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Student musicians tug at the heartstrings

The VHS Music Department’s pre-quarantine year was filled to the brim with successes, according to its members and Music Department Head Paul Hunt. Photo from: Miles Bennett

Miles Bennett

May 27, 2020

The year’s Music Department seniors share their thoughts on the year The VHS Music Department’s pre-quarantine year was filled to the brim with successes, according to its members and Music Department Head Paul Hunt.   According to Hunt, some of the biggest successes of the year were the...

Benefit Concert tugs at the heartstrings

(From left to right) Sophomore Carly Froelich, freshman Aliza Barroca, senior Molly Sturgeon, sophomore Eden Harnar and sophomore Eden Shoemake, the singers of the VHS Music Department's Vocal Jazz group, singing Gershwin's

Miles Bennett

October 27, 2019

[dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n the eve of Oct. 23, students donned black ties and dresses, readied their instruments, and transformed the Ventura High School auditorium. That evening, VHS Music Department Head Paul Hunt’s students joined in musical matrimony to produce a concert that left audience...

Stefoni Rossiter: “A clowning achievement”

Stefoni Rossiter: “A clowning achievement”

Miles Bennett

October 25, 2019

What’s the backstory behind the drama queen on the third floor? According to current students and alumni alike, Ventura High School Drama Department Head Stefoni Rossiter has made a tremendous impact on many of the young thespians she’s educated and directed throughout her fifteen years at VHS. Although ...

“It: Chapter 2” is fun for the whole family

Miles Bennett

October 8, 2019

The latest film adaptation of one of Stephen King’s three billion page, nonsensical, spook fests is a competently made film that lacks in the spook department. Like it’s predecessor, “It: Chapter 2” proved itself to be a very entertaining film that kept me mostly engaged throughout its two ...

Reviewing required reading

Reviewing required reading

Miles Bennett

May 30, 2019

Here’s a few short reviews of some of the books we read in AP English for those going into it next year or for those who like to read other people’s opinions on things. I didn’t review all of them, because I have a life, but I did review the books that I feel made the most lasting impression on me. Fee...

TCP Broadcast #31

TCP Broadcast #31

Miles Bennett, Sam Coats, Caroline Marsden, Douglas Sandford, and Audrey Flynn

April 22, 2019

Marvel movies aren’t that good

Marvel movies aren't that good

Miles Bennett

April 16, 2019

I’ve been a massive nerd for my entire life. So ever since Marvel started their cinematic universe in 2008, I’ve consistently gotten super excited about most of their films. And even when I feel like too much of a hipster to admit it, I still get that same giddy feeling that I’d get from watching ...

TCP Broadcast #26

TCP Broadcast #26

Lola Bobrow, Miles Bennett, Sam Coats, and Douglas Sandford

March 12, 2019

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Hot Lettuce Episode 5: Nemo sucks

Hot Lettuce Episode 5: Nemo sucks

Miles Bennett

March 6, 2019

Learnt stupidity, natural stupidity, supernatural stupidity, stupid stupidity and more await you in this brand new episode of Warm Cabbage. Cast: Miles Bennett, Max Bolle, Miranda Burke and Marie Tallent Editor: Miles Bennett Thumbnail art by Finn Thompson...

TCP Broadcast #25

TCP Broadcast #25

Ryan King, Acacia Harrell, Lola Bobrow, Miles Bennett, and Caroline Marsden

March 5, 2019

https://vimeo.com/321416088  

Stuck in the wrong body but staying strong

Transgender students, senior Alexander Crimes (left) and juniors Max Bolle (center) and Noah Tallent (right) use their clothing and mannerisms to express their gender identity.
Photo by: Miles Bennett

Miles Bennett

March 2, 2019

“My breasts feel like cancerous tumors and my voice feels like the result of some horrible accident. I don't feel like I grew up with these things, and I feel like the ‘feminine’ things about me are all viruses and disfigurements. I felt dissociated for a good 3 years in middle school just bec...

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