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Cirque de Soleil: Luzia

Ariel Reyes, Entertainment Reporter

January 31, 2018


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“Luzia,” a Cirque de Soleil show currently in Los Angeles until Feb. 11, is inspired by Mexican culture and its beauty. The Mexican influence is shown by the performers as they represent animals in both air, land and sea.The show is narrated by a woman who sings in Spanish and a mute man dressed...

Upcoming Music Tours of 2018

Aaliyah Apilado, Features Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Demi Lovato Demi Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After making her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends, Lovato rose to prominence when she starred on the Disney Channel. Her album ¨Tell Me You Love Me¨ was a massive success and her hit single ¨Sorry Not Sorry¨ showed...

Melanie Martinez Scandal

Melanie Martinez Scandal

Ariel Reyes, Entertainment Reporter

January 26, 2018


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Since the end of 2017, many victims have come out against celebrities who have sexually assaulted them and singer Melanie Martinez was accused of sexually assaulting her former close friend, singer Timothy Heller. On Dec. 4, 2017 Heller posted on Twitter revealing an incident in where she was allegedly...

Most Anticipated Video Games of 2018

Most Anticipated Video Games of 2018

Alejandro Sanchez, Features Reporter

January 22, 2018


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  Red Dead Redemption 2   This game, set to be released in the second quarter of this year by Rockstar Games, is the third installment in the Red Dead series.  Prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption that was released back in 2010, this is a western-based RPG (role playing ...

Logan Paul’s Suicide Forest Video

Logan Paul’s Suicide Forest Video

Leslie Grijalva, Entertainment Reporter

January 22, 2018


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Logan Paul is a Viner who transitioned onto YouTube gaining a mass following in a matter of months.  Paul currently has a subscriber count of 15 million but recently Logan Paul has been under fire for his latest video which is considered insensitive. His video, “We Found A Dead Body In The Japanese Suicide Fore...

Westside Story Preview

Westside Story Preview

Jennifer Romo, Entertainment Editor

January 19, 2018


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This upcoming school musical “West Side Story” is a classic musical about a modern Romeo and Juliet who are involved in a gang, on the harsh streets of the upper west side of New York.

School Play Review

School Play Review

Jennifer Romo, Entertainment Editor

January 19, 2018


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Drama director Traci Thrasher and the cast of “Happily Ever Once Upon” did an amazing job creating a very entertaining, love story play. This year’s fall play “Happily Ever Once Upon” was about the the lives of Cinderella played by Tiffany Lavalle and Prince Charming played by Omar Cruz...

Marching Band Takes First Place!

Marching Band Takes First Place!

Ella Kennedy, Entertainment Reporter

December 15, 2017


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The Venice High School marching band had a huge victory on Saturday, Nov. 4 where they competed for the first time at the US Bands West Coast Regional Championships against rivaling high schools and placed first in their division and third overall! There were five judges that mediated the competition...

Shara Wade: Star of the Season

Shara Wade: Star of the Season

Kylon Wade, Sports Reporter

December 15, 2017


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This winter Venice High Theatre Department  presented “Happily Ever Once Upon”. This spotlight shines a light on one of the favored actors in the play, Shara Wade. Wade played Red Riding Hood and this character had a seductive, manipulating, and sneaky personality that caused trouble and shook up ...

Jesse Fabian: A Provocative Actor

Jesse Fabian: A Provocative Actor

Esdras Melgar, News Reporter

December 14, 2017


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       “Happily Ever Once Upon” was a successful play performed in December by various students from the Venice High drama department. Jesse Fabian, a 10th grade student, played the role of the Pied Piper, the musical magician who is followed everywhere where his music is heard. I was fortunate...

Weezer Amoeba

Weezer Amoeba

Sebastien Balembois, Sports Reporter

December 6, 2017


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Amoeba Music is one of LA’s largest independent record stores and Weezer is one of LA’s most well-known bands, so it made perfect sense when Amoeba announced Weezer would be performing an acoustic show in their store Nov 1. Although the show wasn’t advertised as heavily as Weezer’s other concerts,...

Lindsey Stirling Christmas Album Review

Lindsey Stirling Christmas Album Review

Sonya Curiel, Entertainment-Reporter

December 6, 2017


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Lindsey Stirling, an American violinist from Arizona, has recently come out with her new Christmas album named ¨Warmer in the Winter.” Stirling is talented but makes her violin the star of the show while dancing to the rhythm of her own music. The album, which is mostly instrumental, contains...