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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A day in the life of Coleman Crow

A day in the life of Coleman Crow

Baseball players choose to devote their time differently, some follow a strict routine and others are more relaxed. For Rocket City Trash Pandas pitcher, Coleman Crow, his schedule is based on a routine.  “I feel like if I knock everything off my checklist, I'm going...