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The webinar addressed 150 live questions and concerns from listeners. Many topics continued to come up, such as vaccines and the ability to switch groups. Graphic by: Greta Pankratz
VUSD unveils the outline for hybrid campus life
Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz March 5, 2021

In their most recent information webinar, the VUSD board presented the current plans for safety, transportation, food, and more for this spring’s...

Ventura County
Surprise, there’s a new strain in town...
Yasmin Myers March 2, 2021

Rest assured it’s not much different than what Ventura County’s currently face. As COVID-19 cases rage on, citizens of many countries were...

On January 19, 2021 the College Board announced that it will be retiring the SAT subject tests and essay. Graphic by: Greta Pankratz
Saying goodbye to the old SAT
Greta Pankratz February 12, 2021

 The College Board has officially announced the retirement of the SAT with essay and subject tests. As of Jan. 19, 2021 the College Board announced...

March was declared as Women
The future is female
Greta Pankratz and Katie Medina March 26, 2021

Celebrating the strides of women and honoring VHS teachers during Women’s History Month. For decades, the month of March has been a time for...

ASB students back on campus for small groups. Photo by: Ann Larson
Taking steps to bring the spirit back to VHS
Jocelyn Wood March 14, 2021

A look inside what's been going on with ASB during distance learning. “Most people think of ASB as poster making and organizing dances. Those...

Sophomore Addison Ragsdale got to run in her first cross country meet of the year, showing off all her hard work. Photo by Addison Ragsdale
Makin’ lemonade out of lemons
Livia Vertucci March 6, 2021

What have VHS students been up to these past months? The past 11 months have been nothing like we’ve experienced before. We’ve been stuck...

"Body image includes both how you feel about your appearance and what you see when you look at yourself in the mirror. Often, this mental image can be quite different than reality, especially for those struggling with an eating disorder." Information from:
Opinion: Volume I: The modern issue with beauty
Riley Ramirez and Peyton Redmond March 19, 2021

(Trigger Warning): A preview to the relations between social media, ED’s and self-esteem. Being a teenager in today’s world is being overwhelmed...

Let Ventura play is a movement created by the athletic students of Ventura. Graphic by: Greta Pankratz
Let Ventura Play: For and Against
Savanna Nustad Franzen and Caroline Marsden March 2, 2021

Let ventura play... seriously let us play (For: by Savanna Nustad-Franzen) A movement started by students at Ventura High School, “Let...

When in the purple-tier, many shops considered non-essential were asked to close up shop. This includes hair, nail and tanning salons. Photo by: Jocelyn Wood
Opinion: Masked up and actin’ up
Jocelyn Wood February 1, 2021

Ventura County’s shutdowns have been an interesting experience for all. March 15, 2020 will be a day many will never forget due to it being...

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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