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Uncovering the TikTok Algorithm and the app’s Racial Bias

Uncovering the TikTok Algorithm and the app's Racial Bias

Charity Grant, Reporter

June 5, 2020

With many of us stuck indoors due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the TikTok app has grown in popularity amongst people of all ages, especially with teens. Many families are coming together to make the infamous TikTok dance videos or creating skits to help pass the time. However users and creators who have bee...

Interesting YouTube Videos

Interesting YouTube Videos

Destin Evans, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Since we are in quarantine, people have been in the house with nothing to do. Quarantine has given people time to think about what they really want to do with their lives. When people are at home bored, most of them are connected to their devices, which is a perfect time for upcoming Youtubers or peopl...

Obscure Movies to Watch during this Pandemic

Obscure Movies to Watch during this Pandemic

Carter Nowak, Assistant Features Editor

May 26, 2020

I get it, you’re distracted by the global pandemic. The world is collapsing around you, God has forsaken us all. Let’s forget that for a moment and watch some movies. Some of these movies made me wildly uncomfortable and  some are a few of my favorite movies. That said, I love them all. I hav...

Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere” Sets Internet Ablaze

Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon as Mia Warren and Elena Richardson in the Hulu limited series

Kymia Freeman, Assistant Entertainment Editor

May 19, 2020

Hulu’s latest limited series “Little Fires Everywhere,” based off a book of the same name by author Celeste Ng, has lit the internet aflame with its seething drama, important commentary on social issues, and superb acting from its main and supporting actors. The series released on the streamin...

“The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” Netflix Documentary Series Examines the System’s Failure to protect an innocent child

Genine Chavez, Editor

April 6, 2020

The  Netflix documentary television series  “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” is about the  murder of an 8-year-old boy in 2013 at the hands of his mother  and her boyfriend. The documentary explains the failure of the Department of Child and Family Services at a time when a small innocent chil...

Season 3 of Netflix’s Hit Show “On My Block” Leaves Fans Hungry for More

On My Block cast

Kymia Freeman, Assist. Entertainment Editor

April 6, 2020

After over a year of anticipation, Netflix’s hit dramedy series “On My Block” premiered for its third season on March 11, finally answering fans’ questions about just what happened to the “Core Four,” which consists of protagonists Monse Finnie, portrayed by Sierra Capri, Jamal Turner, por...

Lil Uzi Vert “Eternal Atake” Album Review

Lil Uzi Vert

Destin Evans, Staff Writer

April 4, 2020

Recently, Symere Woods, a.k.a, Lil Uzi Vert, released his long-awaited album “Eternal Atake.” Lil Uzi has teased many snippets throughout the last two years since his last album release, “Luv is Rage 2.”   Lil Uzi’s “Eternal Atake'' was predominantly powered by its streaming numbers ...

Jhene Aiko’s New Album Has Fans Get in Touch with their Inner Peace

Jhene Aiko's New Album Has Fans Get in Touch with their Inner Peace

Charity Grant, Reporter

April 4, 2020

Jhené Aiko, known for her soft melodic tones and soulful sound, did not disappoint fans with the release of her third studio album “Chilombo”, on March 6.  The title refers to the artist's last name which translates to “wild beast,” as she explains in a video interview with Billboard News;p...

Nova Miller’s New Retro Pop Single ‘Do It To Myself’

retro-pop artist Nova Miller

Marina Eskander, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Swedish-born pop artist Nova Miller’s retro pop single, “Do It To Myself,” is a powerful song that illustrates the confusion that many people experience in a relationship. With magnetic lyrics and euphoric harmonics, Miller reflects the important fact that people need to love themselves before ...

Cavetown’s “Sweet Tooth” Will Leave You Craving More

Indie pop artist Cavetown

Marina Eskander, Reporter

March 10, 2020

  The Indie rock/indie pop artist Robin Daniel Skinner, more commonly known as Cavetown, incorporates elements of low-fi and indie folk music into his bedroom pop-style music.   In one of his newest singles, he simply wants to express some of the everyday feelings he has. His favorite way of s...

Winter Play Moved To Spring Due To Casting Issues

Destin Evans, Reporter

March 6, 2020

The school play, which was supposed to take place in December then was postponed to January, has now been rescheduled to April. The drama department is producing Venice High’s first ever immersive theater experience. The lead roles are played by Summer Hamzeh, Ernie Gomez, Yarelli Jara, and Chris Magallan...

How to spend your spring break

Charity Grant, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Many students look forward to their spring break as a time to relax and restore before finishing up the last lag of the school year. This year, spring break falls on the week of April 6 to 12, which gives only a few more weeks before the interlude. With a week off from school it can be overwhelming p...