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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.

Venice’s Updated Digital Library

Esdras Melgar, News Reporter

March 2, 2018

Filed under News

Up until recently, the Venice High School library had an electronic catalog that was difficult to reach. Students had to go through a four-step process to search for books electronically. Now, that’s changed. Ms.Caroline Gill, the school librarian, fortunately had assistance from colleagues such as Mr.Rojo and another colleague,...

Jacket of Excellence Recap

Yume Kamal, News reporter

March 2, 2018

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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.