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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...

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Ventura County sees surge in support of President Trump
Elise Sisk • December 19, 2020

Surges in political rallies around the U.S. are becoming more local. Following the election that went on for five days, Trump rallies have started...

According to BBC News, more than 22 million Americans have registered early to vote either in person or by mail, a record-breaking turnout. Graphic by: Peyton Redmond
Voting for our future
Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez • November 2, 2020

VHS students respond to the presidential election. With the presidential election right around the corner on Nov. 3, political signs and flags...

Numbers are increasing within Ventura County lowering Ventura overall to Tier one- Widespread. Many non-essential indoor business operations remain closed. Infographic by: Logan Wilkov
Is VHS ready for in-person learning?
Logan Wilkov • December 7, 2020

Update on the potential reopening of VUSD schools As we dive into the second quarter of the 2020-2021’ school year, conversations of returning...

Crewmates catch the Impostor red-handed. Graphic by: Marcus Munoz
There’s an impostor Among Us
Savannah Marsicek and Marcus Muñoz • December 7, 2020

Students gain interest in a game where the goal is to murder your opponents as the impostor. During quarantine, everyone has been discovering...

Tess Luoma shared, "My favorite [thing about] Thanksgiving is we make really good mashed sweet potatoes and this three tired jello cake thing." Photo by: Jocelyn Wood
Looking back on pilgrims and pie
Jocelyn Wood • November 21, 2020

The story of how Thanksgiving began and evolutionized. Thanksgiving had begun all the way back in 1621, that's almost 399 years ago. The reason...

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,...

Why does one religion
Opinion: Should we separate church and hotel?
December 7, 2020

BYOB (Bring your own Bible).  Religion has been around for thousands of years. With thousands of different faiths and beliefs, why is it that...

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 19.9 million students were enrolled at U.S. colleges during the fall of 2019. Photo by Alexis Mendoza
Opinion: What lies in store for your future profession?
Alexis Mendoza • December 7, 2020

Ventura High seniors speak about their future professions.       Many students at Ventura High are quickly approaching their final school...

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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....

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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...

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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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Serving back into practices
Jocelyn Wood • December 19, 2020

Boys and girls tennis practices are starting up. Though quarantine has kept the majority of sports unable to practice, the Ventura High School...

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