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Hiatt bops to the top

Photo by: Samantha Franks

Samantha Franks

May 17, 2018

Senior Jerich Hiatt has participated in the Ventura Unified School District show choir program for about two years. When asked about why he wanted to join show choir, Hiatt said, “When I first joined show choir, I really didn’t want to be in it. The director came up to me and said, ‘I’ll get y...

Opinion: Teachers call out cell phone usage

Many teachers don’t approve of phones in the classroom; many times they will take them away when they see them out.

Samantha Franks and Sailor Hawes

May 1, 2018

As teenagers, most of us are always attached to those little touchscreen devices called smartphones. Whether it’s just to check the time, text your mom back, or to check social media, most of us always have our eyes peering at that small bright screen. Now, more than ever, students at scho...

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Samantha Franks

April 30, 2018

Thursday, April 26 was opening night for the Ventura High School Theater Department’s spring show, “Seussical the Musical.” The play is a compilation of different Dr. Seuss characters and story lines according to drama teacher and director of the musical, Stefoni Rossiter.   “It’s compl...

VHS students have had enough

VHS students have had enough

Samantha Franks

March 14, 2018

Click on #Enough to access an interactive version of this story.  On Wednesday, March 14 Ventura High School students participated in a nation-wide walkout, #Enough, to protest against gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting that occurred last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Park...

Opinion: Relationships, short and sweet

Illustration by: Samantha Franks

Samantha Franks

March 2, 2018

In my opinion, high school is the time for short-term relationships, rather than long-term relationships. Short-term relationships allow a person to get to know someone without involving themselves in something super serious. Long-term relationships can be overwhelming in high school, taking time aw...

Pin it to win it

Pin it to win it

Samantha Franks and Bailey Peck

January 20, 2018

Ventura High School’s varsity wrestling team competed in a rivalry tournament against Buena High School on Thursday, January 18. The tournament took place at Buena and VHS emerged triumphant, 60-15. There were 14 matches, each match was three periods unless a wrestler got pinned by his opponent. ...

Senior Ball: A squash to the frosh!

Senior Ball: A squash to the frosh!

Samantha Franks and Gage Gregorchuk

January 18, 2018

This year, freshmen aren’t allowed to attend Senior Ball as they have in the previous years. This was a change decided upon by ASB, however, many students are curious as to why this rule was implemented.   When asked how and who was involved in deciding against having freshmen at Senior ...

What improv troupe? “What? Improv Troupe”

This years Improv troupe meeting before their upcoming performance! 
Photo from: Courtney Caldwell

November 26, 2017

The Backstage Cafe featured Ventura High School’s What? Improvisation Troupe on November 17 and 18. The show was directed by drama teacher, Stefoni Rossiter, and showcased the improv troupes talent through a variety of improvisational games. Before each game or act, Rossiter would have a member of...

Sub Zero review: Ventura’s new HOT spot to CHILL?

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Samantha Franks and Bailey Peck

November 13, 2017

Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt shop recently opened on Main Street in downtown Ventura.  It opened its doors on October 26 and has already created quite a buzz. https://vimeo.com/242605098 Ice cream enthusiasts, science buffs and people looking for a unique dessert experience have all stopped in ...

What’s the thermostat at?

Tachet shares,

Samantha Franks and Sailor Hawes

November 3, 2017

Too cold or too hot? There has been a lot of confusion regarding the air conditioning units and access to the thermostats in certain areas of Ventura High School. Many students have complained about the temperature conditions inside their classrooms. When asked how many of her classes are too co...

A spooktacular homecoming

A spooktacular homecoming

October 17, 2017

This year, the Art club designed a spooky art wall to enhance the homecoming decor. ASB originally came up with the idea and around 20 art students and art club members helped create it. When asked what the theme was for the art wall Lauren Minadio said, “They wanted a spooky, foggy graveyard.”...

VHS club paddles their way to cleaner beaches

Senior, Peyton Reynolds, pictured right, finishes the race alongside her friend Sophie Elliot. Photo by: Samantha Franks

Samantha Franks and Bailey Peck

September 20, 2017

VHS’s Heal the Beach club hosted their Annual Downwinder Paddleboard Race on Saturday, September 16. Heal the Beach, which meets in Mr. Maxwell’s room every Friday, focuses on protecting the environment and keeping Ventura’s beaches clean. The two hour race race started at Mondos Beach and...

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