The Oarsman

High School Preparing Us For Life

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

April 24, 2015

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

“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 Six Pillars of Character

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

February 27, 2015

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...

Venice High partners with Santa Monica College

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2014

Venice High has recently partnered up with Santa Monica College to provide students with a new Media class starting in the spring. MEDIA SLC lead teacher Ruth Greene says the class is “going to be a history of media; history of radio and other media leading up to movies and how it relates to everyday life.” It will...