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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...

Wearing masks in public has caused more controversy among the population than expected. Drawing by: Yasmin Myers
Evading Covid-19... or mask mandates?
Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers • August 17, 2020

Mask mandate receives mixed feelings from the public. Gov. Gavin Newsom mandated wearing masks while in public areas on June 18, with individual...

Various anti-removal protestors decorated the fence in support of Serra. "I wish there was more awareness of how important of a role the Native Americans had in creating this community and this country," stated junior Carmen Ibarra. Photo by: Anna Guerra
Serra will be “serra-brated” no longer
Anna Guerra • August 17, 2020

After residing in front of the Ventura City Hall for decades, the statue of California missionary Junipero Serra has been removed. Following...

Student heroes keeping Ventura fed
Student heroes keeping Ventura fed
Charlotte D'Orsi • May 17, 2020

High school students are among the many essential workers putting their health at risk during the coronavirus pandemic.   Amongst...

Making masks to stop the spread
Making masks to stop the spread
Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz • May 11, 2020

Students share ways to make masks that protect themselves and others The COVID-19 outbreak has caused not only illness and mortality, but shortages...

Yes, it
Yes, it's just a theory
Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez • May 8, 2020

Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 spread as quickly as the virus itself. In the early months of 2020, the Coronavirus disease spread throughout...

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...

Let’s make the best of online school!
Let’s make the best of online school!
Caroline Marsden • August 17, 2020

The upcoming online semester may seem dreary, but it has some serious advantages. Yes, quarantine sucks, but we can make the best of it! Before...

Wearing masks in public has caused more controversy among the population than expected. Drawing by: Yasmin Myers
Evading Covid-19... or mask mandates?
Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers • August 17, 2020

Mask mandate receives mixed feelings from the public. Gov. Gavin Newsom mandated wearing masks while in public areas on June 18, with individual...

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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...

Junior Ava Rosenthal shared, “As of next year, we will focus on music theory and basic fundamentals before we get to see each other in the classroom again. We will have zoom calls and chat and try to get together in these tough times." Photo by: Miles Bennett
Music in the heart while staying apart
Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz • August 17, 2020

Musicians share how they feel about the new reality the music department faces. In the upcoming unprecedented school year, everything will be...

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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