Student Voice

Creative synergies coalesce in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Creative synergies coalesce in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

By Lisette Davies Ward and Chelsi Espiritu

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Tennessee Williams’s classic drama "A Streetcar Named Desire" premiered at Moorpark College’s Performing Arts Center on October 12. This iconic Pulitzer prize winning play of raw emotion, conflict and loss transforms the main stage into the French Quarter of New Orleans, complete with live...

New student art gallery finds a home in former storage closet

New student art gallery finds a home in former storage closet

By Lisette Davies Ward

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Many years ago, professors in the art department recognized a need for a stand-alone gallery space where their students could exhibit their artwork. “For years we worked around the problem by using unoccupied faculty offices as temporary student galleries,” said art professor Gerry Zucca. "...

Artist presents her ‘wallflower’ gallery on campus

Artist presents her ‘wallflower’ gallery on campus

By Lisette Davies Ward

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The term 'wallflower' was first used in the early 1800s to refer to a woman without a partner at a dance, presumably sitting against the wall. Around the same time, Great Britain repealed a wallpaper tax, which led to all types of wallpaper, including the patterned kind, growing in popularity, and be...

“A Streetcar Named Desire” takes the main stage Oct. 12

By Chelsi Espiritu

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment

The Theater Arts department will premiere "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Performing Arts Center on Oct. 12. The play is based in the 1945-1950s era, and was originally written by famous American playwright Tennessee Williams. It is being performed and operated by Moorpark College students and facul...

Moorpark College grad finds success doing music

Moorpark College grad finds success doing music

By Ian Cohen

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment

Upon being accepted into the Moorpark College applied music program in 2006, Austin Myles Grant immersed himself into the world of classical guitar. He had been playing guitar and doing music from a young age while living in Newbury Park Calif., but the Moorpark music instructors helped elevate his guitar...

Wallflower project exhibits artist’s talk and reception

Wallflower project exhibits artist’s talk and reception

By Lisette Davies Ward

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Art professor, Erika Lizée hosted The Wallflower Project Artist's Talk and Reception on Sept. 20 at Moorpark College. The subject of Janine Brown’s professional solo exhibit, the wallflower, was a term coined during Britain’s Regency era for a woman sitting by the wall at parties, to...

FTVM M40s are back with a new sound for Moorpark College Students

FTVM M40s are back with a new sound for Moorpark College Students

By Chelsi Espiritu

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The M40s, a unique student based band, is starting up this semester with a new sound, new students, new scene and new original music. The M40s is a student based production band that is part of the FTVM M40 Intro to Audio Production class, run by Professor Jason Beaton. The band started back in the fa...

Indie Rock Innovator Sugar Panda to perform at the Arena in Simi Valley

Indie Rock Innovator Sugar Panda to perform at the Arena in Simi Valley

By Ian Cohen

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment

It’s ironic that rock innovator and Sugar Panda front man Thaddeus didn’t pick up an electric guitar until he was in his late teens. Considering that his musical journey started in fourth grade playing trumpet and organ, settling on the electric guitar doesn’t seem like a natural pr...

Last chance to see student art exhibit

Last chance to see student art exhibit

By Lisette Davies Ward, Staff Writer

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment

This is your last chance to witness the impressive artwork of Moorpark College's talented students on exhibit in the Administration Building. The Annual Student Exhibition is open for just one more day, Friday Aug. 25. "This [exhibition] features forty to fifty pieces, designed to show the depth of...

One Acts auditions in progress

One Acts auditions in progress

By Chelsi Espiritu

August 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Students looking for acting roles beyond the large main stage shows have the opportunity to audition for this semester's "One Act" plays. The auditions are being held by the Theatre Arts program from August 22 to 24 in the Performing Arts Center. Anyone who wants to audition is eligible for the writer-submitted...

Will artificial intelligence be the next Juke Box hero?

Will artificial intelligence be the next Juke Box hero?

By Ian Cohen

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

When the team at Sony’s Flow Machines research project fed 15,000 sheets of music into a computer, and heard the speakers come alive with the sound of a Beatles-esque pop song, they knew it was a breakthrough. Artificial Intelligence (AI) had just crunched the melodies and harmonies from some of ...

Dance Students at Moorpark College Showcase Their Talents

Dance Students at Moorpark College Showcase Their Talents

By Ariana Haider

May 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Dance lovers can get excited because the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center will be showcasing the progress of the students from the dance program on May 11 and 12. "I love this show because of how [much] each individual dancer grows from learning different styles [of dance]," said Jared Cardiel,...