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The Holidays Should Mean More than Receiving Gifts

Jennifer Romo, Entertainment Editor

December 8, 2016

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With all the stress and obligations holidays brings, I feel like they have lost some of their meaning.

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5 Ways to Enjoy the Winter Season

Andrea Garcia, Reporter

December 8, 2016

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Candy Cane Lane Candy Cane Lane is a block where homeowners display Christmas lights for the community. Where: 1200 E. Acacia Ave, El Segundo Price: Free Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 2. Ice at Santa Monica  Ice at Santa Monica is an outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Santa Monica. Where: 1324 5th st, Santa Monica Price: $15 for skates and entry Time: Mon.-Thurs.: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri.: 2 p.m. - Midnight Sat.: 10 a.m. - Midnight Sun.: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. 3. L.A. Zoo Lights L.A. Zoo Lights is a display of lights throughout the zoo with real reindeer in the park. Where: 5333 Zoo Dr...

Top 10 Songs to Get into the Holiday Spirit

Andrea Garcia, Reporter

December 8, 2016

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This list was put together based on a poll about what songs students loved listening to the most on the holidays. Santa Baby- Eartha Kit Jingle Bell Rock- Bobby Helms Mi Burrito Sabanero- Various Artists Rocking Around the Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Michael Buble All I want for Christmas is You- Mariah Carey Baby, its Cold Outside- Ella Fitzgerald Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas- Mel Torme What's This?- Danny Elfman (Nightmare Before Christmas) Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano ...

Gifts Wanted Under the Christmas Tree

Michelle Gonzalez, Reporter

December 8, 2016

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During the holidays, families gather around to make food and give presents. They celebrate and give thanks for being together once again, having good health, etc. As Christmas approaches, some are still indecisive of what to give their loved ones. The cost of the present doesn't really matter, but the thought of it does. Moreover, here are some great ideas to give depending on the type of person they are. Junior Pedro Celis said, " I don't really ask for anything specific, but I would definitely like to get the nice watch I saw last time at the mall." Similarly, junior Jasmine Hernandez wishes for a great time....

Warm Cookies for the Cold Winter Days

Warm Cookies for the Cold Winter Days

Samantha Espinoza, Features Editor

December 8, 2016

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Peanut butter sugar cookies are not only quick and easy to make, but they are also quite delicious.

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POPs Club

Ja'Niece Cahoun

December 8, 2016

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Seven members of the P.O.P.S. Club from Venice High attended the Beverly Hills Literary Society Luncheon at Intercontinental Hotel in Century City as part of a select group of high school students who are invited to meet and speak with an author. This year’s students and members of the society listened to author Tracy Kidder speak about his most recent book, ”A Truck Full of Money.” “A Truck Full of Money” tells the story of Paul English, co-founder of Kayak.com. The book details his rise to success and the psychology of his bipolar disorder. This is the seventh year that P.O.P.S club founder and...

Question Man

Question Man

Magali Sanchez

December 8, 2016

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Q: What are your plans for winter break?

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Keep a Full Wallet After Giving Gifts

Michelle Gonzales

December 8, 2016

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It’s holiday season and some people may be traveling, going shopping or wrapping presents. Here are some simple holidays hacks everyone should know about. Buying plane tickets on Sundays is recommended because it can be up to $71 cheaper versus buying tickets on a Monday, according to BuzzFeed.com. They also recommend to “make sure to clear history, cookies and cache before searching flights,” because many airlines track down how many times you’ve visited their website causing them to change their prices. By clearing your history, it makes the airline think it’s your first time visiting their site, therefore,...

These Punx are Ready to Make Change in the World

These Punx are Ready to Make Change in the World

December 8, 2016

Up The Queer Punx is a locally based social movement based in the underclass communities of Los Angeles, founded to fight for the vindication of the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, people in poverty and other minority groups. It was built by the youth who desire to effectively amend both the punk and queer communities, including some Venice students. “I was inspired to start this because of...

Students are Being Heard with Written Voice

Emily Elias

December 8, 2016

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The first issue of Written Thought was published last month. Written Thought is a new one-page, monthly publication produced by the staff of Written Voice, Venice High’s literary magazine. Editor-in-Chief Jae Hee Ha said that it will be published more often than the magazine. Every semester, the Written Voice staff publishes a magazine made up of submissions from students. Poetry, short stories and photography are just some of the submissions Written Voice publishes. “Because of a delay with printing supply orders that are needed in order to print the magazine, we have not been able to publish the literary magazine,”...

Venice Cheer

Venice Cheer

November 14, 2016

Venice’s cheer coach, Ms. Joana Trocan-Garrett, has been coaching cheer since 2010 but she took the 2015-2016 school year off. Ironically, she considered the cheerleaders to be annoying, until she decided to join the cheer team her senior year of high school and fell in love with the sport. She loved that cheer involved the two sports she loved: both gymnastics and dance. When she was in grad...

Selena Make-up

Selena Make-up

November 8, 2016

People from all over the world are still in love with the late Tejano singer Selena.

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