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Students debut DIY dresses at Prom

Students debut DIY dresses at Prom

Alicja Fowler and Kylie Torres

May 18, 2018

So, prom may have come and left us, leaving many people with dresses and suits they bought or rented-- which were often expensive and are probably never going to be used again. This has caused some people to come up with more cost-effective ideas and creations. Senior Courtney Caldwell took this concern i...

Opinion: Coachella? More Like No-chella

Opinion: Coachella? More Like No-chella

Alicja Fowler

April 24, 2018

Everyone knows about the music festival Coachella, the music festival that happens during two weekends in April near Indio, California. Coachella is expensive and sells out almost instantly; a general admission ticket for one day goes for about $400 dollars a person. I think this is a waste of m...

Art Freaks Episode #1: Punk vs. Emo

Kai Torres and Alicja Fowler, Art Freaks hosts

Alicja Fowler, Kylie Torres, and Miles Bennett

April 23, 2018

Art Freaks Podcast The first episode of Art Freaks, the VHS Arts and Entertainment podcast. This week we're exploring the topic of Punk v. Emo. Featuring, Keanu Marquez!  

Opinion: Can’t see Rocky Horror anymore? What a drag

Opinion: Can’t see Rocky Horror anymore? What a drag

Alicja Fowler and Miles Bennett

March 28, 2018

Once, every few months at the stroke of midnight, the Ventura Theatre presents people with a film of which has never been seen before. This film features amazing musical spectacles, a spooky mansion, aliens and even mad scientist drag queens. We speak, of course, of the 1975 cult classic film, “The ...

VHS students March for Our Lives

Students with their protest signs after the march. Photo by Brooke Stevenson

Alicja Fowler

March 27, 2018

On Saturday, March 24 hundreds of activists marched throughout downtown Ventura, in support of a nationwide movement started by students, in efforts to combat gun violence. March for Our Lives is a movement spearheaded by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the school affected by ...

Gays? In my Community? It’s more likely than you think

Gays? In my Community? It's more likely than you think

Alicja Fowler and Kylie Torres

March 6, 2018

The LGBTQ+ community has many places in Ventura County where people can hang out and access resources, including the Diversity Collective (DCVC). DCVC is a collection of therapists and support groups for LGBTQ+ youth. One of these groups is Rainbow Umbrella. Rainbow Umbrella takes place every Friday at the Co...

Opinion: for and against on teen drinking

Opinion: for and against on teen drinking

Alicja Fowler and Clayton Currie

November 17, 2017

Alcohol’s okay, I guess (For) Teen drinking is something that's usually seen as a terrible thing. It's typically associated with excessive drinking, partying and blacking out which honestly, shouldn't be the case. What I just described is binge drinking, not teen drinking. Teen drinking is drinking ...

GSA helps celebrate Coming Out Day

GSA helps celebrate Coming Out Day

October 20, 2017

Coming Out Day is an LGBTQ+ event celebrated across the world on October 11. Gender Sexuality Alliance club hosts an event for Coming Out Day every year, as it is tradition every year. This year stickers were made of the pride flags for bisexual, homosexual, genderqueer, questioning, queer, aromantic/asexual,...

Opinion: Stop asking us to enlist

Graphic by: Miles Bennett

Alicja Fowler and Kylie Torres

September 22, 2017

Juniors and seniors have had to fill out a certain section on the Annual Notice, asking for permission to release student information to the Armed Forces. Having this section on a school form is a bad idea, because some parents will circle ‘yes’ without the child knowing, even if they don’t want to join the military. Also, not everyone who voluntarily or involuntarily signs u...

Opinion: I know about college, and I can get a job, but where the heck is Denmark?

Photo by: Alicja Fowler of sophomore Miles Bennett

September 5, 2017

As everyone who isn’t a freshman knows, last year, Geography was removed and replaced with a Career and College Prep class.   The College and Career seminar course offered at VHS this year is combined with health, whereas in the previous years, students took a semester of Geography and a sem...

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