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The FBI is investigating online predators targeting Venice students. 
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FBI Investigating Predators Targeting Online Accounts of Venice Students
Julia Escobar, Eric Lee, and Arely Ocampo Bartolo March 5, 2021

The FBI is investigating online predators targeting Venice students, according to Principal Gabriel Griego. These predators have reportedly gained access to the private accounts...

Tiya Mengasha at a BLM protest held at Venice High School in the summer of 2020.
School Discipline Reimagined After Board Approves to Defund LASPD
Julia Escobar, Managing Editor • March 4, 2021

Last month,  the LAUSD Board of Education approved to divert $25 million from the Los Angeles School Police Department budget to various counseling services to improve education...

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Meditation Allowed Me To Heal: Here Is Why You Should Give It A Try
Meditation Allowed Me To Heal: Here Is Why You Should Give It A Try
Andrea Ramirez, Reporter • April 13, 2021

With school and the pandemic comes stress, and an easy way to ease your mind is with meditation.  Meditation is beneficial in many ways and is a practice of mindfulness....

Opinion: Brandy Melville Must Be Cancelled
Opinion: Brandy Melville Must Be Cancelled
Natalia Perez-Morales, Reporter • April 11, 2021

Brandy Melville, a brand that markets and influences contemporary and relevant fashion trends for teenage girls, is the epitome of diversity intolerance in size, shape, and...

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Venice Girls' Soccer Coach Chaka Forman Recognized by CIF and Positive Coaching Alliance
Isaac Ng, Sports Editor • March 12, 2021

“It is refreshing to be recognized for what we are doing with the girls soccer program at Venice,” said girls’ soccer coach Chaka Forman.  In February, Forman...

Venice to Hold Voluntary Sports Workouts and Potential Outdoor Competition
Venice to Hold Voluntary Sports Workouts and Potential Outdoor Competition
Isaac Ng, Sports Editor • March 5, 2021

Starting this month, LAUSD has begun the process of opening up conditioning for Venice athletes, according to athletics director Alfredo Korzenik.   “It is voluntary...

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Review: Big Mouth Season Four Tackles Gender Identity and Anxiety
Review: Big Mouth Season Four Tackles Gender Identity and Anxiety
Annette Vaipulu, Reporter • April 13, 2021

 Big Mouth is a show that’s still going through changes, even as it reaches its fourth season.  Like the past three seasons, Big Mouth continues to represent sensitive...

Review: "Pose" Celebrates Ballroom Scene in LQBTQ+ Community
Review: "Pose" Celebrates Ballroom Scene in LQBTQ+ Community
Jessica Trujillo-Hernandez, Reporter • February 26, 2021

“Ten, Ten, Ten. Tens across the board!” This is exactly what every ball performer wants to hear. Balls are an important event for the African-American and Latino LGBTQ+...

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The Reason Why Your Favorite Snack Are Addicting 
The Reason Why Your Favorite Snack Are Addicting 
Samantha Green, Reporter • April 15, 2021

Many of us might live off snacks. But snacks have been proven to be just as clinically addicting as hard drugs like cocaine and morphine. But what makes your favorite snacks...

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...

A McJourney to get a McRib
A McJourney to get a McRib
Carter Nowak, Reporter • December 18, 2020

McRib  “You ingrate!” Yelled a man from a car,  a week before I had heard the McRib was back— another odd addition to the year.  “It’s a damn crosswalk...

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