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Juniors Win Alumni Scholarships

Kylon Wade, News Reporter

May 31, 2018

Three juniors won $1000 scholarships from the Venice Alumni Association. The three winners were Alicia Valenciana, Madison Kim, and Koorosh Evagee. “It was very surprising to have won the scholarship and I'm grateful to the VHS Alumni Association to have provided me with the means to help me through college,” said ...

Venice High School’s New Principal

Venice High School’s New Principal

May 31, 2018

After careful consideration, Mr. Gabriel Griego was selected to be the next principal of Venice High. Mr. Griego is currently the principal of Bassett High School (BHS) located in La Puente, California. He has worked at BHS for three years and 11 months.

BSU Field Trip to UCLA

Alejandro Sanchez, Features Reporter

May 30, 2018

On May 18, the Black Student Union (BSU) club led by Ms.Traci Thrasher and Mr. Mokonen Tesfom’s computer class took a field trip to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). About 35 students went to the university. The reason for this trip was for the university to inspire students to keep their grades up through...

Gondolier Prom 2018

May 29, 2018

Venice High School Senior prom was held on Saturday, May 19 at the California Science Center in the Wallis Annenberg Building, located at Exposition Park. The theme seniors voted on in October 2017 was Starry Night.

Grad Nite 2018

Grad Nite 2018

May 11, 2018

On Saturday, May 5, seniors spent the day at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for Venice High Schoo...

College Signing Day

College Signing Day

May 11, 2018

On May 4, seniors were invited to the West Gym to participate in the second annual College Signing D...

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

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

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

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

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...