The Oarsman

How to be an Effective Trans Ally

Nevan Campos, Asst. Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In recent times, transgender people have gained more visibility in movies, TV shows, and the general public. Almost 0.7% of all American teenagers identify as transgender, according to a January 2017 study conducted at UCLA. It may not seem like a big number, but that’s around 150,000 trans teenagers in this country. An even...

Mental Health Is Not A Joke

Mental Health Is Not A Joke

October 26, 2017

People who suffer from depression often feel like they are the only person in the world who feels that...

Adopt Don’t Shop

Adopt Don’t Shop

October 25, 2017

When a family decides to get a pet, it’s always an exciting time. Whether your family is getting a...

Don’t Neglect Your Dog

Don’t Neglect Your Dog

October 24, 2017

Getting a dog will change your life forever and if you aren’t willing to give your dog the attention...

Don´t Change Yourself for Others

Don´t Change Yourself for Others

Aaliyah Apilado, Opinion Reporter

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There are always going to be people that criticize the way you look, dress, and the way you act. There...

High School Kids Are Not Too Old to Dress Up.

High School Kids Are Not Too Old to Dress Up.

Leslie Silva, Opinion Reporter

October 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

High schoolers are not too old to dress up for Halloween. Everyone should have the right to have fun...

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....