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The theme of the Sadie’s dance is Western. Some traditional western apparel is cowboy boots and a hat. Graphic by: ASB

Sadies dance is back

Vail Newman May 28, 2024

The spring dance is back for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. A spring dance has not been held at VHS since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The spring dance is coming back this year and will...

Invest a short amount of time to fill out a FAFSA and unlock your potential with the financial key to higher education. Graphic by:

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...

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...

Micah Grossman 24 is now currently competing in his fourth track season at VHS while Nick DeGeorge 24 is taking the media for the track events that VHS attends. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Nick DeGeorge and Micah Grossman headed to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Alexis Segovia March 19, 2024

 2024 graduates, Nick DeGeorge and Micah Grossman, attend Cal Poly SLO to be part of As seniors begin to receive their college decisions, many student athletes at VHS have started to commit to universities....

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....

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