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Impossible Burger tastefully lives up to expectations

The Impossible Burger is advertised at Red Robin, and it marked when served with a little flag labeled

Micah Wilcox

June 1, 2019

Two weeks ago, I met with a couple friends at Red Robin to try the non-meat Impossible Burger. The Impossible Burger is a piece of the juiciest news in both food and business (more on why it is in a moment), but honestly, I was just excited to bite into a real, American burger. Even if it wasn’t act...

Protesters, gun show attendees spend Saturday at the fairgrounds

Protesters stand at the entrance to the County Fairgrounds. The website for NeverAgainCA – the Ventura chapter of which organized the protest – can be reached at https://neveragainca.blogspot.com. Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Micah Wilcox

May 6, 2019

Venturans attended the Crossroads of the West gun show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 4. Venturans opposed to holding gun shows on public property – the fairgrounds are state-owned – showed up to protest the show. Protesters from groups like Veterans for Peace and Brady United ...

Venturans march for a CAUSE on May Day

Senior Leti Gutierrez and junior Eli Zarate outside the Museum of Ventura County on Wednesday, May 1. “[CAUSE is] really local here on the Avenue,” Zarate said. “It’s just an organization to get involved in the community and you gain lots of leadership skills and it’s community service.” Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Micah Wilcox

May 6, 2019

Members of CAUSE, or Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy, marched down Ventura Avenue to the Museum of Ventura County on Main Street to commemorate International Labor Day on May 1. “Today is May 1, which is May Day, the international day of the worker,” said Ventura High Scho...

Boys volleyball defeats Rio Mesa 3-2 to secure playoff spot

Senior Alex Hernandez (number five) services the ball to Rio Mesa’s side. Hernandez scored nine digs and one serving ace. Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Micah Wilcox

April 25, 2019

In a 3-2 win, Ventura High School varsity boys volleyball defeated Rio Mesa High School on Wednesday, April 24 to clinch the third-place playoff spot for CIF. Senior Eddie Pacula (number four) was the Ventura Boys Volleyball Player of the Match with three serving aces and 46 assists. Sophomore ...

Venturans Walk For Kids to support Ronald McDonald House

Participants in the Walk For Life to support the creation of Ventura County Medical Center's Ronald McDonald House near the finish line. Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Micah Wilcox

April 10, 2019

Venturans took part in the inaugural Ventura County Walk For Kids on Sunday, April 7 at the beach to support the creation of a Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Ventura County Medical Center. “We have had over 800 registered walkers for this inaugural year,” said Amy Towner, of Health Care Fo...

Under the hood: inside VHS’s Car Show

This General Motors Chevrolet 350 V8 engine will be on display during the car show.

Micah Wilcox

March 28, 2019

Ventura High School’s annual Car Show takes place Friday, March 29. Behind the vehicles set up on Poli St., however, senior and advanced automotive student Isabel Mercado has been working for “roughly two months” in her words to make the whole show happen. “I basically run the whole thing,” said ...

“We are the 99 percent:” Bernie Sanders holds rally in LA

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to a supportive audience about the issues and policies he will pursue if elected president. Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Micah Wilcox

March 27, 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hosted a rally at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, CA on Sat., March 23. Speaking on a variety of issues from healthcare to gentrification, the rally was the second of three rallies Sanders hosted in California: the first took place Fri., March 22 in San Diego and the t...

Ventura Sierra Club speaker discusses “nature and how it inspires us.”

McAlpine speaks to members of the local Sierra Club chapter at E.P. Foster Library's Topping Room on March 12, 2019. Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Micah Wilcox

March 19, 2019

Nature journalist and author Ken McAlpine spoke to members of the local Ventura Sierra Club on Tuesday, March 12. Around 45 people listened for 60 minutes with 20 minutes of questions in E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room as McAlpine recounted stories from his travels, focusing on “nature and how...

The 2020 election: VHS students’ take

The 2020 election: VHS students' take

Micah Wilcox

March 18, 2019

[cvm_video id="7134"] Seniors in Christian Gallo's AP Economics class, Justin Weber's AP Government and Politics class and juniors Mark Schmidt's AP US History class took the Cougar Press's 2020 election survey to share their thoughts in the lead-up to the next presidential election. [huge_it_slider id=...

VHS on the big screen: class of 2018 gifts marquee to school

The marquee in its original location. After an evening color test resulted in complaints from hillside residents who could see the sign, VHS is planning to relocate the marquee to another part of the school. Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Sailor Hawes and Micah Wilcox

February 18, 2019

On Monday, January 28, a marquee sign had been installed by room 104/105 at the front of the Senior Lawn. According to ASB Advisor Ann Larson, the sign had been donated by the seniors from the class of 2018 “in an attempt to create more communication on campus.” Class of 2018 alumnus M...

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