Arts & Entertainment

The Rise of Skywalker provides action sequences, lacks plot line development

By |2020-01-15T23:26:50-08:00January 15th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Movies/TV, Reviews|

After over 40 years of storytelling, the Star Wars saga that began in 1977 ended with the installment of “The Rise of Skywalker”, released Dec. 20, 2019. As of now, this movie brought in over $981 million internationally. After viewing this conclusion of the saga, many questioned whether or not Disney created a worthy end to these movies that millions of people enjoy.

Harry Styles releases Fine Line, features nostalgia, heartbreak

By |2020-01-07T08:55:21-08:00January 6th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Music, Reviews|

Millions of people from all over the globe, including me, have followed English singer, songwriter and actor Harry Styles closely since his debut on X Factor in 2010. After the rise and fall of One Direction, Styles has continued to release solo music while maturing in his style and sound. I thoroughly enjoyed Harry's previous self titled album, so my expectations were high going into Fine Line.

Heirloom excites with farm-driven concept, disappoints with flavor

By |2020-01-06T09:07:25-08:00January 5th, 2020|Arts & Entertainment, Food, Home Feature 1|

The smell of the food hangs in all corners of the room, to the side of the room there is a mural of a plant growing in cupped hands. A symbolic reference of their locally grown food, Heirloom provides its meals from farms around the central valley

Jonas Brothers take the stage after six year hiatus with Happiness Begins Tour

By |2019-12-17T14:49:09-08:00December 17th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 1, Music|

The Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA lit up in purple for the return of the Jonas Brothers, Dec. 12. Earlier this year, the three brothers Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas officially reunited after a six year musical hiatus. Their comeback album Happiness Begins released June 7 and debuted No. 1 on Billboard 200. Following the success of the release, the brothers posted tour dates for the Happiness Begins Tour. Shows sold out in minutes and left fans wanting more from the

“The Mandalorian” captures audiences with action, lore

By |2019-12-17T10:43:57-08:00December 16th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Movies/TV, Opinions|

“The Mandalorian” takes place in the Star Wars canon timeline After the events of “Return of the Jedi”. At this point in time, the galaxy finds itself under the control of the new republic after they destroyed the empire. The area of republic influence fails to reach the outer rim of the galaxy at his time, leaving the area a sea of lawlessness.

Harriet unveils inspiring true story through historical heroine

By |2019-12-03T12:15:30-08:00December 3rd, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 1, Movies/TV|

In spite of the major contributions and groundbreaking role that Harriet Tubman played as a historical figure, director Kasi Lemmons is the first to bring Tubman’s story to the big screen. “Harriet” hit theaters Nov. 1, grossing $12 million opening weekend, boasting a 73% from Rotten Tomatoes and an A+ rating from CinemaScore.

Feature art No. 5, 2019-20 — Drawing unit: Portraits

By |2019-11-22T11:05:45-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

This face portrait depicts the prominent 1950s-1960s actress and style icon Audrey Hepburn. Through the use of pencil drawing and shading techniques, junior Jewel Chandler explores various facial gradients and expressions.

She Loves Me features comedic musical numbers, captivates audience

By |2019-11-15T10:59:50-08:00November 14th, 2019|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre, Top 5|

Set in Budapest, Hungary, 1937, “She Loves Me” is a romantic comedy musical that explores the complex subject of love. Put on by Good Company Players, the production features talented performers and alluring musical numbers. Without a doubt, the play excelled in comedic temperament while also touching on the emotional realities of human longing. As the dimmed lights break into a softened glow, performers emerge to take their places on stage just outside Maraczek’s Parfumerie. Dusting off a bench to sit, a man is soon interrupted from his newspaper reading with an ecstatic "Good morning!" from a young man on a bike. Thus begins the first musical number which captivates viewers into a series of melodic story-telling with a humorous heart and soul. 

Kabab City opens fourth location, offers unique menu items

By |2019-11-12T21:27:12-08:00November 12th, 2019|Food, Home Feature 2, Opinions, Reviews|

Opening its doors in Fowler eight years ago, Kabab City has been successfully growing and expanding to other locations, recently opening a brand new restaurant in Fresno, Aug. 2019. The eatery draws inspiration from authentic Middle Eastern cuisine mixed with Arabic, Armenian and Greek food. According to the Kabab City website, the ingredients used come from “farm fresh, never frozen & halal chicken." Halal meat refers to food that is prepared according to the Koran, Islamic Law.

Feature art No. 4, 2019-20 — Colored pencil as art tool

By |2019-11-22T09:07:18-08:00November 7th, 2019|Art, Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Students are exposed to different types of mediums in art class. Colored pencils allow for more precision, control of detail and depth. The students can work lightly for a soft look or add many layers to get an oil painting effect. They are a versatile form of color, easy to carry and you can work with them almost anywhere.