Senior Ditch Day was planned poorly

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2015

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On April 20, a few Venice seniors ditched school to participate in the long tradition of Senior Ditch Day. Most seniors however, went to school that day. The fact of the matter is that the date was chosen poorly to say the least. The date was too close to AP exams. A lot of seniors take AP classes and they need every minute...

The stress of going off to college

The stress of going off to college

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As the school year winds down, seniors have decided where they are going to go for college. With these...

Smart Balance test a waste of time

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

May 7, 2015

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It’s imprudent that school administrators had students take the Smart Balance test a few days before Advanced Placement tests. Students not only have to worry about losing class time that prepared them for AP testing. The Smart Balance test was taken by juniors and was used to see how much knowledge 11th graders have accumulated....

The Tardy Sweeps

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

April 24, 2015

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Whenever the bell rings and the music starts to play, it signifies a tardy sweep. Students begin to walk at a quicker pace, not wanting to get caught up in the tardy sweep. It is understandable that staff wants everyone to get to class on time but when caught in the sweep, it takes time for students to get a pass when they...

High School Preparing Us For Life

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

April 24, 2015

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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. Teenagers...

50 Shades of Abuse

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

April 24, 2015

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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