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The Renaissance certificates were awarded to many students, and they all contained a Mister Softee gift card that students may use on the days Mister Softee comes to VHS. Photo by: Brody Daw

A Renaissance revival

Brody Daw and Ava Mohror April 11, 2024

Renaissance returns to VHS for the first time since before COVID-19  During the week of March 18 to March 22, call slips were sent out to students regarding the revived Renaissance program at VHS. The...

The crack on Foothill Rd. was quickly filled. Photo by: Brynn Kightlinger

Weathering roads caused many students to be tardy

Brynn Kightlinger March 27, 2024

Road closure on Foothill Rd. created traffic and made many students late to school On March 5, 2024, Foothill Road experienced road closure due to a large crack in the side of the road. This road closure...

Willy Wonka cast did their read through in the auditorium on Feb. 26. Photo by: Drama Department Instagram

Willy Wonka takes over the VHS Stage

Lily Brown March 14, 2024

The cast for Willy Wonka is announced and rehearsals are underway The Ventura High School Drama Department cast list for the upcoming production of Willy Wonka was released on Feb. 24, only one day after...

I am glad that I am graduating, so I dont have to deal with a shorter summer, said Violet Hurguy 24. Graphic by: Brody Daw

School will start a week earlier than usual

Brody Daw and Alexis Segovia March 6, 2024

VHS’ start date has been pushed up to Aug. 14 The 2024-2025 school year will begin 10 days earlier than before, shortening summer by a week. School will be out of session on June 13 and will be back...

Students and other donors waited in the cafeteria to get their blood drawn. (Pictured left to right) Thomas Atkins 25, Ruby Welch 25 and Annabella Lehtonen 25. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Ventura High School hosts its quarterly blood drive

Alexis Segovia and Brody Daw March 6, 2024

VHS welcomes students to sign up to donate blood On March 1, VHS hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive in which students are able to donate blood.  Students are encouraged to donate as long as they...

Marcos Hernandez 24 prepared to cross the ball into the box. Photo by: Brynn Kightlinger

Ventura High School takes a win over Katella High school

Vail Newman, Brynn Kightlinger, and Ava Blau-Grinsel February 22, 2024

VHS defeats Katella High School with a score of 3-1  The first round of the Division IV CIF boys varsity soccer game took place on Feb. 7, 2024. The game began at 5 p.m. and ended at 6:42 p.m. VHS boys...

Jagger Smith26 said, I dont know much about the audition process, but that it is probably more scary then it sounds. Graphic by: Isabel Andrade

Upcoming auditions for the spring musical

Elizabeth Gallo and Isabel Andrade February 14, 2024

Willy Wonka auditions go into action this February  “Willy Wonka” is the upcoming musical at VHS. Auditions take place on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, and are open to all VHS students.  The play is a...

However, Jo Koy told the LA Times, responding to this joke he made saying “What hurts the most is me just supporting Taylor, I support her, I love her work. I got nieces that I bought tickets for. There’s no ill intent in that joke,” he said. “The joke is about the NFL and how they keep using cutaways to [her]. And it’s an obvious reason why. I’m not saying anything that no one’s saying, and it’s obvious what that joke was.” Graphic by: Journey Quan

2024 starts off crazy

Journey Quan January 24, 2024

From grounded flights to award shows, here are three of the most important events that started or happened 2024 Less than a month into 2024, many notable events have occurred, including controversial...

It was a fun experience but being new to it, challenging to keep track of the prompts and storyline. Everyone was very supportive, said Hunt. Pictured is the skit, Film Critic, where DeBoer and DeClerck discussed The Friendly Alien. Photo by: Ava Mohror

Faculty Fundraiser Improv Show was a success

Ava Mohror and Elizabeth Gallo January 19, 2024

The eighth annual Faculty Fundraiser Improv Show brings laughter to Ventura and funding to the drama department On Friday, Jan. 12, the VHS Drama Department held its eighth Faculty Fundraiser Improv Show....

After Houses closing speech, long standing show choir members were given flowers as a parting gift from House. Photo by: Emily Sevaaetasi

Ventura High School’s show choir takes the stage

Christian Montecino and Weston Blackburn January 19, 2024

VHS Show Choir performed their 15th annual holiday show “Share the Joy” On Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., the VHS show choir performed at the VHS auditorium for the “Share the Joy” performance. There...

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