Monthly Archives: November 2010

Valiants Visit SanFrancisco

On the early morning of October 27, 2010, forty-six St. Genevieve students boarded a bus and headed out to SanFrancisco. After a six hour bus ride, their fist stop was Fisherman’s Wharf. Students were allowed to wonder around Fisherman’s Wharf for a couple hours and told to grab something to eat for lunch. When the teachers and

South Pacific: Tech Week

St. Genevieve High School’s fall musical South Pacific begins tech week in preparation for its opening night. Tech week refers to the week prior to the opening night. During this week, all technical aspects of the show- lights, props, sounds, make-up, and costumes- are used in full effect. This school year’s musical South Pacific has progressed

The Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast

On Wednesday, September 21, 2010, the Los Angeles Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels held the  annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Presiding the morning mass was Cardinal Mahony, as well leading the Keynote Address during the Breakfast Program was Archbishop Dolan from New York. Many parishioners, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, those of Catholic

Testing Day

This Wednesday, the school will be taking a break from a regular day of school to have an academic day of testing. Freshmen and Sophomores will be taking the NEDT. Juniors are taking the PSAT and the Seniors will be taking a college placement exam. This testing day is very important and helpful to all

A Visit from Former President Jimmy Carter

On Monday evening, October 25, 2010  at St. Genevieve High School a very special guest visited the Valiants, former President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Carter arrived with his fellow secret-service men and woman by his side. He is on a book tour for one of his latest books “White House Diary” and had a signing a

Game Review: Naruto Shippuden:Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

Based off the hit Manga originally published by Shonen Jump magazine and written and drawn by Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is a sequel to the fighting game developed by CyberConnect2 for the PS3 and X-Box 360.

As a big fan of the series the game is based on, I fully intended to get the game which was dubbed “A must buy for any Naruto fan”. Having only an X-Box 360, I was unable to buy the game’s predecessor and as such had no prior experience with this series. With an open mind, I began playing the game and immediately fell into the games depth.

Movie Review: Megamind

From Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Animation comes something that’s not your typical superhero movie. Directed by Tom McGrath of Madagascar fame, Megamind tells a story that carries a particular moral lesson that students are age often have to learn.

The story chronicles the titular Megamind (voiced by Saturday Night Live alumni Will Ferrel) who was jettisoned from his dying planet along with his soon to be arch nemesis Metro Man (voiced by Brad Pitt) towards Earth. While Metro Man is treated as a hero and perfect angel as a child, Megamind is neglected and shunned despite his genius intellect and finds his only friend is his pet fish Minion (Voiced by David Cross). This causes Megamind to grow jealous of Metro Man and grow up into a supervillain that would regularly attempt to destroy him.

Game Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops

The 7’th installment in the long-running first person shooter franchise Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops is the third Call of Duty game developed by Treyarch and the first in the series to be set during the Cold War.

One can usually expect what to find in a Call of Duty game, long firefights against enemy soldiers, cinematic/breathtaking moments, and of course, a plentiful amount of deadly weapons to choose from. Having played numerous Call of Duty games before, I went in with expectations of the kinds of things I would see in the game. Despite this, however, Call of Duty Black Ops blew me away from beginning to end.

Band

A diverse selection of students are part of the school’s drum line band. In it, students practice playing a variety of instruments found in a marching band. Originally apart of the main schedule, the band has now become a zero period class but that has not lessened the amount of students who participate in it.

One student who’s been apart of both the original band class and is now a member of the 0 period class is Sophomore Joshua Hernandez. “I just really like music. It’s exciting to me. I like playing music for everybody” said Joshua when asked what draws him to drum line. When asked how, in his opinion, the band has performed so far, Joshua replied with “We’ve been doing very well. Everybody loves drum line”.