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CAHSEE

Maya Manjarrez

December 3

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The CAHSEE has officially been abolished.

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Lucy’s Homecoming – Missing Dog Found!

Lucy’s Homecoming – Missing Dog Found!

December 1

The Venice community helps find missing dog!

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The Masquerade Ball

The Masquerade Ball

December 1

Venice High Leadership sold out the tickets to its Homecoming Dance Nov 7.

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New College Counselor

New College Counselor

November 19

Venice High hires permanent college counselor.

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Associated Student Body (ASB) Elections

Associated Student Body (ASB) Elections

November 18

This 2015-2016 student body elected Senior Juanito Hernandez for President, Senior Angie Maximo for Vice President, as well as Senior Pamela Hernandez for Treasurer and Senior Laura Antonio for Secretary on October 16.

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Three Students Qualify For Honors Choir

Three Students Qualify For Honors Choir

November 18

Sophomore Joey Mustol, freshman Kaleb Wade and junior Shawn Lawrence all qualified for the Southern California Vocal Association honors choir.

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Venice High Classrooms Get Broken Into

Andrea Lo, News Editor

October 29

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On the evening of Oct. 13, intruders broke into and vandalized three Venice High buildings. The intruders broke into the main building first by breaking the glass on windows of the front doors. They then they made their way into the other buildings. Math teacher Walter Fujita’s room in the East Building was broken into. The intruders broke the door window to enter, sprayed WD-40 on the floor and Mr. Fujita’s keyboard, and stole a projector. Room 106 in the East Building was also broken into, and another projector was taken. Science teacher Patrick James also had his room broken into in Cunningham Hall....

Venice High Alum Going to 2016 Rio Olympics

Venice High Alum Going to 2016 Rio Olympics

October 29

Venice alumnus from class of 2009, Andi Murez, will be swimming for Israel in the 2016 Summer Olympics Games to be held in Brazil. Native to Los Angeles, Murez grew up swimming with the Santa Monica team. She swam all four years while she was a Gondo. She also became the keeper of many Los Angeles city records --her name lines the wall at the Venice High pool-- such as 100 and 200-meter freestyle,...

Venice Gets Steel Drums

Annette Morelos, Reporter

October 28

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Venice High School will be getting steel drums and a drum class will be added to the schedule. “They’re on their way, we should have them by second semester.” said band instructor David Lee. Drew Holt, from Santa Monica College, is coming and he is going to be teaching the class. Anyone is free to join. Steel drums originated in the Caribbean. They are not the same kind of drums that the band uses. “The steel drum is a really hard instrument to play,” said Wendy Sarnoff, the music teacher. Steel drums have little ‘pans’ with their own key, so the drummers have to be really...

Venice awarded Best School on the Westside

Cameron Clarvoe-Pace, Reporter

October 28

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Venice High School was awarded Best School on The Westside by “The Argonaut,” a Los Angeles community newspaper on Oct 1. Venice was also ranked as one of California’s top high schools by the 2015 US News and World Report. Here at Venice High, students can enroll in five programs to help them get into college: the STEMM Magnet, the World Languages and Global Studies Magnet, the Media, Art and Technology Academy, the Earth Justice Academy and an upcoming Sports Medicine academy that is currently in the works. These learning programs offer students personalized education opportunities to further their studies. The...

Ant Issue Getting Under Control

Andrea Lo, News Editor

October 23

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Around the beginning of the year, colonies of ants marched into classrooms. Teacher Laurie Chew started having ants in her room around the beginning of the semester. During her five years in her current room, she never had issues before. She traces the problem to Breakfast in the Classroom. “Every time a kid drops some food, then an ant trail appears,” said Mrs. Chew. “It doesn’t take very long for an ant trail to start.” Journalism advisor and English teacher Nancy Zubiri also had ants in her room. Ants could be found traveling on tables, and there had been two significant trails on the wall. “Whenever...

Several staff members leave Venice High

Kimberly Velasquez, Features Editor

September 16

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Several Venice teachers from last year left because they were laid off by LAUSD or they chose to leave Venice. Former English teacher Saundra Woodruff, former graphic arts teacher Arthur Lindauer, former history teacher Peta Lindsay, former college counselor Nilou Pourmoussa, former science teacher Caroline Nonay and former special education teacher Marc Kovan are some of the faculty members that are now gone. Some teachers received a Reduction in Force Layoff (RIF) notice from LAUSD in the spring, which allowed the district to lay them off. In some cases, students did not know the faculty members would not come back. Last...

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