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Taylor Swift’s “Lover”: Review

Taylor Swifts new album,

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 heard her song, “You Belong With Me”. I was immediately drawn to the appeal of the comforting t...

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 members. “I was bopping. The music was rad,” said senior Miranda Burke, “And when they play...

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...

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

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

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 in Ventura and some of their recent shows at the Ventura Theater have rapidly sold out. Some ...

Student band schools all others

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

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 across couches, Ventura High School juniors Doug Sanford, Joey Smith and seniors Levi Payan-Foy and...

VHS Talent show: A Night at The Cougies

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

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 19 different numbers. The 19 numbers were split into two acts with an intermission between acts one and ...

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 or not you attended Coachella, even if you are strongly against the festival itself, here are a few...

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. Both opening performances were great, although the crowd was not as lively yet. Flogging Mol...

Bridge takes listeners to the past with his soulful sounds

Bridge takes listeners to the past with his soulful sounds

Acacia Harrell

January 18, 2018

Our generation has a dynamic spectrum of music genres to offer. Rap and pop are genres of music that are often the topic of discussion, but modern soul music is a genre that isn’t discussed as often. Leon Bridges’ album “Coming home” is a soul record that came out in June of 2015. Some of...

It’s America’s favorite boy band

Graphic by: Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee

January 17, 2018

Over the past couple of years, an underground boy band has emerged by the name of Brockhampton. The band is becoming more successful in the recent years, playing at Camp Flog Gnaw in 2017 and upcoming festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo in 2018. The group is led by Kevin Abstract and consi...

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