Arts and Entertainment

Solving the mystery of art history

Monet, Mona Lisa and majestic murals are just three things you’ll see if you take Valerie Park’s beginning art or AP Art History class at Mira Costa High School. Brimming with passion and knowledge for the arts, Park’s art classes are anything but average. Art is never solely based on the physical. A vast majority…
<a href="https://highschool.latimes.com/author/katiesmythe/" target="_self">Katie Smythe</a>

Katie Smythe

May 12, 2016

Monet, Mona Lisa and majestic murals are just three things you’ll see if you take Valerie Park’s beginning art or AP Art History class at Mira Costa High School. Brimming with passion and knowledge for the arts, Park’s art classes are anything but average.

Art is never solely based on the physical. A vast majority of the time, it’s based on what art brings to you on the personal level. For Park, art is not only the vehicle to teach, but also a way to build relationships with every student.

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Column: This winter, encourage eating

Column: This winter, encourage eating

Every December, malls wrap their fake indoor plants in silver tinsel, radio stations blast Christmas carols with different beats but the same lyrics, and people from Southern California convince themselves that 65 degrees is below freezing and worthy of a scarf, mug...

B4L changes its look

B4L changes its look

The slogan “Baron For Life” is intertwined throughout the Fountain Valley High School campus and culture. It finds itself embedded in speeches, posters and most prominently in the B4L raffle here at FVHS. The four B4L values of being considerate, analytical, curious...