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Are there babies on campus?

Infographic by: Christian Caudillo

Christian Caudillo

March 9, 2018

How often is it that students think about the struggles that ensue when caring for a baby? Ventura High School has a course students can take called Marriage and Family/Child Development taught by teacher Julia Scoggin, who has taught the class for over 13 years. Marriage and Family/Child Development is a one...

Mudslide mayhem

Bridge in Carpinteria devastated by the mudslides. Photo by: Christian Caudillo

Christian Caudillo

January 19, 2018

After the largest wildfire in California history that burned over 281,000 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura County from early December to early January, southern California was hit with a huge storm on January 8 which continued through January 9. Over the course of the storm, according to CNN over “two in...

Do you know what happened in Texas?

When asked if he has family in Texas, senior Mattheus Ramirez said “No, I do not,” but he still explained that “I feel that it is messed up to shoot people at church.”

November 16, 2017

On November 5 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a tragedy happened inside a baptist Church. This tragedy killed 26 people and injured 20 people due to a shooting. According to The Washington Post, “Law enforcements identified 26-year-old Devin Kelley as the gunman who killed dozens at the First Baptist Chur...

Opinion: Could an injury be it for high school athletes?

Opinion: Could an injury be it for high school athletes?

November 6, 2017

Just like peanut butter and jelly go together, so do sports and injuries. In the world of sports, injuries are just a common thing. According to Johns Hopkins medicine, there are approximately 30 million teens in the U.S. that participate in some sort of organized sport throughout high school. Each yea...

Fire spreads to northern Ventura

Fighter jets dropping retardant on the fire.
Photo from: Ventura County Fire Department

October 31, 2017

On October 24 at about 2:35 p.m. northern Ventura began to experience a brush fire due to the heat wave that was taking place. Local fire departments received calls that a brush fire had started on the the 7200 block of Ventura Avenue, up on the northern hills of Ventura. Some firefighters beli...

Rowing to victory

Varsity girls practicing in two fours and two doubles to prepare for their race. Photo by: Sailor Hawes

October 19, 2017

All around the U.S. high school students are dominating in sports both in and out of school. With how competitive high school sports tend to be, students have the option to engage in a variety of sports outside of high school. There are many popular activities outside of high school like saili...

Firestorms: a blazing HOT topic

Firefighters work to put out some fire hot spots. Photo by: Mike Blake

October 18, 2017

Northern California began experiencing 13 wildfires starting on October 8 and October 9. As of October 17, only two of the 13 wildfires have been contained, and 11 are still burning and have burned over 170,000 acres of land. Counties affected by these wildfires include Napa, Lake Sonoma, Mend...

Girls Basketball shooting for the finals

Torres Moreno stated that she's ready to win it all during the season with her team.
Photo by: Christian Caudillo

Gage Gregorchuk and Christian Caudillo

October 8, 2017

Ventura High School’s girls basketball team is getting ready to continue their success from last season. During the 2016-17 season, the girls basketball team finished with a 25-8 record. They defended their home court last season with a 9-1 record, and continued their victory streak when playing on the road with a 6-2 record for away games. The girls also added a 10-5 record when playing a...

Boys basketball dribbling to CIF finals

Pacula shares that he's ready for the last CIF league season.
Photo by: Gage Gregorchuk

Gage Gregorchuk and Christian Caudillo

October 8, 2017

Ventura High School’s boys basketball team is preparing to kick off their final season as part of Channel League. Last season, the team finished 1-7 in Channel league and 10-16 overall. During the 2016-17 season, the team went 5-9 at home, 2-5 at away games and 3-2 at neutral sites. In the upcoming...

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