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Teenager’s guide to trick-or-treating

Teenager’s guide to trick-or-treating

SVHS Media Team, Staff Writers

October 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Trick or treating as a teenager can be risky business, with the desire for candy and treats balanced by skeptical homeowners who see anyone older than 10 as too old for a holiday meant for children. Media team members collaborated to build a guide for teenagers looking to pound the pavement tonight i...

Controversial topics confronted in indie movie

Controversial topics confronted in indie movie

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Movie director Desiree Akhavan knows what loneliness feels like as a teenager. "My life was in New York City but I would sleep in the suburbs and I didn’t know anyone there," Akhavan said in an interview. "I didn’t have friends and I didn’t have a life, other than watching television and movies." The...

Our Town: A celebration of life, love, moments missed

Our Town: A celebration of life, love, moments missed

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Smithson Valley Theatre presents the American classic "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder.

Spooky season is here

Spooky season is here

Laney Rendon and Jack Mobley

October 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Other than the typical scary movie nights with your closest friends, this year, (pumpkin) spice up your October plans with spookier options such as: -Adopt a black cat (even with the intention of returning it on Nov. 1) -Buy a new broom stick. -Attend Fall Fest Tuesday, Oct. 23. in the main...

Venom lacks poison

Venom lacks poison

Hudson Murphy, Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Marvel’s newest superhero movie “Venom” released in theaters on Oct. 5 and did reasonably well in the box office, earning $10 million on opening night. However, critics have been harsh on the film with 28 percent rating for Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is based on the origin of the comic book ch...

“Iridescence” Album Review

“Iridescence” Album Review

Hudson Murphy, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Following the release of Brockhampton’s album trilogy of last year, Saturation, which propelled them to gaining a large fanbase, the group has returned with the start of yet another trilogy. Their new album, Iridescence, released September 21st, and although it’s a very different sound from the g...

Band fajita fundraiser slated Oct. 5

Band fajita fundraiser slated Oct. 5

Special to the Valley Ventana

September 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The band and color guard will hold their 10th annual fajita dinner fundraiser on Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Nearly 1,000 people attended this past year and raised about $30,000 . Proceeds from the fajita dinner and auctions pay for new instruments, maintenance of existin...

Infinity and beyond

Infinity and beyond

Wyatt Tomallo, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Avengers: Infinity War is the 3rd installment of Avengers series, which features a supergroup of  heros from the Marvel whose goal is to protect the people of Earth and the universe. The movie has been hyped up for years as all of the Marvel movies have  led up to this film. Directed by Anthony and J...

Beerbongs and Bentleys album review

Beerbongs and Bentleys album review

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On April 27th, rapper Post Malone released his second album Beerbongs and Bentleys, which lead to high praise, record breaking streaming, and insane record sales. Post Malone’s new album marks his second album ever released, but possibly one of the most successful next to his debut album Stoney which w...

Silent success

Silent success

Hudson Murphy, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

One of the biggest movies of 2018, “A Quiet Place” lives up to the hype it received after the release of its trailer, which had nine million views on YouTube. “A Quiet Place” boasts two big names: John Krasinski, who directs and plays the main role, and his wife, actress Emily Blunt. Krasinski...

‘Ready Player One’ a must-see movie

‘Ready Player One’ a must-see movie

Laney Rendon, News Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

2018 has been filled with many great movies as it is, beginning the year with "Black Panther" and eventually following up with the new "Avengers" and "Incredibles 2." Another great addition to this year was Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One," which came out March 29. The movie is based off the ...

Best things to do in San Antonio this month

Best things to do in San Antonio this month

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

With San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration coming up on April 19-30, it's easy to label it as the only interesting event that happens in San Antonio. People often rave about how fun and unique Austin, Houston, and Dallas are, but San Antonio is often left out of the loop. Teenagers and young adults ...