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Charlotte DiPaolo will leave Ventura High School after the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Photo by Charlotte DiPaolo.
A rising number of staff leaving VHS
Alex Hernandez, Staffer • June 9, 2021

Many teachers are leaving VHS but what are their legacies? Mini Article: Charlotte DiPaolo Math teacher Charlotte DiPaolo will be leaving...

The yearbook page with categories for
VHS yearbook superlatives receive backlash
June 8, 2021

Senior superlatives are a tradition within yearbooks, but did they take it too far? With the 2020-21 school year coming to its close, Ventura...

Support for the recall among VHS students slightly outnumbers the opposition. Infographic by: Alejandro Hernandez.
VHS on the recall of Gavin Newsom
Alex Hernandez May 1, 2021

The petition to recall the governor has gained enough signatures, but what do VHS students think about him? A growing group of Californians...

Among the many differences between online and in-person learning, online learning allows students to not be seen. How does this feature affect student learning? Graphic by: Alex Hernandez
The connection between Zoom cameras and grades
Alex Hernandez May 7, 2021

Students have been asked to turn their cameras on, but does it impact students' grades? Online school has been the only available option for...

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. Image credit: NASA & ESA
Let's take a look into the sky
Jocelyn Wood May 1, 2021

Astronomical events in 2021 and places to view them. The sky is something any living thing gets the pleasure to view and take in its beauty....

Because of the low iron levels, your bone marrow can
Is your body in need of some iron?
Livia Vertucci April 20, 2021

Anemia and its effects on you. Do you tire quickly or feel weak when doing everyday things? How are your fingers and toes feeling right now?...

The yearbook page with categories for
VHS yearbook superlatives receive backlash
June 8, 2021

Senior superlatives are a tradition within yearbooks, but did they take it too far? With the 2020-21 school year coming to its close, Ventura...

Ruth Wilson as Mrs Coulter. Graphic by: Rowan Munoz
Series Review: His Dark Materials
Rowan Munoz May 27, 2021

Need something new to binge? Take a look at this staffer's recommendation. Season 2 of His Dark Materials on BBC and HBO is out, continuing...

Infographic style images, such as the one above, have been used on social media to spread awareness about Asian  hate. The hashtag #StopAsianHate has over 460K tags on Instagram alone. Graphic by: Sophia Nacu
How social media advocates for Asian lives
Avery Cameron and Sophia Nacu May 27, 2021

Asians have been a target of hate crimes recently, how do we advocate for change? Anti-Asian hate crimes are not a new phenomenon, they’ve...

The Zoomprov cast in all its glory. (Top row left to right; junior Wyatt Mojo, Senior Sofia Mastroianni, senior Kylie Pence, sophomore Lilia Duque; middle row left to right; senior Jaidyn Sellers, junior Mya Sherman, senior Samantha Hirschhorn, senior Jack Zilles; bottom row left to right; sophomore Sinthia Cardenas, senior Ramsey Dillon). Photo by: Yasmin Myers
Zoomprov: To be or not to be?
Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers March 6, 2021

VHS Drama department showcases its first virtual improv show.  On Feb. 5 and 6, the What? Improvisation Troupe made its debut of the 2020-21...

The fall play "Zoomdunnit" was the first ever virtual play put out by the VHS Drama Department and was written by Drama Department students. Photo from: VHS Yearbook
VHS Drama department draws its *virtual* curtains
Yasmin Myers February 1, 2021

Modern day rendition of a murder-mystery set in today’s world captivates those who watch.  The drama department broke the barrier of in-person...

According to FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), soccer all around the globe has approximately lost about 14.4 billion dollars due to COVID-19. Photo by: Alexis Mendoza
The ongoing battle between soccer and COVID-19
Alexis Mendoza March 26, 2021

How much more can soccer players handle?  At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, many soccer leagues postponed games for a long period...

Students and parents attending the livestream expressed frustration in the chat bar provided, many with the slogan #letusplay. Photo from: Live press conference on Jan. 19, 2021
Seeking long-awaited answers about high school sports
Livia Vertucci February 5, 2021

What the spring season might look like. Ten months into staying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, VHS student-athletes, coaches and supporters...

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