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VHS Talent show: A Night at The Cougies

Senior Paulina Tadeo (left) and Sophomore Angela Martinez (right). Photo from Instagram: @fcthecat

Brooke Newman

May 23, 2018

This year Ventura High School held its annual talent show on Friday, May 18. This years theme was “A Night at the Cougies” and featured 17 student and two teacher performances, for a grand total of 19 different numbers. The 19 numbers were split into two acts with an intermission between acts one and ...

VHS Drama department raises the roof to raise funds

The oldest kids that attended the theater camp performed a kick line. Photo by: Stefoni Rossiter

Brooke Newman

May 16, 2018

From Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11, the Ventura High School Drama department hosted their fourth annual theater camp fundraiser. This year 32 kids attended the theater camp.   Monday through Thursday, attendees from first to eighth grade visited four different stations with the help of their...

VHS’s annual senior picnic

VHS's annual senior picnic

Brooke Newman

May 15, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15, Ventura High School seniors headed over to Arroyo Verde park for the annual senior picnic event. [huge_it_slider id="38"]

A post Coachella playlist

A post Coachella playlist

Brooke Newman

April 17, 2018

Check out the playlist by clicking the link below! Brooke Newman's Post-Coachella Playlist Looking for new music to kick off your week? If so, then this playlist is for you. Regardless of whether or not you attended Coachella, even if you are strongly against the festival itself, here are a few...

Weather hazards shift VHS students’ schedule

Weather hazards shift VHS students' schedule

Brooke Newman

March 19, 2018

        Minimum Day Bell Schedule According to Ventura Unified School District, the City of Ventura has issued voluntary evacuation notices which include three VUSD school sites; Ventura High School, Loma Vista Elementary School and De Anza Middle School due to serious weather conditions includi...

How much do you really know about STDs and STIs?

How much do you really know about STDs and STIs?

Brooke Newman

March 7, 2018

For many high school students, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may be the least of their concerns. For one, some students might not even know the differences between the two. What are STDs and STIs? STDs are diseases that are transmitted through sexual contact...

How does HPV affect me?

How does HPV affect me?

Brooke Newman

March 2, 2018

What is human papillomavirus infection, or HPV? With more than 100 varieties of HPV existing, this infection commonly causes warts, known as a low risk factor and cervical cancers, known as a high risk factor. These cancers includes cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, or anus for those infected. Acc...

Bowls by the beach

My personal favorite is the Rincon with blueberries instead of bananas and I always add peanut butter.
Photo by: Brooke Newman

Brooke Newman

January 25, 2018

Chances are if you live in Ventura, you’ve probably eaten an acai bowl. If you have, then this article is definitely for you! And if you haven't, well the article is still for you, because they're delicious! Now there are a number of places in Ventura to get acai bowls, with one of the most popular locatio...

Patagonia’s pursuit for protection

Patagonia’s pursuit for protection

Brooke Newman

January 23, 2018

President Donald Trump announced his plan involving the reduction of two national monuments located in Utah on Monday, December 4 . The two federally protected landmarks, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, were subject to Trump’s land reductions. According to NBC News, Bears Ears was desig...

If the light’s green, the waters clean

The hydration station in the cafeteria has already helped eliminate the use of 219098 plastic water bottles and more on campus could definitely help VHS be an environmentally greener campus. Photo by: Brooke Newman

December 4, 2017 If you’re a student at Ventura High School, chances are you’ve used one of the hydration stations at VHS, or you know of someone who has. Now most students are aware that there are two hydrations stations on campus; one located in the cafeteria and another located u...

If you get lit, will you be forced to quit?

This is the form addressing drug and alcohol use that is part of the athletic clearance packet given to all VHS athletes. 
Infographic from: VUSD

November 17, 2017

What is Ventura High School’s policy when it comes to the relationship drinking and sports? With the recent incident that took place, it’s a serious question to ask that many may not know the answer to. The only overlying policy that VHS has is the one adopted by the district, where all student ath...

Should you stay away from that palm tree?

The members of Ventura's Tree Advisory Committee meets quarterly at 5pm and you can access their minutes and agendas online. The baord consists of five members that serve for year terms.
Photo from: The City of Ventura

Brooke Newman and Kylie Torres

November 8, 2017

Ventura High School experienced strong Santa Ana winds on Monday, October 9, that reached 32mph around 12:20 p.m. These winds caused palm tree seeds, palm fronds, various tree branches and even an entire tree to fall over on campus. This poses a problem, because any of these things could have ...

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