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BTS Making Change

Ariel Reyes, Entertainment Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Korean boyband BTS has made a big impact in Korea and around the world. This seven-member group has accomplished many things to winning the Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist for the second year in a row on May 20 to performing at the 2017 American Music Awards. How could a group like this...

Film Review: Infinity War

Film Review: Infinity War

Aaliyah Apilado, Features Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

In the new Marvel movie “Infinity War,” all the Marvel heroes unite to defeat their enemy, Thanos (Josh Brolin), who is on a mission to collect all six of the infinity stones to erase half of Earth’s population. It is the 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universal and also the third Avengers mov...

Truth or Dare Review

Truth or Dare Review

Aaliyah Apilado, Features Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Blumhouse’s new movie, “Truth or Dare,” is about a group of college friends going to Mexico for spring break and a stranger convinces them to play an intense, deadly game of Truth or Dare that can cost them their life. If a member of the group refuses to do the dare or tells a lie instead...

Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster Movies

Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster Movies

Sebastien Balembois, Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

5 Most Anticipated Summer Sequels/Spinoffs/Remakes  Incredibles 2 (June 15) After 14 years, the long- awaited sequel to the original Incredibles is coming out. In this movie, the superpowered Parr family are back, and the movie picks up where the first one ended, as Elastigirl returns to fame, while...

Reputation Tour Review

Reputation Tour Review

Jennifer Romo, Entertainment Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Just imagine a crowd of 60,000 people, two nights in a row shouting out the lyrics of old and  new Taylor Swift’s song s and going wild, proving the old Taylor is not dead. On May 18 and 19, Swift performed at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Fans from all over Southern California and other states showed up to t...

Venice High School Talent Show

Venice High School Talent Show

Adamarys Abad, Sports Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Videos

Venice High School had their fourth annual Gondos Got Talent show May 24th in the student cafeteria at 3:30. Most people who auditioned made the cut. The list of the people who participated in the talent show was posted prior to the show outside of the parent center. Every year the talent show is sponsor...

RuPaul’s DragCon 2018

RuPaul’s DragCon 2018

Aracelly Cotrina, Opinion Reporter

May 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The famous drag icon, RuPaul Charles hosted his annual Drag Queen convention called RuPaul’s DragCon May 12,13 and 14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown L.A. I attended with a  lot of my drag queen fan friends who I met through Twitter.   Many drag queens from the VH1 televisio...

Stop Motion is Underrated

Stop Motion is Underrated

Ariel Reyes, Entertainment Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

“Coraline”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “The Corpse Bride” -- what do these films all have in common? They are all a type of genre called stop motion animation. Stop motion animation is when the film is captured one frame at a time with clay characters and props being moved in betw...

Venice High Theatre Revisits Classical Musical “West Side Story”

Venice High Theatre Revisits Classical Musical “West Side Story”

Jennifer Romo, Entertainment Editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Videos

One of the most beloved musical theater classics “West Side Story” which is famous for the tension between gang rivals Jets and Sharks was performed by the Venice High School theater department on April 20 and 21. The musical was very enjoyable and entertaining and it consisted of both laughter a...

“Love, Simon” Bringing Representation for LGBTQ+ Community

“Love, Simon” Bringing Representation for LGBTQ+ Community

Emily Elias, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

“Love, Simon” is the first major motion picture starring a gay teenager who is coming to terms with his sexuality. Over the years several movies surrounding a gay character have been released, like the recent critically-acclaimed films “Moonlight” and “Call Me By Your Name.” Despite those ...

Choir prepares for Walt Disney Concert Hall

Choir prepares for Walt Disney Concert Hall

Sonya Curiel, Entertainment Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

With their notes in their hands, their voices as angelic as anyone can ever imagine, their stand as mighty as a mountain, they sing as beautiful as birds. Choir students have been preparing for months for a performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 18. “Choir allows these students to work as a ...

Film Review: A Quiet Place

Film Review: A Quiet Place

Ariel Reyes, Entertainment Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

A Quiet Place is a horror film that revolves around a family who is trying to survive by staying quiet. The film is unusually quiet because the spider-like predators who come from another planet are only able to track their prey through sound so the family eludes attack by avoiding conversation a...