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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...

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...

The new target return date was announced for secondary schools to return in April, after the third semester. Infographic by: Greta Pankratz
April is the newest target return, but will it happen at all?
Greta Pankratz January 6, 2021

Rising COVID-19 cases present an uncertain future for secondary schools. Beginning on Jan. 5 at 4 p.m., the Ventura Unified School District...

A sneak peek of the tik tok musically was previewed on the official ratatouille tik tok account, featuring Tituss Burgess as Remi the rat and backup dancers Joy Woods J.J. Niemann. Screenshot from the official Ratatouille tik tok account. @Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical
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Ratatouille: The Tik Tok Musical
Livia Vertucci February 12, 2021

VHS’ opinions on the ragtag Tik Tok musical. For a moment, the whole world shut down. Production of new films and TV shows stopped, the entertainment...

Sophomore Olivia Roman (pictured) said, "This year I
Masks protect from more than just the cold this season
Greta Pankratz February 5, 2021

Now that the slopes are open, students share whether or not they believe it is COVID-19 safe. After COVID-19 cut the ski/snowboard season short...

Pilar Parker, an RN from Ventura County, was one of the first people in the county to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo from: Community Memorial Hospital Instagram page, @cmhshealth
Standing behind the frontlines
Katie Medina January 31, 2021

Students of medical workers discuss the feelings of pride and panic. The stresses of navigating everyday life during a pandemic can be challenging...

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 January 31, 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...

This map depicts the many town areas in the city of Guadalajara. According to the World Population Review about 5,179,479 people inhabit Guadalajara. Photo by: Alexis Mendoza
Opinion: Is Mexico in your travel plans?
Alexis Mendoza January 28, 2021

If not, it should be. Ever since quarantine began, many students have wondered when they would have the chance to travel again. During these...

The New York Times cited that in addition to a lack of Latino actors, there is a lack of Latino executives, producers, and directors as well. Photo by: Peyton Redmond
Opinion: Let’s talk about Latino (mis)representation
Anna Guerra December 7, 2020

Despite being avid media consumers, Latinos have and continue to be historically underrepresented and misportrayed in film and TV.  As activism,...

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 January 31, 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...

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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....

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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‘Let Ventura Play’ takes it to the streets
Alex Hernandez January 8, 2021

Despite there being some objection to restarting games, it’s clear Ventura athletes want sports to reopen fully again. COVID has halted sports...

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