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Things To Do This Summer

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

May 29, 2015

Filed under Features

Summer is back! Here is a cool list of fun ideas for the summer of ‘15!   Hit the movie theaters this summer! Movies like “Insidious 3”, “Jurassic World”, “Ted 2, Minions”, “Ant-man”, “Mr. Holmes”, “Paper Towns”, “Fantastic Four” and “Sinister 2” are all out this summer. &nbs...

We’re Back, Pitches

May 12, 2015

Filed under Entertainment

The acapella group called Barden Bellas is back and in a bad predicament. Elizabeth Banks who plays Gail in “Pitch Perfect 2,” also directs the movie. The film comes out May 15th with high hopes because the original did so well, making over $64 million in 2012. “Pitch Perfect” got a lot of attention because Anna Kendricks’...

P.E. Shouldn’t Be A Class

P.E. Shouldn’t Be A Class

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

May 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Looking back to the two years of P.E. I took, I question why I even had to take P.E. I remember having...

Senior dinner 2k15

Simran Ali, Editor-in-chief

May 11, 2015

Filed under News

Seniors enjoyed the senior dinner on April 16th in the student cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They were treated to a live DJ, a prom fashion show and a catered dinner. “Parents donated for the decorations, and many juniors helped out with the arrangements and dinner,” said Mr. Cristobal Vicente, senior class sponsor....

Journalism Staff Takes Denver

Journalism Staff Takes Denver

May 1, 2015

13 Oarsman staff members traveled to Denver for the National High School Journalism Convention in April.

High School Preparing Us For Life

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

April 24, 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. Teenagers...

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...

Blood out, Blood in

Jennifer Sanchez, Features Editor

April 16, 2015

Filed under News

About 190 Venice students signed up to donate blood on March 26 but only 130 were able to donate due to either anemia (a lack of iron) or they did not weigh enough, according to Leadership Sponsor Mr. Danziger. Although this semester a lot more people fainted due to the heat, overall the blood drive was a success and went smoothly,...

Online programs to help students with common core classes

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

April 16, 2015

Filed under News

Two new online programs called Study Island and Achieve 3000 have been purchased for teachers to assist Venice students that need help in Common Core classes. Study Island will be helping students with English, math, science, geography, and history and Achieve 3000 will help students with their reading skills. Study Island...

No charges filed yet against Venice students

Chad Sharrieff, Reporter

April 16, 2015

Filed under News

The Los Angeles County District Attorney office said on April 7 that no charges had been filed against any of the 12 Venice students arrested in early March for alleged sexual assault. According to School Police Sgt. Keith Braden, the investigation is still pending so he cannot provide further information about the youths. The...