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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

‘The Strangers’ prey into theaters

‘The Strangers’ prey into theaters

Laney Rendon, News Editor

March 20, 2018


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"The Strangers: Prey at Night," the sequel to the iconic horror movie, "The Strangers," is one hour and 25 minutes of gore, screaming, and innocent people dying. You’d think that now that we’re in 2018, finally past making horror movies consist of oblivious people who make such irrational, dumb ...

Floating into theaters soon

Floating into theaters soon

Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


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After 54 years, Disney has decided to release a sequel of the critically acclaimed film Mary Poppins. The film stars Emily Blunt as the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Nanny Mary Poppins as she returns to the Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’...

Black Panther leaps to the top of box offices

Black Panther leaps to the top of box offices

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2018


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Wakanda is mythical country located somewhere between Uganda and South Sudan and Rwanda. It is rich in vibranium, a resource that allows the camouflaged society to power its expansive technological systems. The inhabitants live free of the fear of colonization and epidemics, unlike other countries in Afric...

Clawing up the charts

Clawing up the charts

Bobby Palomin and Hudson Murphy

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Bringing together all of his fellow TDE label affiliates, Kendrick Lamar is able to piece together one of the better albums of 2018 thus far on the “Black Panther” soundtrack. Typically soundtracks made for major movie productions are mostly flops with big named artists typically phoning in their per...

Fans can’t look away

Fans can’t look away

Jack Padgett, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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Netflix recently released a season two trailer for A Series Of Unfortunate Events. The trailer opens with Patrick Warburton playing Lemony Snicket warning the audience to look away from the series of unfortunate events that will unfold in its second season. The trailer then showcases Count Olaf pl...

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018


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Maze Runner: The Death Cure directed by Wes Ball, was released on January 26th became a huge hit as the film consisted of star actors Dylan O’brien who plays the main character Thomas, Kaya Scodelario as Teresa, Thomas Brodie- Sangster as Newt, Ki Hong Lee as Minho, Will Poulter as Gally, and villains Patricia Clarkso...