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REVIEW: Twilight Zone reboot shows potential in first episode

By Hector Arrieta, Editor in Chief The original Twilight Zone, created and narrated by Rod Serling, first aired in 1958 and ran until 1964. The show was an episodic series that tackled the dimensions of morality through the lens of … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Captain Marvel exploits humorous dynamic between Nick Fury and lead in blend of action and comedy

By Christopher Poz, Profiles/Features Editor Disclaimer: Minor Spoilers Ahead Marvel’s Captain Marvel was released on March 8, 2019, and it can still be seen in theaters for a short period of time. Captain Marvel is the first film lead by a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: “Old Town Road” meme akin to a student project

By Hector Arrieta, Editor in Chief Country. The genre of country music is home to famous legendary stars such as Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, and Hank Williams. However, people considered as “city slickers” tend to stray away from the … Continue reading

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One-off bands to perform original compositions at lunch in May

By Alejandro Aquino, Staff Writer Verbum Dei’s senior Music students are creating one-off bands to perform for students, faculty, and staff. On dates yet to be announced, the Music students and their ensembles will perform during lunch. These music recitals will … Continue reading

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Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum visit set for April 17; open to Fine Art students and to all other interested parties

By Hector Arrieta, Editor in Chief Verbum Dei High School is not necessarily the most art heavy school in the Los Angeles area. Before the 2018-2019 school year, Verbum Dei discontinued its digital media course as the teacher, Martin Ngo, … Continue reading

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Urban art mural “pops up” on south-facing wall of Eagles’ Nest

  The Present Dei Online News Source staff alights about the completed mural on the south wall of the Eagle’s Nest.  Image by John Stradley, Moderator     Interview conducted by Joshua Papaqui, Staff Writer A stylistic mural by Jack … Continue reading

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Present Dei Puzzler challenges with both math and language

March’s Present Dei Puzzlers: Problem 1: WHAT IS IT? Fill in the blank in each row with a word to form a common phrase, name, or compound word with the word preceding and following it. For example, given DANCE _____ … Continue reading

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NCAA basketball tourney bracket to build enthusiasm at Verb

By Khalid Nelms, Staff Writer A bracket competition is being held for those who love college basketball or those who even enjoy the thrill of a slam-dunk, alley-oop, or plethora of three-pointers. The March Madness Bracket will be held as soon … Continue reading

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Easter egg hunt inspires creative hiding places and mirth

By George Rosales, Staff Writer An Easter egg hunt tradition began in the spring of 2016 with the planning of staff in the Administration Office.  The inaugural hunt seemed to lighten the mood of the students, so it has become a fixture of Verbum Dei … Continue reading

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Senior Fine Arts students contribute art to Spring Gala auction

By Gerardo Leon, Staff Writer On March 7, seniors enrolled in the Fine Arts elective will auction their art work at the Verbum Dei High School Spring Gala at the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.  The auctions will begin at … Continue reading

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