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The Oarsman

Student Run News Site of Venice High School

The Oarsman

Student Run News Site of Venice High School

The Oarsman

All photos courtesy of Evelyn Lamond
Israel-Hamas Campus Demonstrations Have Led To Commencement Cancellations and Arrests
Sophia Parrish, News Editor • May 24, 2024

College students across the United States are protesting on college campuses against the Israel-Hamas war, leading to the arrests of almost 3,000 protesters across...

Grant Reception Portrait (from left to right): Venice High Arts Guild Chairperson Larry Hudson, WIN Committee President Allison Segan, WIN Grant Committee Chairperson Lauren Kurzweil, and Venice High Arts Guild Secretary Susan Malerstein-Watkins
Venice High Arts Guild Receives WIN Grant
Mia D'Angelo, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

The Venice High Arts Guild, a committee of the Venice High Alumni Association, has received a grant to replace the sound system in the auditorium.  The new sound system...

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Iran, Answer This: Do you plan to jail everyone until they either submit or die? Do you plan to persecute your people, until there are no people left?
Iran, Answer This: "Do you plan to jail everyone until they either submit or die? Do you plan to persecute your people, until there are no people left?"
Zoe Woodrick, Editor-In-Chief • May 30, 2024

This past year, I’ve spent, seemingly minutes that turn into hours, working myself up about the torture Iran is causing to women and anyone else who tries to help them....

Art by Zoe Alarcon
El Gobierno De Oaxaca Fallo A Su Pueblos Indígenas
Ashley Lopez Curiel, Editora de Opinión • April 25, 2024

Muchos conocen a Oaxaca por su aspecto estético y por sus pueblos como Huatulco, Monte Albán, Hierve el Agua, Mitla y mercados. Por más que pintan Oaxaca de esta manera,...

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Anthony Edwards: The Next Michael Jordan?
Anthony Edwards: The Next Michael Jordan?
Jack Bell, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

Last NBA season, the Timberwolves were simply underwhelming. They finished 42-40 for the season, then going 1-4 in the first round of the playoffs. But this year, it seems...

On the way to first place: Junior Paul Tranquilla takes over in the
mile at a home meet Wednesday, April 10.
Track To Send Two Athletes To Mt. San Antonio College
Aidan Brady, Co-Sports Editor • April 19, 2024

As track dashes through their season and heads into finals, most athletes will be taking this upcoming weekend to rest and recover. However, two athletes will be doing the...

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Ryan Gosling Falls Into Action With "The Fall Guy"
Giovanna Szewczyk, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

Though we’re witnessing the fall of Ken, fans of actor Ryan Gosling will fall in love with him even more after watching The Fall Guy.  This is Gosling’s first role...

TikTok Rizz Party Analysis
TikTok Rizz Party Analysis
Aidan Brady and Ammara Emran April 29, 2024

While scrolling through social media, you may have stumbled upon a video featuring a group of sweaty teenage boys raving to Kanye West’s new hit, “Carnival.” The...

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Campus Parking Has Been Closed Off To Students With No Other On-Campus Options
Campus Parking Has Been Closed Off To Students With No Other On-Campus Options
Ruby Spilkoman and Lulu Gomez May 6, 2024

ampus.  As of April 30, the teacher and Walgrove parking lots have been closed off to students. Campus aids monitor the entrances and let in staff with parking passes...

Venice Slam Team Comes First Place In Get Lit Competition
Venice Slam Team Comes First Place In Get Lit Competition
Imogen Rosenberg, Staff Writer • May 6, 2024

After years of writing in metaphors and similes, Venice High’s poetry team shared first place at this year’s Get Lit / Words Ignite! Classic Slam finals last month at...

Humans Of Venice: Joshua Holmberg Passes First Round Of Physics Competition
Eve Cordova, Co-New Media Editor • April 29, 2024

Humans of Venice is an ongoing series that focuses on showcasing the exceptional personalities, wisdom, and stories of the Venice community. In this edition, Co-New Media...

Skipping Crucial Moments Of High School: The Transition Back To In-Person After Online Classes
Dillon Raymond, Staff Writer • April 25, 2024

In 2020, I became a freshman in high school, which in itself, is already scary and intimidating. There were times I got so anxious I wanted to just go home and hide in my...

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