The Oarsman

Julissa Ventureno
Bonjour, people of the world. I am 17 years old and a senior here at Venice High. This is my second year in The Oarsman. I was Assistant Features Editor and official Features Photographer in my first year in The Oarsman. I'm co-founder and director of The Oarsman Report YouTube Channel. (Shout out to Esdras for starting it with me!) As well as co-founder and photographer for Humans of Venice High. (Shout out to Alicia for being my partner for Humans!)

I love that The Oarsman is an amazing place to practice and improve my skills. It also gives me a chance to leave my legacies at Venice High.

The following are a few fun facts about myself. My dream school is UCLA. I am super awkward. I have a puppy named Prince. I love Blink 182. I have a passion for taking photographs because that allows me to capture beautiful and amazing moments in my life, and also not so amazing moments.

Julissa Ventureno, Editor-in-chief

Jun 10, 2020
Venice High School’s Retiring Teachers for 2020 (Media)
May 24, 2019
The Importance of Street Art (Media)
Apr 28, 2019
How to Get Over College Rejections (Story)
Apr 28, 2019
Tackling Stress and Anxiety in High School (Media)
Apr 27, 2019
How to Cure Senioritis (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Students Paint Community Mural on Venice Blvd (Media)
Apr 24, 2019
LA Clippers Foundation Provides Girls with Free Prom Dresses (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2019
Spring Blood Drive (Media)
Mar 15, 2019
Garden Club: Planting Seeds of Hope (Story)
Mar 14, 2019
Do Parents Have the Right To Pierce Their Babies’ Ears? (Media)
Feb 14, 2019
Seven Steps to Falling in Love with Yourself (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Valentine’s Day at Venice High (Story/Media)
Feb 04, 2019
Four Essential Things To Know Before Becoming an Adult (Story)
Feb 03, 2019
Dancing For a Cause: Venice “Think” Dance (Story/Media)
Jan 27, 2019
LAUSD Teachers Go On Strike (Media)
Jan 21, 2019
LA Teachers Strike (Media)
Jan 21, 2019
Jackets of Excellence 2019: Where’d the Teachers Go? (Story/Media)
Dec 07, 2018
Theater Review: “I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning” (Media)
Dec 04, 2018
5 Venice Students Spark STEM Interest in Kids (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
Rock Band Club (Story/Media)
Nov 21, 2018
Thanksgiving Food Drive (Media)
Nov 12, 2018
Girls Build Challenge: Venice Votes! (Media)
Nov 12, 2018
Performing with Flying Colors: The Venice Color Guard Team (Media)
Oct 24, 2018
Dealing with Family Issues and Homelessness (Story/Media)
Oct 18, 2018
Venice Small Learning Communities Need More Collaboration and Less Competition (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Editorial: Power to the Student Press (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Female Empowerment and the School Dress Code (Media)
Oct 01, 2018
Peace Day at Venice High (Media)
Sep 09, 2018
Tips for Freshman Year (Story)
Sep 08, 2018
The Dangers of Shoulders (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
2018-2019 Clubs (Media)
Aug 28, 2018
Emily Hercules (Media)
Jun 01, 2018
Saying Farewell to the Oarsman Seniors! (Media)
Jun 01, 2018
Who Said That? (Story)
Jun 01, 2018
Diver Spotlights (Media)
May 30, 2018
Interview with Tom Torlakson State Superintendent (Media)
May 30, 2018
State Superintendent Visits Venice High School (Media)
May 29, 2018
Gondolier Prom 2018 (Media)
May 24, 2018
Death of a Grandmother and Being in Foster Care (Story/Media)
Apr 28, 2018
Venice High Theatre Revisits Classical Musical “West Side Story” (Media)
Apr 27, 2018
SRLA Runs in LA Marathon (Media)
Apr 27, 2018
Panic Attacks (Media)
Apr 27, 2018
Trip to America’s Funniest Home Videos (Media)
Apr 21, 2018
WLGS Magnet Students Watch “Hamlet” (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
Two Different Stories, Both Missing Fathers (Media)
Apr 16, 2018
MEDIA Art Show and Earth Day Celebration (Media)
Apr 04, 2018
A Missing Dad and Growing Up in the Rural Midwest (Story/Media)
Mar 22, 2018
WLGS Magnet Shows “Salam Neighbor” Documentary in Classes (Story)
Mar 19, 2018
What Are You Doing for Spring Break? (Media)
Mar 07, 2018
A Grandfather’s Death and a Mother’s Drug Abuse (Story/Media)
Feb 14, 2018
Happy Valentine’s Day (Media)
Feb 12, 2018
Love Stories (Story/Media)
Jan 26, 2018
We’re Coming Out (Story/Media)
Jan 25, 2018
POPS Poetry Sessions (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Top Six Gifts for Booklovers (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Immigrant Parents and Finding Oneself (Media)
Nov 07, 2017
Father Leaves and Dead Cousin (Story/Media)
Oct 25, 2017
Exciting Clubs You Can Join at Venice (Media)
Oct 20, 2017
Computer Science Class (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
POPS Books and Documentary (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
SRLA Kickoff 5K (Story)