The Oarsman

Silence in the Snow

Rene Torres, Reporter

October 27, 2015


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       Trivium’s seventh album is packed with references to the cold, but the band’s all-out assault could melt the harshest winter. The tracks from “Silence in the Snow” displays Trivium’s song craft in the hardcore metal genre.        For long-time fans, this is definitely no...

The Martian

Rene Torres, Reporter

October 23, 2015


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 The Martian” is a science fiction film starring Matt Damon as Mark Watney. An astronaut who is presumed dead and left behind by his crew on the planet Mars, Watney fights to survive. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit, and spirit and find a way to signal Earth he is alive. ...

Youtubers are taking over the entertainment world

Youtubers are taking over the entertainment world

Tania Paz, reporter

October 22, 2015


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A group of young Youtube stars recently performed together at Club Nokia Downtown. Girls Night In on Sept. 23 featured Meredith Foster, Alish Marie, MyLifeAsEva, Sierra Furtado, Mia Stammer and Andie Case. Case opened up the show performing two of her own songs and a few cover songs. Case covered...

N.W.A is Reborn

Jacob Jimenez, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2015


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The anticipated movie that people were waiting for this summer, “Straight Outta Compton,” came out August 14. The movie is based off the famous rap group called N.W.A., short for Niggaz Wit’ Attitude. N.W.A. was known for changing the rap music scene and pop culture. Their music was brutally honest...

Get ready to be pitch slapped

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

June 3, 2015


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The all-female a cappella group, the Barden Bellas, get pitch slapped as they lose their harmony. In “Pitch Perfect 2,” which came out on May 15, the Bellas will be better than ever at an international competition, which no American team has ever won, to redeem their status. Unlike the original...

Legally Blonde Hits the Stage

Legally Blonde Hits the Stage

Jacob Jimenez, Asst. Entertainment Editor

June 3, 2015


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Venice High’s spring production “Legally Blonde the Musical” was based on the 2001 film “Legally Blonde,” but this play had a little musical catch to it. A young girl named Elle (played by freshman Devon Slack), who just got dumped by her boyfriend, leaves UCLA and follows him to Harvard. Now...

A magical night with Prince Charming

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015


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We all remember the story of the poor orphan girl who went to the ball, lost her glass slipper, and fell in love with Prince Charming by the end of the night. In 1950, Disney captured our hearts with the animated fairytale of Cinderella. And on March 13, they are coming out with a live-action version...

“Bombs Away” didn’t blow me away!

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015


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  The band Sheppard, named after the two founding siblings George and Amy Sheppard, debuted its premier album “Bombs Away” in July 2014. Though it’s lacking lyrical depth, the vocals and sweet harmonies in this indie pop album are worth listening to. The album starts off with “Geronimo,”...

Legally Blonde Hits the Stage

Andrea Lo, Assistant News Editor

May 22, 2015


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The spring musical at Venice this year is “Legally Blonde”. It is adapted from the popular 2001 film of the same name, and follows a woman’s journey in finding herself. “I hope we get a talented, hardworking, and motivated cast, and that we have a great time producing ‘Legally Blonde’,”...

Cherry Bomb: Fans Are Blown Away

Chad Sharrieff, Photography

May 13, 2015


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“Cherry Bomb” is the fourth studio album by Tyler, The Creator. The alternative hip-hop album released April 13 includes guest appearances such as Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Schoolboy Q, Charlie Wilson, and Kali Uchis. The album is very different from Tyler’s other albums because...

We’re Back, Pitches

May 12, 2015


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The acapella group called Barden Bellas is back and in a bad predicament. Elizabeth Banks who plays Gail in “Pitch Perfect 2,” also directs the movie. The film comes out May 15th with high hopes because the original did so well, making over $64 million in 2012. “Pitch Perfect” got a lot of...

Pitch Perfect 2 Preview

Jacob Jimenez, Asst. Entertainment

May 7, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

The acapella group called Barden Bellas is back and in a bad predicament. Elizabeth Banks who plays Gail in “Pitch Perfect 2,” also directs the movie. The film comes out May 15th with high hopes because the original did so well, making over $64 million in 2012. “Pitch Perfect” got a lot of...