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The new bathroom pass for Schatzi Sovichs classroom. By placing a layer of tape over it and adding a lanyard, this paper passed can be reused for multiple students. Photo by: Ava Mohror
Green slips are a go: New bathroom policies in place at Ventura High
Olive Kranzler, Ava Mohror, and Alejandro Hernandez December 6, 2021

With the removal of wooden passes, the controversy surrounding the new bathroom policies by the administration persists Teachers have been asked...

Graphic displaying TikTok comments on a pick me girl skit. All are negative toward the pick me girl. Graphic by: Avery Cameron
Opinion: Pick me, choose me, love me
Avery Cameron November 30, 2021

A “pick me girl” is described by Urban Dictionary as “a girl who goes out of their way to impress boys and make them seem that they're...

(Left to right) Seniors Wyatt Mojo, Inman Costa, Tess Luoma, Caroline Marsden, Alina Reitz, Quinn Ferguson and Greta Pankratz were selling Gwat-amole with chips for the GWAT club. Photo by: Sophia Denzler
Food Faire 2021: VHS goes all out for club funding
Brody Daw and Sophia Denzler November 20, 2021

Vendors at the event sold guns, fishing equipment, political memorabilia and food. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez
Ventura Fairgrounds at the crossroads of the gun debate
Alejandro Hernandez November 30, 2021

Crossroads of the West gun show comes to Ventura amid controversy On Oct. 23 and 24, Crossroads of the West Gun Shows held a gun show at the...

The Zodiac claimed that they were collecting their victims as slaves for the afterlife. Photo By Jade Buck
The Zodiac Killer identity
Jade Buck November 22, 2021

Has the Zodiac Killer's identity been found? The Zodiac Killer, aka Zodiac or The Zodiac, is a serial killer, who operated in Northern California...

(Top to bottom) Grace Ellberg, Olivier Cougard and Claudio Lonardo. Cougard is the VHS French teacher. Italian is taught by Lonardo. Ellberg is one of the Spanish teachers. Photos by: Sophia Denzler
Battle of the Languages
Sophia Denzler November 19, 2021

Spanish, French, Italian: a feature on the VHS foreign language department Spanish, French, Italian: a feature on the VHS foreign language department Students...

The Student Changes in Q form is now making it easier for VHS students to change their names. Photo by: Rachel Gonzalez
Getting VUSD to recognize a preferred name becomes easier…kinda
Rowan Munoz and Rachel Gonzalez December 7, 2021

Students who request a name change don’t always get it changed on their ID cards Students do not always feel a connection to the name they...

Boy, this isn’t middle school!
Boy, this isn’t middle school!
Rowan Munoz December 6, 2021

Okay, so I am here at lunch every day, and I see these boys legit playing hot potato with a ROCK. Sirs, why?!! I get there’s little to nothing...

The mouse’s greed strikes again
The mouse’s greed strikes again
Alejandro Hernandez December 6, 2021

Just when we thought 2021 cinematography couldn’t get any worse, it ends off on a bad note. That is, the movie “Home Sweet Home Alone.”...

(left to right) Sophomore Harley Nix, junior Sophia Campbell, senior Aaron Reijerse, senior Bre Roark, freshman Zoe Pence and senior Joseph Lombardo prepare for the fall play, A Wrinkle In Time. Photo by: Olive Kranzler
“A Wrinkle in Time”, where did the time go?
Olive Kranzler November 18, 2021

This year, for the annual fall play, the story “A Wrinkle in Time” comes alive by means of the VHS drama department. Having opened on Nov....

Lets get groovy with pep band
Let's get groovy with pep band
Rachel Gonzalez October 22, 2021

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Sophomore Cody Verdries on JV water polo says “A good team player, someone who sticks up for his teammates, even when they’re looking down. When they are down in the fourth quarter, even if its down by 20, they’re playing as hard as they can ‘til the very end. Someone who doesn’t give up until the final whistle and they still don’t give up but then they’ll go back into practice the next day and try even harder.” Photo by: Adi De Clerck
Girl's Water Polo makes a splash this season
Adi De Clerck November 30, 2021

After a 15-3 win against cross town rivals Buena high school the VHS girls tennis team get ready to move onto CIF games. Photo from the VHS girls tennis team Instagram account @vhs.girls.tennis
Ventura High School girls tennis team fights for CIF championship
Livia Vertucci November 21, 2021

Varsity girls tennis team season finale The Ventura High School girls tennis team recently qualified to compete in the California Interscholastic...