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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


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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...

5 Romantic Movies To Get You Through Valentine’s Day

5 Romantic Movies To Get You Through Valentine’s Day

Jennifer Romo, Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2018


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1. Sixteen Candles This movie is both sweet and funny and it is about the worst thing that can happen to a girl on her sixteenth birthday. The main character Samantha has a crush on the most popular boy in school Jake Ryan, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married,...

Top 14 Love Songs

Leslie Grijalva and Ariel Reyes, Entertainment Reporters

February 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The season of love has everyone in their feels. Do you ever just want to listen to songs that remind you of your loved one or good memories of a past relationship? Here are 14 songs to listen to this Feb. 14. Alicia Keys- “If I Ain’t Got You” (2003) Keys’ soulful voice expresses raw, natural...

Film Review: The Last Jedi

Film Review: The Last Jedi

Bryce Rodriguez and Rebecca Halfacre

February 7, 2018


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WARNING: This review contains spoilers Star Wars: The Last Jedi has undoubtedly been the most controversial Star Wars film to date. With the death of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in this film, lifetime Star Wars fans are having a hard time getting behind it. In our opinion, this is because older fan...

Film Review: The Greatest Showman

Film Review: The Greatest Showman

Ella Kennedy, Entertainment Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

The Greatest Showman is a magical and inspiring musical film based on the true story of a showman by the name of P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) who founded one of the first successful circuses in American history. The story centers on Barnum, his poor upbringing, his wife, Charity (played by Michelle Wi...