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A Bittersweet Farewell To Class of 2022
A 'Bittersweet' Farewell To Class of 2022
Polina Asaulyuk and Zoe Woodrick June 9, 2022

Venice High’s Class of 2022 is set to graduate today.  The ceremony will take place on Watson Field at 4:00 P.M. and will include five speeches from Valedictorian Daniella...

Venice High Recognizes Top 10 Graduating Seniors
Venice High Recognizes Top 10 Graduating Seniors
Eric Lee, Editor-in-Chief • June 1, 2022

As Graduation Day approaches at Venice High, here are the seniors with the 10 highest grade point averages among the Class of 2022.   Jesse Benjamin Magnet and Learning...

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Applying for College: Expectation vs. Reality
Applying for College: Expectation vs. Reality
T Lopez, Opinion Editor • May 27, 2022

College—the place all parents hope their kids end up. It’s the checkpoint we’ve been working for since the second we entered elementary school.  We’ve heard all...

Reclamando Pelo Rizado
Reclamando Pelo Rizado
Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Managing Editor • May 18, 2022

Cabello rizado es algo que ha sido mal visto por innumerables personas desde que tengo uso de memoria. Ha sido siempre un "problema" que tiene que solucionarse y, lo que es...

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What It Means To Be A Yankees Fan In L.A.
What It Means To Be A Yankees Fan In L.A.
Troy Lippman, Reporter • May 16, 2022

The New York Yankees are one of the most popular and storied franchises in baseball history. They are a team that’s recognized worldwide, even for those who live in Los...

Venice High Hosts CIF Cheer Competition
Venice High Hosts CIF Cheer Competition
T Lopez, Opinion Editor • May 11, 2022

Venice High recently hosted the CIF L.A. City Competitive Cheer Championships April 30.  Venice came in third with 79.50 total points, while Reseda Charter took first...

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Boba Is The Best Drink Ever
Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Managing Editor • May 27, 2022

Forget coffee, tea, Celcius, and mineral water—boba is where it’s at.  Despite what your teacher normally says about Wikipedia being an unreliable source, this is what...

Color Guard Demonstrates Multiple Art Techniques Through A Single Sport
Color Guard Demonstrates Multiple Art Techniques Through A Single Sport
Julissa Alvarado, Reporter • May 19, 2022

Color Guard has had their ups and downs just like other teams may have, especially because of COVID-19. The Gondos had to get the hang of all these new changes.    “But,...

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Teacher Sophie Sabbah To Depart From Venice High School
Teacher Sophie Sabbah To Depart From Venice High School
Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Managing Editor • June 9, 2022

After over 20 years at Venice High School, physical education teacher Sophie Sabbah is saying goodbye to the Gondoliers.  She’s been the water polo and swim coach; she’s...

Death, Devastation, and Heartbreak—Ukrainians of Venice Cope with War in Their Homeland
Death, Devastation, and Heartbreak—Ukrainians of Venice Cope with War in Their Homeland
Polina Asaulyuk, News Editor • June 6, 2022

For the past three months, I’ve spent an awful amount of time sitting alone in my room, desperately fighting the overwhelming urge to bang my knuckles against my bedroom...

AAPI Month Observance Highlights Achievements and Heritage of Asian-Identifying Students and Staff
AAPI Month Observance Highlights Achievements and Heritage of Asian-Identifying Students and Staff
Samuel Laxamana and Annette Vaipulu June 1, 2022

This past month of May was AAPI (Asian-American Pacific Islander) month, which is celebrated to recognize the cultural heritage of those who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander...

Exorbitant Gas Prices Continue To Impact Venice Community
Exorbitant Gas Prices Continue To Impact Venice Community
Eric Lee, Editor-In-Chief • May 11, 2022

When will it end? How am I going to afford this? It’s a concern echoed by many students and staff in the Venice community following the unfathomable hike in gas prices...

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