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Lana Del Rey: A Year In Review 2023

Lana Del Rey: A Year In Review 2023

Matthew Estrada, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

It was a crazy year for Lana Del Rey and her fans around the world. In the past year, Lana has returned to the spotlight following the release of her ninth studio album Did you know that there’s a...

Legendary Black Musicians Everyone Should R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Arel Kotzen, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

Black artists and their contributions to music at large have been diminished and underappreciated for about as long as Black artists have been making music. Even as recently as September 2023, Rolling...

Oscar-Nominated Doc Highlights LAUSD’s Music Program

Violet Brooks, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

In the heart of Los Angeles, there is a small music repair shop run by a handful of extraordinary craftspeople. Here they work every day to upkeep musical instruments so that students in LAUSD can have...

Poetry Slam Is Back To Share Student Expression

Poetry Slam Is Back To Share Student Expression

Scout Gornell, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

Packed with powerful voices, the Poetry Slam showcased student poets, who shared their individual poems, preparing them for the GetLit - Words Ignite! competition. Returning back to the library, students...

Disney+ Percy Jackson Disappoints, Just Like The Movies Did

Disney+ Percy Jackson Disappoints, Just Like The Movies Did

Violet Brooks, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

If you were a fan of the book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, you remember that the film adaptations were less than satisfactory. Even though they were fun adventure movies filled with exciting...

Behind The Scenes Romance Sparks On Anyone But You

Behind The Scenes Romance Sparks On Anyone But You

Giovanna Szewczyk, Staff Writer January 30, 2024

Are Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell the new Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt?   Glen Powell stars in a fairly new rom-com called Anyone but You with co-star Sydney Sweeney and stirs up the pot by having...

How Lana Del Rey’s Career Has Impacted The Personal Narratives Of Young Folk

Giovanna Szewczyk, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard?  Well, if you didn’t know, Lana del Rey titles her new album after this tunnel.  Now, you might ask why she chose such a long title. It’s...

Stealing Christmas Since 1955: The History of the Grinch

Violet Brooks, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Movies have always been a cornerstone of holiday festivities. Everyone has their favorite seasonal films they look forward to all year leading up to December. Classics like Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life,...

Christmas At Graceland

Christmas At Graceland

Lulu Gomez and Ruby Spilkoman December 15, 2023

Christmas came early this year. For NBC’s first ever Christmas at Graceland special. Featured artists consist of Post Malone, Kasey Musgraves, Alanis Morissette, John Legend and the iconic Lana Del Rey. Granddaughter...

Last Christmas: The Game

Last Christmas: The Game

Dillon Raymond, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

There's been a game going around the Oarsman office. One with no reward, no purpose, and to be honest, very few players.  I, and many others have lost this game already, but there's one man who has...

Squid Game, Or Scripted Game?

Squid Game, Or Scripted Game?

Aidan Brady and Matthew Uzan December 11, 2023

Take the fan-favorite Korean thriller series, Squid Game. Now make it a "game show," script it, and give the contestants poor living conditions. You’re now watching the 2023 rendition of the show, Squid...

Where The Heck Have You Been, Locas? 15 Years of Twilight

Where The Heck Have You Been, Locas? 15 Years of Twilight

Roxane Gama and Coretta Wilkinson December 8, 2023

Whether you’re team Edward or team Jacob, we are still all unconditionally and irrevocably in love with Twilight. The earth shattering vampire-werewolf franchise sank its teeth into generations of...

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