Calabasas High School
Calabasas High School is a four-year high school in Calabasas, United States. Calabasas High School, which serves Calabasas, portions of West Hills, Los Angeles, is one of three high schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District; as of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,824 students and 65.4 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 27.9:1. There were 26 eligible for reduced-cost lunch. Calabasas High School was established in 1975 as the second high school in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. During the 2006–07 school year Calabasas High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award the Department of Education gives; the school plays its football games at Keith Ritchie Field, an open-air stadium located in Calabasas, with a capacity of 3,000. The stadium is the home of the Coyotes – Calabasas High School's football and field and soccer teams, it was formerly the home field for the USL Premier Development League club, the San Fernando Valley Quakes.
The Calabasas High School Theater Program performs in the Performing Arts Education Center. The center opened in 2013; the $18 million building was funded through Measure G, which passed in 2006. The Performing Arts Education Center was designed by architect John Sergio Fisher; the mainstage theater seats 680 people. There is a black box theater in the facility; the Performing Arts Education Center has won numerous design awards, including a 2012 AIA / SFV Award for Design Excellence and a 2011 Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award. In 2013 students chose a same-sex couple for homecoming queen. Shiri Appleby, actress known for her role in Swimfan among others Ezra Butler, professional football player Katie Cassidy, actress Michelle Fields, Fox News reporter Danielle Fishel, actress Gaby Hoffmann, actress Incubus, Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger, Jose Pasillas and Dirk Lance Jensen Karp, rapper, television writer Erik Menendez, of the Menendez Brothers Jim Rome and radio host Ricky Schroder, actor Daniel Steres, professional soccer player with the LA Galaxy Official website
Moorpark College is a public community college in Moorpark, California. It was established in 1967 with enrollment of 2,500 students and enrolled 14,254 students in 2014. An Exotic Animal Training and Management center houses over 200 animals on campus; the Board of the Ventura County Community College District established Moorpark College in 1967. In addition to the land owned by the District, Moorpark College expanded into a 134-acre parcel of land on Moorpark's eastern boundary, donated by a local ranching family, the Strathearns. In 1965, the citizens of Ventura County passed a bond for 8 million dollars to build the first part of the college. Construction of the administration, technology and Maintenance buildings, the Library and Campus Center began in 1966. Moorpark College opened on September 11, 1967; the College's first president, Dr. John Collins, welcomed 1,400 students and 50 faculty members. Dr. Robert Lombardi became the College's second president in 1971. Under his direction, enrollment doubled, the college added emphasis on preparing students to transfer to four-year schools.
Dr. Ray Hearon is the longest-serving president, in office from 1974 to 1989. In 1980, the Moorpark College Foundation was formed to fund construction of an athletic stadium and observatory; the 6,000 seat stadium, completed in 1985, was named after Paul Griffin Jr. a major benefactor. In 1987, the Charles Temple Observatory, the only public observatory in Ventura County, Carlsberg Amphitheater were dedicated at the college's 20th anniversary celebration; the nearby Oxnard College solicited Moorpark's help in establishing a Camarillo Center, located on California State University, Channel Islands's campus. In 2000, a high school for juniors and seniors opened on the college campus, called The High School at Moorpark College; the first class to graduate in 2001 numbered 25. In 2004 and 2005, various bond projects were completed, such as a parking lot renovation and all-weather track. For the 2007 transferring cohort of eligible students, Moorpark College transferred 130 to a 4-year accredited universities in two years, 480 in three years, 793 and four years.
Bernard Luskin was appointed interim president of Moorpark College in September, 2013. The current president, Luis Pablo Sanchez, was appointed for a term beginning February 3, 2015. Jamal Anderson – former NFL running back Chris Beal – CIF State Champion wrestler. Ken Lutz – American football player Matt Mahurin – illustrator, photographer Isaiah Mustafa – former football player, The Old Spice Man Jose Pasillas – Incubus Elliot Rodger – perpetrator of the 2014 Isla Vista killings Julie Scardina – Sea World Busch Gardens Animal Ambassador Dan Winters – photographer Official website
Eye of Horus
The Eye of Horus known as wadjet, wedjat or udjat, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, good health. The Eye of Horus is similar to the Eye of Ra, which belongs to a different god, Ra, but represents many of the same concepts. Funerary amulets were made in the shape of the Eye of Horus; the symbol "was intended to ward off evil. Ancient Egyptian and Middle-Eastern sailors would paint the symbol on the bow of their vessel to ensure safe sea travel. Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god, depicted as a falcon, most a lanner or peregrine falcon, his right eye was associated with Ra. The eye symbol represents the marking around the eye of the falcon, including the "teardrop" marking sometimes found below the eye; the mirror image, or left eye, sometimes represented the god Djehuti. It was believed by the Romans that an evil heart could get to the eye; the thought to be powerful effects of eyes and optics created the myth that the energy-producing power of the eye had the ability to cast evil spells with just a glance.
Because the ancients believed the evil eye could be counteracted with a'good eye', myths about Horus arose. In one myth, when Set and Horus were fighting for the throne after Osiris's death, Set gouged out Horus's left eye; the majority of the eye was restored by either Thoth. When Horus's eye was recovered, he offered it to Osiris, in hopes of restoring his life. Hence, the eye of Horus was used to symbolise sacrifice, healing and protection. There are seven different hieroglyphs used to represent the eye, most "ir.t" in Egyptian, which has the meaning "to make or do" or "one who does". In Egyptian myth the eye was not the passive organ of sight but more an agent of action, protection or wrath; the Eye of Horus was represented as designated D10 in Gardiner's sign list. It is represented in the Unicode character block for Egyptian hieroglyphs as U+13080. In Ancient Egypt, most fractions were written as the sum of two or more unit fractions, with scribes possessing tables of answers, thus instead of 3⁄4, one would write 1⁄2 + 1⁄4.
Different parts of the Eye of Horus were thought to be used by the ancient Egyptians to represent one divided by the first six powers of two: The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus contains tables of "Horus Eye Fractions". Studies from the 1970s to this day in Egyptian mathematics have shown this theory was fallacious and Jim Ritter showed it to be false in 2003; the evolution of the symbols used in mathematics, although similar to the different parts of the Eye of Horus, is now known to be distinct. Wadjet eye tatoos associated with Hathor depicted on 3,000-year-old mummy Wedjat Eyes – Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Sarah Louise Kerrigan, the self-styled Queen of Blades, is a fictional character in Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft franchise. The character was created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney, her appearance was designed by Metzen. Sarah Kerrigan is voiced by Glynnis Talken Campbell in StarCraft and Brood War, by Tricia Helfer in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Kerrigan first appears in StarCraft as a twenty-six-year-old Terran Ghost, a psychic trained both physically and mentally as an expert espionage agent and assassin; the second-in-command of Sons of Korhal, a revolutionary movement against the oppressive Confederacy of Man, she is captured by the insectoid Zerg and infested, turning her into a human/Zerg hybrid under the control of the Zerg Overmind. She becomes one of the Zerg's most powerful agents, but during the Brood Wars, she replaces the Overmind following its destruction at the end of the great war, gains control of the Zerg to seek dominance over the galaxy.
Kerrigan's life before her infestation is further explored in the Starcraft novels Uprising and Liberty's Crusade, while Queen of Blades elaborates on her infested character. As one of the major characters of the series, Kerrigan has been critically praised for her believability and character depth. Kerrigan is featured in lists of both the top computer gaming enemies and top female characters; the character of Kerrigan was created by Blizzard Entertainment's Chris Metzen and James Phinney, with her physical appearance designed by Metzen. Kerrigan was not intended to be a major character, was only meant to appear on a single level. Based around the character Tanya Adams in the Command & Conquer: Red Alert series, Kerrigan was named after Nancy Kerrigan, who at the time was involved in a feud with Tonya Harding. However, Kerrigan's character grew on the developers, who decided to give a far greater role to the throw-away character. Kerrigan's self-proclaimed title is the "Queen of Blades", introduced to other characters to the point where it is synonymous with her.
Chris Metzen has explained. In an interview Glynnis Talken Campbell, Kerrigan's voice actress from Starcraft and StarCraft: Brood War, described Kerrigan's change in personality during her infestation as "going from good girl to bad girl", has said it was more of a change in personality than voice when providing her voice work. Kerrigan's voice consisted of many grunts and screams, her unique infested voice was provided by doubling up Campbell's voice, she has claimed that, were she to pen a StarCraft film or novel, she would rather have Kerrigan's relationship with Jim Raynor—the series' primary male protagonist—portrayed as one of admiration, "them saving each other's butts" than actual romance due to StarCraft's action-oriented nature. While Campbell expressed interest in returning to voice the character in StarCraft II, voiced Kerrigan in the trailer for the game, she confirmed in February 2009 that she would not be reprising the role. Campbell stated that her work in the trailer was considered an audition of sorts and that Blizzard had decided to go in a different direction.
Tricia Helfer replaced her, voicing Kerrigan in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty as well as the expansions Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void. Having been conscripted into the Confederate Ghost program as a child due to her psychic potential, Kerrigan is described in the manual for StarCraft as never having been given the chance for a normal life, her rigorous training and the use of neural implants to control her mental abilities leave her withdrawn and introverted. Despite this, Kerrigan exhibits qualities of courage and daring, is an effective tactician, she is described as a moral character, exemplified in her opposition to Arcturus Mengsk using the Zerg against the Confederacy. However, after her transformation by the Zerg, Kerrigan is freed from her inhibitions—as well as her neural conditioning—and indulges her darker traits, her attitude, combined with her natural intelligence, makes her calculating and manipulative. A hint of her former moral sensitivity is to be noted when towards the end of the Zerg campaign of Brood War, she states how she feels weary of slaughter for the first time since her transformation.
Kerrigan has become far more physically aggressive, relishing close quarters combat so much that at one point in the novel Queen of Blades, she begins absent-mindedly licking the blood of her victims from her fingers. One of the core elements of Kerrigan's personality is that of her manipulation by others, her lack of identity, her reversion to human form by Raynor allowed her to develop an identity for herself, though found her emotions torn between a man that she loved and a man that she despised. As a character with different incarnations, special powers, three unique personas, ultimate amalgamation of four separate alien species, Kerrigan gains multiple aspects and aliases as the series progresses. Prior to her infestation, Kerrigan is described as being a graceful and deadly woman, exceedingly agile and athletic, possessing jade-green eyes and brilliant red hair worn as a ponytail; the novel Queen of Blades
Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention. Although people's attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognisable and familiar. Storytelling, drama and different kinds of performance exist in all cultures, were supported in royal courts, developed into sophisticated forms and over time became available to all citizens; the process has been accelerated in modern times by an entertainment industry that records and sells entertainment products. Entertainment evolves and can be adapted to suit any scale, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; the experience of being entertained has come to be associated with amusement, so that one common understanding of the idea is fun and laughter, although many entertainments have a serious purpose.
This may be the case in the various forms of ceremony, religious festival, or satire for example. Hence, there is the possibility that what appears as entertainment may be a means of achieving insight or intellectual growth. An important aspect of entertainment is the audience, which turns a private recreation or leisure activity into entertainment; the audience may have a passive role, as in the case of persons watching a play, television show, or film. Entertainment can be public or private, involving formal, scripted performance, as in the case of theatre or concerts. Most forms of entertainment have persisted over many centuries, evolving due to changes in culture and fashion for example with stage magic. Films and video games, for example, although they use newer media, continue to tell stories, present drama, play music. Festivals devoted to music, film, or dance allow audiences to be entertained over a number of consecutive days; some activities that were once considered entertaining public punishments, have been removed from the public arena.
Others, such as fencing or archery, once necessary skills for some, have become serious sports and professions for the participants, at the same time developing into entertainment with wider appeal for bigger audiences. In the same way, other necessary skills, such as cooking, have developed into performances among professionals, staged as global competitions and broadcast for entertainment. What is entertainment for one group or individual may be regarded as work by another; the familiar forms of entertainment have the capacity to cross over different media and have demonstrated a unlimited potential for creative remix. This has ensured the continuity and longevity of many themes and structures. Entertainment can be distinguished from other activities such as education and marketing though they have learned how to use the appeal of entertainment to achieve their different goals. Sometimes entertainment can be a mixture for both; the importance and impact of entertainment is recognised by scholars and its increasing sophistication has influenced practices in other fields such as museology.
Psychologists say the function of media entertainment is "the attainment of gratification". No other results or measurable benefit are expected from it; this is in contrast to marketing. However, the distinctions become blurred when education seeks to be more "entertaining" and entertainment or marketing seek to be more "educational"; such mixtures are known by the neologisms "edutainment" or "infotainment". The psychology of entertainment as well as of learning has been applied to all these fields; some education-entertainment is a serious attempt to combine the best features of the two. Some people are entertained by the idea of their unhappiness. An entertainment might produce some insight in its audience. Entertainment may skillfully consider universal philosophical questions such as: "What is the meaning of life?". Questions such as these drive many narratives and dramas, whether they are presented in the form of a story, play, book, comic, or game. Dramatic examples include Shakespeare's influential play Hamlet, whose hero articulates these concerns in poetry.
Novels give great scope for investigating these themes. An example of a creative work that considers philosophical questions so entertainingly that it has been presented in a wide range of forms is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. A radio comedy, this story became so popular that it has appeared as a novel, television series, stage show, audiobook, LP record, adventure game and online game, its ideas became popular references and has been tran
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew on the genres of blues and blues, from country music. Rock music drew on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, incorporated influences from jazz and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar as part of a rock group with electric bass and one or more singers. Rock is song-based music with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become diverse. Like pop music, lyrics stress romantic love but address a wide variety of other themes that are social or political. By the late 1960s "classic rock" period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, southern rock, raga rock, jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene.
New genres that emerged included progressive rock. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted by producing stripped-down, energetic social and political critiques. Punk was an influence in the 1980s on new wave, post-punk and alternative rock. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break into the mainstream in the form of grunge and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, electronic rock, rap rock, rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and techno-pop revivals at the beginning of the 2000s. Rock music has embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major subcultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. 1970s punk culture spawned the goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race and drug use, is seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.
The sound of rock is traditionally centered on the amplified electric guitar, which emerged in its modern form in the 1950s with the popularity of rock and roll. It was influenced by the sounds of electric blues guitarists; the sound of an electric guitar in rock music is supported by an electric bass guitar, which pioneered in jazz music in the same era, percussion produced from a drum kit that combines drums and cymbals. This trio of instruments has been complemented by the inclusion of other instruments keyboards such as the piano, the Hammond organ, the synthesizer; the basic rock instrumentation was derived from the basic blues band instrumentation. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed as a rock group. Furthermore, it consists of between three and five members. Classically, a rock band takes the form of a quartet whose members cover one or more roles, including vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboard player or other instrumentalist. Rock music is traditionally built on a foundation of simple unsyncopated rhythms in a 4/4 meter, with a repetitive snare drum back beat on beats two and four.
Melodies originate from older musical modes such as the Dorian and Mixolydian, as well as major and minor modes. Harmonies range from the common triad to parallel perfect fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions. Since the late 1950s and from the mid 1960s onwards, rock music used the verse-chorus structure derived from blues and folk music, but there has been considerable variation from this model. Critics have stressed the eclecticism and stylistic diversity of rock; because of its complex history and its tendency to borrow from other musical and cultural forms, it has been argued that "it is impossible to bind rock music to a rigidly delineated musical definition." Unlike many earlier styles of popular music, rock lyrics have dealt with a wide range of themes, including romantic love, rebellion against "The Establishment", social concerns, life styles. These themes were inherited from a variety of sources such as the Tin Pan Alley pop tradition, folk music, rhythm and blues.
Music journalist Robert Christgau characterizes rock lyrics as a "cool medium" with simple diction and repeated refrains, asserts that rock's primary "function" "pertains to music, or, more noise." The predominance of white and middle class musicians in rock music has been noted, rock has been seen as an appropriation of black musical forms for a young and male audience. As a result, it has been seen to articulate the concerns of this group in both style and lyrics. Christgau, writing in 1972, said in spite of some exceptions, "rock and roll implies an identification of male sexuality and aggression". Since the term "rock" started being used in preference to "rock and roll" from the late-1960s, it has been contrasted with pop music, with which it has shared many characteristics, but from wh
S. C. I. E. N. C. E. is the second album by the American rock band Incubus, released on September 9, 1997 by Epic Records. The album has been certified Gold by the RIAA, it has been mentioned by various band members that the acronym S. C. I. E. N. C. E. Stands for Sailing Catamarans Is Every Nautical Captain's Ecstasy. "Sometimes we just come up with these for laughs. In other words, there's not just one meaning, it's just food for thought," says singer Brandon Boyd; this is the only studio album to feature DJ Lyfe. After releasing their independent debut album Fungus Amongus, Incubus signed a seven-record deal with Sony-affiliated Immortal Records, their first full-length major label effort S. C. I. E. N. C. E. was recorded during May–June 1997. Singer Brandon Boyd said "S. C. I. E. N. C. E. was done in six weeks in a small, charming studio in Santa Monica. Different experience, but important on this band's existence." S. C. I. E. N. C. E. is influenced by diverse genres, including heavy metal, funk, hip hop and techno. According to Rolling Stone writer Rob Kemp, S.
C. I. E. N. C. E. "links funk metal to the rap metal". "Magic Medicine" incorporates elements of trip hop, sampling a recorded reading of a children's book. Critics praised the album's diversity of styles. Pitchfork wrote that Incubus "successfully combines all sorts of without sounding like a mess". AllMusic reviewer David Thomas wrote that "The numerous styles on the album don't always blend but they create a solid sound that defines the band. Incubus manages to make their songs upbeat and danceable as well as tunes to headbang to. An admirable feat in a genre that tends to reward decibel levels instead of quality." Drop-D Magazine reviewer Darren Kerr praised the album for its originality. In 2015, VH1 ranked the album tenth on their list of "The 12 Most Underrated Nu Metal Albums". All tracks written except where noted. IncubusCornelius – lead vocals, percussion Jawa – guitar, backing vocals Dirk Lance – bass DJ Lyfe – turntables, keyboards Badmammajamma – drumsAdditionalCharles Waltz – violin Jeremy Wasser – saxophone on "Summer Romance" Jim Wirt – producer Ulrich Wild – engineer CJ Eiriksson – engineer Donat Kazarinoff – engineer Matthew Kallen – assistant engineer Terry Date – mixing Stephen Marcussen – mastering, remastering Frank Harkins – art direction Chris McCann – photography