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Venice Offering College Classes

Cristina Moreno, Reporter

February 19

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Santa Monica College is offering classes here at Venice High School. The college is offering Media 2, Media 20, and Graphic Design 64.

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Financial Aid Tips for Seniors

Financial Aid Tips for Seniors

December 18

College applications are in and now its time for scholarships and other financial aid help.

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Winter Fashion

Winter Fashion

December 18

What To Wear This Winter

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Christmas movies you should watch

Christmas movies you should watch

Ashley Scott, Reporter

December 18

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With Christmas around the corner many people like to stay home, cuddle and watch movies. These are ABC Family’s top movie picks for the season. 1. Elf After causing trouble in the North Pole due to his large size, Buddy, a man who is raised as an elf, goes in search to North America to find out who he actually is. 2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas The grumpy Grinch decides to ruin Christmas...

Stick and Poke Tattoos

Briana Marcial, Reporter

December 11

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Stick and poke tattoos are a substitute version of professional tattoos that you make at home or over a friend's house instead of having it professionally done. These tattoos are made by getting a clean needle, dipping it in ink and pricking the skin deep enough so that the ink sinks in and stays. You continually prick with ink until you finish whatever design you want. Most people use professional tools and India ink but it is possible to use a sewing needle and ink from a pen or other cheap substitutes. This is not advised and can put you more at risk for infections. Pros: Advantages of doing your own stick and poke...

Preparing For College

Ashley Scott, Reporter

November 9

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The Cal State and UC applications are due Nov. 30, which has put large amounts of stress on all applying seniors. The college process begins junior year when you take your first SAT and ACT and begins to constantly receive emails and letters from colleges across the nation. Beginning junior year, colleges expect you to have a plan for your future, so this is the year that will make or break you. Starting your junior year, you should be building relationships with teachers so you are comfortable asking them for letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation show what your teachers think of you as a student and...

Venice hosts annual Grease Night

Venice hosts annual Grease Night

October 27

Saturday night, Sept. 26, was the night to be at Venice High School to watch the screening of “Grease” presented by the Venice High Alumni Association. It wasn’t just to come and watch “Grease,” it was also to support, and help school clubs raise money. The community event started around 4:00 pm. This was the fourth year that the Alumni Association hosted the “Grease” event. Clubs provided...

McDonald’s All Day Breakfast

Cameron Pace, Reporter

October 16

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McDonald’s has announced a long-awaited change. Breakfast is going to be served all day, starting Tuesday, Oct. 6. Students at Venice High are excited about the all day breakfast menu. However, a lot of students weren’t aware and were very surprised when asked about it. When asked about the change in the menu, Junior Victoria Arredondo text to the Oarsman “Yeah, it’s awesome.” She said she’d buy “a sausage McMuffin and a hashbrown.” She also believes that it’s “a good decision on their part. Almost all other popular fast food chains already serve breakfast around the clock.” The new menu...

Prom in Malibu

June 15

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Wee our gallery of prom photos

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Earthquake Safety

Christopher Acosta, Reporter

June 3

Filed under Features

Living in California comes with some environmental issues such as the ongoing drought and climate change. But there is a bigger threat to California now: earthquakes. Since the last significant earthquake in Northridge, measuring at a 6.7 on the Richter scale, in 1994. California has a 99% chance of experiencing an earthquake of 7.0 in the next 30 years, according to Fox News. Being prepared for an earthquake is not always something people have time, money or care for since it's one of those scenarios people don't want to be reminded of. The U.S. is not likely to have serious casualties like Nepal because...

Question Man: What College Will You Attend?

Question Man: What College Will You Attend?

June 3

“SMC, then I will transfer to UC Santa Barbara.” -Jezebel Brown, Senior [/caption]  ...

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