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The dance program is accepting donations in the dance room until Nov. 21. Photo by: Meray Touma

Ventura High School’s dance team’s clothing drive

Meray Touma November 17, 2023

VHS dance team uses donations to connect with the community The VHS dance team is having their annual donation clothing drive. This clothing drive is their way of giving back to the community this holiday...

Homework might not be very popular, but its the most efficient and effective way to solidify learning and knowledge in students. Graphic by: Isabella Fierros

Opinion: Homework or no work?

Christian Montecino September 22, 2023

Is homework actually beneficial for students? Whether we like it or not, homework is something that we’ll never get rid of. It may be tedious, boring and repetitive at times, but without homework, we...

Students argued with former math teacher John Kim in his fourth period money management class in room 61. Photo by: Isabel Andrade

What happened to Mr. Kim?

Weston Blackburn and Isabel Andrade May 31, 2023

A look at what happened and what’s in store for his students On May 18, VHS’ former temporarily assigned math teacher, John Kim, sent an email to all his students announcing he would no longer be...

Teachers should not have to continuously interrupt their lectures to get you to put your phone away. Be respectful and considerate. Graphic by: Lourdes Almalab

Opinion: The use of phones in class will always be impossible to regulate

Lourdes Almalab May 26, 2023

The never-ending debate between teachers and students The use of phones in class is a constant subject area that teachers are having to cover more and more. It’s not uncommon for a teacher to interrupt...

C U at College

C U at College

Sophia Denzler May 26, 2023

Closing out the school year in the fourth quarter, seniors are beginning to choose which college they will attend in the upcoming fall. A popular option is the UC system, a group of California universities,...

VHS Military Academy Night was held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 1. The event was meant to inform students about the academies and how they can apply and featured a speech from U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal as well as booths featuring a spokesperson for each of the five military academies. Photo by: Hugh Murphy

Fortune favors the bold at Ventura High School

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman May 19, 2023

Highlighting the military as a career for VHS students Students at VHS follow many different career paths after graduation. One of those paths is the U.S. Armed Forces, the largest single employer in...

Prom dresses were displayed in front of the SAP room, across from the office. Photo by: Lourdes Almalab

SAP gives students a variety of prom dresses for no cost

Lourdes Almalab May 9, 2023

The SAP closed out its prom dress drive The VHS SAP’s goal is to allow students to feel heard and accepted and is led by counselor Sheri Werner. The SAP room provides a place for students to relax...

Zachary Monseur 25 said, [The] school bus gets [places] faster. Therefore, it is better than the city bus. Photo by: Lia Hersh

Opinion: Between the school and city bus, which is the bumpier ride?

Which one vibes more? Since the start of the school year, students without an alternative mode of transport have relied on some form of public transportation. Two of the main options of transportation...

The spring dance being canceled was saddening to ASB members. Refunds are now being offered in the student store for those who bought tickets. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Opinion: Why the spring dance was a flop to begin with

Alexis Segovia and Lourdes Almalab March 29, 2023

VHS spring dance, although a good idea in theory, seemed rushed and untimely The spring dance set to replace the traditional Sadie Hawkins dance was a doomed idea from the beginning. Even with the more...

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