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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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Timbre Books owner Megan Murai said, Ive always loved books. Ive always loved talking about and reading them. I love getting to share books that I like reading with other people. Opening a bookstore was the perfect way to continue doing that while also being in a world where I can hopefully make connections for writing and continue to write. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Timbre Books finds its place in the community

Alejandro Hernandez July 31, 2022

Local independent bookstore provides curated book selections and more On Oct. 17, 2020, the bookstore Timbre Books opened at 1924 E Main St. in Ventura. Six months prior (April 2020), future owners and...

The Ventura County Fairgrounds hosts gun shows such as the Crossroads of the West Gun Shows. Its most recent gun shows took place on Oct. 23 (pictured) and 24, 2021, and on March 5 and 6. Crossroads of the West Gun Shows has gun shows scheduled for Aug. 27 and 28, and Oct. 22 and 23. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Gun shows should continue at the Ventura County Fairgrounds

Alejandro Hernandez July 26, 2022

United States citizens have the innate right to assemble and bear arms On July 21, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill (AB) 1769. According to the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom,...

The IDEA Center is one of many initatives by the non-profit organization STEMbassadors. According to the STEMbassadors website, ¨The STEMbassadors IDEA Center is a permanent location that offers marginalized youth and the community opportunities to bridge their education with innovation. By offering career pathways, students get the chance to partner with local businesses and community members.¨ Photo by: Sophia Denzler

IDEA Center allows students to create projects

Alejandro Hernandez and Sophia Denzler July 9, 2022

STEMbassadors provides access to technology at the IDEA Center The IDEA Center is a makerspace center created by STEMbassadors, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving underrepresented...

Abortion providers such as the Planned Parenthood health center on Ralston Street in Ventura are protected by California law, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The federal government should protect abortion rights, lifting the burden from states to decide and ensuring that every American can abort their pregnancies if they so choose. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Abortion is a human right that demands protection

Alejandro Hernandez June 29, 2022

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, citizens must decide their preferred national direction On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old ruling...

The voluntary summer program is operated by the Ventura Unified School District, which entirely runs the June session and partners with the charter school Learn4Life for the July session. Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

VHS summer school is now underway

Alejandro Hernandez June 21, 2022

Ventura Unified School District allows for summer credit recovery The summer program at Ventura High School has begun its June session, which will take place between June 20 and 30 (8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.)....

Bradley Orozco 23 said, “I joined the Safe Space Club because I think its cool to have a place where you can just say how youre feeling and where you can be honest and stuff. I like that theres fun people who wont judge and I like the mutual agreement of ‘whatever happens in the club stays in the club.’ I feel safe talking about my problems because seeing other people talk about theirs, lets me know they trust me and I can trust them. Graphic by: Samantha Castañeda

Club feature: The Safe Space Club helps students find their safe space

Samantha Castañeda June 20, 2022

The Safe Space Club recently joined the VHS club scene The Safe Space Club is a place where students can go and talk about anything; whether it be about their personal life, anything that has been on...

COVID-19 can make people feel sick and flustered. Graphic by: Avea Baker

Opinion: Why does it seem like everyone is getting COVID-19 again?

Avea Baker and Halle Gentry June 16, 2022

Why has there been such a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases? Ever since prom, there has been a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases at Ventura High School. Although I’m sure cases were spiking before...

The Atoms for Peace statue was subsequently restored. Photo by: Gisselle Garcia

VHS campus vandalizations come as a result of Powderpuff game

Crosstown rivalry between Buena and Ventura High Schools cause vandalization Discovered on the morning of May 31, several vandalizations were made on the Ventura High School  campus, including “BHS”...

Hanrahan (pictured) worked on the painted posts at Ventura High School. Egbert said, MB is a local and well-respected Ventura artist who has experience working with the schools. Photo from: Cherie Egbert

Three posts on Poli Street have recently been embellished

Belen Hibbler, Sophia Nacu, and Julian Martinez June 16, 2022

One project at a time, VHS is improving the campus with art Ventura High School’s PTSA commissioned post art to beautify the VHS campus. In April, they started planning and creating sketches with local...

Book review: Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

Book review: Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

Julian Martinez June 16, 2022

“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” is a young adult fiction novel about two Mexican-American teens living in El Paso, Texas. The book is full of emotion, hopefulness and self-discovery....

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