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What are VHS seniors up to?

What are VHS seniors up to?

Ryan Brocklehurst

March 14, 2018

First semester finals are now over and many high school students may be sighing with relief. However, many Ventura High School seniors may not be. Seniors have been preparing for graduation and college for several months now, from working on college and job applications to buying caps and gowns for the gradu...

When asked about guns, what do students say?

Graphic by: Kai Torres

Ryan Brocklehurst

March 9, 2018

In the wake of recent events, gun control appears to be a prominent discussion in politics. With differing opinions on gun acquisition, control and usage  many people are offering different solutions. One potential solution, offered by President Donald Trump, is to arm teachers with firearms, turning...

Who brings, who buys, and who starves

Who brings, who buys, and who starves

Ryan Brocklehurst

January 18, 2018

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Don’t forget your lunch! Food is fuel! Good food, good mood! I’m just here for the food! All of these sayings are things I hear students, parents, doctors, etc, say on the regular. Obviously food is is very important for staying healthy, but it’s es...

Raising flags and spirits

Raising flags and spirits

January 13, 2018

Ventura High School sent blank yellow bracelets out to all its students on Tuesday, January, 10 during their fourth period classes. Students were instructed to write an inspirational message on the bracelet, which would all be pieced together to create a ceremonial flag for VHS. During second peri...

Should students care about net neutrality?

Photo from: Political Abyss

December 4, 2017

Net neutrality is the idea that the internet has followed since its creation; equal access to all information. This has pretty much been the golden rule of the internet. Net neutrality means that Internet Service Providers, ISP’s, can’t control what users look up or what sites get better loading speed...

Opinion: Students, what are you worth?

Infographic by: Brooke Newman

November 9, 2017

I recently heard that Ventura High School students are worth 37 dollars. I didn’t know what that meant, so I looked it up. After many different pages I read I found that schools are given money for their students attendance. Meaning that when students sit in their seats and get marked as present, the school is showing to the district that their students are showi...

Opinion: Snow Chimp or no chimp?

Photo from: history.com

Ryan Brocklehurst

November 1, 2017

-By Ryan Brocklehurst- Once you’re in high school, don’t you think you’d be over dressing up for Halloween? I don’t care whether other people do it, it’s fun to dress up, but it seems so weird to go house to house  as 17, 18 and 19 year olds, and say “trick-or-treat,” and ask for candy....

A snapshot into VHS’s Digital Photography class

A snapshot into VHS’s Digital Photography class

October 5, 2017

Ventura High School offers a wide selection of elective classes, that either qualify as a fine or an applied art. Digital Photography is one class available for students to take that falls into both categories and is taught by Lauren Minadeo in room 20. The class teaches students how to take professional...

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