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

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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


Director Adam Anders first thought of Journey to Bethlehem 17 years ago and has been working diligently to make the movie since. Photo via Journey to Bethlehem movie website.
'Journey to Bethlehem' brings refreshing new take on the Christian movie genre
Bethany Mann, Editor-in-Chief • November 14, 2023

The newest addition to the Christian movie genre was released on Nov. 10, and it’s unlike any before. “Journey to Bethlehem”, directed...

The Five Nights At Freddys movie has a 30% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 5.5/10 on IMDb. Photo via Universal Pictures.
Surviving 'Five Nights At Freddy's'
Austen Young, Staff Writer • November 6, 2023

Starring Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games"), Elizabeth Lail ("You," "Gossip Girl") and Mathew Lillard ("Scream," "Scooby-Doo"), “Five Nights...

Jack O Lanterns, made from carved out pumpkins, are a Halloween tradition that started in the 19th century. Photo by David Menidrey via unsplash.
Eight films to watch this spooky season
Hannah Haffke, Staff Writer • October 26, 2023

1. Five Nights at Freddy’s (2023) In theaters and streaming on Peacock Oct. 27, this PG-13 rated supernatural horror film will star Josh...

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”...

Still from singer Yves Tumors Music Video for Heaven Surrounds Us Like a Hood. Directed by Cody Critcheloe, out now on Warp Records.
The top 10 albums of 2023
December 15, 2023
Singer Jane Removers album cover for their sophomore album Census Designated that was released this month. Photo by Brendon Burton via deadAir Records.
October music monthly
October 31, 2023
Colleen Hoover first book Hopeless was first published in Dec. of 2012. Hoover has over 20 books now.
"The world was her manuscript": Verity book review
Emilie Ramirez, Staff Writer • April 28, 2023

Everyone on TikTok was raving about “Verity” by Colleen Hoover, so I took it upon myself to see what the hype was about, and it was worth...

One Of Us Is Lying was released to Peacock on Oct. 7.
Simon says
February 16, 2022
Harbin Hotel released on Prime Video on January 18th, 2024
Stayed Tuned Everyone: "Hazbin Hotel" released after four years.
Grayson Cook, Staff Writer • January 31, 2024

*Warning* Rated TV-MA due to Violence, drug use, language, abuse, and sexual content. Four years ago, the world was introduced to the bloody,...

Werewolf by Night was released to the Disney Plus platform on Oct. 7.
Horror for Halloween
October 18, 2022
Netflix causes controversy
Jeffery Dahmer: Unpacked
October 11, 2022
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