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Opinion: Volume I: The modern issue with beauty

Riley Ramirez and Peyton Redmond March 19, 2021

(Trigger Warning): A preview to the relations between social media, ED’s and self-esteem. Being a teenager in today’s world is being overwhelmed with the media and being harmfully influenced due to...

Let Ventura play is a movement created by the athletic students of Ventura. Graphic by: Greta Pankratz

Let Ventura Play: For and Against

Let ventura play... seriously let us play (For: by Savanna Nustad-Franzen) A movement started by students at Ventura High School, “Let Ventura Play” is a movement much needed and the voices should...

When in the purple-tier, many shops considered non-essential were asked to close up shop. This includes hair, nail and tanning salons. Photo by: Jocelyn Wood

Opinion: Masked up and actin’ up

Jocelyn Wood February 1, 2021

Ventura County’s shutdowns have been an interesting experience for all. March 15, 2020 will be a day many will never forget due to it being Ventura County's first shutdown. During that time, people...

This map depicts the many town areas in the city of Guadalajara. According to the World Population Review about 5,179,479 people inhabit Guadalajara. Photo by: Alexis Mendoza

Opinion: Is Mexico in your travel plans?

Alexis Mendoza January 28, 2021

If not, it should be. Ever since quarantine began, many students have wondered when they would have the chance to travel again. During these hard times, COVID-19 rates have skyrocketed to record numbers...

The New York Times cited that in addition to a lack of Latino actors, there is a lack of Latino executives, producers, and directors as well. Photo by: Peyton Redmond

Opinion: Let’s talk about Latino (mis)representation

Anna Guerra December 7, 2020

Despite being avid media consumers, Latinos have and continue to be historically underrepresented and misportrayed in film and TV.  As activism, equality and inclusivity continue to grow in our society,...

Why does one religion's text get more representation than others? Having bibles in hotel rooms isn't fair to everyone else. Photo by: Livia Vertucci

Opinion: Should we separate church and hotel?

December 7, 2020

BYOB (Bring your own Bible).  Religion has been around for thousands of years. With thousands of different faiths and beliefs, why is it that only one religious text is provided in hotels? Over the break,...

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 19.9 million students were enrolled at U.S. colleges during the fall of 2019. Photo by Alexis Mendoza

Opinion: What lies in store for your future profession?

Alexis Mendoza December 7, 2020

Ventura High seniors speak about their future professions.       Many students at Ventura High are quickly approaching their final school years, leaving some with questions about their future. “Will...

Don't throw away old Disney CDs because someday your crazy friend will need a photo of them. Photo by: Lily Carnagie

Are the originals really better?

Livia Vertucci November 20, 2020

The OG movies hold a special place in our hearts, do the remakes measure up? From Disney to Touchstone, there have been movie failures and masterpieces. Sure, we've all been disappointed after watching...

As distance learning remains in place, students have found more of their time being spent on electronic devices than when in-person learning was happening. Photo by: Anna Guerra.

Opinion: What happened to screen time guidelines?

Anna Guerra October 27, 2020

 Online learning is racking up the amount of hours VHS students are staring at a screen everyday. You wake up tired and bleary-eyed. Shoot, it’s almost eight, you’re gonna miss your first period....

Classes are now just a couple clicks away with zoom. Photo by: Peyton Redmond

Opinion: Positive thinking is better, even for online school

Peyton Redmond September 28, 2020

Online schooling has its perks for having such a negative connotation. Welcome to online school! Where you can wake up 15 minutes before class and pull up in your pajamas and nobody would think twice...

Let’s make the best of online school!

Let’s make the best of online school!

Caroline Marsden August 17, 2020

The upcoming online semester may seem dreary, but it has some serious advantages. Yes, quarantine sucks, but we can make the best of it! Before people were begging to go back to “real school,” everyone...

Wearing masks in public has caused more controversy among the population than expected. Drawing by: Yasmin Myers

Evading Covid-19… or mask mandates?

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers August 17, 2020

Mask mandate receives mixed feelings from the public. Gov. Gavin Newsom mandated wearing masks while in public areas on June 18, with individual businesses setting up their own rules for entrance or usage...

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