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Easy Ways to Avoid Supporting Animal Cruelty

Aracelly Cotrina, Opinion Reporter

October 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The beauty industry and clothing industry both have a fault in animal cruelty, even with household products that you wouldn’t expect. Many makeup companies test on animals including Avon, Benefit, Clinique, Makeup Forever, MAC, and Maybelline, wrote Rebeccah Zuazua in an article on Fine Magazine’s website. ...

Casting Minorities in TV Shows

Casting Minorities in TV Shows

October 6, 2017

In the 2017 Hollywood science fiction production “Ghost in the Shell,” the casting choice of Scarlett...

Editorial: Immigrants Are Worth More Than Their Economic Value

Editorial: Immigrants Are Worth More Than Their Economic Value

October 6, 2017

The immigration protection laws, DACA and DAPA, should be kept. Congress needs to work together to reform the bill in order for these people to stay in the United States.

Music Shaming

Music Shaming

October 5, 2017

You may not know that music shaming is a form of bullying. Music shaming is when a person is teased or...

Students should be allowed to wear non-Venice hats

Kylon Wade

October 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

At Venice High School there are multiple rules and regulations that students must follow. Most students abide by these school standards but one rule that students should not have to follow is the non-Venice hats policy. The school policy says that we’re not able to wear any hats that aren’t a Venice hat because it’s...

Handling the End of a Friendship

Handling the End of a Friendship

September 28, 2017

Handling the end of a friendship can be easy or hard. Friendship is the strongest bond between two people....

Editorial: Magnet Students Get Special Treatment

Editorial: Magnet Students Get Special Treatment

September 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Magnet students at Venice get special treatment that students in the regular school don’t get. There...

UCs vs. Cal States: What’s the Better Option?

UCs vs. Cal States: What’s the Better Option?

September 5, 2017

Seniors often think that getting into a UC (University of California) is probably the hardest and most...

Colorism Harms How We See Ourselves

Briana Marcial Castillo, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  Has anyone ever questioned how you could possibly be the race or nationality you are due to how your skin was “so white?” If so, that’s colorism. Colorism is defined as prejudice or discrimination against individuals based on their skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group. How is...

Don’t Use the N-Word

Don’t Use the N-Word

June 2, 2017

In our society, many people refer to their friends as “n***a”. It can be described as a term of endearment, somewhat like saying “buddy,” “pal” or “bro.”

Reverse Racism is Not Real

Reverse Racism is Not Real

May 31, 2017

White people will simply never experience racism at the level that minorities do, and people who think that reverse racism is real need to stop acting as if whites experience racism on such a level.

Social media: a way to connect and disconnect

Aracelly Cotrina, Reporter

May 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Social media has been around for several years. From Facebook to Twitter and the now to the most popular, Instagram and Snapchat.