Get ready to be pitch slapped

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

June 3, 2015

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The all-female a cappella group, the Barden Bellas, get pitch slapped as they lose their harmony. In “Pitch Perfect 2,” which came out on May 15, the Bellas will be better than ever at an international competition, which no American team has ever won, to redeem their status. Unlike the original “Pitch Perfect,” which...

Legally Blonde Hits the Stage

Legally Blonde Hits the Stage

June 3, 2015

Venice High’s spring production “Legally Blonde the Musical” was based on the 2001 film “Legally...

A magical night with Prince Charming

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015

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We all remember the story of the poor orphan girl who went to the ball, lost her glass slipper, and fell in love with Prince Charming by the end of the night. In 1950, Disney captured our hearts with the animated fairytale of Cinderella. And on March 13, they are coming out with a live-action version of the beloved fairytale. Directed...

“Bombs Away” didn’t blow me away!

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015

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  The band Sheppard, named after the two founding siblings George and Amy Sheppard, debuted its premier album “Bombs Away” in July 2014. Though it’s lacking lyrical depth, the vocals and sweet harmonies in this indie pop album are worth listening to. The album starts off with “Geronimo,” an upbeat and dynamic...

Legally Blonde Hits the Stage

Andrea Lo, Assistant News Editor

May 22, 2015

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The spring musical at Venice this year is “Legally Blonde”. It is adapted from the popular 2001 film of the same name, and follows a woman’s journey in finding herself. “I hope we get a talented, hardworking, and motivated cast, and that we have a great time producing ‘Legally Blonde’,” says Drama Director Traci...

Cherry Bomb: Fans Are Blown Away

Chad Sharrieff, Photography

May 13, 2015

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“Cherry Bomb” is the fourth studio album by Tyler, The Creator. The alternative hip-hop album released April 13 includes guest appearances such as Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Schoolboy Q, Charlie Wilson, and Kali Uchis. The album is very different from Tyler’s other albums because it contains different...

We’re Back, Pitches

May 12, 2015

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The acapella group called Barden Bellas is back and in a bad predicament. Elizabeth Banks who plays Gail in “Pitch Perfect 2,” also directs the movie. The film comes out May 15th with high hopes because the original did so well, making over $64 million in 2012. “Pitch Perfect” got a lot of attention because Anna Kendricks’...

Pitch Perfect 2 Preview

Jacob Jimenez, Asst. Entertainment

May 7, 2015

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The acapella group called Barden Bellas is back and in a bad predicament. Elizabeth Banks who plays Gail in “Pitch Perfect 2,” also directs the movie. The film comes out May 15th with high hopes because the original did so well, making over $64 million in 2012. “Pitch Perfect” got a lot of attention because Anna Kendricks’...

A Tribute to Paul Walker

Jacob Jimenez / Asst. Entertainment Editor

April 22, 2015

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The movie that Furious fans have waited so long to see has finally been released. “Furious 7” is the most anticipated movie of the “Fast and the Furious” saga because people want to see how the writers incorporated the death of Paul Walker, aka Brian O’Connor, who died in a car crash on Nov. 30, 2013, while the movie...

Musical performances saved “The Oscars”

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2015

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On Sunday Feb. 22, comedic actor and Broadway singer Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 86th Annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) and made people laugh when he came out in his tight underwear, satirizing a scene from “Birdman.” Some scenes that went wrong with the Oscars were Harris’ suitcase joke, David Oyelowo’s bad...

Martin Luther King’s legacy still lives with us today

Amiah Woods, Reporter

March 6, 2015

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The historical drama film “Selma” portrays a three-month long movement in 1965, when Martin Luther King Jr. led a campaign to pass a law that prohibits discrimination in voting. The movie shows the dangerous and heroic marches and violence that surrounded by the passing of this law. “Selma” tells the true story of Dr....

“Interstellar” is out of this world

Christopher Acosta, Reporter

March 6, 2015

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The dramatic action film "Interstellar" starts with the world set in a distant future where Earth is becoming a dust bowl. The planet is becoming uninhabitable, so humans last resort is waiting in the hands of Professor Brand (Micheal Caine), a physicist who plans to send a former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) to...

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