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Reviewing required reading

Reviewing required reading

Miles Bennett

May 30, 2019

Here’s a few short reviews of some of the books we read in AP English for those going into it next year or for those who like to read other people’s opinions on things. I didn’t review all of them, because I have a life, but I did review the books that I feel made the most lasting impression on me. Fee...

Ya like jazz?

Ya like jazz?

Douglas Sandford

April 22, 2019

Jazz is a very broad genre of music that has had an avid following since its inception in the 1920s. In Christian Gallo’s History of American Music class, we’ve been going over jazz and its progression through culture. One prominent artist we’ve learned about is arguably one of the most inf...

“Mary Queen of Scots” Movie Review

Unlike the film Mary Queen of Scotts, one may find a middle ground in reading about history or learning about it in such classes that use this book rather than in a film.

Garrett Jaffe

January 20, 2019

"Mary Queen of Scots," released Dec. 7, 2018 is directed by Josie Rourke and stars Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, is a film taking place in 16th century England about the cat-and-mouse power struggle between Mary Stuart, the queen of Scotland and Elizabeth I, the queen of England. It was very int...

What do VHS students think about pop punk?

What do VHS students think about pop punk?

Douglas Sandford

October 17, 2018

It seems that Ventura High School has a large variation in music fans. I constantly see kids wearing shirts with certain bands or rappers on them, or kids bumping certain music in their cars in the parking lot. One genre I sometimes see and personally enjoy is pop punk. By definition, pop punk is a genre ...

SLAYER Editorial: Slaying superstition in students

Drawing of SLAYERs album cover for Seasons In The Abyss.
Drawing and photo by Garrett Jaffe

Garrett Jaffe

October 17, 2018

The relentless and repentless beating of the kick drum, brass knuckle bearing bass strums, piercing macabre screeches of the electric guitar alongside the ghoulish, contemptuous lyrics and voice of lead singer Tony Araya, gives SLAYER its ominous war cry tone. In good humor and honesty, senior Rhi...

Film and fear in the flesh

A24 films Hereditary heart rate challenge. These are these are real results from selected screenings of Hereditary audience members fit bit information throughout the movies run time. Drawing by: Tatum Luoma

Garrett Jaffe and Sam Hicks

October 9, 2018

2018 looked as if it was doomed to the same Hollywood tropes that plague the box office with reboots of classic movies such as “Predator” and “Halloween” or new instalments of atrocious, worn out movies like “The Purge” and “Insidious” franchises. One movie shown through the manure filled...

Cougar Crunch #1

Sarah Clench and Caroline Marsden

September 16, 2018

Welcome to the Cougar Crunch, a semi-weekly food review about the nutrition and lunch options at Ventura High School. We will review lunches, snacks and beverages from the cafeteria and snack bar. This week, we reviewed the pulled pork sliders, the potato wedges and a new special, banana bread. Starting...

Blenders acai bowls: Nutritious and delicious

Blenders acai bowls: Nutritious and delicious

William Maxwell

January 25, 2018

If you’re in the mood for a delicious snack or meal, you should make your way over to Blenders in the Grass. In one serving of a Blenders acai bowl there are 506 calories, so it’s great tasting and great for you. It could also make for a good post-workout snack. With five grams of protein, it ...

A Secret Delight

A Secret Delight

Sarah Clench

January 25, 2018

A Secret Garden Florist Cafe, located on 981 E. Main Street in Ventura, CA, varies from specialized floral arrangements, to coffee, tea, bagels, and acai bowls. “I went there when they first started selling acai bowls, and I knew it be a hit,” said junior Iman Hibbler. They started making a...

Lucky llama: Yes, it’s worth the drive to Carpenteria

Lucky llama: Yes, it's worth the drive to Carpenteria

Bailey Peck

January 25, 2018

Looking for a healthy, filling smoothie bowl? Luckily, Lucky Llama Coffee House in Carpinteria offers that, plus more. They offer five different types of bowls, one of them being an avocado bowl. Some bowls have peanut butter on top or mixed in and all are topped with your choice of either honey...

Bowls by the beach

My personal favorite is the Rincon with blueberries instead of bananas and I always add peanut butter.
Photo by: Brooke Newman

Brooke Newman

January 25, 2018

Chances are if you live in Ventura, you’ve probably eaten an acai bowl. If you have, then this article is definitely for you! And if you haven't, well the article is still for you, because they're delicious! Now there are a number of places in Ventura to get acai bowls, with one of the most popular locatio...

Are you “Stokey” for acai?

You can enjoy your bowl in their outside patio or take it to go. Photo by: Avenlea Russian

Avenlea Russian

January 25, 2018

https://vimeo.com/251201142 Stokey Coffee Co. & Acai Bowls, previously known as “Stoked,” is located in downtown Ventura. Although at the very end of the El Jardin Courtyard, their coffee, tea, variety of toasts, and smoothie bowls have people’s attention. The acai bowls are a blend of organic a...

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