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LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner watches a student get a flu shot at a flu shot and COVID-19 testing clinic at San Fernando Middle School in San Fernando on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Implications of LAUSD’s Vaccine Requirement
Eric Lee, News Editor • February 2, 2021

Last month, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner confirmed that all LAUSD students will need to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. He clarified that schools will be able to reopen...

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LAUSD Abruptly Introduces New Grading Policy Preceding End Of Semester
Eric Lee and Arely Ocampo Bartolo December 18, 2020

On Monday, Dec. 14, LAUSD issued a new policy preventing students from receiving failing final grades, as part of their “Road to a C or Better'' initiative.  Teachers...

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POV Opinion: Reflecting on the Final Downfall of Our 45th President 
Lourdes Bullo and Arely Ocampo Bartolo February 17, 2021

This past Friday, President Trump was acquitted from conviction in the second impeachment trial of his now-former presidency. Impeachments are incredibly rare in American...

Opinion: Feminine Men Have Always Been Here, Candace Owens
Opinion: Feminine Men Have Always Been Here, Candace Owens
Tiffany Lopez, Reporter • December 18, 2020

For the first time in its 128-year history, a male celebrity, Harry Styles, has appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine. Controversial in its nature, Styles did more than...

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Sia’s New Film, "Music," Raises Controversy within the Autistic Community
Sia’s New Film, "Music," Raises Controversy within the Autistic Community
Tiffany Lopez, Reporter • February 26, 2021

Australian singer-songwriter Sia has made a directorial debut with her new movie Music. Excitement was brewing considering Sia’s established fame and the movie’s subject...

Strong Business Women Show That Anything Is Possible
Strong Business Women Show That Anything Is Possible
Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Editor • February 10, 2021

Pushing through the struggles of online learning as well as the insanity of a COVID-19 world, female Venice High students have started businesses and are making a name...

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Dorian Electra: The Most Progressive Artist You’ve Never Heard
Dorian Electra: The Most Progressive Artist You’ve Never Heard
Julian Lopez-Albany, Reporter • February 19, 2021

Pointless, overtly-sexual, and lazy. These are the overwhelming characteristics that can be used to describe most, if not all, of the popular music of this decade.  Music...

2021 Most Anticipated Novels
2021 Most Anticipated Novels
Kayla Leon, Photo Editor • February 16, 2021

There’s a lot of reasons to be excited for 2021, with the pack-with-promised literary landscape being among them.  Some of the most celebrated authors in the industry,...

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Laker Fans Excited as Upcoming NBA Season Nears
Laker Fans Excited as Upcoming NBA Season Nears
Isaac Ng, Sports Editor • December 18, 2020

After an eventful, unprecedented season like none other, the Lakers overcame all obstacles and captured the franchise’s 17th elusive championship. “Winning banner number 17 was special to me since it's the first one I could really appreciate,”...

Venice Athletes Pursue Their Scholarship Dreams
Venice Athletes Pursue Their Scholarship Dreams
Xitlaly Rojas and Johanna Zamora December 14, 2020

As many seniors are preparing for college, some of the most inspiring athletes at Venice High are being recruited to play beyond high school based on their athletic ability. A great future lies ahead of them, with athletes from various sports standing...

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