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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...

The association of HOSAs motto is, The hands of youth mold the future of tomorrow. Graphic by: Brody Daw

HOSA: turning aspirations into careers

Brody Daw February 15, 2024

Ventura High School introduced a new club this year: HOSA, or Health Occupations Students of America. It is run by medical CTE pathway teacher Schatzi Sovich and President Alana Thogerson ‘24, the...

Photo by: Ruby Lacques

What’s going on in the Ventura High School Art Department?

Find out what VHS art is all about, what student artists are working on and learn about the teachers who run it The VHS art department has a variety of classes for all students. The classes are taught...

Charlie Ruff24, Cadence West25, and Malani del Rosario25 are playing and improv game called party. Photo by: Isabel Andrade

What’s going on in the Drama Club?

Isabel Andrade May 19, 2023

 A place for VHS students who have an interest in theater  Drama Club is during lunch every Thursday in the Little Theater by room 40, with drama teacher Stefoni Rossiter serving as advisor. Cadence...

Chess Club President Riley Simpson 24 (upper-left) said, “I started the Chess Club because I like chess. It’s fun to play a good game with somebody. It’s just a big game of cat and mouse.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Chess Club in the second year of its modern iteration

Alejandro Hernandez December 2, 2022

A perspective into the Chess Club Chess Club President Riley Simpson ‘24 founded the Ventura High School Chess Club early in the 2021-2022 school year with math teacher Preston Biller as its advisor....

Bradley Orozco 23 said, “I joined the Safe Space Club because I think its cool to have a place where you can just say how youre feeling and where you can be honest and stuff. I like that theres fun people who wont judge and I like the mutual agreement of ‘whatever happens in the club stays in the club.’ I feel safe talking about my problems because seeing other people talk about theirs, lets me know they trust me and I can trust them. Graphic by: Samantha Castañeda

Club feature: The Safe Space Club helps students find their safe space

Samantha Castañeda June 20, 2022

The Safe Space Club recently joined the VHS club scene The Safe Space Club is a place where students can go and talk about anything; whether it be about their personal life, anything that has been on...

Freshman Sevastian Smith, who is an ASSETS member, said, “I think that ASSETS is an amazing place, letting kids stay after school. Sometimes they can’t be picked up.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

ASSETS supports students after hours

Alejandro Hernandez April 27, 2022

Food, tutoring and transportation for all ASSETS, standing for “After School Student Education Teamwork for Success,” is an after school program at Ventura High School which does not mandate attendance....

Senior Grace Morton, who is a co-president of the Interact Club, said, We volunteer at certain events such as the Color Run, Cheers for Children where we shop for Christmas presents for children. We also do on campus events such as the food faire, and we have a Valentine’s day dance for the special needs students. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Interact Club interacts with the community

Alejandro Hernandez April 19, 2022

Community service initiatives at Ventura High School and beyond Based out of the Ventura High School College & Career Center (room 106), the Interact Club is a club that focuses on community service...

On April 11, the Latino Rights Club held a meeting at lunch to discuss options on what activism organizations to partner with. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Students for Latino rights

Alejandro Hernandez April 14, 2022

A synopsis of the Latino Rights Club The Latino Rights Club (formerly known as the Latinx Rights Club) is a club at Ventura High School that focuses on activism for the Latino community. Its presidents...

In VHS AVID teacher Linda Bergelds classroom (room 58), there is a white board where AVID members can write their admitted colleges and names. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

AVID helps students get to college

Alejandro Hernandez March 29, 2022

AVID seeks to improve college readiness at Ventura High School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a college preparedness class for students who would like to attend a four-year university...

VHS Agriculture teacher Amy Lewandoski said, Agricultural Biology is the beginning of the Agricultural Business pathway, and once students start there hopefully they discover an interest for plants other than food crops. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Seeds sprout at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez March 21, 2022

A rundown of the Agricultural Business pathway Ventura High School’s Agricultural Business pathway is a program that is made up of three classes. These classes are agricultural biology, landscape design...

Emily Sehati, Siena Cherry, Mia Kish and Brooke Roberts (left to right) met to discuss Model UNs plans for the upcoming spring food faire. Sophomore Emily Sehati, who is also president of MUN, said, “To put it simply, MUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations, in which students partake in conferences representing a country, and debate its countrys stance to pass a resolution to a given topic.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Simulating the United Nations

Alejandro Hernandez March 10, 2022

A perspective on the Model United Nations club The Model United Nations club, also known as Model UN or MUN, is a club at Ventura High School. The club has been around since 2015 and it has nine members...

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