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Breakfast in the Classroom has Potential

JAcob Jimenez, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Breakfast in the classroom is a smart idea that has some flaws to it. It is a intelligent way to give students in Venice High School food without making them wait in a long line. Most people didn’t want to waste time at nutrition just to get food, but now the students can eat and have a full belly. The main flaw is that...

It’s great to be a Gondolier

It’s great to be a Gondolier

June 2, 2015

Venice High has recently been under the scrutiny of the media for reported sexual assaults that happened...

The Reading Experience

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

May 27, 2015

Filed under Opinion

When I read, I become part of the book and its adventure. I let the story I am reading take me away into its world. It is an amazing feeling to escape from the real world for a bit. I can imagine myself dealing with the characters’ problems and understanding their thoughts. Reading can sometimes even be an emotional experience....

Mandarin Language Classes Shouldn’t be Cut

Andrea Lo, Assistant News Editor

May 22, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Venice’s Mandarin program may be cut. This is disappointing to hear, because it would negatively affect the whole school. Mandarin is being cut is because only a handful of students are taking Mandarin. Relative to other language classes, such as French, Mandarin has fewer students. Mr. Tim Liang currently teaches four...

Gender roles should be abandoned

Gender roles should be abandoned

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion

“Be a man.” “Don’t be a sissy.” “That’s for girls.” “Only guys do that.” All of these...

Smart Balance test a waste of time

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

May 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion

It’s imprudent that school administrators had students take the Smart Balance test a few days before Advanced Placement tests. Students not only have to worry about losing class time that prepared them for AP testing. The Smart Balance test was taken by juniors and was used to see how much knowledge 11th graders have accumulated....

P.E. Shouldn’t Be A Class

P.E. Shouldn’t Be A Class

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

May 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Looking back to the two years of P.E. I took, I question why I even had to take P.E. I remember having...

Bad food leads to unhealthy food habits

Bad food leads to unhealthy food habits

May 11, 2015

LAUSD’s food quality is to blame for students skipping meals and developing unhealthy food habits. The...

Senior Ditch Day was planned poorly

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

On April 20, a few Venice seniors ditched school to participate in the long tradition of Senior Ditch Day. Most seniors however, went to school that day. The fact of the matter is that the date was chosen poorly to say the least. The date was too close to AP exams. A lot of seniors take AP classes and they need every minute...

The stress of going off to college

The stress of going off to college

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As the school year winds down, seniors have decided where they are going to go for college. With these...

Smart Balance test a waste of time

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

May 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

It’s imprudent that school administrators had students take the Smart Balance test a few days before Advanced Placement tests. Students not only have to worry about losing class time that prepared them for AP testing. The Smart Balance test was taken by juniors and was used to see how much knowledge 11th graders have accumulated....

The Tardy Sweeps

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

April 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Whenever the bell rings and the music starts to play, it signifies a tardy sweep. Students begin to walk at a quicker pace, not wanting to get caught up in the tardy sweep. It is understandable that staff wants everyone to get to class on time but when caught in the sweep, it takes time for students to get a pass when they...

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