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Opinion: I can do that, but you can’t

Infographic by: Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee

March 2, 2018

A lot of students may be familiar with the term “double standards,” but how many of them know what it means? Double standards is defined as a rule or principle that is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups. Double standards apply to every person in some way, shape or for...

Stranger Scenes: Where students showcase their voices

Stranger Scenes: Where students showcase their voices

Hannah Lee

February 5, 2018 The Ventura High School drama department recently put on it’s winter showcase; the theme this year was “Stranger Scenes,” deriving from the beloved Netflix show, Stranger Things. The showcase was Friday, January 2 and Saturday, January 3, and d...

The courtroom in the classroom

The courtroom in the classroom

Hannah Lee

January 25, 2018

Ventura High School’s mock trial program is designed to help young teenagers learn how to perform in a real courtroom. Mock trial is an extracurricular after school program where students participate in rehearsed trials to learn more about the legal system in a competitive manner. The students ...

Chaos on Capitol Hill

Chaos on Capitol Hill

Hannah Lee

January 23, 2018

Recently there’s been a lot of talk circulating the government and its likelihood of passing the annual budget bill. As of January 20, it was predicted that the government could shut down at approximately 12 am., which hasn’t happened since 2013. So what takes place when a government shutdown occu...

It’s America’s favorite boy band

Graphic by: Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee

January 17, 2018

Over the past couple of years, an underground boy band has emerged by the name of Brockhampton. The band is becoming more successful in the recent years, playing at Camp Flog Gnaw in 2017 and upcoming festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo in 2018. The group is led by Kevin Abstract and consi...

It’s not a Demogorgon it’s a Demodog

Infographic by: Brooke Newman

November 8, 2017

“Stranger Things” made its return to Netflix on October, 27 of 2017. Fans were beyond excited after waiting over a year to see their favorite characters make their big screen debut. Last year, the show appeared out of nowhere combining a thrilling horror series with Science fiction. All of the characters r...

Opinion: The spooky season is upon us

Opinion: The spooky season is upon us

November 1, 2017

Halloween, the holiday that never gets old. Halloween is a holiday that many people celebrate arguably no matter what age they are. When one is younger, they typically go Trick-or-Treating, going up to doors singing “trick-or-treat, give me something good to eat.” As the night goes on, kids fi...

What? What? What? The Improv troupe is back for another year

Students from all grades and classes come together in hopes of making it on the troupe

October 22, 2017

Improv Auditions were held on October 18 and 19 in Stefoni Rossiter’s classroom from 3:30 to 5:30. The troupe lost more than half of their members last year after many of them graduated. This year, the troupe felt it was necessary to take on new members to keep the tradition of being “the funnie...

Take the pledge and participate in Red Ribbon week

Freshman Connor Loughman is pleased to be involved in this great week at VHS.

October 19, 2017

Red Ribbon week runs from October 16 to 20. Red Ribbon week is run by the freshmen and sophomores in ASB in efforts to spread awareness on drug abuse and the harmful effects it can have on a teenagers life. Red Ribbon week is a time where students can pledge to be drug and alcohol free. There wi...

From high school students to college students

The AVID students broke off into groups for peer tutoring. Photo by: Hannah Lee

October 17, 2017

The Advancement Via Individual Determination or AVID program at Ventura High School is run by teacher Linda Bergfeld, who also teaches computer science along with teacher Teri Withers. AVID is a college preparation program for deserving, capable, low-income students who will be the first in their...

A local foundation makes it mark at VHS

Seniors Beger-Cahn and Coulter holding up a sign bringing awareness to the club.
Photo  by: Hannah Lee

October 8, 2017

The Young and Brave is a non-profit organization aimed to help today’s youth beat cancer. The foundation helps children and their families overcome the challenges and hardships brought upon by cancer. Built on the foundation of helping people, the Young and Brave exists to inspire, encourage, and...

VHS Cross Country takes on the lake

VHS Cross Country takes on the lake

October 7, 2017

Ventura High School’s Cross Country team competed in a meet on Wednesday, October 4 at Lake Casitas. Both the boys and girls teams, JV and Varsity, raced a 1.85 mile course. Girls took first place in their meet and the boys took second. Senior Cody Beeson, who came in second place at La...

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