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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 Carti's 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...

Review: Should Selena the Series Have Even Happened?

Review: Should Selena the Series Have Even Happened?

Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Editor January 27, 2021

As a die-hard Selena fan, I believe the Netflix show Selena: The Series did not portray her in the best light. It hurts me to quote the late singer when I say “Ay ay ay, como me duele” (oh, oh, oh...

Balancing Beats and Books: Inside the Life of Rising Producer Aztro

Balancing Beats and Books: Inside the Life of Rising Producer Aztro

Rah-San Bailey, Reporter December 15, 2020

Among the plethora of talent that can be found throughout the halls of Venice High, only a few get the pleasure of brushing against stardom. Senior Nikolas Rosenberg, who also goes by the producer tag...

Andy Morin at 5 a.m. performing his solo set at A2B2's Night of Fire on Twitch the morning of November 14.

A2B2’s Night of Fire: Attending a COVID-19 Concert Livestream

Antoine Chanfreau, Reporter December 14, 2020

“It felt amazing seeing everyone go insane for me pulling out a drumstick and playing my guitar as a violin” said Composition Booklet, a teenage math-rock musician. In front of 3,000 viewers on Twitch,...

Venice High Students and Teachers Reflect on 2020 with Their Spotify Wrapped

Venice High Students and Teachers Reflect on 2020 with Their Spotify Wrapped

Sean De Los Reyes, Reporter December 9, 2020

As Spotify continues their annual tradition of showing listeners what songs and artists they’ve mostly listened to throughout the year, many listeners began posting their recaps on social media. While...

Opinion: “Selena: The Series” At Risk Of Missing The Mark—Even Before Its Release

Opinion: “Selena: The Series” At Risk Of Missing The Mark—Even Before Its Release

Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Reporter December 3, 2020

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was without a doubt one of the most influential entertainers of the 20th century. She was an extremely gifted singer who paved the way for Latina singers in the United States.  To...

Magic Oneohtrix Point Never album cover.

Album Review: Oneohtrix Point Never Retreads Old Ground in New Ways on “Magic Oneohtrix Point Never”

Antoine Chanfreau, Reporter December 2, 2020

The second the trap-inspired hi-hats and Nolanberollin’s steady, sedate rap verse start on “The Whether Chanel,” it is clear that Daniel Lopatin, recording under the name Oneohtrix Point Never, has...

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