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College Applications and quarantine season have intertwined, does it change anything?

College Applications have become an added stress onto the graduating class of 2021. Graphic by: Peyton Redmond

Peyton Redmond

October 27, 2020

COVID-19 has made for a unique college application process.   As usual, here in mid-fall it is also college application season. When applying, seniors must consider factors such as one’s major, tuition cost and desired location. The application process is time-consuming and potentially stressful a...

Drive-Ins are coming back

Photo from: CBF Productions

Jocelyn Wood

October 27, 2020

 Rolling back to the 50’s with Ventura County's drive-in Back in May, with the cancelation of the 2020 Ventura County Fair, Ventura was able to bring in “Concerts In Your Car.” The event debuted in June at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, and has events of either comedians, concerts or movies. ...

Opinion: What happened to screen time guidelines?

As distance learning remains in place, students have found more of their time being spent on electronic devices than when in-person learning was happening. Photo by: Anna Guerra.

Anna Guerra

October 27, 2020

 Online learning is racking up the amount of hours VHS students are staring at a screen everyday. You wake up tired and bleary-eyed. Shoot, it’s almost eight, you’re gonna miss your first period. Since you’re rushing you don’t even bother getting out of bed--your laptop is right next to you any...

Zoom sabotages are the new classroom disruption

Online schooling is filled with disruptions. This includes things like cellphones, bad wifi, and zoom sabotages from disruptive students. Photo by: Greta Pankratz

Greta Pankratz

October 27, 2020

VHS students share their experiences with Zoom class disruptions. The average high school classroom has its share of jokes and disruptions, but they seem to be following students through the switch to online learning. Due to the new virtual platform, people can now hide behind turned off cameras and, in m...

Opinion: Positive thinking is better, even for online school

Classes are now just a couple clicks away with zoom. Photo by: Peyton Redmond

Peyton Redmond

September 28, 2020

Online schooling has its perks for having such a negative connotation. Welcome to online school! Where you can wake up 15 minutes before class and pull up in your pajamas and nobody would think twice of it. As we all know, Ventura Unified School District mandated an online learning curriculum for the...

Will this year’s athletics fall short?

First football game of the fall 2019 season against Santa Barbara High. Photo by: Logan Wilkov

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

September 24, 2020

Fall sports will have a whole new look for the 20/21 season The Ventura Unified School District fall closure cancelled classes all over the county, but also tainted the seasons of many upcoming and returning athletes of fall and spring sports. With the closure came many common questions as to if fall spo...

VHS seniors start the school year with a sunless sunrise

Seniors brought jackets, blankets, and made their way to the bottom of San Jon road to reunite with their peers. Photo by: Yasmin Myers

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers

September 24, 2020

Class of 2021 gathered to celebrate their last high school year. On a chilly Sunday morning, class of 2021 seniors gathered at an early hour to celebrate the new dawn of their final year at Ventura High. With the fall semester being entirely online, seniors will be missing moments they expected to ha...

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