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Junior Ella Bartlett said, I chose this piece because it was super cute, and it seems simple enough. We have been working on this since 8:00 a.m this morning, we are working on it as a trio. I wouldnt say chalk is the best medium but it is fun to work with, so it is one of my favorites. Photo by: Brody Daw

A walk to look at chalk

Sophia Denzler and Brody Daw May 23, 2022

2022’s chalk festival showed off VHS art student’s creative talent VHS’ annual chalk festival was held on May 11 and 12, 2022. The festival allowed students to use chalk and recreate a painting...

I believe that Toby is real, not literally real, but what Toby actually is, and personally I believe it’s the spirit of every performer on stage, said senior Ryan Palmisano, who recently starred as Charlie Brown in the play You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, which was put on the very stage Toby supposedly haunts. Photo by: Livia Vertucci

The ghastly ghoul that supposedly haunts the drama department

Livia Vertucci and Adi De Clerck May 10, 2022

All about Toby the ghost who's supposedly stuck haunting the drama department for eternity For close to two decades, the story of the ghost of a teenage boy named Toby has haunted the drama department....

Tik Tok trend take on a few of the cast members of the HBO show Euphoria. (Left to right) Sydney Sweeney (Cassie), Zendaya (Rue), Alexa Demie (Maddy), Barbie Ferreia (Kat), and Maude Apatow (Lexi) Graphic by: Belen Hibbler

Opinion: Euphoria left a lot of things unanswered, let’s talk about it

Sophia Nacu, Belen Hibbler, and Julian Martinez April 29, 2022

The finale of season two as interpreted by three high school journalists Many VHS students have watched the hit HBO MAX show, Euphoria, and with that in mind, there are so many mixed emotions around the...

The group of art students and chaperones on the field trip, posed in front of the infamous Colosseum. Photo by: Lauren Minadeo

VHS art students say “Ciao!” from Italy

Ava Mohror April 29, 2022

Lauren Minadeo’s art students took a trip to Italy over spring break, how did it go? Over the 2022 spring break (April 4-8), VHS art teacher Lauren Minadeo took 16 of her students to Italy. Originally...

The book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has the most movie adaptations. There are about 20 film versions. Photo by: Emily Nguyen

Opinion: Movies versus books, which is better?

Isabella Fierros and Emily Nguyen April 18, 2022

Better read than watched? (For books by: Emily Nguyen) While watching movies may be a popular opinion for many, I personally prefer books.They are usually the base and source material for movies, which...

The cast of the 2022 spring musical consists of 25 students of all grades. Graphic by: Olive Kranzler

Charlie Brown comes to town

Greta Pankratz March 24, 2022

The spring musical is in full swing– the cast was revealed and rehearsals have begun This spring, the Ventura High School drama department is set to put on their annual spring musical. This year, they’re...

VHS Agriculture teacher Amy Lewandoski said, Agricultural Biology is the beginning of the Agricultural Business pathway, and once students start there hopefully they discover an interest for plants other than food crops. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Seeds sprout at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez March 21, 2022

A rundown of the Agricultural Business pathway Ventura High School’s Agricultural Business pathway is a program that is made up of three classes. These classes are agricultural biology, landscape design...

Freshman Zoey Pence falls into a dip, part of her song, and choregraphed dance with senior Aaron Reijerse. Photo by: Olive Kranzler

Sing it like it’s Broadway-Show Choir performance

Olive Kranzler and Brody Daw March 17, 2022

“A Tribute to the Tony’s” was a district wide choir show, featuring songs straight from broadway As the curtains were drawn, the audience applauded as the show choir, “Tribute to the Tonys”...

Senior Aliza Barroca, who is a member of the VHS choir, said, “It’s [the trip to Carnegie Hall] an amazing opportunity. I’m excited to go. I haven’t been to New York before so it’s going to be really fun.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Ventura High School choir set to go to New York City

Alejandro Hernandez March 10, 2022

VHS choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall Between June 22 and 26, the Ventura High School choir will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, N.Y. The performance will be 30 minutes long,...

The artists are Xaiver Rain (breathe), Finn Thompson (both of the flower panels), Alexis Segovia (blue VHS), Samara Arroyo (Snoopy), Jade Beltran (sun) and Ruby Strunk (pink VHS). Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Previously unseen hallway art placed on campus

Alejandro Hernandez and Adi De Clerck March 4, 2022

Campus beautification by student artists In the hallway between the library staircase and the ASB room at Ventura High School, several works of art can be found. These art panels were created by VHS students....

Digital Art & Design has some of their vexel art on display at the Ventura High School front office, which was taken from a recent assignment. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Digitized art at the library

Alejandro Hernandez March 2, 2022

An overview of the Digital Art & Design class Digital Art & Design is a fine art elective that is taught by Elektra Cohen during the fourth and fifth periods. It has been at Ventura High School...

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