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Student heroes keeping Ventura fed

Student heroes keeping Ventura fed

Charlotte D'Orsi

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 workers for reassurance. While first responders play an integral part in maintaining our nation’s co...

Making masks to stop the spread

Making masks to stop the spread

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

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 necessities, such as toilet paper and eggs, or important sanitary components, such as hand saniti...

Yes, it’s just a theory

Yes, it's just a theory

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

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, conspiracy theories about this new illness have spread as quickly as the illness itself.  One of ...

VHS students find ways to beat quarantine boredom

VHS students find ways to beat quarantine boredom

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers

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 by Governor Gavin Newsom, VHS students have found ways to keep themselves entertained while flatt...

VHS sophomores put the fire in Phoenix

 At the end of the race, win or loose, all competitors are awarded a medal for their participation and are recognized for raising money for a good cause. Photo from: James Locher.

Bella Young

March 12, 2020

 Annual Phoenix Triathlon proceeds go towards former VHS teacher’s scholarship fund Sunday, March 1 was the 13th annual Phoenix Triathlon that took place at the YMCA at 8 a.m. The event was put on by 10th grade Honors English teachers James Locher and Mary Dietz and involves teams of three who pa...

Where will our seniors be in the fall?

Where will our seniors be in the fall?

Charlotte D'Orsi

February 20, 2020

VHS seniors begin making final decisions as college acceptances start rolling in.  December is generally the time of year when college application results start getting sent out, at least for students who have applied early decision or early action. Now that it is February, more high school sen...

Belle & Browne bags bring style and sustainability to fashion

Belle & Browne bags bring style and sustainability to fashion

Charlotte D'Orsi

February 6, 2020

VUSD sophomores start a company selling eco-friendly and functional purses. In recent years, many female students at Ventura High School have retired their backpacks, instead using purses to carry their academic paraphernalia. Styles vary from mini backpacks, to cross body bags, to underarm purses, to han...

Seniors ball out for the Roaring 20’s

Seniors ball out for the Roaring 20’s

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

February 3, 2020

VHS Students give their thoughts about Senior Ball 2020 [dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t was the night of Jan. 25, and seniors got ready for one of their last school dances. Pictures were taken at varying locations, some of which included Cemetery Park and City Hall in Ventura, and posed were young ...

Film cameras; a comeback for the old form of photography is on the horizon

Film cameras; a comeback for the old form of photography is on the horizon

Jack Schatzman

February 3, 2020

With influencers and teens endorsing film photography, is it here to stay? [dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]ong before the digital camera that we all know and use, film cameras were the only option for photography. Since then, trends of the past decades have come back, including film. One of the most popu...

Is Ridiculous living up to its name?

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Jocelyn Lee and Peyton Redmond

January 10, 2020

The inside scoop on what the Ridiculous brand is all about [dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n the Ventura High School parking lot, senior Rourke Rieman has probably been spotted in his white Jeep with the red “Ridiculous” logo labeled on the side. At the Buena vs Ventura Football game during the f...

Are you prepared for “The Test”?

Are you prepared for “The Test”?

Jesse Zapata

January 10, 2020

Finals are just around the corner [dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]s we know it, finals are coming in hot, and I mean HOT. Most students have the fear that they will procrastinate and are going to have to study the day before finals, causing them to possibly fail for lack of sleep. Finals are the chanc...

Ventura High School gets graded

Ventura High School gets graded

Greta Pankratz

December 20, 2019

Students and staff give their thoughts on VHS’s grade from Niche.com Grades, a system implemented in many high schools. Whether you love them or hate ‘em, they’re inevitable. Even the school itself has been evaluated with a grading system. Niche.com gives schools of all levels an overall grade, ...

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