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This year’s seniors are once again, unfiltered

Hibbler holds the camera that he plans to take the

Lola Bobrow and Douglas Sandford

November 21, 2019

Last year, Ventura High School Alumni Claire Ortiz, a graduate of the Class of 2019, started a project that served as an alternative to VHS’s traditional formal senior photos that included an organic and unedited film photo story of seniors and an “unfiltered” senior quote. The idea was to create...

Girls golf swings into season

Girls golf swings into season

Lola Bobrow and Bella Young

September 25, 2019

On Tuesday Sept. 17, Ventura High School’s Girls Golf team played against Rio Mesa at the  Sterling Hills Golf Course in Camarillo. Ventura won the match by shooting a 243 while Rio Mesa shot a 297. Ventura High is 2-0 in Girls Golf, and the team has high hopes for the rest of the season. Second yea...

Where is Weber spending his sabbatical?

Weber estimates that he has been to

Lola Bobrow and Douglas Sandford

March 18, 2019

Ventura High School AP Government and history teacher of 10 years Justin Weber will be taking a year long leave of teaching at VHS to pursue education that will allow him to teach a new mapmaking course that VHS does not currently offer. In August of 2021, Weber will begin his first year of teaching this class...

Who do students at VHS turn to for advice on their sex life?

Who do students at VHS turn to for advice on their sex life?

Gavin Cross and Lola Bobrow

March 1, 2019

In a world where there’s seemingly endless information at the complete ease of a Google search, one might wonder whether the quintessential awkward “birds and the bees talk” between parent and child has slowly become a thing of the past, deemed outdated and arcane by the students here at Ventura...

Swinging into the new year: three ensembles show case their jazz

Robinson (left), senior Jonathan van Hyning (middle) and Matthews (right) stand for a round of applause. Studio Jazz Ensemble pianist junior India Hill (not pictured) said,

Lola Bobrow

January 20, 2019

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Girls water polo slams Oxnard 12-7 in varsity game

Girls water polo slams Oxnard 12-7 in varsity game

Lola Bobrow

January 14, 2019

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Brad Steward, promoter of a “well rounded” education

Steward shows off a card signed by his football players to his 4th period Calculus class the day after freshman football's end of season banquet. Photo by: Lola Bobrow

Gavin Cross and Lola Bobrow

November 19, 2018

Some might know Ventura High School math teacher Brad Steward by his sometimes philosophical math lessons and choice to use the term “opportunity” instead of test. Others might know him as the freshman football and golf coach who took the 2000s varsity team to CIF and won against Arroyo Grande. ...

Fostering non-competition through collaborative performance: wind ensembles take the stage

VHS Wind Ensemble Honors tubist senior Kirk Mellring warms up before the concert. Photo by: Lola Bobrow

Lola Bobrow

November 18, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Ventura High School auditorium hosted the 2018 fall concert for VHS’s Wind Ensemble, Honors Wind Ensemble and Buena High School’s debut Honors Wind Ensemble. VHS’s Wind Ensemble began the concert, performing Samuel Hazo’s “Arabesque,” Alfred Reed’s “Gre...

Girls golf makes school history

Girls golf makes school history

Lola Bobrow

November 1, 2018

After placing second in league behind Buena High School, Ventura High School’s girls golf team will be moving on to compete in the CIF state championship. Not only is this the first time in VHS history that girls golf has qualified for CIF, but also the first year new golf coach Sierra Meyers has overse...

AXE spreads “don’t bully, be a man” message to VHS with new campaign

AXE spreads

Lola Bobrow

October 5, 2018

Last year, the men’s grooming product brand AXE traveled with spoken word performer Carlos Andres Gomez and musician John Legend to Legend’s hometown of Centennial, Ohio to bring a message of inclusivity and self-expression to high school students in their “Find your magic” initiative, aimed...

Ventura takes win in five match game against Rio Mesa

Ventura takes win in five match game against Rio Mesa

Lola Bobrow, John Studebaker, and Malik Hibbler

October 3, 2018

The Ventura High School girls varsity volleyball team took a close win on Thursday, Sept. 27 at home during their fourth league match of the season. [huge_it_slider id="64"] Before the game, volleyball coach Debbie Litton said, “We played Rio Mesa [once before this year] and we lost to them in...

Wait, what’s happening this friday at VHS?

KYLE performing at the Shoreline Ampitheatre at Mountain View. The rapper has stated that he has a speech impediment and during his youth was bullied because of it. Photo credit: @superdupermaxx on instagram

Lola Bobrow

September 30, 2018

This friday Oct. 5 author/poet Carlos Andrés Gómez and Ventura High School alumnus Kyle Thomas Harvey, better known by his stage name KYLE, will be performing an outside concert on the VHS senior lawn during fourth and fifth periods as part of an anti-bullying initiative funded by the men’s grooming...

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