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Schoology Replaces Jupiter Grades

Barbara Polesi, News Reporter

September 29, 2017

Filed under News

Venice High has permanently adopted Schoology as the main source of grading used by teachers. Schoology is a website where teachers can upload not only grades, but also any assignments, files and videos. There are also discussion pages where students can make comments and reply to each other. Students and teachers can also message...

Dr. Wiedoeft on Leave of Absence

Dr. Wiedoeft on Leave of Absence

September 29, 2017

Principal Oryla Wiedoeft is on a leave of absence due to complications resulting from previous aggressive...

The Gender Neutral Restroom Now Open

The Gender Neutral Restroom Now Open

September 29, 2017

A new gender neutral bathroom at Venice was finally opened. It replaced the bathroom the girls used to...

College Degrees and Scholarships

Yume Kamal, News Reporter

September 28, 2017

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  It’s just about that time for seniors to get in their college applications. College counselor Jamie Simon-Meyers has made it as easy as it can get with the new website, Naviance. With Naviance, you are able to find the colleges that are right for you while keeping track of the colleges you’re thinking of. To...

New Counselor for MEDIA

New Counselor for MEDIA

September 14, 2017

Venice High Media Arts and Technology Academy welcomes new counselor James Curtis. Mr. Curtis replaced...

Protestors March in Venice

Protestors March in Venice

Bryce Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2017

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A pro-Trump “free speech” rally was set to occur on August 19 in Venice, but Los Angeles residents...

Colleges that Seniors are Attending in the Fall

Colleges that Seniors are Attending in the Fall

June 2, 2017

Above is a pie chart of the different types of schools that the senior class of 2017 will be attending...

Oarsman Staff Travels to Seattle for Journalism Convention

Oarsman Staff Travels to Seattle for Journalism Convention

June 2, 2017

Fifteen Oarsman staff members went to Seattle, Washington for the National High School Journalism Convention on April 6-9.

Venice’s New School Budget

Bryce Rodriguez, News Editor

June 1, 2017

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The Associated Student Body fund collected more money this school year than last year, according to Finance Manager Harry Delu. The sale of more “Spirit Packages” and an increase in ticket sales for sports games, due to Venice participating in more playoff games, led to the increase.   This year was the first that the Student Sto...

Local Hospital Starts Gender Confirmation Surgeries

Local Hospital Starts Gender Confirmation Surgeries

June 1, 2017

The transgender community was left out of news and society for many years, and it is only recently that trans people have been partially acknowledged in society.

Trumpcare: Good or Bad

Trumpcare: Good or Bad

May 30, 2017

For President Donald Trump’s first 100 days, he said he would put an end to Obamacare. The House of Representatives voted to get rid of Obamacare and replace it with Donald Trump’s AHCA or American Healthcare Association. Now we are just waiting to see if it passes the Senate and if Trump decides to pass or veto the bill. Even if the bill passes, those who have Obamacare can keep its policies and coverage until the end of 2017.

Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Alan Gamez, Reporter

May 30, 2017

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  Venice High School will create a safe gender-neutral restroom as one way to protect all students from discrimination and harassment. By the end of the 2017 school year, the Venice administration will establish a multi-stall gender-neutral bathroom in the administration building (currently the girls’ bathroom) by...