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Turning Venice into a distinguished school

Jennifer Sanchez, Features Editor

December 11, 2014

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Principal Elsa Mendoza is finding new ways to turn Venice High School into a California Distinguished School. A distinguished school is a public school that is honored by the California State Board of Education for having most of their students succeed. Normally schools must be nominated in order to receive this award. This...

Breakfast in the classroom

Janalthy Orozco, Reporter

December 10, 2014

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Breakfast in the Classroom was first served Oct. 29. Breakfast in the classroom is a way to give students who aren’t eating a chance to eat. Between periods one and two, two students are assigned to report to the cafeteria from each class to pick up two food carts. The bell schedule now reflects a nutrition break for students...

Seniors honored with Jacket of Excellence

Seniors honored with Jacket of Excellence

December 10, 2014

On Nov. 21st, 44 Venice High seniors received a Jacket of Excellence and a Certificate of Commendation...

SRLA breaks world record

SRLA breaks world record

December 10, 2014

Students Run LA (SRLA) collected 18,302 shoes, including almost 400 shoes collected at Venice, and broke...

Venice High partners with Santa Monica College

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2014

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Venice High has recently partnered up with Santa Monica College to provide students with a new Media class starting in the spring. MEDIA SLC lead teacher Ruth Greene says the class is “going to be a history of media; history of radio and other media leading up to movies and how it relates to everyday life.” It will...

iPads for the World Language Magnet

Steven Dimas, Assistant Features Editor

December 3, 2014

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The World Languages and Global Studies Magnet recently received 30 iPads for the foreign language classes from the Friends of Venice Magnet. These iPads are to be used to help students experience learning activities other than what is offered in the classroom, said Italian teacher Ms. Carolyn Willcox. The iPads include...

Oguni High School

Oguni High School

December 3, 2014

Nov. 7 was Oguni High School’s thirteenth annual visit to Venice High to participate in a cultural...

Blood Drive at Venice High

Blood Drive at Venice High

December 3, 2014

On Nov. 10, Cedars-Sinai held a blood drive in the east gymnasium at Venice High. About 162 students...

New Assistant Principal

Simran Ali, Editor-in-chief

December 1, 2014

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Mr. Rene Maza is the new assistant principal at Venice High School and is the new administrator for the Media Small Learning Community. Some of Mr. Maza’s responsibilities include discipline, safety, supervising the athletic and elective departments, and managing student body activities. When asked how he likes Venice...

Venice launches a new program called OASIS

Simran Ali, Editor-in-chief

November 21, 2014

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On April 25, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to bring the city’s social, health, and economic programs and services into LAUSD schools through a new partnership called Optimizing Access to Services, Inspiring Success (OASIS). OASIS partnered up with Venice High School, Fremont High School, Audubon Middle School,...

Finegold does jail time

Jennifer Sanchez, Features Editor

September 11, 2014

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Michael Finegold, former teacher and tennis coach of Venice High School, was found guilty on two counts of having an inappropriate relationship with a student and is currently in jail. Court records obtained by the Oarsman show that he was charged with six counts, but was only found guilty of two: a felony count of sending...

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