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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...

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

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 ar...

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

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 gr...

Venice High School Celebrates Peace Day

Venice High School Celebrates Peace Day

October 10, 2019

  Students did yoga on the front lawn, while others wrote messages on a miniature Eiffel Tower as ...

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...

Dual Language Immersion Program

Dual Language Immersion Program

September 19, 2019

       This is the first year Venice High School introduces the Dual Language Immersion Program. Ven...

Teen Court

August Bleiweiss, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Teen Court is a real trial conducted by real judges.  “Teen Court shouldn’t be confused with school discipline cases from Venice High School,” said  ALPS Chairman Brian Bleser. The cases are always from different schools. The defendants aren’t from Venice because it would be a conflict of interest, said Mr. Blese...

UTLA Presidential Election

UTLA Presidential Election

September 19, 2019

If you go to a school that is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, you probably know tha...