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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


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“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...

Is Red Sparrow similar to Black Widow?

Leslie Grijalva, Entertainment Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Since the teaser trailer for the movie “Red Sparrow” came out in September, a lot fans had speculated that the character of the movie has a lot of similarities with Black Widow, a character from the Marvel universe. “Red Sparrow” is a movie based off a 2013 novel by the same name, written...

“Westside Story” Musical to Premiere Next Month

“Westside Story” Musical to Premiere Next Month

Jennifer Romo, Entertainment Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

This upcoming school musical “West Side Story” has been one of the most successful musicals at Venice High School. According to Drama Director Tracy Thrasher, West Side Story hasn’t been performed at Venice for 20 years. The show will be about a modern Romeo and Juliet who are involved in a...

VHS Band Performs at Santa Monica College

VHS Band Performs at Santa Monica College

Ariel Reyes, Entertainment Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

On March 4, Venice High School band performed at the Santa Monica College Broad Stage with Emeritus Concert Band, a senior band from Santa Monica College. The Venice High School band performed “Journey Through Orion,” composed by Julie Giroux and “The Washington Post,” composed by John Philip...

Top 3 Irish Folklore Stories

Top 3 Irish Folklore Stories

Sonya Curiel, Entertainment Reporter

March 19, 2018


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What would be a better way to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day than reading these three creepy stories from Irish folklore? Dearg Due - The Red Blood Sucker The Dearg Due, also known as The Red Blood Sucker, is an Irish legend based in Waterford, Ireland where there lived a beautiful woman wit...

Film Review: Black Panther

Film Review: Black Panther

Sonya Curiel, Entertainment Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Marvel’s Black Panther, released Feb. 16, is actually the first superhero movie to have an almost full black cast with cultural representation. A lot of people feel that it is a good representation of the black community, with an African setting, African inspired clothing and music. “I thought ...

Film Review: Winchester

Film Review: Winchester

Ariel Reyes, Entertainment Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Winchester is a 2018 supernatural horror movie that was inspired by true events of the cursed house that is located in San Jose. The movie is about a widowed heiress Ms. Winchester who lives in a mansion that is always under construction. A doctor is assigned to check her mental health and see if s...

Black Panther

Black Panther

Sonya Curiel, Entertainment Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Marvel’s “Black Panther,” released Feb. 16, is actually the first superhero movie to have an almost full black cast with cultural representation. A lot of people feel that it is a good representation of the black community, with an African setting, African inspired clothing and music. ‘Black...

The Room is the Best Movie to Watch on Valentine’s Day

The Room is the Best Movie to Watch on Valentine’s Day

Sebastien Balembois, Sports Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

During Valentine’s Day, couples often go out to see romantic comedies and let’s face it, many of those movies follow the same formula and often have a Hollywood ending. These movies are boring! If you want to watch a beautiful work of art, I suggest you watch the 2003 film “The Room,” produced...