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PTSA Art Exhibit

May 2, 2016

Visit the PTSA Reflections contest winners during the upcoming MEDIA art show.

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Coldplay Creating a Head full of Dreams

Coldplay Creating a Head full of Dreams

Yesenia Vargas, Assistant Entertainment Editor

December 11, 2015

Filed under Entertainment

Four-piece British rock band, Coldplay recently released their seventh album “A Head Full of Dream” on Dec. 4. For a band that has been around for almost two decades, they never stop working. The band announced their latest record by plastering a mysterious poster of album art that included colorful circles intertwining all around the world a month before the released date. The next thing that...

James Bond Back in Action

James Bond Back in Action

December 11, 2015

  The spectre of James Bond’s past looms large over this latest installment in the billion dollar franchise. “Spectre” is Director Sam Mendes’ second consecutive Bond outing starring Daniel Craig as his fourth time portraying Bond. He has old scores to settle. Characters speak from beyond the grave. And beginning credits even open with the somewhat ominous words “The dead are alive.”...

Venice finally gets a permanent principal

Venice finally gets a permanent principal

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2015

Filed under News

On May 21, it was announced that Oryla Weidoeft will be the official principal of Venice High School. “I’m so excited to be at Venice High School,” said Ms. Wiedoeft. “I want to help Venice High reach its potential and I look forward to coming in and working every day.” Ms. Wiedoeft is looking forward to being principal of Venice High school. “So excited I got this position, being...

A magical night with Prince Charming

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015

Filed under Entertainment

We all remember the story of the poor orphan girl who went to the ball, lost her glass slipper, and fell in love with Prince Charming by the end of the night. In 1950, Disney captured our hearts with the animated fairytale of Cinderella. And on March 13, they are coming out with a live-action version of the beloved fairytale. Directed by Oscar-nominated Kenneth Branagh, this new movie is an adventurous fantasy that will take viewers out of their realm of reality. The trailer begins with young Ella (Lily James) having a heartfelt moment with her mother before her death. After her death, Ella’s father remarries and...

“Bombs Away” didn’t blow me away!

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015

Filed under Entertainment

  The band Sheppard, named after the two founding siblings George and Amy Sheppard, debuted its premier album “Bombs Away” in July 2014. Though it’s lacking lyrical depth, the vocals and sweet harmonies in this indie pop album are worth listening to. The album starts off with “Geronimo,” an upbeat and dynamic number, the best out of the album, which will intrigue the listener to keep listening to the rest of the album. The problem with such a strong start is the rest of the album doesn’t live up to the first song. However, several of the other songs are worth praising. In a take of synthpop, on...

Things To Do This Summer

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

May 29, 2015

Filed under Features

Summer is back! Here is a cool list of fun ideas for the summer of ‘15!   Hit the movie theaters this summer! Movies like “Insidious 3”, “Jurassic World”, “Ted 2, Minions”, “Ant-man”, “Mr. Holmes”, “Paper Towns”, “Fantastic Four” and “Sinister 2” are all out this summer.   Go the beach! The best time to go the beach is always the summer when the sun is out longer.   3. Don’t forget about the Santa Monica Pier! There is lots to do around the pier, like the indoor arcade and the small amusement park. Also, lots to eat with multiple ice cream shops and...

Gender roles should be abandoned

Gender roles should be abandoned

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

“Be a man.” “Don’t be a sissy.” “That’s for girls.” “Only guys do that.” All of these are examples of how gender roles are negative influences on people. Gender roles hurt people’s individuality and constrain them to “traditional” roles. We live in the 21st century and we should abandon gender roles completely. For one, gender roles makes people feel bad about who they...

P.E. Shouldn’t Be A Class

P.E. Shouldn’t Be A Class

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

May 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Looking back to the two years of P.E. I took, I question why I even had to take P.E. I remember having to run under the sun’s heat and play sports with classmates who made little effort. I feel like it was a waste of my time attending that class when I could’ve had another class that I actually needed in order to graduate or to prepare for college. P.E. is not a beneficial class. It provides...

Senior dinner 2k15

Simran Ali, Editor-in-chief

May 11, 2015

Filed under News

Seniors enjoyed the senior dinner on April 16th in the student cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They were treated to a live DJ, a prom fashion show and a catered dinner. “Parents donated for the decorations, and many juniors helped out with the arrangements and dinner,” said Mr. Cristobal Vicente, senior class sponsor. The Senior Dinner was organized by Assistant Principal Rene Maza, Mr. Vicente, French teacher Pavlin Lange and math teacher Mike Smith. “It was fun seeing kids having fun,” said Mr. Lange. “It was definitely a success as students danced ‘til the end.” The event started with a fashion...

Senior Ditch Day was planned poorly

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

On April 20, a few Venice seniors ditched school to participate in the long tradition of Senior Ditch Day. Most seniors however, went to school that day. The fact of the matter is that the date was chosen poorly to say the least. The date was too close to AP exams. A lot of seniors take AP classes and they need every minute of class time that they can get, especially if their teachers are overworking them. If this activity was planned strategically, it should be the day after prom or the day of Grad Night. The Monday after prom would be better because everyone can have a long rest. This is even better because after...

The stress of going off to college

The stress of going off to college

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As the school year winds down, seniors have decided where they are going to go for college. With these decisions comes a load of stress, which is not uncommon, if not normal. Seniors, soon to be college students, are stepping into the next phase of their life and it’s scary. Seniors who are leaving for college are excited that they will be on their own and not have to listen to their parents nagging...

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