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Samo’s Student Bands: The Paveman

Published on March 25th, 2017 | by Yasmin Patel

Samo is known for exceptional music programs, ranging from choir, orchestra, band or even musical theater. There are endless opportunities for musically-driven students on campus; however, some students take a more individual approach when it comes ... Read More


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Kong: Skull Island Review

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Ferran Gonzalez

King Kong is a blockbuster about a colossal gorilla that has appeared in movies, video games, cartoons, books and comics many times before. Since the very first appearance of the monster in the cinemas in 1933, ... Read More


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Get Out Review

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Dylan Ollivier

Get Out is weird, funny, terrifying and captivating. Not only is the acting phenomenal, but the writing is exceptional; every detail is controlled by the writer and the actors who carefully plan their performance to match ... Read More


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Future Review

Published on March 20th, 2017 | by Monty McAlpine

On Feb. 17, 2017, the Atlanta-based rap superstar and innovator Future released his newest (and self-titled) album, “FUTURE.” This is Future’s fifth album, and is his first album lacking a feature. The album is a collection ... Read More


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Mural artist at Samo

Published on March 4th, 2017 | by Lilly Lecanu-Fayet

In the playground of a Venice family shelter, The Bible Tabernacle, there is a kid standing on a ladder holding a paintbrush. As the sun sets he paints the images of people walking in one of ... Read More


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Culture Review

Culture Review

Published on March 3rd, 2017 | by Joseph Kean

Migos, an underground rap group in the city of Atlanta, consists of two brothers and a nephew: Quavo, Offset and Takeoff. After their first major hit album, “YRN,” Migos started to get more recognition and were ... Read More


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Sound of Music Play

Sound of Music play

Published on March 3rd, 2017 | by Emily Katz

The Samo theater program is currently performing their spring musical: “The Sound of Music,” in Barnum Hall. With five shows, each performance is accompanied by a pit orchestra of Samo students who have been working for ... Read More


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Split Review

Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Luna Kohut

“Split” is a smart and satisfying new horror movie released in early 2017 that twists the themes of trauma, fate and sinister absurdity. The director of this movie, M. Night Shyamalan, is known for making movies ... Read More


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Annual Spaghetti and Strings ’16-’17

Published on February 11th, 2017 | by Annie Huang

Samo Orchestra’s annual Spaghetti and Strings concert, well known for serving dinner (spaghetti) while students perform, was held on Feb. 10. This year, the venue was changed from the Samo cafeteria to the Le Meridien Hotel, ... Read More


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Food Reviews: Samosa House, Gjusta and Sapp Coffee Shop

Published on February 1st, 2017 | by Griffin James

Samosa House No one really comes to Santa Monica for the food. Often overpriced and usually mediocre, restaurants usually choose to pander to tourists rather than developing a local audience. Fortunately, Main Street provides a haven ... Read More


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