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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...

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...

Pictures were taped onto table cloths with yellow flowers for every person as well as a purple flowered garland. Photo By: Alexis Segovia

Model United Nations hold Israel Palestine Vigil

Alexis Segovia November 16, 2023

Model UN members hold a vigil for the lives lost in the Israel Palestine war On Nov. 15 between 12:20 p.m. and 12:50 p.m., Model UN, a club on the VHS campus, held a vigil for the lives lost in the 2023...

The Lot is not restricted during school hours to those with off-campus identification, and parking passes. Photo by: Brody Daw

Off-campus passes are required to enter the student parking lot

Brody Daw November 15, 2023

Administrators and student opinions on this newly enforced rule At the start of the 2023-24 school year, an administrative decision was made to restrict access to the student parking lot, enforcing a...

Students are able to access the Minga website on their Chromebooks in order create their hall pass or check their student ID. Photo by: Emily Nguyen

Minga offers digital approach to hall passes

VHS will phase out physical hall passes in favor of a digital system Minga is a campus management platform focused on ensuring campus safety and student behavior. According to the company’s website,...

This plaque memorializes Austin, and is at the VHS track. Photo by: Brody Daw

Students for Public Lands raise money to honor Austin Gambill

Brody Daw October 4, 2023

Students for Public Lands continues on their journey to raise $25,000  As the school year begins, Students for Public Lands (SPL) continues its two and a half year quest to raise $25,000 to honor its...

Linnet Sanchez 25, Adrian Resendiz 25 and Andrew Sandoval 25 joined the Young Life Club. The club is a Christian organization with programs for young adults. Photo by: Isabella Fierros

Let’s go clubbing!

Isabella Fierros, Weston Blackburn, and Emily Nguyen September 22, 2023

VHS hosted its annual club week  VHS held its annual club week on Sept. 13 and 15, where clubs outreached to students on the senior lawn during lunch. Clubs set up tables to recruit new members. Many...

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