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Global Warming Opinion

Global Warming Opinion

Mehak Mehmi, Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Community & World News, Environment, Opinion, World News

I think global warming is bad because glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are dying, and wildlife is suffering to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing gases as we power our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases,...

The Accident of Frida Kahlo

The Accident of Frida Kahlo

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, People, Showcase

After surviving an accident where you should’ve died and had the husband you loved leave you, most people would be ready to give up. Not Frida Kahlo. All this happened to her, yet she still went on to make beautiful and empowering self-portraits when people told her she couldn’t. A hero needs to...

An Overview of Horror Movie Posters

An Overview of Horror Movie Posters

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Art, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE THE FULL GALLERY Movie posters are what catch our eye in the theatre, and before the trailer became prominent, they were all we really had. I've written about this topic several times, and this time we're going to take a look at the trends in posters from each decade from 50s to th...

Is Learning An Instrument Really Important?

Is Learning An Instrument Really Important?

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Band, Opinion, Orchestra

In CVMS, there are two electives where you can get to learn an instrument: Band, and Orchestra. A band is mainly comprised of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. An orchestra is comprised of string instruments. Each has different components. They both require hours of dedication and practice...

The F.O.M.O Factory

The F.O.M.O Factory

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Art, Campus News, Community News, Environment, Opinion, People, Showcase

Instagram Aesthetics, Fun settings, Lots of likes. If this describes you and how you control your Instagram account, then hop in the car and go check out the F.O.M.O Factory! The F.O.M.O Factory is a pop-up exhibition in downtown Austin. It resembles the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco. These m...

Warriors: Into The Wild Book Review

Warriors: Into The Wild Book Review

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Warriors series is a bestselling book series by Erin Hunter. It contains whole new world of...cats! Meet Rusty, a house cat who suddenly becomes a wild cat of the clans; and fights throughout the adventure, battle, loyalty, trust, and love. Into The Wild is the first book of the Warriors series. Summary Here...

All Eight Nintendo Consoles Ranked

All Eight Nintendo Consoles Ranked

Oliver Barnfield, Andrew Watson, Baker Tuthill, and Colin Johnson

October 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

Ever since Nintendo started out in the late '80s, they have kept releasing quality games. So today, we'll be taking a look at the best and worst consoles in the company's history, from the greatest to the worst. No handhelds or peripherals like Panasonic Q will be present. As the old Nintendo ads used...

BuzzFeed’s Most Popular Sub-Channels, Ranked

BuzzFeed’s Most Popular Sub-Channels, Ranked

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

Ah, BuzzFeed. A great news organization with the highest quality content, from eating seven-pound pizza burritos to a Russian mom feeding some unfortunate staff members a strange concoction known as meat Jello. They truly have it all. But where's the actual top-notch, 1080p, 60fps content of this amazing...

Off Campus PE – Should the Requirements be Easier?

Off Campus PE – Should the Requirements be Easier?

Arsh Gupta, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

In Canyon Vista, there is a class all sixth and seventh graders are required to take. That class is Physical Education or PE for short. All students are required to take PE in sixth grade, and a PE class such as athletics, sports and fitness, or dance. But there is another option. That option is off-campus...

Why CVMS Should Have Hindi as a Language Choice

Why CVMS Should Have Hindi as a Language Choice

Ayan Momin, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Opinion, Showcase

In our school, we teach one Asian language - which is Mandarin - but I feel like they should add Hindi as a second language. Hopefully, my argument gives you an idea of why we should add  the fifth most spoken language in the world. They should add Hindi as a second language because at least 1/3 of the ...

The Lego Movie, Wreck it Ralph, The Emoji Movie and The Angry Birds Movie Are The Same Thing

The Lego Movie, Wreck it Ralph, The Emoji Movie and The Angry Birds Movie Are The Same Thing

Baker Tuthill

September 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Well, usually Oliver is the movie guy, but I thought I would take a crack at it. After all, I already had a good idea and those article requirements were starting to catch up to me. And who am I to deny our (surely) thousands of fans from a good, high-quality article about kids movies? So here I go. I...

5 Musicals That Are Totally Basic

5 Musicals That Are Totally Basic

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Choir, Dance, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Theatre

Recently, a lot of people have been getting into some of the newer musicals that have gone to Broadway. So naturally, there a few that even the fake musical nerds should know. Here are some of the totally basic musicals that made the cut. 1. Hamilton Hamilton is the obvious choice for number one- ...