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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 that the rate of vaping amongst American teenagers has doubled since 2017. The absence of tobacco in the drug has led many youth to believe that vaping is safer than regular cigarettes, and they have become hooked as a result....

Students Should be Free to Carry Their Skateboards on Campus

Estefany Huerta

November 7, 2019

School staff are stopping students carrying their skateboards because, they assume they will ride it on campus. “Students are supposed to check in their skateboards before school and pick them up after school.” said school security officer Lenroy. The school rules state that skateboards shouldn’t be ridden on campus because of ...

Demolition of The Learning Garden

Demolition of The Learning Garden

November 6, 2019

Opinion Demolition of The Learning Garden  Marina Eskander  Venice High School has been under con...

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...

Allow Access to the Far West Building and Cunningham Hall

Allow Access to the Far West Building and Cunningham Hall

Dominic Fanaris, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Most students by now know about the Far West and Cunningham buildings being closed at lunch and nutri...

Don’t Wait for Motivation

Don’t Wait for Motivation

October 23, 2019

 A quick look around YouTube brings up many videos titled something along the lines of “Powerful ...

CSU Fourth Year Math Requirement for High School Students

Nadera Powell, Opinion Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

           It seems as though people who look like me from a similar background that I have just can't catch a break. It seems as though the odds are against us, after every opportunity is a barrier. The next potential barrier for low-income, Black and Latino students, starting in the fall of 2026, will be the a...

Venice High School Should Change its Tardy Policy

Alaina Fairley-Moore, Reporter

October 10, 2019

Many students at Venice High School are far from local. Some live 10-plus miles away and take the school bus, public transport, or are driven by parents to school. The most motivated students find a way to get to school on time every day, but sometimes it’s impossible for reasons out of the student’s control. For exampl...

Cringe Culture Hurts

Cringe Culture Hurts

Evan Holter, Asst. Opinion Editor

June 4, 2019

There is no shortage of cynicism, anger or angst in the teenagers of today. A more interconnected on...

Dressy Clothes are Too Gender Binary

Dressy Clothes are Too Gender Binary

Genevieve Marino, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

With prom coming up, it is time for high schoolers to buy either elegant, sparkly ball-gowns or classy, s...

Labels are Unnecesary

Labels are Unnecesary

June 4, 2019

Teenagers feel a lot of pressure to label their sexuality in high school because, as they are nearing th...