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Venice Drama Presents A New Show Which Is Labeled “A Zoomdunnit Mystery”

Venice Drama Presents A New Show Which Is Labeled “A Zoomdunnit Mystery”

Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Engagement Editor June 11, 2021

Under the direction of theater teacher Bianca Andrews, Venice High School Drama premiered “The Virtual Killer: A Zoomdunnit Mystery,” a play performed and screened entirely through Zoom.  The play...

Poets Take the Final Stage Yet Again At Get Lit Competition

Poets Take the Final Stage Yet Again At Get Lit Competition

Tiffany Lopez, Reporter June 11, 2021

Not even a pandemic will keep these poets down.  On Saturday, May 1, Venice High’s Poetry Club participated in the virtual Get Lit competition placing 5th against GALA, San Gabriel, Cleveland, and...

Review: Pretend That You Love Me

Review: Pretend That You Love Me

Carter Nowak, Reporter May 5, 2021

What’s the future of cinema? I was unsure for a bit. Was the hyper-funded action movie headed for its demise as everyone in the world got a camera? Was arthouse headed for a renaissance like never...

Review: Oscar Nominated Nomadland Is Paving the Way for Personal Cinematic Films

Review: Oscar Nominated Nomadland Is Paving the Way for Personal Cinematic Films

Julian Lopez-Albany, Reporter April 22, 2021

Gypsum—a mineral used in fertilizer, chalk, and drywall. It’s an element that you’ve likely never heard of, one you might even take for granted, unknowingly blocking out the unique quandaries that...

Sun Araw’s Cameron Stallones on Collaborating with Reggae Legends, Hotline Miami, and Stylistic Evolution

Sun Araw’s Cameron Stallones on Collaborating with Reggae Legends, Hotline Miami, and Stylistic Evolution

Antoine Chanfreau, Reporter April 16, 2021

“As an artist you are always trying to explore more and more potent manifestations of your imagination,” said Sun Araw.  Sun Araw can only be accurately described as a musical project spearheaded...

Review: Big Mouth Season Four Tackles Gender Identity and Anxiety

Review: Big Mouth Season Four Tackles Gender Identity and Anxiety

Annette Vaipulu, Reporter April 13, 2021

 Big Mouth is a show that’s still going through changes, even as it reaches its fourth season.  Like the past three seasons, Big Mouth continues to represent sensitive subjects through comedy such...

Review: Pose Celebrates Ballroom Scene in LQBTQ+ Community

Review: “Pose” Celebrates Ballroom Scene in LQBTQ+ Community

Jessica Trujillo-Hernandez, Reporter February 26, 2021

“Ten, Ten, Ten. Tens across the board!” This is exactly what every ball performer wants to hear. Balls are an important event for the African-American and Latino LGBTQ+ community where they come together...

Dorian Electra: The Most Progressive Artist You’ve Never Heard

Dorian Electra: The Most Progressive Artist You’ve Never Heard

Julian Lopez-Albany, Reporter February 19, 2021

Pointless, overtly-sexual, and lazy. These are the overwhelming characteristics that can be used to describe most, if not all, of the popular music of this decade.  Music has never been so boring,...

2021 Most Anticipated Novels

2021 Most Anticipated Novels

Kayla Leon, Photo Editor February 17, 2021

There’s a lot of reasons to be excited for 2021, with the pack-with-promised literary landscape being among them.  Some of the most celebrated authors in the industry, Kazuo Ishiguro, Victoria Averyard,...

Review: Whole Lotta Red Explores New Side of Playboi Cartis Psyche

Review: Whole Lotta Red Explores New Side of Playboi Carti’s Psyche

Rah-San Bailey, Reporter February 12, 2021

My favorite albums have without a doubt been the ones that took some time to grow on me. The ones I’ve always gone back to are those which I felt in some way deserved a second chance based off of a plethora...

Review: Xiu Xiu’s New Single and What it Means for the Band

Review: Xiu Xiu’s New Single and What it Means for the Band

Antoine Chanfreau, Reporter February 12, 2021

Nothing has been off the table for Xiu Xiu since their debut album in 2002, and the avant-pop band shows with their new single that a more accessible sound isn’t either.  The band released a new...

The Meaning Behind Disney’s Newest Release: Soul

The Meaning Behind Disney’s Newest Release: Soul

Annette Vaipulu and Arely Ocampo Bartolo February 1, 2021

Warning: This review contains spoilers. Disney’s Soul is everything a Disney lover could want and more, featuring a strong African-American protagonist and a goofy sidekick that made for a powerful...

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