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


Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.3 came out in theaters on May 5.
'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3' provides emotional ending to Marvel's best storyline
Emma Siebold, Editor-in-Chief • May 16, 2023

I was 4 years old when the Marvel Cinematic Universe began. One of my fondest memories is standing outside of the movie theater with my mom as...

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Viola Davis star in Air, landing soon on Amazon Prime Video.
Review: It's all up in 'Air'
Margaret Edmonson, Adviser • May 5, 2023

Matt Damon as talent scout Sonny Vacarro in “Air” bears a striking resemblance to Matt Damon as American car designer Carroll Shelby in “Ford...

The films Scream 1 through 6 are all sequels to one another, but are not required to watch in order to follow.
Terror & humor: Scream VI
Addison Coerver, Staff Writer • March 29, 2023

I walked into the movie theater with my friend, hoping to be scared out of my mind. I walked out without any breath left from laughing so hard. With...

Answering the Knock at the Cabin
Answering the 'Knock at the Cabin'
Austen Young, Staff Writer • February 19, 2023

As the 15th movie from M. Night Shyamalan, his ability to write in depth stories and shoot interesting shots is on full display.  Shyamalan...

The supergroup boygenius consists of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker.
'the record' brings authenticity, reality to indie music genre
Emma Siebold, Editor-in-Chief • April 6, 2023

After five years without any content, indie music fans thought they had seen the end of boygenius. However, the supergroup –Julien Baker, Phoebe...

Multiple albums and new top hits came out in January.
New music monthly
February 8, 2023
The top 50 albums of 2022
The top 50 albums of 2022
December 31, 2022
New music weekly
New music weekly
November 9, 2022
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
Yellowjackets is rated MA, so viewer discretion is advised. This is due to sexual content, substance abuse, and scenes including cannibalism.
'YellowJackets' crash into Showtime
Addison Coerver, Staff Writer • April 24, 2023

A plane full of soccer players. A crash in an isolated wilderness. A fight to survive. This story sounds familiar because it really happened:...

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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