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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...

VHS students are all eligible for a free breakfast and lunch every day. They can line up to enter the cafeteria and give their student ID number to get lunch. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

VHS now serves fresher food

Alejandro Hernandez September 15, 2023

The district is moving towards offering fresher school food On March 31, 2023, the VUSD announced changes to school food at most district high schools for the 2023-24 school year. One of these high schools...

Dolores Huerta speaks in the auditorium. She has led farm workers and community members in Ventura County through her decades-long career. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist, speaks at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez June 15, 2023

The 93-year-old labor leader left students with words of advice From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on June 15, the last day of the 2022-23 VHS school year, labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta was...

Students gather around dogs on the senior lawn during lunch. The dogs provided comfort to students who participated in the wellness faire. Photo by: Brody Daw

Ventura High School hosts a wellness fair for students

Alexis Segovia, Sophia Denzler, and Brody Daw June 6, 2023

 VHS admin hosts the second wellness fair of the school year for students On May 25, VHS administration and ASB hosted a wellness fair for students to enjoy before the start of finals. The wellness fair...

Elementary school students visited the Tuttle Gym and Main Street Gym for the Readers Faire, and went from story to story. Photo by: Samantha Castañeda

Reading through time and beyond

The Reader’s Faire returned to VHS in person VHS held its 41st annual Reader’s Faire between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on June 1 in the Tuttle Gym and Main Street Gym. The event was organized by English...

Angelina Nguyen 23, Mateo Navarro 23, Carson Peterson 23 and Lilia Duque 23, left to right, at VHS decision day rally. Photo by: Admin

Why are so many students going to Brown University?

Katie Rundle, Jocelyn Wood, and Ruby Lacques May 31, 2023

With four people committed to Brown, VHS’ class of 2023 boasts the most Ivy League commits it has had in years Brown University’s admissions rate for the class of 2027 was a startlingly low 3.88 percent...

Senior athletes listen to Kory Anderson, the VHS track and field coach. Photo by: Leslie Castro

Ventura High School celebrates senior athletic signing day

Alexis Segovia May 26, 2023

VHS senior class athletes celebrate senior athletic signing day During lunch on May 24 on the senior lawn, athletes of this year's senior class celebrated officially committing to an athletic program...

Students can submit their interest to participate in the VHS TedxYouth event by scanning the QR code and completing the embedded Google form.  The deadline to submit the form is June 1. Graphic by: Emily Sehati

TED Talk to be potentially held at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez May 24, 2023

The event would be the first of its kind at VHS Two VHS students, Emily Sehati ‘24 and Katie Wicks ‘24, along with assistant principal Elizabeth Botello, English teacher Elizabeth Mainz and ASB Advisor...

Craig Carey, Karen Reynosa, Edward Pacula, Nathan Donnelly, James Locher and Elizabeth Mainz, left to right, all participated in the event. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Pies fly, money flows

Alexis Segovia May 19, 2023

The whipped cream pie fundraiser raises money for the Reader’s Faire at VHS On May 19, the VHS English 10 honors classes held a pie-throwing fundraiser in which students of all grades could buy whipped...

The essay contest has been advertised in the VHS daily announcements. Graphic by: Association of California School Administrators

Senior essay contest for scholarship opens

Alejandro Hernandez May 8, 2023

The first-place prize is $300 The Association of California School Administrators will award $600 to students who place in the top three in its high school senior essay contest. The first-place student...

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