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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...

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

They harmonize before the sunrise

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...

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...

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...

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

Do you care what I wear?

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...

Senior Hailey Elson's stick 'n poke tattoos.

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

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,...

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

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

Stop Speaking American

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...

Graph by: Julianna Jacobson

Opinion: what does school do for you?

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,...

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