The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The plot next to Ay Chiwawa has begun clearing in preparation for the Chipotle that is set to open later this year.
Singing Hills area adding new stores, restaurants
Alex Whelchel, Managing Editor • February 2, 2024

The Singing Hills area is set to see new development during the next two years with new restaurants and stores.  New establishments will...

During first period english IV Katie Farmer plugs her airpods in her ears and watches videos on her phone while her chromebook assignment is incomplete
Define college ready
January 24, 2024
Efren Junior Arizmendez wins first in state on Feb. 16 after not losing a single match. Photo courtesy of SV Wrestling
Pinning the win
Alex Whelchel, Managing Editor • February 28, 2024

The day after winning the state championship for wrestling, senior Efren “Junior” Arizmendez was back on the mat – not practicing, but...

Texas State commit, senior Zach Gingrich at bat in a scrimmage against Boerne.
Ranger Roundup
February 21, 2024
Senior Aidan Fox is now a State qualifier who is looking to compete in the Boys 200 IM and the Boys 100 Breast. At regionals he placed 2nd for the 200 IM and 3rd for the 100 Breast.
Ranger Roundup
February 14, 2024
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The Grammys will take place Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. CST, and comedian Trevor Noah will host. Photo via Grammys website.
Students share Grammy 2024 predictions
Bethany Mann, Editor-in-Chief • February 1, 2024

The Grammy Music Awards will take place on Sunday, and a recent survey revealed student favorites for the main categories. “Kill Bill”...

The New Voices Act first appeared in 2015, with Nebraska being the first state to pass it into law. Graphic by Dhruvi Bhagwat via Canva Graphics.
States should adopt New Voices Act to protect student journalism
Austen Young, Staff Writer • February 22, 2024

Student Press Freedom Day, taking place on Feb. 22, commemorates the long fight for journalistic freedoms and celebrates the rights of student...

This series explains why college is important for students to attend and how they can achieve success. Photo by Adam Black via Canva Graphics.
College-Knowledge: Application process
SV Media Team February 26, 2024

After cleaning senior dining during fifth period Willie Grubb poses for a picture.
Acts of Courage
Solily San Miguel, Design/Production editor • February 27, 2024

When custodian Willie Grubb saw a house burning down as a junior firefighter, he didn't hesitate to suit up and run in, saving a two-year-old...

Senior Greyson Clark and Freshman Roman Parkas playing UNO with another club member
TableTop club gives students a safe place
Grayson Cook, Staff Writer • January 26, 2024

The TableTop club is a place for everyone. A place where students can do something other than sit in a chair all day listening to their teacher...

The varsity cheer team poses for a photo in Fort Worth while at the state competition. Photo via @svrangercheer on Instagram.
They've got spirit: Varsity cheer places 7th at state
Bethany Mann, Editor-in-Chief • January 12, 2024

The varsity cheer team placed 7th at the University Interscholastic League state competitions on Saturday in Fort Worth. After enduring three...

Athletic Secretary Donna Moore answers emails at her desk in preparation for Fridays state final football game against the Aledo Bearcats.
The woman behind the team
Bethany Mann, Editor-in-Chief • December 13, 2023

The statebound football team is more than just its players. It’s its coaches, its parents– and its athletic secretary. For 11 years, athletic...

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