Arts & Entertainment

Breaking Through: The old man on Waikiki Beach

By | 2018-01-15T09:40:44+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Top 5|

I was singing along with my Swiss friend Brian’s Ukulele on the beach of Waikiki, waves lapping on the shoreline orchestrated and embellished my singing melodiously. The sun had faded from the horizon to another side of the Pacific Ocean, spilling twilight out, illuminating the broken clouds into purple and gold. The rest of the clouds were blue and stretched across the endless canopy of the sky.Purple was the sky fire; gold was the dusk, which backgrounded the magic of the cosmos. Our song ended. We laughed to appreciate this gorgeous memory that we shared, thinking that we would look back at this very moment years later. I cheered for us.

Redemption: The Project

By | 2018-01-10T08:08:52+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Home Feature 1|

Junior Kamryn Schultz, starts the second half of her serialized book titled Redemption. Chapters will be revealed every two weeks. Make sure to check back twice a month and leave comments on what you think about it. If you missed the eleventh chapter, read Reunion. My hand burned a bright red, throbbing intensely. I bit my lip trying to ignore the pain. Slapping someone hurt, but receiving the blow probably caused even more pain. Kevin stood in front of me, his left cheek rosier than usual, stunned at my reaction.

Production of ‘Annie’ fails to fulfill expectations

By | 2017-12-15T11:07:45+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Arts & Entertainment, Reviews|

Annie, one of the newest productions put together by Children’s Musical Theaterworks, is a play based on a classic movie from 1982 that was remade in 2014. The original movie and play revolve around a lively, red-headed girl who was abandoned by her parents as a child.

Feature Art No. 7 – Self Portrait

By | 2017-12-15T09:27:48+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Description: This portrait is entirely made from colored pencils, with a new technique I learned from artist Lisa Lachri. Using odorless mineral spirits or Gamsol, I blended out the pigment to make a smoother finish. I based this portrait off of a picture of me, creating the image with a variety of browns, tans and pinks. 

Kabob Land offers exceptional Persian dining

By | 2017-12-13T09:05:34+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Arts & Entertainment, Food, Home Feature 1|

If you’re looking for a delicious Persian dish to share with some buddies, Kabob Land is the place to be. This unique restaurant provides a relaxed dining experience while also serving excellent food. When I entered the facility, I was greeted by Stephanie, one of the waitresses. She got me a table, and I was immediately impressed by the plush, deluxe chairs. I could sit there for hours!

Boba: Lollicup USA Taiwanese bubble tea

By | 2017-12-11T09:26:34+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Arts & Entertainment, Food, Reviews|

Lollicup is a Taiwanese bubble tea cafe located on the corner of First and Herndon. The first of its kind in Fresno, this location has been serving the local area for over 15 years. Their mission is to provide high-quality food and beverages made with only the freshest ingredients in a fun and welcoming environment.

Kuppa Joy provides welcoming atmosphere

By | 2017-12-08T15:43:29+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Arts & Entertainment|

Kuppa Joy is a third wave coffee shop with three locations in the Fresno-Clovis area. Third wave coffee means purchasing coffee based on its origin and artisan methods of production. Started by ex Detroit Lions linebacker Zach Follet, Kuppa Joy aims to change the coffee culture in the Central Valley.

Nike and Off-White collaborate for the biggest release of the year

By | 2017-12-11T09:37:49+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Arts & Entertainment|

A-list fashion designer, Virgil Abloh, recently collaborated with Nike for one of the biggest collaborations of the year titled, “TEN ICONS RECONSTRUCTED”. Abloh is Kanye West's creative director, DJ, and he owns the prestigious fashion brand, Off-White. The collection features ten classic sneakers, reimagined.

Feature Art No. 6 – Self Portrait

By | 2017-12-01T14:32:39+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Arts & Entertainment, Feature Art|

Description: Junior James White created this drawing using a pencil and eraser, with a tortillon to shade. Assigned by art teacher, Vickey Belmont, he was challenged with the task of drawing himself. White based the image off of a photo of himself. In his first year of art, he struggles with making his art to scale and making sure each piece is proportioned correctly.  

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