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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

Is VHS ready for in-person learning?

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...

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....

Junior Makayla Good shared the story on her bag,

The cat’s out of the bag

Malia Gutierrez and Alina Calamia December 11, 2019

VHS students ditch their backpacks and trade them for bags and purses [dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n the VHS campus, people are choosing to carry a purse and hold their school supplies, rather than carrying...

Take a deep dive into Ventura High Schools annual cardboard boat races

Take a deep dive into Ventura High Schools annual cardboard boat races

Logan Wilkov November 26, 2019

Cougars compete during the ‘19-‘20 cardboard boat races  Students in groups of three to a maximum of six gathered on the pool deck on Nov. 14, ready to test their creation made of only cardboard and...

What’s the trend with high school having bathroom Instagram accounts

Jack Schatzman November 25, 2019

The hot new trend of posting toilets and the contents in them on social media Usually schools have official instagrams for clubs or sports, but most schools also have unofficial school joke accounts. @vhsbathrooms...

VHS Poet Helps Homeless Students Live “A Blissful Youth”

VHS Poet Helps Homeless Students Live “A Blissful Youth”

Charlotte D'Orsi November 22, 2019

On a sunny Saturday morning in downtown Ventura, Ventura High School senior Yalda Kotobi sat outside Palermo Coffee to sell and sign copies of her recently published book, “A Blissful Youth.” Passersby...

Sophomore Lucca Camus shows off his cross that he wears daily.

Falling into fashion

Anna Guerra and Katie Medina November 15, 2019

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, VHS students’ transition into fall fashion. As Ventura transitions into Autumn weather, students continue to find new ways to wear pieces they love,...

Custodian, Danial Sandoval, says that

Keep your pens on your paper, not on the walls

Jack Schatzman and Charlotte D'Orsi November 6, 2019

Graffiti around VHS is rampant, can it be solved? [dropcap size=small]U[/dropcap]pon entering any high school bathroom, one is almost 100 percent guaranteed to find graffiti of all kinds doodles, poems,...

From left to right, seniors Kambria Haughton, Senna Togneri, Tatum Schmidt, Megan Ditlof and Samantha Henley styled heels or boots with a range of colored short skin tight dresses. Photo from Megan Ditlof

Hoco outfits take a new turn

Julia Davies and Logan Wilkov October 25, 2019

Short tight dresses and a collared shirt with a tie seems to be the norm for most students attire for homecoming, but some students decided to step out of the regular style this year and dress outside...

Where are the nerds at?

Where are the nerds at?

Anna Guerra, Katie Medina, and Riley Ramirez October 23, 2019

How Buena v. Ventura Nerd Day transitioned into Rivalry Day It’s that time of year again, Cougars. The final moments of high school football for the 2019-2020 school year means it's time for the Buena...

Juniors Daniel Navarro (pictured left) and Connor Blanda (pictured right) reppin' two of the colorways their brand has to offer. Photo by: Yasmin Myers.

Student creativity rings loud and clear

Yasmin Myers October 18, 2019

Brand “Clarity” takes hold on Ventura students Fresh, cool, and laid back. The easily noticeable, drippy, gothic-like logo from the brand, Clarity, has been circulatilating around Ventura High. Specializing...

Mr. Chamaa happily poses with his carefully sought out pickle. Photo by: Riley Ramirez

What’s behind door number 57?

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez October 10, 2019

A glimpse into the world of Pierre Chamaa Ventura High is filled with many diverse teachers who are truly the backbone of the campus. With each teacher comes a new story, one of which being Pierre Chamaa’s. This...

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