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Should Venice Have An Open Campus? YES

Nadera Powell, Opinion Writer

December 16, 2019

YES. Venice High School stands out because of its great academics and athletics and its open campus. Students enjoy their ability to be so immersed in the surrounding community. Putting up a fence along the front of the school would make the campus look like a prison. The open campus offers students a chance to prove why adults can...

Fashion Nova Ruins Body Image

Fashion Nova Ruins Body Image

Nadera Powell, Opinion Writer

December 16, 2019

The fast fashion company Fashion Nova has dominated the social media site Instagram for the past few...

Should Venice Have an Open Campus? No

Should Venice Have an Open Campus? No

December 16, 2019

NO. Since the Venice High School campus is open to the public, it's a place where anyone can do wha...

Editorial: The Benefits of Special Education Inclusion

Editorial Board

December 13, 2019

This year, Venice High School began a new program to integrate special education students into general education classes. About seven teachers, mostly teaching 9th grade classes, volunteered to participate in special education inclusion.  This meant that special ed students, with their aides, are now taking classes together...

Why the Outrage of the Younger Generations is Justified

Why the Outrage of the Younger Generations is Justified

Thomas Koon and Dominic Fanaris

December 11, 2019

Ever since a video of New Zealand politician Chlöe Swarbrick responding to fellow Parliament member Tod...

There needs to be more Recognition of Afro-Latino Culture

There needs to be more Recognition of Afro-Latino Culture

Nadera Powell, Reporter

November 25, 2019

Yes, I am Black. Yes, I am Latina. I have found myself having to explain repeatedly the same narrative o...

Ditch Identity Politics

Alaina Fairley-Moore, Opinion Writer

November 25, 2019

Many of the Democratic candidates are using their racial, sexual, generational or gender identity to get ahead with the minority voters. While many may view this tactic positively because of the diversity it brought to the Democratic debate stage, identity politics can be an incredibly dangerous practice. Just because someone ...

You Can Be Masculine Without Being Toxic

You Can Be Masculine Without Being Toxic

August Bleiweiss, Opinion Writer

November 25, 2019

  We need to teach boys and men now that having some feminine traits doesn’t take away from...

Editorial: Vaping Isn’t Safe

Editorial: Vaping Isn’t Safe

November 7, 2019

Vaping has become very popular among teens around the world. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports...

Students Should be Free to Carry Their Skateboards on Campus

Students Should be Free to Carry Their Skateboards on Campus

November 7, 2019

School staff are stopping students carrying their skateboards because, they assume they will ride it o...

Student Health at Risk Due to Smoke

Student Health at Risk Due to Smoke

Dominic Fanaris, Reporter

October 28, 2019

On Oct. 28, a fire broke out at around 1:30 a.m. along the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center Museum, w...

Tips and Tricks to be Motivated

Tips and Tricks to be Motivated

October 28, 2019

School can be really stressful and most students have gotten used to doing anything to get a good re...