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One year since Borderline: The community continues to move forward, working hard to never forget

One year since Borderline: The community continues to move forward, working hard to never forget

Juliana Jacobson

November 26, 2019

Nov. 7 officially marked one year since an active shooter entered Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, and took the lives of twelve people, injuring several others. Among the deceased were a bar security guard, a veteran cop and a Navy veteran who had survived the Las Vegas shooting a year prior...

They harmonize before the sunrise

From right to left, freshmen Sinthia Cardenas, Arkiran Khiara, and Vanessa Mercado practicing the alto part of

Juliana Jacobson

October 25, 2019

Members of Company, Ventura Unified all district Choir, sing before everyone wakes It was 6:16 a.m. on Oct. 8, the sky had slowly started the process of changing from black to a cool blue. Outside the drama room, 12 kids stood in a loose circle talking and laughing. As more students began to trickle in...

Vaping, a high schools worst nightmare

Vaping, a high schools worst nightmare

Juliana Jacobson

September 18, 2019

Sourins, Juuls, Novos, Nords, Puff Bars, even wax pens, you probably know them well, or at least you think you do... Almost every YouTube video you click on provides a public service announcement from the Food and Drug Administration’s Real Cost campaign, claiming that “there’s an epidemic spreading,” puttin...

A psychological view: why it’s embarrassing to be sexually assaulted

A psychological view: why it’s embarrassing to be sexually assaulted

Juliana Jacobson

March 3, 2019

38.3 percent of students surveyed at Ventura High School have engaged in sexual activity. Of those, 21 percent of students have done so under the influence of alcohol. A percentage of both of those have experienced or even contributed to non-consensual sex. All sorts of negative effects arise from non...

Do you care what I wear?

Freshman Audrey Flynn expressing her opinion on different ways people react to style. Photo by Juliana Jacobson

Juliana Jacobson

March 3, 2019

Dress code policies in school are becoming less strict. Peoples’ arguments for self expressions make it continuously harder to box their sense of fashion however modest, artsy, or ‘skanky’ it may be. While fashion is certainly a choice, an unending paradox occurs: “‘People shouldn’t be ...

Editorial: Are stick ‘n poke tattoos good or bad?

Senior Hailey Elson's stick 'n poke tattoos.

Juliana Jacobson

March 2, 2019

Stick ‘n pokes are an easy access opportunity for teens to get tattoos before they’re legally allowed to walk into a small dark shop and make some bad decisions. At Ventura High School, these cheap, self-made tattoos are becoming increasingly popular. A poll determined that 35 percent of VHS students ...

Student Feature: Alyssia Troutman escapes reality through dancing

Student Feature: Alyssia Troutman escapes reality through dancing

Juliana Jacobson

November 15, 2018

https://vimeo.com/301092042 Filmed by: Juliana Jacobson and Natalie Burkhart Edited by: Juliana Jacobson Music: Le Corsaire - Adolphe Adam, The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky

Stop Speaking American

A classroom in 2033 belonging to a member of Generation Z. Cartoon by: Juliana Jacobson

Juliana Jacobson

November 14, 2018

English is by far one of the trickiest languages to learn, there’s no doubt about it, and to foreigners trying to keep up with the ever-changing slang of today, the daunting task probably makes them want to skrt back to their home country. Not to throw shade, but TBH, English, as pretty much everyon...

Opinion: what does school do for you?

Graph by: Julianna Jacobson

Brooklyn Ross and Juliana Jacobson

November 13, 2018

Let’s face it, school’s not all that it could be. As of now, one of the most important pieces of a young adult’s life is high school. Going beyond the Ventura High School varsity football games, homecoming dances and overall thrill of the high school experience, here is a look at public education...

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