Jacket of Excellence Recap

Yume Kamal, News reporter

March 2, 2018

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Fifty-seven Venice High School seniors were awarded both a Jacket of Excellence and a Certificate of Commendation this year. Jackets of Excellence were awarded on Feb. 2, to students who have attended Venice High School for at least two years, have a weighted GPA of no less than 3.75, no more than three unsatisfactory marks,...

Black History Month Assembly

Aaliyah Apilado, Features Reporter

March 2, 2018

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At the Black History Month Assembly on Feb. 28, James Burley performed a self-written rap about respecting women. During his performance, his background music turned off several times, but despite that, the crowd cheered him on and he continued the rap once the music was back on. The crowd's reaction to Burley was respectful...

AP Chem Goes to LMU

Alicia Valenciana, News Editor

March 2, 2018

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Science teacher April White took her fourth and fifth period AP Chemistry students on a field trip to Loyola Marymount University (LMU) on Friday, Feb. 23. They were welcomed by Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies Sandra Luca, who is in charge of recruitment, the science department and university oversight. Ms. White,...

Dr. Wiedoeft Will Not Return After Extended Medical Leave

Dr. Wiedoeft Will Not Return After Extended Medical Leave

Bryce Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018

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Dr. Wiedoeft will not be coming back as the principal of Venice High School. She has been out since the beginning of the school year due to a medical condition.

The Oarsman Report

February 26, 2018

The Oarsman newspaper now has a short biweekly news and features segment on Youtube! The idea was brought...

Black History Month

Black History Month

February 14, 2018

The Black Student Union has been working since last semester in preparation for Black History Month and has organized different events such as Rep Your Roots Day and a Swahili phrase raffle.

Culinary Arts and Baking Class

AracellyCotrina, Opinion Reporter

February 8, 2018

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At the beginning of this semester a class named “Culinary Arts and Baking” was introduced to students as an elective class. Last semester this class was called “Event Planning”. It is the same class, but this time they incorporated baking. The teacher Ms. Angela Hughes has worked in restaurants since she was 20....

ASB Plans for Semester

Bryce Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018

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The Associated Student Body is organizing a movie night, Valentine’s Day events, and another blood drive. ASB is very excited to launch the very first Venice High School movie night, according to ASB President Shara Wade. At this event, they would project a movie on campus and sell a variety of snacks. For Valentine’s...

Girls Build LA

Girls Build LA

February 5, 2018

The LA Promise Fund held its first Girls Build Leadership Summit at the LA Convention Center on Dec...

Salvadoran Families Being Broken

Esdras Melgar, News Reporter

January 31, 2018

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Earlier this month, Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen M Nielsen, decided to terminate the controversial program known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This long standing humanitarian and federally funded program grants immigrants refuge for a short time in the United States due to armed conflicts or natural disasters...

New California Laws Students Should Be Aware Of

Desmond Andersen, News Reporter

January 31, 2018

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Along with the new year comes a new set of laws that are likely to affect high school students in California.. Although these laws and amendments were all passed by California state legislature last year, they only came into effect with the start of 2018. AB-19: Free Community College Tuition Here’s some good news for an...

Mr. Johnson’s Solar Boat

Yume Kamal, News Reporter

January 29, 2018

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This is the third year math and engineering teacher Stanley Johnson has sponsored a team in Solar Cup, the largest solar boat building competition. This program begins in November and ends when the competition starts in May. Hundreds of students from Southern California will gather together for in Lake Skinner, Temecula for...

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