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Theater Set to Kick Off An Interactive Experience Unseen Elsewhere

Kymia Freeman, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Venice High’s Theater Department is already kicking their productions into high gear for the 2019-2020 season. The department plans to launch an “immersive” theater experience, which Theater Director Traci Nichols-Thrasher describes as “an [experience] where the audience moves from room to room, foll...

HBO Drama “Euphoria” Faces Real Teen Struggles

Genine Chavez, Entertainment Editor

September 17, 2019

The new HBO drama  “Euphoria,” based on modern day adolescence  depicts drug and alcohol use, sexual insecurities, trauma and depression. The show deals with heavy topics, but keeps the audience engaged.                                         “Euphoria,” whic...

Anne Frank Play Review

Anne Frank Play Review

Carmen Perez, Reporter

June 5, 2019

The Venice High production  of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” performed at Mark Twain Middle School on four nights during April and May, made historical events about the haunting persecution of Jewish people during World War II more understandable for the spectators. Directed by drama teacher Traci...

The Curse of La LIorona Review

Genine Chavez, reporter

June 5, 2019

Based on Mexican folklore, the movie “The Curse of La Llorona” is about a woman who drowns her two kids in a river out of spite of her cheating husband. She then feels guilty and drowns herself, leading her spirit to roam Mexico City and Los Angeles, weeping “Ay mis hijos,” in hopes of findi...

Summer Horoscopes

Genine Chavez, Reporter

June 5, 2019

Aries March 21-April 19   Aries, you have been looking forward to summer for as long as you can remember. Luckily, it’s right around the corner. You will accomplish your goals. Chase after exactly what you want, especially when it comes to romance. Summer won’t be all fun and games for Aries peopl...

Detective Pikachu Review

Detective Pikachu Review

Julian Pinto, Reporter

June 2, 2019

“Detective Pikachu” is the first live-action Pokémon movie and is based on the game with the same name. The movie follows Tim Goodman after he finds out that his father, ace detective Harry Goodman, died in a car crash. Judging from the trailers, I was worried that a live-action adaptation of Pokem...

Studio Ghibli Fest in Los Angeles April to December

Skye Dodd, Reporter

June 2, 2019

The first movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki was “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” in 1984. This Japanese animation film set the ball rolling for director Hayao Miyazaki and led him to then create the animation giant, Studio Ghibli. Founded in 1985 Tokyo, Studio Ghibli has been a gateway for more Jap...

Brightburn Review

Brightburn Review

Julian Pinto, Reporter

May 30, 2019

  “Brightburn” is a weird combo of a horror and a superhero movie that sadly falls flat. The movie follows a couple who are unable to have a child. One night Kyle and Tori Breyer hear a strange noise and the house loses power. They investigate and find a baby in a spaceship in the woods. Th...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Ariel Reyes, Editor

May 29, 2019

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is an American sitcom on NBC starring a cast of six policemen that is truly diverse. The show also provides comedic scenes that touch upon serious topics like transgender people in prison and racial profiling in an appropriate manner. The show is open-minded, heartfelt and offer...

Minecraft Is Back!

Minecraft Is Back!

Julian Pinto and Kylon Wade

May 29, 2019

  The video game Minecraft has just hit its 10-year anniversary May 17, and it has had a massive spike in its player base in the past months. Minecraft never really stopped having a large player base, which was 90 million monthly players, but the audience was mostly composed of younger children ag...

Student Singer Profiles

Student Singer Profiles

Elisa Martinez, Features Reporter

May 24, 2019

Caleb Wade (12th grade) How long have you been in honor choir? “I did it all four years, and it’s been a really good experience. You get to meet people from around your state and there’s this National Honor Choir where you get to go to a place around the state and get to meet people around t...

“Avengers: Endgame” Review

“Avengers: Endgame” Review

Jack Wiener, reporter

May 16, 2019

*Warning: Contains major spoilers for "Avengers: Endgame" After the mad titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) wiped out half of all living organisms in the universe with a snap of his fingers at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), the remaining Avengers look for redemption in “Avengers: Endgame...