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What Happened to Senior Quotes?

What Happened to Senior Quotes?

December 17, 2019

Senior quotes are traditionally a fun way for students to express themselves and leave their mark on the sch...

The Sky is Falling: Hole in pool roof is the latest set back for swim and waterpolo teams

The Sky is Falling: Hole in pool roof is the latest set back for swim and waterpolo teams

December 13, 2019

After heavy rains fell over Los Angeles this past week water wasn’t the only thing that was falling...

Celebrating 18 Years with Oguni High School

Thomas Koon, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2019

Second-year students from Oguni High School in Japan came to Venice High School on Wednesday, Nov. 13, for their annual visit. The tradition was first organized 18 years ago by a travel agency that contacted Venice High for a possible cultural exchange with Oguni.  Ms. Hiroko Nomachi, Venice High’s Japanese language tea...

Margaret’s Place

Margaret’s Place

Ashley Bueno, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Margaret's Place, in Room 210 in the East Building, is a safe place for people to forget about everythi...

Presidential Candidates Part. 2

Alaina Fairley-Moore, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Though they may seem far away, the presidential elections are right around the corner, and this year, there have been more democratic candidates running for president than ever before. With that being said, it’s important to inform yourself about some of the candidates and what they stand for. As a part of an ongoing series...

Class of 2020 Prom Update

Class of 2020 Prom Update

December 2, 2019

Members of the senior class were in shock last month when they learned that there were fewer tickets t...

The Search for a Graduation Location Continues

The Search for a Graduation Location Continues

Maryssa Rodriguez, News Editor

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

Nick Tomlin, Reporter

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...