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Is VHS ready for in-person learning?

Numbers are increasing within Ventura County lowering Ventura overall to Tier one- Widespread. Many non-essential indoor business operations remain closed. Infographic by: Logan Wilkov
December 7, 2020

Update on the potential reopening of VUSD schools As we dive into the second quarter of the 2020-2021’ school year, conversations of returning to campus have increased. Elementary schools within the...

There’s an impostor Among Us

Crewmates catch the Impostor red-handed. Graphic by: Marcus Munoz
December 7, 2020

Students gain interest in a game where the goal is to murder your opponents as the impostor. During quarantine, everyone has been discovering new ways to entertain themselves, like earlier this year when...

Looking back on pilgrims and pie

Tess Luoma shared,
November 21, 2020

The story of how Thanksgiving began and evolutionized. Thanksgiving had begun all the way back in 1621, that's almost 399 years ago. The reason for Thanksgiving beginning is due to English colonists,...

Paying for pressure

The regular AP exam registration has officially closed. There is now a $40 late fee in place. Infographic by: Greta Pankratz
November 20, 2020

VHS students share their opinions on the cost of AP exams AP exams: needed, yet dreaded by many high school students. Upon preparing to heft over the payment necessary to participate in the exams, the...

The spooky Hallow’s Eve history

Our modern day Halloween descended from various ancient traditions and festivals from nearly 2,000 years ago! Drawing by: Yasmin Myers
November 10, 2020

 From carved beets to eerie rituals, our modern day Halloween is rooted in ancient traditions.  The Halloween holiday we know today has changed quite a bit from the Celtic celebrations that took place...

Main Street moves along

Danny Saldana expressed,
November 6, 2020

The closure surrounding Downtown Ventura promotes small businesses. The City of Ventura has come together to close down Main Street from Fir Street to Ventura Avenue. The expansion of businesses and restaurants...

College Applications and quarantine season have intertwined, does it change anything?

College Applications have become an added stress onto the graduating class of 2021. Graphic by: Peyton Redmond
October 27, 2020

COVID-19 has made for a unique college application process.   As usual, here in mid-fall it is also college application season. When applying, seniors must consider factors such as one’s major, tuition...

Drive-Ins are coming back

Photo from: CBF Productions
October 27, 2020

 Rolling back to the 50’s with Ventura County's drive-in Back in May, with the cancelation of the 2020 Ventura County Fair, Ventura was able to bring in “Concerts In Your Car.” The event debuted...

Student heroes keeping Ventura fed

Student heroes keeping Ventura fed
May 17, 2020

High school students are among the many essential workers putting their health at risk during the coronavirus pandemic.   Amongst the chaos of the Coronavirus outbreak, citizens turn to healthcare...

Making masks to stop the spread

Making masks to stop the spread
May 11, 2020

Students share ways to make masks that protect themselves and others The COVID-19 outbreak has caused not only illness and mortality, but shortages of essential items as well. Whether it be daily household...

Yes, it’s just a theory

Yes, it's just a theory
May 8, 2020

Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 spread as quickly as the virus itself. In the early months of 2020, the Coronavirus disease spread throughout China, eventually making its way around the globe. However,...

VHS students find ways to beat quarantine boredom

VHS students find ways to beat quarantine boredom
May 5, 2020

From working out, to tie dyeing tanks, here’s what some VHS students have been up to while staying at home. Quarantine can be boring, to say the least. Even with a mandatory stay-at-home order issued...

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