Ant Issue Getting Under Control

Andrea Lo, News Editor

October 23, 2015

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Around the beginning of the year, colonies of ants marched into classrooms. Teacher Laurie Chew started having ants in her room around the beginning of the semester. During her five years in her current room, she never had issues before. She traces the problem to Breakfast in the Classroom. “Every time a kid drops...

Several staff members leave Venice High

Kimberly Velasquez, Features Editor

September 16, 2015

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Several Venice teachers from last year left because they were laid off by LAUSD or they chose to leave Venice. Former English teacher Saundra Woodruff, former graphic arts teacher Arthur Lindauer, former history teacher Peta Lindsay, former college counselor Nilou Pourmoussa, former science teacher Caroline Nonay and former...

Counselors working to fix oversized classes

Andrea Lo, News Editor

September 15, 2015

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Many classes are too crowded and crammed with an abundance of students. Administrators are working to balance classes. World Language and Global Studies counselor Bonnie Roche-Blair attributes the oversized classes to numerous factors. For instance, one subject, U.S. Government, was not offered in the adult school this year....

Venice finally gets a permanent principal

Venice finally gets a permanent principal

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2015

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On May 21, it was announced that Oryla Weidoeft will be the official principal of Venice High School. “I’m...

Seniors win Honors and Scholarships

Seniors win Honors and Scholarships

June 3, 2015

Seniors were awarded for their accomplishments on Thursday, May 22 at the Venice High auditorium. At...

Venice receives Accreditation

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

June 3, 2015

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Venice High has received accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). According to WASC, accreditation recognizes schools that meet an acceptable level of quality education for all students. While former interim Principal Ms. Fonna J. Bishop was at the school, she obtained a letter from the Accrediting...

Save Lindauer and Super Shop 9

Save Lindauer and Super Shop 9

May 28, 2015

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Due to teacher cuts, Venice is at risk of losing Mr. Lindauer and Super Shop 9. To help keep him here...

Venice Welcomes Yet Another Interim Principal

Andrea Lo, Assistant News Editor

May 22, 2015

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Retired principal Eve Sherman is the new interim principal of Venice High. She is replacing the previous interim principal, Ms. Fonna Bishop, until a new permanent principal is found. Dr. Sherman started as interim principal in March. She expects to stay at Venice until the end of this semester. She was selected as interim...

Venice’s campus to be modernized by 2018

Venice’s campus to be modernized by 2018

May 11, 2015

In the next few years, the Venice High School campus will be remodeled with new outdoor spaces for each of Venice’s small l...

UTLA and LAUSD come to an agreement

Jennifer Mendez, News Editor

May 11, 2015

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LAUSD and UTLA, the teachers’ union, recently reached an agreement to extend fully funded healthcare benefits and raise teachers’ salaries 10 percent. The LAUSD School Board approved it on April 14. LAUSD is one of the few school districts to provide healthcare benefits without any employee contribution to premiums, according...

Senior dinner 2k15

Simran Ali, Editor-in-chief

May 11, 2015

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Seniors enjoyed the senior dinner on April 16th in the student cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They were treated to a live DJ, a prom fashion show and a catered dinner. “Parents donated for the decorations, and many juniors helped out with the arrangements and dinner,” said Mr. Cristobal Vicente, senior class sponsor....

Blood out, Blood in

Jennifer Sanchez, Features Editor

April 16, 2015

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About 190 Venice students signed up to donate blood on March 26 but only 130 were able to donate due to either anemia (a lack of iron) or they did not weigh enough, according to Leadership Sponsor Mr. Danziger. Although this semester a lot more people fainted due to the heat, overall the blood drive was a success and went smoothly,...

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