Hispanic Heritage Celebrated Sept.15 to Oct. 15

Sofia Alonso, Reporter

October 13, 2016

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In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson approved of Hispanic Heritage Month. Then in 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded awareness to Hispanic Heritage Month. As a result, it became a 30-day period, from Sept 15 to Oct 15. Sept 15 is a significant anniversary of independence for Latin American countries El Salvador, Costa Rica,...

MESA

Michelle Gonzalez

September 28, 2016

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MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) is a national organization that has striven to help disadvantaged students to become engineers, scientists and other mathbased professionals urgently needed by the job market, according to the Venice High website. The sponsor of MESA, Mr. Donald Holland, said that this year the club...

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Almond Mckinely

September 28, 2016

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets on Mondays at lunch in the Corrective Room in the West Gym. The club is sponsored by Mr. Daniel Santos, one of the physical education teachers at Venice High School. To join the club, simply go to one of the meetings. Although the club is called Fellowship of Christian Athletes,...

Black Student Union

Chyna Dews

September 28, 2016

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The Black Student Union, also known as BSU, is a club to bring the African American community together positively. The purpose of this club is to bring more awareness to the black student body, provide academic opportunity and support and to show a positive outlook on their culture. They meet on Fridays in room 232.   The...

Written Voice

Chyna Dews, reporter

September 23, 2016

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The Written Voice is a club that distributes two magazines a year based on the talent of students at Venice High School. The club meets every Tuesday at lunch in Room 243. The club takes submissions from various students. The magazine includes drawings, poems, short stories, and more. It showcases students talent and create...

Pre-Med

Jennifer Romo, reporter

September 23, 2016

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The Premed Club meets on Mondays at lunch in Room 247. The purpose of the Premed Club is to learn about the biomedical field and opportunities. The club also raises money for medical conditions such as AIDS. “It is a great opportunity to explore creative aspects of the medical field for those interested,” said chapter...

ACADECA

Mireya Curiel, reporter

September 23, 2016

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The Academic Decathlon is a 10-subject competition on objective and subjective topics. The Venice team meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after school in Room 108 to prepare for the spring competition. Any student can join. “ACADECA isn’t about being smart, it’s about being curious. ACADECA builds up college...

Robotics

Almond McKinley, reporter

September 23, 2016

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The Robotics Club is a club for people who love science, math, or engineering. The group would build robots for competition. The club is run by Mr. Brent Rojo and they meet on Thursday after school in Shop 1B. In the past, the club was funded by companies like Google. Unfortunately, the club is no longer being funded by Google...

MECHA

Joshua Fenty, reporter

September 23, 2016

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Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, better known as M.E.Ch.A, is a great opportunity not only for students to meet new people and connect over common interests. Members also meet to discuss issues such as gentrification and to help bring about the change they wish to see in the world, according to the club’s president,...

SRLA

Mireya Curiel, reporter

September 23, 2016

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Students Run Los Angeles is a club in which students train for the Los Angeles Marathon. Meetings are on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school in Room 54 at 3:30 p.m. Join now before early October because students will need a physical exam, and only 25 students can be sponsored to run the marathon. The sooner students...

Japanese Club

Emily Elias

September 21, 2016

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The Japanese Club is a student-run club that discusses different topics regarding Japanese culture, so if this is something you’re interested in, you’re welcome!   Ms. Hiroko Nomachi has been this club’s sponsor for over 20 years now. She created this club all those years ago because she wanted students...

Help the Handi

Emily Elias, Reporter

September 21, 2016

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In the Help the Handi Club, students step out of their comfort zone and help the community. It’s always fun to experience new things and in this club students will have that opportunity, said sponsor Jennifer Lisowski.   Students get the chance to help disabled students participate in sporting events, support...

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