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The ISPE form that all ISPE students are required to fill out each month. All students are given access to this sheet and have the option to print it out or submit it digitally. Screenshot from: Ventura Unified School District

ISPE or PE class, find the best fit

Ava Mohror January 11, 2022

VHS students have the option to do ISPE to fulfill their PE requirements, what are students’ opinions on ISPE vs PE class? The Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) required two years of physical education...

Apparition Coast founder Gage Burgi said, I feel really connected to Relentless. I just love playing the guitar riff for that song. Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez.

VHS alum’s journey to new beginnings

Alejandro Hernandez January 11, 2022

Apparition Coast releases their debut album “To New Beginnings” On Dec. 10, alternative rock band Apparition Coast released their debut album “To New Beginnings.” Who is Apparition Coast? One...

Senior Benjamin Burchett said, “Boosters shouldn’t be mandatory for people. The vaccine was enough for now.” Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

Will VHS students get the COVID-19 booster?

Alejandro Hernandez December 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine boosters have been approved for people 16 and over, but what do VHS students think? With the approval of COVID-19 vaccine boosters for teenagers aged 16 and over, a new question is raised....

During lockdowns, students are instructed to turn off the lights and hide in their classroom to stay safe. Infographic by: Livia Vertucci

Ventura High School’s first lockdown drill of the school year

Livia Vertucci and Jocelyn Wood December 16, 2021

After the first lockdown drill of the school year and new security changes, what will lockdown drills look like now? In late November 2021, Ventura High school experienced its very first lockdown drill...

Senior Logan Bobis sat in the middle of the field after his last game, the semifinals against Colony High School. Photo by: James Rail

Class of 2022 says farewell to football

Rachel Gonzalez December 14, 2021

Get to know the football seniors with a season wrap up  After playing for four years with Ventura Football, seniors Colton Mohror #24, Sam Plasch #6, Jesús Salcedo #28, Jacobi Cardellino #9 and Joshua...

In 2019 at Buena High Schools cafeteria, a soccer team gathered to pack boxes. (Left to right) Matt Almaraz, Bryce, Nathan, and Jenner Photo by: VUSD staff

Three cheers for Cheers for Children

Brody Daw December 11, 2021

The importance of Cheers for Children continuing to persist through COVID-19   Christmas can be a time for joy and cheer, but for some families, it is a time of stress. For families struggling...

@vhsbathrooms said, I think VHS Instagram accounts play a huge role in the amount of people who go to games, and participate in things such as spirit weeks. Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez.

VHS Instagram accounts take their stand

Alejandro Hernandez December 10, 2021

Unofficial Ventura High Instagram accounts explained Ventura High School Instagram accounts, those which are not affiliated to the official school accounts (@asb_vhs, @vhs_college_career_center, etc)...

Vendors at the event sold guns, fishing equipment, political memorabilia and food. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Ventura Fairgrounds at the crossroads of the gun debate

Alejandro Hernandez November 30, 2021

Crossroads of the West gun show comes to Ventura amid controversy On Oct. 23 and 24, Crossroads of the West Gun Shows held a gun show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The family owned company, based...

The Zodiac claimed that they were collecting their victims as slaves for the afterlife. Photo By Jade Buck

The Zodiac Killer identity

Jade Buck November 22, 2021

Has the Zodiac Killer's identity been found? The Zodiac Killer, aka Zodiac or The Zodiac, is a serial killer, who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s. The Zodiac case has been said to be...

(Top to bottom) Grace Ellberg, Olivier Cougard and Claudio Lonardo. Cougard is the VHS French teacher. Italian is taught by Lonardo. Ellberg is one of the Spanish teachers. Photos by: Sophia Denzler

Battle of the Languages

Sophia Denzler November 19, 2021

Spanish, French, Italian: a feature on the VHS foreign language department Spanish, French, Italian: a feature on the VHS foreign language department Students at VHS get to choose between Spanish,...

Its the most wonderful time of the year

It’s the “most wonderful time” of the year

Avery Cameron November 18, 2021

The holidays are supposed to be a merry and bright, positive, holly and jolly time and yet 64% of people with mental illness in the US report holidays make their conditions worse, according to a National...

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