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Homecoming crossword

Homecoming crossword

Vail Newman October 20, 2023

Answer key available on Instagram Graphic by: Ruby Lacques


Ruby Lacques June 12, 2023

Josh Spiker said, Without diving into the training plan itself, I want to keep [cross country] fun, be consistent, and embrace hard work. To be great, you have to put in the work and to learn how to suffer all while learning to enjoy the process. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Tyree Cruz passes the torch to Josh Spiker for cross country

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman May 26, 2023

Josh Spiker was hired as new VHS cross country coach Josh Spiker has been hired as VHS’ new cross country coach following Tyree Cruz’s resignation. Spiker is the owner of Mile 26, a running goods...

ASB has many events and activities planned for the spring season. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

ASB’s exciting plans for spring include dances, spirit days and games

Jane Armstrong, Sophia Denzler, and Isabel Andrade March 24, 2023

VHS ASB has many activities planned for the upcoming spring season ASB has announced its next upcoming event and activities, with the first activity being a spirit week that was held from March 20 to...

Layla is psychological book that will leave the reader guessing and wanting more. Photo by: Kendall Garcia

Cougar critique: “Layla” by Colleen Hoover

Kendall Garcia March 8, 2023

A novel that shows life and love after tragedy No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover came out with the book “Layla” in December of 2020. The book begins when Leeds meets Layla. It’s...

Cougar Libs

Ruby Lacques February 8, 2023

The Buena High School versus Ventura High School football game was held at BHS Oct. 7. BHS won the game for the second year in a row. Photo by: Kendall Garcia

Buena versus Ventura and the truth behind the cup

Kendall Garcia October 12, 2022

 BHS and VHS face off against each other each year in the annual Buena vs. Ventura Football Game for the Suzanne Brown Memorial Cup Oct. 7 was the 59th time Ventura High School and Buena High School...

The VHS blood drive takes place four times a year, giving students opportunities to donate blood. Dani Diaz 24 said, I just really hope I can help someone who needs it in the future. Photo by: Julian Martinez

Students get their blood drawn at the VHS blood drive

Lourdes Almalab, Belen Hibbler, and Julian Martinez October 12, 2022

The first blood drive of the 2022-2023 school year takes place in the Main Street Gym  The Ventura High School blood drive took place during periods one, three and five Sept. 29 in the Main Street Gym....

Campus security cameras are often placed in less-visible areas, such as stairwells (like the camera pictured). Photo by: Ava Mohror

What is the rationale behind Ventura High School campus security cameras?

Alejandro Hernandez and Ava Mohror May 20, 2022

An overview of security cameras at VHS The Ventura High School campus has been home to security cameras for many years, with its current system in place since 2019. But what do the cameras do? How does...

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