The Oarsman

San Francisco Convention 2018

San Francisco Convention 2018

April 26, 2018

Thirteen Oarsman staff members took a short plane ride over to San Francisco, California for the National High School Journalism Convention on April 12-15.

Senior Dinner on April 23

Esdras Melgar, News Reporter

April 25, 2018

Filed under News

The Senior Dinner will be hosted in the school cafeteria on Wednesday, April 25. The dinner will honor seniors at a buffet-style banquet. Students who will be attending have been asked to “dress nicely as it will be a banquet-style dinner.” said Mr. Lee. The dinner will start at 5:30 pm and end at 7 pm. A DJ will pr...

Principal Update

Yume Kamal, News Reporter

April 25, 2018

Filed under News

A hiring committee is currently looking at  11 different resumes for a new principal for Venice High. The deadline for applicants was March 30. So, they are in the process of finding who would be the right fit to lead Venice High School. The last principal, Dr. Oryla Weidoeft, decided to step down as the principal for medical reas...

WLGS Magnet Students Watch “Hamlet”

Julissa Ventureno, Assistant Features Editor and Photographer

April 21, 2018

Filed under News

World Language and Global Studies Magnet students went to see the play “Hamlet” performed at the Santa Monica College Eli and Edythe Broad Stage on April 6. The play was unusual because of the lack of detail in sets and costumes and the fact that there were only four actors playing various roles. “I thought that the...

Venice High School’s Construction Estimated to be Done by 2022

Yume Kamal And Bryce Rodriguez, News Reporter, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2018

Filed under News

Venice High School is scheduled for a $111 million remodeling that is expected to be finished in the next five years. The money for this renovation was approved years ago.       There are going to be many areas refurbished at Venice High School. On May 7, they will start closing off the softball field, tennis courts an...

MEDIA Art Show and Earth Day Celebration

April 16, 2018

The MEDIA Art Show and the Earth Day celebration will take place this week. Works from visual arts cl...

Band Director in Danger of Losing Job

Band Director in Danger of Losing Job

Emily Elias, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2018

Filed under Features, News

Mr. Lee contributes so much more than just this to Venice High. Unfortunately due to the fact that his contract hasn’t been renewed and no commitment from Venice due to a drop in enrollment within the comprehensive school, Mr. Lee’s job at Venice High is in jeopardy.

Teachers’ Jobs at Stake

Joshua Fenty, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2018

Filed under News

Venice’s E-CAST has shown that enrollment next year will be lower in the comprehensive school, but the magnet schools’ enrollment will remain the same. As a result, some teachers in the comprehensive school may be in danger of being laid off. Principal Doris Lasiter said Venice is expected to lose a total of four teachers....

Mr. Vella Receives Donation from UCLA

Mr. Vella Receives Donation from UCLA

March 22, 2018

In January, Chemistry teacher Barry Vella received a set of iMac desktop computers as a donation from UC...

Founder’s Day Dinner

Founder’s Day Dinner

March 19, 2018

The Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) celebrated its 121st Founder’s Day Dinner on Tuesday, March 6 ...

Alumni House Donations

Alumni House Donations

March 19, 2018

When asked what the biggest donation the Venice High Alumni Association has ever given, the association...

March 14 Walkout

March 15, 2018

Hundreds of students from Venice High school marched to the front lawn at 10 a.m. on March 14 to honor the 17 victims of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.