The Oarsman

Venice finally gets a permanent principal

Former Principal Oryla Wiedoeft

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2015

On May 21, it was announced that Oryla Weidoeft will be the official principal of Venice High School. “I’m...

A magical night with Prince Charming

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015

We all remember the story of the poor orphan girl who went to the ball, lost her glass slipper, and fell in love with Prince Charming by the end of the night. In 1950, Disney captured our hearts with the animated fairytale of Cinderella. And on March 13, they are coming out with a live-action version of the beloved fairytale. Directed...

“Bombs Away” didn’t blow me away!

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2015

  The band Sheppard, named after the two founding siblings George and Amy Sheppard, debuted its premier album “Bombs Away” in July 2014. Though it’s lacking lyrical depth, the vocals and sweet harmonies in this indie pop album are worth listening to. The album starts off with “Geronimo,” an upbeat and dynamic...

Things To Do This Summer

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

May 29, 2015

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

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

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

Teachers Protest Against LAUSD

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2015

  On February 26, thousands of educators protested in downtown Los Angeles. The reason for the rally was to publicize the fact that Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has stalled contract negotiations with workers for more than six months. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is demanding an 8.5% increase in...

The Bathroom Privilege

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

February 27, 2015

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...

Oarsman gets Targeted!!!

February 23, 2015

During the weekend of Jan. 23 to 25, someone broke into Room 11, home of the Oarsman newspaper and teacher Nancy Zubiri.  Two cameras worth approximately over $1,000, two tripods, and a bag of chocolates bars were stolen from the classroom. The person or people who broke in used a tool, probably a crowbar, to break the door t...

SpongeBob is making waves in our world

Jacob Jimenez, Asst. Entertainment Editor

February 23, 2015

We all remember watching the adventures of that funny lovable yellow sponge and his five-pointed pink friend, Patrick. SpongeBob Squarepants is a T.V. show of our generation’s childhood, and now SpongeBob is back in his second movie called “SpongeBob Squarepants: Sponge out of water.” The movie comes out Feb. 6th. The ...