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I Spent 12 Hours with the Cast of Anatomy of Gray

I Spent 12 Hours with the Cast of Anatomy of Gray

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Here's a vlog from UIL day with the cast of Anatomy of Gray. Enjoy!

Five Unreleased Songs by the World’s Most Famous Bands

Five Unreleased Songs by the World's Most Famous Bands

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2019

I recently did an article about the Beach Boy's Smile, and it got me thinking: what are some other songs by famous musicians that have never seen the light of day? Well, here's what I found. 5. A whole lot of Prince music The Purple loving icon himself was remarkably prolific, having several entire a...

The Greatest Album You’ve NEVER Heard: The Beach Boy’s SMILE

The Greatest Album You've NEVER Heard: The Beach Boy's SMILE

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2019

To the average person, The Beach Boys are a happy, light, and brainless band known for their songs of surf and girls. But to those in the know, they have a legacy of strange and psychedelic songs and albums. The primary example of this psychedelic sound has never actually been released in full. This...

Huion 1409 Graphics Tablet review

Huion 1409 Graphics Tablet review

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Intro I had been looking for a drawing/graphics tablet for a while, but all of the reliable brands like Wacom are all very expensive and affordable. So this Christmas, I was looking for a cheaper alternative and found Huion. The company has been rivaling Wacom recently with its cheap but effective screen a...

Why is Music Important?

Why is Music Important?

Hannah McDonough, Editor

March 8, 2019

We've all heard music- on the radio, CDs, playlists, even at concerts. Some of us also play music. Music has become a major part of many lives, but do you ever wonder why people are always saying that it's good for you?   What Do CVMS Students Think? We asked a couple of students about listenin...

Art Supplies You Might Need

Read this article to find a new favorite supply to add to your pencil case!

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

February 25, 2019

Whenever I'm not stressing out about homework or sleeping when I shouldn't be, I pretty much spend all of my time drawing and creating art pieces. At least I try. I know that any artists favorite thing to do is browse online shops and walk along art supply shop's many isles and look at all of the pretty...

CVMS UIL Play- Anatomy of Gray

CVMS UIL Play- Anatomy of Gray

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

February 21, 2019

This spring, for the UIL Play, The Canyon Vista Honors Theater class will be putting on Anatomy of Grey. The cast has not yet been determined, as auditions begin on Monday, Feb.18. The auditions will be during 3rd period and only open to the Honors Theater students, as the sixth-grade play will be rehearsing...

A Look at the Major American Animation Studios

A Look at the Major American Animation Studios

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2019

In the crowded marketplace of animation, several studios battle it out for box office share, attempting to capture the hearts of kids and the wallets of their parents. Illumination Entertainment: Probably the most recent studio on this list, Illumination is most known for the extremely successful Despicab...

The Lion King Jr. Review

Sydney Safarik (Timon) and Anderson Zoll (Pumba) do the Luau Hawaiian Treat

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

February 13, 2019

The Lion King Jr. show came to Canyon Vista from Feb. 7-9. Our extremely talented theatre department did an excellent job acting, designing props, changing sets, and singing the classic Hakuna Matata tunes. I was very pleased with the show and think that this group of students could definitely h...

An Understanding of Graphic Design

An Understanding of Graphic Design

Gabriel Paredes, Assistant

February 12, 2019

Let's talk about graphic design. Graphic design, also known as communication design, is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. The form it takes can be physical or virtual and can include images, words, or graphics. We can find it on t...

Opening Night of The Lion King- Inside Perspective

Opening Night of The Lion King- Inside Perspective

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

February 7, 2019

The day before Lion King opened was a Wednesday, and it was a dress rehearsal day. Anxiety levels were high because of the lack of a full run, and the most nervous of all were the set crew. They hadn't had much time to run the set changes beforehand, and there were certainly a lot of set changes. 3...