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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 surrounding Drama can obscure the plus side: VHS’s program has changed many students’ lives (includi...

TCP Broadcast #37

TCP Broadcast #37

Ryan King, Liliana Lara, Gavin Cross, Sam Coats, Tatum Luoma, and Sam Hicks

June 2, 2019

https://vimeo.com/339919027

TCP Broadcast #36

TCP Broadcast #36

Gavin Cross, Miles Bennett, Sam Coats, Tatum Luoma, and Sam Hicks

May 27, 2019

https://vimeo.com/338808097

TCP Broadcast #30

TCP Broadcast #30

Liliana Lara, Gavin Cross, Sam Coats, Caroline Marsden, Trinity Taylor, Saida Delgadillo, Julia Davies, and Jack Schatzman

April 15, 2019

https://vimeo.com/330434430

VHS under voluntary evacuation due to mudslide threat

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

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 and faculty, classes had a “high [likelihood]” of being cancelled and students evacuated from ...

VUSD appoints Dr. Roger Rice as new Superintendent

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

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 of Education, as VUSD’s next superintendent. The decision came less than a month after Superintendent David C...

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 and words that signal bigotry tend to determine the acceptability of discrimination.” Despite ...

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 for just over a year, announced plans to leave his post under mounting public pressure driven by backl...

TCP BROADCAST_011

TCP BROADCAST_011

Ryan King, Acacia Harrell, Liliana Lara, Archer Herring, Sam Coats, and Janelle Chavira

November 5, 2018

https://vimeo.com/299032138

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? What about those nifty ballot propositions? But what’s perhaps even more pressing is the lack o...

TCP BROADCAST_010

TCP BROADCAST_010

Ryan King, Acacia Harrell, Liliana Lara, Hector Heredia, Sam Coats, and Brooklyn Ross

October 29, 2018

https://vimeo.com/297648337

Election 2018: state of the race

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)

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 to gain 23 seats in the House of Representatives to win control and two seats in the Senate. Republi...

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