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Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Sam Coats June 6, 2019

When students think of the theatre, their minds go to choreography, or singing -- perhaps the overacting that sometimes shows up on high school stages. However, the flamboyance and negative stereotypes...

TCP Broadcast #37

TCP Broadcast #37

TCP Broadcast #36

TCP Broadcast #36

Rainclouds over Ventura, near Ventura High School. Photo by: Sam Coats

VHS under voluntary evacuation due to mudslide threat

Sam Coats January 15, 2019

Ventura High School students are likely to be evacuated from school to to a threat of weather-related mudslides, per an email from Principal Carlos Cohen. According to the email, sent to VHS teachers...

Incoming VUSD Superintendent Roger Rice. Photo by: Ventura County Office of Education

VUSD appoints Dr. Roger Rice as new Superintendent

Sam Coats January 10, 2019

The Ventura Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday, January 8, to select Dr. Roger Rice, the current Deputy Superintendent for Student Services at the Ventura County Office...

Despite absence, Creswell looms over VUSD meeting

Micah Wilcox and Sam Coats December 13, 2018

“We have to ask ourselves [in] what kind of society do we want to live in?” said retiring board member Mary Haffner. “Schools are a microcosm of our society, and societal responses to actions...

Community reacts to Creswell’s resignation

Sam Coats December 6, 2018

Community leaders and school officials responded in a variety of ways to the Friday resignation of Ventura Unified School District Superintendent David Creswell. Creswell, who had held the position...



Voting isn't enough: try political volunteering

Voting isn’t enough: try political volunteering

Sam Coats October 29, 2018

If one can’t vote, there’s still plenty of stuff one can do to affect the election. There’s been a lot of humdrum around campus about the election. Who should control Congress? Our governorship?...



While Ventura proper has no competitive Congressional races, Democrats appear poised to make gains in several Republican-held districts across Southern California. (Photo by: Sam Coats via 270towin)

Election 2018: state of the race

Sam Coats October 19, 2018

As the 2018 midterm elections close in, the races for control of the House and Senate are shaping up to be hotly contested as Democrats vie to take back Congress from Republican control. Democrats need...

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