night

Audrey Palmer, Reporter
March 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

National Preview Night is for the Varsity Napa High Spiritleaders. This year it was Monday, February 22nd at 7:00 in the NVUSD District Auditorium. The spiritleaders left for Florida on Friday February 26th to defend their titles. They have 10th consecutive National Title in the Small Varsity Pom. The g...

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