The Oarsman

Is College the Right Choice for Everyone?

Is College the Right Choice for Everyone?

Naim Gordian, Reporter

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

College: the place to go to further your education and to enable yourself to obtain some sort of degr...

We Need More than “Love, Simon”

We Need More than “Love, Simon”

October 22, 2018

Warning: Contains Spoilers for "Love, Simon" On-screen entertainment is a big part in the lives of today’s ...

Students Should Be Supporting UTLA

Evan Holter, Opinion Reporter

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With the possibility of a teachers’ strike as early as Oct. 6, the student body has grown more concerned with what that might entail. There are, without a doubt, serious consequences to students if teachers and other faculty leave their post, and many students aren’t entirely sure what these consequences are. Many stud...

The Gender Pay Gap is Not Sexist

The Gender Pay Gap is Not Sexist

October 22, 2018

If you ask a feminist about the hurdles women face, they will probably mention the gender pay gap as on...

How Many Letters do We Really Need in the LGBT Acronym?

How Many Letters do We Really Need in the LGBT Acronym?

Nevan Campos, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

From the Stonewall riots in 1969 to the legalization of gay marriage across the United States in 201...

Should Pop Music Have More Criticism?

Should Pop Music Have More Criticism?

Jay Reyes, Reporter

October 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With every new song that an artist releases, dozens of Instagrammers claim their favorite artist sho...

Venice Small Learning Communities Need More Collaboration and Less Competition

Julissa Ventureno, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Why is there so much tension between the academies and magnets? There doesn’t need to be truly one superior learning community at Venice. There are five learning communities at Venice High: Academy of Law and Public Service, Science Technology Engineering Math and Medicine Magnet, Sports Medicine Academy, Media, Arts and Techno...

We Shouldn’t Celebrate Columbus Day

We Shouldn’t Celebrate Columbus Day

October 14, 2018

For years in our history classes, we’ve been told Christopher Columbus discovered the continent of Ame...

Editorial: Power to the Student Press

Editorial: Power to the Student Press

Alicia Valenciana and Julissa Ventureno

October 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Many individuals may not know this, but we, as staff of The Oarsman student newspaper, are protected by a p...

Female Empowerment and the School Dress Code

October 4, 2018

This morning on Oct. 3, the entirety of Venice High’s female students were pulled from their first tw...

Breaking Down the “God Is A Woman” Controversy

Breaking Down the “God Is A Woman” Controversy

Nevan Campos, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Once again, pop star Ariana Grande is at the center of a brewing controversy in which religious people accus...

The Dangers of Shoulders

The Dangers of Shoulders

Julissa Ventureno, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I would like to take this time to thank the amazing person who created the Venice High dress code. I a...