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The cast of Willy Wonka approached the audience several times throughout the play, creating an engaging experience for the crowd. Photo by: Emily Nguyen

Opinion: “Willy Wonka” is a performance full of wonder and delight

Weston Blackburn and Emily Nguyen May 22, 2024

A review of the newest play produced and performed by VHS’ drama department  VHS’ drama department’s latest performance was “Willy Wonka,” a rendition of Roald Dahl’s book, “Charlie and...

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FAFSA is running late

Emmett Flynn May 7, 2024

VHS students need to start taking advantage of Federal Student Aid As senior students inch closer to their graduation, the looming question of how to finance higher education can often be unmotivating...

Student-led band Clave Afirmativo featuring Matthew Valdovinos 24 (left), Damian De La Fuente 24 (center) and Manny Guillen 24 (right) performing at the baile. Photo by: Nathan Lopez

VHS hosts “Vamonos de Baile”

Nathan Lopez May 7, 2024

A cultural festivity at VHS filled with dancing and live music VHS hosted “Vamonos de Baile” and it took place on the senior lawn and the cafeteria plaza on Friday, March 22 starting at 6 p.m. and...

Registration for the 2025 AP tests begins in September 2024 in which the registration process follows these steps. Graphic By: Alexis Segovia

Advanced Placement testing season is just around the corner

Alexis Segovia May 1, 2024

Advanced Placement (AP) tests will take place soon across the country May marks the beginning of AP tests for students across the country, including VHS students. The first test is set to take place on...

Pictured is a downtown skyline on the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee where the students will visit on their trip. Graphic by: Emmett Flynn

VHS’ music department prepares for the Spring Tour

Emmett Flynn April 23, 2024

The VHS music department will be putting its skills to the test with a long-awaited competition VHS’ musicians gear up for their yearly trip to Nashville, Tennessee. This year from April 12 to April...

According to Wui the culinary pathway is a productive and enjoyable way to learn relevant skills for possible future careers or adult life. Graphic by: Sophia Denzler.

What’s cooking in Ventura High School’s kitchens?

Sophia Denzler April 12, 2024

VHS CTE Culinary pathway provides students with academic and real life skills] As one of VHS’ Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways, the Food Service and Hospitality track offers three consecutive...

VHS varsity boys gathering before their game against Carpentaria High School. The Cougars beat CHS 3-1. Photo by: Nathan Lopez

Boys volleyball is serving up a fresh new season

Nathan Lopez April 9, 2024

The spring season volleyball team is back at it again The VHS boys volleyball teams, both JV and varsity, are back in season. Compared to the more popular sports like track & field, basketball and...

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