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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 much of the food is thrown away. The bags that are used are also too big for such a small amount of trash. It is bad to waste food and not try to give it to the homeless. Even science and environmental science teacher Jess Rabinowitz said that the large plastic bags are bad for the environment because...

N.W.A is Reborn

Jacob Jimenez, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2015

Filed under Entertainment

The anticipated movie that people were waiting for this summer, “Straight Outta Compton,” came out August 14. The movie is based off the famous rap group called N.W.A., short for Niggaz Wit’ Attitude. N.W.A. was known for changing the rap music scene and pop culture. Their music was brutally honest about life in Compton. I would give the movie an 8 out of 10 because it was an overall good movie. At the beginning of the movie, the director introduces each member of N.W.A and how they met each other. During the movie, Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) introduces Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell) with the idea to create a group with Ice...

A magical night with Prince Charming

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015

Filed under Entertainment

We all remember the story of the poor orphan girl who went to the ball, lost her glass slipper, and fell in love with Prince Charming by the end of the night. In 1950, Disney captured our hearts with the animated fairytale of Cinderella. And on March 13, they are coming out with a live-action version of the beloved fairytale. Directed by Oscar-nominated Kenneth Branagh, this new movie is an adventurous fantasy that will take viewers out of their realm of reality. The trailer begins with young Ella (Lily James) having a heartfelt moment with her mother before her death. After her death, Ella’s father remarries and...

Things To Do This Summer

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

May 29, 2015

Filed under Features

Summer is back! Here is a cool list of fun ideas for the summer of ‘15!   Hit the movie theaters this summer! Movies like “Insidious 3”, “Jurassic World”, “Ted 2, Minions”, “Ant-man”, “Mr. Holmes”, “Paper Towns”, “Fantastic Four” and “Sinister 2” are all out this summer.   Go the beach! The best time to go the beach is always the summer when the sun is out longer.   3. Don’t forget about the Santa Monica Pier! There is lots to do around the pier, like the indoor arcade and the small amusement park. Also, lots to eat with multiple ice cream shops and...

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 are examples of how gender roles are negative influences on people. Gender roles hurt people’s individuality and constrain them to “traditional” roles. We live in the 21st century and we should abandon gender roles completely. For one, gender roles makes people feel bad about who they...

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 of class time that they can get, especially if their teachers are overworking them. If this activity was planned strategically, it should be the day after prom or the day of Grad Night. The Monday after prom would be better because everyone can have a long rest. This is even better because after...

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 decisions comes a load of stress, which is not uncommon, if not normal. Seniors, soon to be college students, are stepping into the next phase of their life and it’s scary. Seniors who are leaving for college are excited that they will be on their own and not have to listen to their parents nagging...

The Cost of Prom is Not Worth it

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

April 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

While many of my peers are renting their party buses and spending hundreds of dollars on dresses, I’ve decided to skip prom. Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of having an end-of-high- school dance, but honestly I’d rather spend my money at about a thousand other places than at our high school prom. After hair, makeup, nails, the dress, the tux, boutonnieres and corsages, a party bus, dinner, and the actual tickets, a high school senior can spend about $600 to over $1000. It turns out to be quite a lot of money for only one night. The dresses that were chosen months in advance will be left in the closet...

Heat of the L.A. Marathon weakens runners

Heat of the L.A. Marathon weakens runners

April 20, 2015

On Sunday March 15, I ran the 30th Annual Los Angeles Marathon with the Venice Students Run Los Angeles (SRLA) team along with thousands of other runners. The runners braced the record-breaking heat to run 26.2 miles from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier. All marathons are 26.2 miles. Most people are probably wondering why on Earth I have put my body through this torture for the past five...

Art Show displays students’ talents

Art Show displays students’ talents

April 15, 2015

The second annual Student Art Show, sponsored by the MEDIA Small Learning Community, was held at Venice High from April 8 to 10.

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Baseball is ready for its season

Baseball is ready for its season

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

April 2, 2015

Filed under Sports

The previous year, the Gondos had a 13-19 record overall for the season. Since the beginning of the school year the baseball team has been practicing non-stop to improve their skills. Now rolling around to spring, they have their eyes set on winning the league. When asked about the team this season, Coach Kevin Brockway stated “ the team looks good, they have a huge desire to be successful.” The...

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