A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Virtual Reality headsets more accessible than ever

May 3, 2017 7:08pm | Lorena Beltran

Riding through the air on a 50-foot roller coaster from the comfort of one’s own home is now possible thanks to Virtual reality (VR) headsets. The future has arrived. Virtual Reality is a three dimensional, computer generated, seemingly real setting in which player can interact […]

‘Get Out’ a terrifying look at racial tensions in America

May 3, 2017 6:58pm | Ashlend Laparra

The forty year old white man proclaiming that  ‘I would have voted Obama for a third term’ isn’t seen as a sign of lifting racial tensions, but more of a patronizing comment that leaves many African Americans feeling uncomfortable. Get Out puts these actions under […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings classic animation to life

May 2, 2017 4:28pm | Caitlin Gaddis

The live action rendition of Disney’s 1991 film Beauty and the Beast, while underwhelming their audience with the lack of musical talent in the main character, has managed to capture the attention of classic fans by taking advantage of their access to Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) […]

Drake’s new playlist “More Life” offers varied blend of music

March 29, 2017 7:46pm | Vincent Rendon

Drake’s latest project More Life begs the question: who exactly is Drake? Because of its designation as a playlist as opposed to an album, More Life gives Drake an avenue to dip into multiple styles and sounds without worrying about a message or theme to […]

Yoshi Burrito brings Mexican, Japanese fusion to SV area

March 7, 2017 7:08pm | Kushtrim Muja

In 2008, San Francisco restaurant owner Peter Yen created a hybrid between the sushi and the burrito — the sushi burrito, mixing both Asian and Latin flavors into  one rolled delicacy. After this, the sushi burrito quickly blew up in popularity, spreading first around San […]

“Artificial Disaster” evolves from covers to originals

March 7, 2017 7:07pm | Abigail Oliver

Heading towards the cafeteria after school, you can hear the birds chirping in the deserted quad. In the midst of silence there is a roaring sound of clammering instruments and a low rumbling voice bellowing throughout the cafeteria. “Got any jokes?” Band leader Pablo Gomez […]

Nintendo Switch brings innovative gaming to the masses

March 7, 2017 6:55pm | Lorena Beltran& Ashlend Laparra

Ever since Nintendo was founded in 1889, The company has been devoted to the idea of innovation in the video game industry. The company has left a huge mark on gaming history and still continues to this day with the debut of their brand new […]

Theatre to roll out James and the Giant Peach

March 7, 2017 6:53pm | Lorena Beltran

Spring Valley High School’s theatre will take a new spin on Roald Dahl’s  classic, “James and the Giant Peach” by casting a female lead to play James. The performance will span from March 22 to March 24, 2017. Theatre teacher and Director Anthony Coffield plans […]

Fantastic Beasts brings magic back to the screen

December 16, 2016 5:02pm | Vincent Rendon

A casino can pride itself on booking a good magic act, someone like David Blaine who can astound and captivate an unsuspecting audience. Magic, as a form of entertainment, has always been about making an audience’s jaw drop and filling their captive minds with wonder […]

Moana furthers Disney’s diversity

December 16, 2016 5:01pm | Caitlin Gaddis

Eleven disney princesses. Those of which are from all around the world: China, Scotland, France, Greece, and even Arabia. There has never been a princess from any Polynesian descent,  until now. Moana is Disney’s first Polynesian princess – the twelfth official princess in Disney’s franchise. […]