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Is public schooling not for you?

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Audrey Flynn

February 19, 2020

Independent Study could be the answer At the start of this semester, VUSD administrators began piloting a new independent study program at VHS and other high schools across the district. The program is intended to serve as an alternative education path for those who are struggling in the traditiona...

Christmas is ruining the Earth

Sophomore Izzy Eulenhoefer says she is

Audrey Flynn

December 18, 2019

 Shining light on the true environmental footprint of the holiday season Some might say that Christmas is one of the best times of the year, and I would have to agree. I absolutely love all the food, fancy lights, Christmas cards, and of course all the festive wrapping. Everyone seems to be so happy an...

Are California’s fire funds getting cut down?

Are California’s fire funds getting cut down?

Audrey Flynn

November 22, 2019

What do students think about Trump threatening to cut funding for California wildfires? Since Dec. of 2017, California wildfires have seriously affected many students at Ventura High School. Starting with the Thomas Fire, and continuing with the most recent, the Maria Fire, a total of about 19 millio...

All grown up and ready to work

All grown up and ready to work

Audrey Flynn and Greta Pankratz

October 18, 2019

Sophomores can now take AP European History Sophomore year is very exciting! Not only is freshman year over, but the classes are getting harder. Ventura High School sophomores have the privilege of having an AP course as an option in their second year of high school. AP classes are college level cl...

Are you too old for free candy?

Are you too old for free candy?

Audrey Flynn and Greta Pankratz

October 17, 2019

Students say it depends on how sweet you are... it's a mixed bag! It’s spooky season cougars! Many students are talking about Halloween and what their plans might be. Some are debating on even going trick-or-treating. As high schoolers get older, it can be a difficult decision on whether or not to k...

Discover the details on Beyoncé’s new film, “Homecoming”

Discover the details on Beyoncé’s new film, “Homecoming”

Caroline Marsden and Audrey Flynn

June 5, 2019

Beyoncé made a bang with her new Coachella documentary “Homecoming.” The film consists of Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella performance and the preparation to get there. The film includes long segments of her performance at Coachella and her behind the scenes look at what went into the performance. ...

Should freshmen take geography instead of College and Careers?

Should freshmen take geography instead of College and Careers?

Caroline Marsden and Audrey Flynn

June 4, 2019

Students at VHS express their feelings for freshman taking a college and career class instead of a history class. For three years, Ventura High School has been requiring that freshmen take College and Careers, which replaced the geography course, and a semester of health. For the following school year, ...

Billie Eilish’s new album: Hot or not?

Billie Eilish's new album: Hot or not?

Caroline Marsden and Audrey Flynn

May 24, 2019

I was certainly taken by surprise when I heard Billie Eilish had dropped a new album, titled “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” In my mind, she was known for putting out a single song at a time, so this overload of Eilish’s songs made me take a step back. For those who don’t know, Billie Eilish i...

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