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Marissa Peña 25 using her bathroom pass to go to the girls 50/60s wing bathroom. The passes are color coded according to which bathroom is closest to your class. Picture by: Emily Sevaaetasi

Students share opinions on Minga

Christian Montecino and Emily Sevaaetasi December 3, 2023

Many students have different opinions on the new hall pass system, Minga  Now that the green hallpasses are gone, Minga is the new digital alternative. It has a multitude of features like creating hall...

Girls Uniteds board members are Treasurer Malani Del Rosario 25, Secretary Eva Stamp 25, club President Leah Murphy 25 and Vice President Marissa Stadtmiller 25 [left to right] Photo by: Freyja Palsdottir

Girls United Club joins VHS

Meray Touma December 2, 2023

Girls United is a safe space for VHS students  One of the new clubs introduced in the 23-24 VHS school year is the Girls United club. The first meeting was held Nov. 6. During club meetings, members...

The Ventura Music Hall is located on East Thompson Blvd. Photo by: Ryan Borba

A look into the Ventura Music Hall concert venue

Brynn Kightlinger December 1, 2023

The Ventura Music Hall hosts live music for all ages Formerly known as “The Discovery Bowling Alley,” the Ventura Music Hall is a live music venue that hosts local and touring musicians. This venue...

From left to right: Mia Kish 24, Mary Anderson and Emily Sehati 24. Sehati and Kish are doubles partners and are also the two team captains. Photo By: Chad Steinlicht

Girls tennis recap

Elizabeth Gallo November 29, 2023

The girls tennis season has come to an end after a collection of matches and memory making Starting the tennis season off in a match against St. Bonaventure, to closing the season playing against Santa...

Minecraft Education is a free download on students Chromebooks, along with ScratchJr. Photo by: Henry Lopez

Minecraft makes an appearance on students’ Chromebooks

Sawyer Cameron and Nathan Lopez November 29, 2023

An educational version of Minecraft is officially available via Chromebook’s Play Store  Earlier this year, students district-wide, including students at VHS, have noticed that the Google Play Store...

Last year Smith was a student teacher for former VHS teacher Margaret Sellers and continued at VHS this year in the drama department. Photo by: VHS drama department

New teacher Arden Smith welcomed into the drama department

November 18, 2023

Drama kicked off the year with new assistant teacher, Arden Smith This year, Arden Smith was welcomed to the drama department as an assistant teacher to Stefoni Rossiter. Many students have said they...

The dance program is accepting donations in the dance room until Nov. 21. Photo by: Meray Touma

Ventura High School’s dance team’s clothing drive

Meray Touma November 17, 2023

VHS dance team uses donations to connect with the community The VHS dance team is having their annual donation clothing drive. This clothing drive is their way of giving back to the community this holiday...

There are primarily three different ways to apply for college in California. Graphic by: Alexis Segovia

College application deadlines coming soon

Alexis Segovia November 15, 2023

Seniors college applications are due soon for the fall semester of 2024 Seniors' application deadlines for various colleges are coming soon for the fall semester of 2024. Various platforms for submitting...

Pictured are former CTC members left to right, Wyatt Mojo, Mateo Navarro, Quinn Ferguson and Carsten Peterson. Photo by: Craig Carey

Tails take on the trails

Brody Daw October 31, 2023

Cougar Trail Crew works to make a difference in their community  Environmental impact starts locally, and that is exactly what a small group of VHS students are trying to achieve. The Cougar Trail Crew...

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