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According to BBC News, more than 22 million Americans have registered early to vote either in person or by mail, a record-breaking turnout. Graphic by: Peyton Redmond
Voting for our future
Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez • November 2, 2020

VHS students respond to the presidential election. With the presidential election right around the corner on Nov. 3, political signs and flags...

Online schooling is filled with disruptions. This includes things like cellphones, bad wifi, and zoom sabotages from disruptive students. Photo by: Greta Pankratz
Zoom sabotages are the new classroom disruption
Greta Pankratz • October 27, 2020

VHS students share their experiences with Zoom class disruptions. The average high school classroom has its share of jokes and disruptions,...

Seniors brought jackets, blankets, and made their way to the bottom of San Jon road to reunite with their peers. Photo by: Yasmin Myers
VHS seniors start the school year with a sunless sunrise
Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers • September 24, 2020

Class of 2021 gathered to celebrate their last high school year. On a chilly Sunday morning, class of 2021 seniors gathered at an early hour...

Tess Luoma shared, "My favorite [thing about] Thanksgiving is we make really good mashed sweet potatoes and this three tired jello cake thing." Photo by: Jocelyn Wood
Looking back on pilgrims and pie
Jocelyn Wood • November 21, 2020

The story of how Thanksgiving began and evolutionized. Thanksgiving had begun all the way back in 1621, that's almost 399 years ago. The reason...

The regular AP exam registration has officially closed. There is now a $40 late fee in place. Infographic by: Greta Pankratz
Paying for pressure
Greta Pankratz • November 20, 2020

VHS students share their opinions on the cost of AP exams AP exams: needed, yet dreaded by many high school students. Upon preparing to heft...

Our modern day Halloween descended from various ancient traditions and festivals from nearly 2,000 years ago! Drawing by: Yasmin Myers
The spooky Hallow’s Eve history
Yasmin Myers • November 10, 2020

 From carved beets to eerie rituals, our modern day Halloween is rooted in ancient traditions.  The Halloween holiday we know today has changed...

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Are the originals really better?
Livia Vertucci • November 20, 2020

The OG movies hold a special place in our hearts, do the remakes measure up? From Disney to Touchstone, there have been movie failures and masterpieces....

As distance learning remains in place, students have found more of their time being spent on electronic devices than when in-person learning was happening. Photo by: Anna Guerra.
Opinion: What happened to screen time guidelines?
Anna Guerra • October 27, 2020

 Online learning is racking up the amount of hours VHS students are staring at a screen everyday. You wake up tired and bleary-eyed. Shoot,...

Classes are now just a couple clicks away with zoom. Photo by: Peyton Redmond
Opinion: Positive thinking is better, even for online school
Peyton Redmond • September 28, 2020

Online schooling has its perks for having such a negative connotation. Welcome to online school! Where you can wake up 15 minutes before class...

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Are the originals really better?
Livia Vertucci • November 20, 2020

The OG movies hold a special place in our hearts, do the remakes measure up? From Disney to Touchstone, there have been movie failures and masterpieces....

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The show must virtually go on
Anna Guerra • August 17, 2020

Despite school closures, the performing arts still plan for success. With the Ventura Unified School District announcing that school will remain...

First football game of the fall 2019 season against Santa Barbara High. Photo by: Logan Wilkov
Will this year’s athletics fall short?
Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez • September 24, 2020

Fall sports will have a whole new look for the 20/21 season The Ventura Unified School District fall closure cancelled classes all over the...

(Pictured left to right) senior Danny Ochoa, senior Paul Kim and junior Xavier Terminello run through their distance race. Photo by: Shawn Silva
Can’t take the heat? Get out of the meet
Riley Ramirez • March 12, 2020

Ventura wins their first home track meet against Rio Mesa and Pacifica High. Ventura High School’s track team competed against Pacifica High...

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