The Oarsman

It’s okay…it’s all in your head

Julian Lopez-Albany, Reporter

October 11, 2019

High school is very hard for almost every teenager. It’s probably going to be one of the hardest and greatest times of your life. A place where sadness, depression, happiness, love, stress, anger, and probably a few more emotions form together to make your teenage years both amazing and a living hell. These years will shape yo...

Minigrove

Jessica Sample, Reporter

October 2, 2019

  Oakgrove, which has been around at Venice since 1972, launched an event this past month to recruit students to the program. The event was titled Minigrove, and allowed students who signed up to choose different panels based on relevant high school experiences and talk with peers on a more intimate level. Upon arriv...

Venice Students Spend Summer Overseas

Vianey Jimenez, Carter Nowak, Kayla Leon, Jessica Sample, Julian Lopez-Albany, Shia Wade, Rita Gamboa, Reporters

September 20, 2019

Natalie Bonilla interviewed by Kayla Leon This past summer, Natalie Bonilla was very lucky she got the chance to travel to Hyderabad, India for three weeks. ̈ It's such a great opportunity and everyone should do it,̈  she said. ¨I flew out five hours to New York and had to find my way around which was kind of scary ...

Venice High School Clubs

Nick Tomlin and Nadera Powell

September 19, 2019

PhotoVoice by Nick Tomlin PhotoVoice is an after-school program at Venice High School that allows students to explore the unique world of photography. Since it came to Venice three years ago, many students have participated because of the opportunities it provides to use real-world photography methods and equipment.  ...

Venice Marching Band at Labor Day Parade

Kayla Leon, Features Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

The Venice High marching band participated in this year's 40th annual Wilmington Labor Day parade Sept. 2.  It was the first public event this year with the new band members.   The band marched about a mile from Broad and E Streets to Banning Park,  with non-stop playing of songs such as ̈Blue Devil ̈, ̈Go G...

Theater

Kymia Freeman, Reporter

September 17, 2019

Venice High’s Theater Department is already kicking their productions into high gear for  the 2019-2020 season. The department plans to launch an “immersive” theater experience, which Theater Director Traci Nichols-Thrasher describes as “an [experience] where the audience moves from room to room, following the action of th...

Teen Court

August Bleiweiss, Reporter

September 17, 2019

 Teen Court is a real trial conducted by real judges.  “Teen Court shouldn’t be confused with school discipline cases from Venice High School,” said  ALPS Chairman Brian Bleser. The cases are always from different schools. The defendants aren’t from Venice because it would be a conflict of interest, said Mr. Blese...

Students Deserve

Izzy Gariel, Reporter

September 17, 2019

Students Deserve is a fairly new club to Venice.  Elections for their 2019-2020 President starts the week of Sept. 3. Last year’s president was Thomas Koon. Students Deserve was created to get student voices heard.  Mya Edwards is one of many Students Deserve’s main planners. She posted about the organization on her In...

PhotoVoice

Nick Tomlin, Reporter

September 17, 2019

PhotoVoice is an after-school program at Venice High School that allows students to explore the unique world of photography. Since it came to Venice three years ago, many students have participated because of the opportunities it provides to use real-world photography methods and equipment.  PhotoVoice works in partnership with UCLA, w...

UTLA

Dominic Fanaris, Reporter

September 17, 2019

If you go to a school that is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, you probably know that UTLA is LAUSD’s teachers union dedicated to making sure workers in schools are given the rights they deserve. UTLA, which stands for United Teachers of Los Angeles, was created as the merger of the American Federation of T...

Model UN

August Bleiweiss, Reporter

September 17, 2019

A new club coming from Mark Twain Middle School is Model UN. ALPS Chairman Brian Bleser described it as “A club where everyone is assigned a country and is then given an issue so that you can make a resolution.” Model UN meets in room 233 on Wednesdays at lunch, starting September 4th. An example of a situation in Mode...

MEChA

Alaina Fairley-Moore, Reporter

September 17, 2019

MEChA, or Movimento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán, which  translates to Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán, is an educational group that supports brown students at Venice. Its meetings are run in room 138 on Thursdays at lunch, sponsored by Ms. Keli Arslancan.   She describes it as an “organizing space for students that hav...