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Four musical groups performed at the Honors Winter Concert, two being from middle schools and two from Ventura High School. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Middle school and VHS musical groups perform at the Honors Winter Concert

The first concert out of three in the VHS Music Winter Concert Series The Ventura High School Honors Winter Concert occurred between 7 and 8:37 p.m. Dec. 1 in the VHS Auditorium. The concert was the first...

Looking West’s song “I See a Man” was in progress for over a year until it was released at midnight on Oct. 21. Looking West bassist and El Camino High School student Owen Neth ’23 said, “It is really cool to finally [release] a single. Often, when we did a show, people used to ask us if we had a Spotify or any music on it, but we had to say no. Now we can say, ‘yes, we do,’ which is really cool. Overall, I am really happy [that] we are releasing one of our songs, so hopefully, we can get more ears on our music and more exposure.” Graphic by: Owen and Matt Neth

Looking West releases their debut single “I See a Man”

Alejandro Hernandez October 21, 2022

Local band Looking West releases their new single across several streaming platforms The Ventura-based band Looking West, comprised of El Camino High School students Dylan Brehm ’23 (lead vocalist and...

Looking West performs at Topa Topa Brewing Co. on 104 E Thompson Blvd. in Ventura on Sept. 10. Looking West band member and El Camino High School student Dylan Brehm ‘23 said, “Looking West is when we are our best selves. The music brought us together and the brotherhood keeps us together.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Local band Looking West jams forward

Alejandro Hernandez September 30, 2022

Who are Looking West? Looking West is a Ventura-based band founded in 2017. Looking West band members include El Camino High School students Dylan Brehm ’23 (lead vocals and guitar) and Owen Neth ’23...

Taylor Swifts new album,Lover on Apple Music. Photo by Shannon David

Taylor Swift’s “Lover”: Review

Shannon David October 22, 2019

"Lover", Taylor Swift’s 7th album although uneven and immature is a fun, heartfelt album that is surprisingly somewhat enjoyable    I’ve been a Taylor Swift fan since the ripe age of 8 when I...

Benefit concert strikes a chord with audience

Benefit concert strikes a chord with audience

Miles Bennett October 25, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Ventura High School music department had their annual Fall Benefit Concert. The concert made a large amount of money for the department and was met with high praise from audience...

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

SLAYER Editorial: Slaying superstition in students

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...

Taylor Garcia, a sophomore who voted for Rex orange County as her favorite artist in the poll.

Music trending at VHS: Who’s lame and who’s flame

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn September 26, 2018

Ventura High School currently exhibits a diverse music scene, as students listen to diverse genres like hip-hop, rap and indie. Artists like Shoreline Mafia and Brockhampton are especially popular...

Pictured left to right, Smith, Payan-Foy, Stanford and Gilbertson, commented that they all like the sort of music that is rock and punk. Photo by: Sam Hicks

Student band schools all others

Tatum Luoma, Sam Hicks, and Sally Niebergall August 28, 2018

On Tuesday, August 21 at 11:05 a.m., the “Catholic Skool Grls,” up and coming Ventura High student band, were found holding a casual practice in lead singer junior Joey Smith’s garage. Splayed...

Senior Paulina Tadeo (left) and Sophomore Angela Martinez (right). Photo from Instagram: @fcthecat

VHS Talent show: A Night at The Cougies

Brooke Newman May 23, 2018

This year Ventura High School held its annual talent show on Friday, May 18. This years theme was “A Night at the Cougies” and featured 17 student and two teacher performances, for a grand total of...

A post Coachella playlist

A post Coachella playlist

Brooke Newman April 17, 2018

Check out the playlist by clicking the link below! Brooke Newman's Post-Coachella Playlist Looking for new music to kick off your week? If so, then this playlist is for you. Regardless of whether...

Review: Flogging Molly flocks to Ventura

Review: Flogging Molly flocks to Ventura

Kylie Torres March 28, 2018

The band Flogging Molly performed at the Ventura Majestic Theate on Monday, March 19. Their concert had two opening performances, the first by Scott H. Biram, and the second by Jon Snodgrass and Friends....

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