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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Review

Vayran Martinez, Reporter

May 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Marvel Studios kicks off the summer movies with their new installment to the franchise “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2”. This film meets the expectations of many moviegoers and Marvel fans. This film surpasses the first one in regards to the visual effects and acting. For starters the cast returns...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Songs Ranked

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Songs Ranked

Sebastien Balembois, Ankle Breaker

May 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

  The first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film was well-known for its soundtrack which includes various hits from the 1970s. The soundtrack to “Vol 2” follows suit albeit with more songs from the 1960s. Here we rank the songs on the soundtrack from best to worst.   “Mr. B...

Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

Vayran Martinez, Reporter

May 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Rapper Kendrick Lamar released a new album by the name of “DAMN” On April 14.

“OK Computer” Turns 20

Sebastien Balembois, Reporter

May 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Twenty years ago,”OK Computer,” one of the biggest commercial and critical successes in the history of alternative rock was released.

13 Reasons Why Review

13 Reasons Why Review

Barbara Polesi, Reporter

May 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The hit Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” had a great impact on Venice High School students, as many felt the story was very relatable to high school in real life.

Seasons of Love

Seasons of Love

Jennifer Romo, Entertainment Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

This year’s spring musical “Seasons of Love” will be held at Mark Twain Middle School.

Top 10 Songs By Coachella Artists

Top 10 Songs By Coachella Artists

Emily Elias, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Oarsman staff chose these songs as our favorites by artists who are playing Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California on April 14-16 and 21-23. It’s exciting to see smaller artists that teens really like on such a famous festival lineup. Ours is as diverse a list of songs as there...

Local Venice Band Keep Rock Alive

Local Venice Band Keep Rock Alive

Sebastien Balembois, Reporter

April 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

  When listening to the radio nowadays, one might wonder what happened to raw emotion, fun, and heaviness in rock music. Street Play, a local band from Venice, shows that they still exist. With their blend of stimulating riffs, seductive vocals, and compelling lyrics, Street Play has gained a...

Lady Gaga to be Headlining Coachella

Lady Gaga to be Headlining Coachella

Aracelly Cotrina, Reporter

April 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Lady Gaga is set to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival.

Selena’s 20th Anniversary

Barbara Polesi, Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Twenty years ago, the movie “Selena” was released to a huge acclaim.

Camila Cabello Spotlight

Camila Cabello Spotlight

Jennifer Romo, Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Since pop singer Camila Cabello’s exit from the breakout group Fifth Harmony, she has been busy working on her own music and being on the cover of “Seventeen” and “Billboard” magazine. Cabello’s new music will be about expressing herself personally. “Fifth Harmony wasn’t the maximum...

La La Land Soundtrack Review

La La Land Soundtrack Review

Sebastien Balembois, Reporter

March 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The soundtrack to “La La Land” is perfect for the film but not ideal for just listening.