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The account page is gaining followers by the day, using Google Forms to obtain submissions. Graphic by: Nathan Lopez

Student-made Instagram account shares anonymous confessions from students

Emily Sevaaetasi, Nathan Lopez, and Sawyer Cameron February 15, 2024

The people of VHS have mixed opinions about a new VHS confessions account on Instagram @venturahigh_confessions on Instagram is a new school drama Instagram account created in December by an anonymous...

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...

Factors such as inexperience, nighttime and weekend driving, not using seatbelts, speeding, distractions and being under the influence are all common causes of car accidents among teens. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Let’s talk about teen driving

Ava Mohror February 14, 2024

Weather conditions, distractions or critical errors: how are teen drivers doing on the road?  In 2021, 2,116 drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 died in traffic crashes, an 11% increase from 2020....

I love Italian, its my passion, said Italian teacher Claudio Lonardo. Photo by: Brynn Kightlinger

Saying “ciao” to the Italian program

Brynn Kightlinger December 19, 2023

After many years, the Italian program is coming to an end at VHS The Italian language program has been at VHS for many years. The current Italian teacher, Claudio Lonardo, has been teaching at VHS for...

To help ones seasonal depression, it helps to talk to people that are trusted. Graphic by: Christian Montecino

‘Tis the season for seasonal depression

Christian Montecino and Emily Sevaaetasi December 14, 2023

What is seasonal depression and how can it be prevented? Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder, is a mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs around the same time...

Marissa Peña 25 using her bathroom pass to go to the girls 50/60s wing bathroom. The passes are color coded according to which bathroom is closest to your class. Picture by: Emily Sevaaetasi

Students share opinions on Minga

Christian Montecino and Emily Sevaaetasi December 3, 2023

Many students have different opinions on the new hall pass system, Minga  Now that the green hallpasses are gone, Minga is the new digital alternative. It has a multitude of features like creating hall...

Girls Uniteds board members are Treasurer Malani Del Rosario 25, Secretary Eva Stamp 25, club President Leah Murphy 25 and Vice President Marissa Stadtmiller 25 [left to right] Photo by: Freyja Palsdottir

Girls United Club joins VHS

Meray Touma December 2, 2023

Girls United is a safe space for VHS students  One of the new clubs introduced in the 23-24 VHS school year is the Girls United club. The first meeting was held Nov. 6. During club meetings, members...

Minecraft Education is a free download on students Chromebooks, along with ScratchJr. Photo by: Henry Lopez

Minecraft makes an appearance on students’ Chromebooks

Sawyer Cameron and Nathan Lopez November 29, 2023

An educational version of Minecraft is officially available via Chromebook’s Play Store  Earlier this year, students district-wide, including students at VHS, have noticed that the Google Play Store...

Last year Smith was a student teacher for former VHS teacher Margaret Sellers and continued at VHS this year in the drama department. Photo by: VHS drama department

New teacher Arden Smith welcomed into the drama department

Vail Newman November 18, 2023

Drama kicked off the year with new assistant teacher, Arden Smith This year, Arden Smith was welcomed to the drama department as an assistant teacher to Stefoni Rossiter. Many students have said they...

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