The Oarsman is the student newspaper of Venice High School. The school opened in 1910 and a newspaper was created the following year. Venice has consistently had a newspaper since that time. It was named “The Oarsman” at a later unknown date.

Ms. Nancy Zubiri has been the newspaper adviser since 2000. Since 2003 she has taken students to the National High School Journalism Convention, where the students and paper have consistently won awards. (See below)

In 2012, The Oarsman was awarded a National Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association, one of only 22 high school papers across the country to win the award.

2012 Award winners:
Michael Cheung, Wikoff Scholarship for Editorial Leadership
Mitchell Handler, Journalism Honor Roll Scholarship

Write-offs, National High School Journalism Convention

April 2014 – San Diego
The Oarsman 6th place, Best of Show, Newspaper 8 – 12 pages
April 2013 – San Francisco
Editorial Writing – Honorable Mention Abdul Hai Naqvi
April 2012 – Seattle
Editorial Writing – Superior Rating – Michael Cheung
Sports Writing – Honorable Mention – Gabriela Grijalva
April 2011 – Anaheim
News Writing – Superior Rating – Mitchell Handler
April 2009 – Phoenix
Sports Writing – Superior Rating – Isaac Rosenthal
April 2008 – Anaheim
Feature Writing – Honorable Mention – Marilyn Ramirez
Commentary – Honorable Mention – Olivia Gauthier
April 2007 – Denver
Sports Photography – Honorable Mention – Lushia Mendez
April 2006 – San Francisco
Commentary – Excellent Rating – Jonathan Downie
News Writing – Honorable Mention – Brian Kirk