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

Jerris Johnson is the son of two musicians, debuting his own music in 2020.

The worst artist to date

Lucian Steube-Lintner, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Jeris Johnson is exactly what’s wrong with modern music Calm green washes over a filming studio only to be abruptly interrupted by harsh glitching and bright lights. Self-proclaimed up-and-coming...

The ‘Dune’ movie was released on Oct. 22. It is available to watch in theaters and on HBO Max.

Building the House of Atreides

Bethany Mann, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

It’s official, I’m in love with Timothée Chalamet. The 25-year-old actor plays the main character, Paul Atriedes, in the new film adaptation of the novel “Dune” by Frank Herbert.  The series...

The ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ movie was released to theaters on Sept. 24.

Anybody have a map

Bethany Mann, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

I think it’s safe to say that I’m no stranger to the six-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” From listening to the soundtrack in 2018 to reading the novelization when I...

Relaxing to music during class, Lucian Steube-Lintner listens to Concrete Castles song “Thrill.”

Review: A thrilling new album

Hannah Velasquez, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

Alternative Pennsylvanian band Concrete Castles just released the highly-anticipated debut album, “Wish I Missed You.”  The band name comes from one of their songs “Thrill,” in which they sing...

Artist, Rio Romeo, shares their new single Missus Piano on their YouTube channel.

Review: Rio Romeo romances way into music industry

Lucian Steube-Lintner, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

With a passionate shout, soft snapping and off-beat piano rift accompany sharp vocals, backup vocals echo in the background calling attention to the main singer’s voice. Rio Romeo fits a catchy tune...

The Hes All That movie was released to Netflixs platform on August 27.

He’s (not) all that

Bethany Mann, Staff Writer September 7, 2021

 I gawked at the idea of Addison Rae being in a movie, an actual movie. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that people who post 15 second dancing videos on TikTok have millions of followers,...

During one of the many musical numbers, Will and Avery are romantically dancing on the deck of the camp pier.

Netflix falls short of producing a good Christian film

Grace Bush, Staff writer April 28, 2021

"A Week Away" is a Netflix original about a delinquent teenager who after stealing a cop car, (as teens do) might face juvenile detention. Instead of going to juvie however a woman offers to take him in...

Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) and Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson) hold Captain Americas vibranium shield. Steve Rogers passed the shield to Wilson in the last Avengers film.

Introducing a new era of Marvel

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor April 9, 2021
The era of Captain America has ended after his three solo movies and starring roles throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his two best friends are taking over his story.
Wanda and Vision lead a double life of being superheroes and a seemingly average couple.

Wandavision is Wanda’s vision

Grace Bush, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Set in numerous alternate realities, Marvel and Disney+’s WandaVision traces the life of telekinetic superhero Wanda (portrayed by Elizabeth Olson) and her android partner Vision (portrayed by Paul Bettany)...

Ayron jones

Rock-n-Roll back?

Dylan Smith, Staff writer February 5, 2021

Ayron Jones. If you haven't heard his name before you will. The number one upcoming artists for rock and roll. An orphan from Seattle, rowing up in an orphanage, teaching himself guitar at 13 years old,...

The Little Things was released on Jan. 29 in the United States, and grossed over 4.8 million its first weekend.

The Little Things leaves bigger questions

Chloe Presley, Online Publication Editor February 4, 2021

With popular Academy Award-winning names such as Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto, you would think "The Little Things", directed by John Lee Hancock, would knock it out of the park. Unfortunately,...

Here are some book options to encourage less screen time and more page time.

Web editor’s 2021 must reads

Chloe Presley, Online Publication Editor January 25, 2021

With the abundance of time we have on our hands with the never ending pandemic, I have created a must-reads list for those who need help with choosing something.  Given that everyone has different tastes,...

Load More Stories