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Holiday Horoscopes

Holiday Horoscopes

Genine Chavez, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

Aries (March 21- April 19) You may feel like you're having relationship issues this month but don't let that cloud your mind. Focus on the good of the people you love when you step out to do your Christmas shopping. Find something that they'll enjoy. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated. Taurus...

Album Review: “Swimming” by Mac Miller

Album Review: “Swimming” by Mac Miller

Thomas Koon, Contributing Writer

December 17, 2018

From the white boy frat rapping of "K.I.D.S." to the cozy, passionate jazz sound palettes of "The Divine Feminine," Mac Miller’s music career had taken as many turns as his celebrity life. Four albums, two extended plays, 12  mixtapes, 31 singles, being the target of a Donald Trump Twitter rant and a br...

Film Review: The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

Film Review: The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

Sonya Curiel, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

**Warning: Contains spoilers** Despite promising to bring a winter wonderland to life, Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” left the audience confused and unsatisfied with the production. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” released on Nov. 2, tells a story based on E.T.A. ...

The Grinch Returns

The Grinch Returns

Damian Hernandez, Writer

December 13, 2018

The Grinch makes a comeback this holiday season as an even grumpier version of himself. Although there are similarities between the plot of the 2018 movie “The Grinch” and the 1966’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” the new version from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios is g...

Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Breaks YouTube Record

Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Breaks YouTube Record

Inori Kawauchiya, Guest Writer

December 9, 2018

Dropped on the third of November, 2018, Ariana Grande’s single "Thank U, Next" was transformative in multiple ways. Its music video broke the record of reaching one million likes on YouTube the fastest—33.9 minutes. In fact, so many “Arianators” were on her music video’s page that YouTube...

Theater Review: “I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning”

Theater Review: “I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning”

Sonya Curiel and Ariel Reyes

December 7, 2018

On Saturday evening at the Ristorante Venezia, also known as the student cafeteria, we were invited to the wedding ceremony of Edward Crock, performed by Jaden Aguilar, and Brenda Anne-Marie, performed by Maya Ten. Upon entering the beautifully decorated wedding hall, we took our seats and waited fo...

Film Review: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald”

Daniel Ho, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

The second of a five-movie Harry Potter prequel series, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald,” saw overall subpar reviews from fans and critics alike. It’s been two years since the release of the first film of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, when author J.K. Rowling decided that the ...

Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Julian Pinto, Reporter

November 30, 2018

“Bohemian Rhapsody” follows Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, through his life and the highlights of the band’s career, and it's honestly a decent movie. Mercury is played by Rami Malek, known for his parts in “Mr. Robot” and “The Master,” who delivered a stellar performance, whic...

Film Review: Venom

Film Review: Venom

Julian Pinto, Reporter

November 21, 2018

**Warning: Contains spoilers** “Venom,” a movie about investigative reporter Eddie Brock who becomes Venom, received bad critic reviews, but despite that, viewers say it's good. So what is it? It's neither; it isn't good, but it isn't that bad either. The movie, released Oct. 5th, stars Tom Hardy as Broc...

Film Review: Halloween (2018)

Film Review: Halloween (2018)

Genine Chavez, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

In the terrifying slasher movie “Halloween,” released Oct. 19, director David Gordon Green ended the “Halloween” franchise with its 11th movie. It’s had a long journey, starting off in 1978. It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, survived a vicious attack from seri...

“A Star is Born” will leave you in tears

“A Star is Born” will leave you in tears

Citlalli Martinez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

The film “A Star is Born” was an unexpectedly refreshing film. It is directed by Bradley Cooper, an American actor and filmmaker who stars in the movie as Jackson Maine, along with Lady Gaga, an American singer, songwriter and actress,  as Ally. The movie felt very realistic. The performances in it were exqui...

Are “Coco” and “The Book of Life” Comparable?

Damian Hernandez, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

“Coco” and “The Book of Life” are two movies related to the Day of the Dead (Oct. 31) which is celebrated in various Latin American countries and by many students at Venice High School. Both movies revolve around the theme of venerating the dead and music. There are some clear similarities in both f...