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50 Shades of Abuse

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

April 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is a terrible movie and book. It gives an inaccurate message to readers and viewers, especially younger ones. Of course the R rating for the movie makes it harder for people under 17 to see it, but when there’s a will, there’s a way. Whether its by sneaking into a movie theater or reading the...

The Cost of Prom is Not Worth it

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

April 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

While many of my peers are renting their party buses and spending hundreds of dollars on dresses, I’ve decided to skip prom. Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of having an end-of-high- school dance, but honestly I’d rather spend my money at about a thousand other places than at our high school prom. After hair,...

Students need to be prepared for the real world

Jacquline Payan, Reporter

April 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The real world can be a scary place and I think that in high school we should be taught more about living life rather than keeping our heads in a textbook. Growing up can be stressful, especially when you’re a senior. So many of us are oblivious to the world around us and are more familiar with textbooks and math equations....

The burden of AP is killing students

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

To say that the AP tests stress students out is an understatement to say the least. The tests reflect what students have been studying since the first day of school. All of the work that students have put in leads to an exam that gives them college credit if they pass or make them feel horrible for wasting so much time on...

It’s great to be a Gondolier

It’s great to be a Gondolier

April 16, 2015

Venice High has recently been under the scrutiny of the media for reported sexual assaults that happened...

Janitors Not Recycling

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

March 27, 2015

Filed under Opinion

We only have a few janitors working at school to help keep it clean, but they aren’t recycling. A variety of students and staff members are thankful that janitors are doing their best to keep the school clean, but I believe that we should also make an effort to save the environment. At times I’ve witnessed a janitor throw...

Seniors stress over college acceptances

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2015

Filed under Opinion

This is the time of year when seniors are an emotional rollercoaster as they find out about college decisions. Some seniors stress out about it a little too much. Seniors should realize that they are probably not going to get into every college they have applied to. Once seniors admit this, it will lessen the blow. Personally...

Venice High School is great because…..

Venice High School is great because…..

March 16, 2015

We encourage people to help promote positivity about Venice High and be aware of all the school's achievements. To further this cause, we ask the public to comment on the positive qualities of Venice High. Post your comments at the bottom of the article. Start with "Venice High is great because ..."

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Black Lives Matter

Amiah Woods, Reporter

March 6, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Racism in America is rapidly increasing. It’s like history repeating itself. It’s not only hurtful, but it’s deadly. Black men are being killed all over America because of the color of their skin, and no one is suffering consequences for these murders. We can make a change by coming together and getting justice for these...

Self Love on Valentine’s Day

Self Love on Valentine’s Day

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Every year when Valentine's Day rolls around, people tend to fret about not being in a relationship. But...

The Six Pillars of Character

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

February 27, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Recently during morning announcements, the six pillars of character have been presented to motivate students to have a good day practicing good values. The six pillars of character are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. In many ways it makes sense for the administration to want to...

The Bathroom Privilege

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

February 27, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Using the bathroom is something we all have to do during the day. It’s a basic human need that keeps us alive and healthy, like eating, sleeping and breathing. Yet I have witnessed various occasions since the beginning of elementary school where a teacher has denied a student the right to use the bathroom and instructed them...

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