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The Search for a Graduation Location Continues

The Search for a Graduation Location Continues

Maryssa Rodriguez, staff writer

November 11, 2019

After the last football game in November, Watson Field will be under construction and no longer avai...

Long Lines and Confusion Plagued the PSAT

Long Lines and Confusion Plagued the PSAT

November 9, 2019

The administration of the PSAT test that was supposed to be given to all freshmen, sophomores, and j...

Meet Venice High School’s Newest Teachers

Kodi Bell, Reporter

November 8, 2019

With this new year, comes the arrival of a substantial amount of newcomers to Venice High. Freshman students get introduced to teachers, and teachers get to know their students.  There is a select number of new teachers beginning to teach for Venice High.  The first teacher is Mr. Steven Hosohama. He teaches Physical Ed...

Change in Class Size

Nicholas Tomlin

November 8, 2019

The LAUSD teachers’ strike last January reaped many benefits for public schools ranging from higher pay for teachers to more counselors and librarians. One of the major results that is now being put into effect at Venice for the first time is class size reduction.  Now math and English classes have a cap between 33 and 39 stud...

Teachers Voice Concerns Over New Coordinator Position

Dominic Fanaris, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Last month Mr. Soni Lloyd, UTLA Chair and government teacher, filed a grievance against Principal Gabriel Griego in regards to determining the role of a new teaching position at the school.  Recently, Venice High began the hiring process for three new teachers at the school, as a result of the increased enrollment and lo...

Students Pre-Register to Vote

Students Pre-Register to Vote

Nicholas Tomlin

November 6, 2019

The youth vote is defined as the classification of voters who fall into the 18-24 age-range. Ever since...

Lessons in Climate Change Activism

Lessons in Climate Change Activism

October 30, 2019

At least 40 Venice students joined the global climate strike on Sept. 20, organized by Swedish climat...

Venice High School Implements Mastery Grading

Venice High School Implements Mastery Grading

Maryssa Rodriguez, Reporter

October 28, 2019

  Mastery grading is a new grading technique that some Venice teachers are implementing into ...

Venice Students Give Their Opinions on Construction at School

Ashley Bueno, Reporter

October 28, 2019

Construction of two new buildings on campus has been an ongoing process.  “Construction has made it harder to get around. It takes longer to get from one point to another.” said sophomore Ozichi Ikegbu. Due to construction, some pathways around campus have been restricted. ”We are actually building two new buildings...

The Cancellation and Reinstatement of 0th and 7th period: What Happened?

Kodi Bell, Reporter

October 10, 2019

For one week in September, students were up in arms wondering whether or not they would be able to graduate on time. Suddenly, at the start of the week, zero period and seventh period were no more. Not one student knew what had happened to the extra classes and the credits that they needed. Students and teachers who were involved ...

Venice High School Celebrates Peace Day

Jacqueline Sanchez, Reporter

October 10, 2019

  Students did yoga on the front lawn, while others wrote messages on a miniature Eiffel Tower as students celebrated Peace Day on Sept. 20.  The event was started by the United Nations to promote peace around the world and bring awareness to issues that affect world peace. At Venice High, the World Language Glo...

Superintendent Austin Beutner Honors Venice’s Sports Medicine Program

Superintendent Austin Beutner Honors Venice’s Sports Medicine Program

Julia Escobar, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

As Venice High School students walked out of the first day of school on Aug 20,  Los Angeles Unifie...