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Will the shoe fit?

(Left to right) Junior Jay Reynolds, sophomores Joseph Lombardo, Alina Reitz, senior Daniel Metten and freshman Mya Sherman read through the script for the very first time. Photo by: Miles Bennett

Shannon David and Alina Calamia

March 10, 2020

VHS’s Drama department prepares for the spring musical, Cinderella. [dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n April, the Ventura High School Drama Department will be performing “Cinderella” as the 2020 spring musical.  This 1997 edition has the same classic Rogers and Hamerisetin music and charm with a hint of sa...

“Would?” you listen to Alice In Chains? You just might after reading this.

Garrett Jaffe

March 16, 2019

A personal review of the 1990s Grunge band Alice in Chains unique music and influence on their respective genre of music. The band Alice In Chains is undeniably a quintessential “player” amongst the ranks of bands making up the 1990s grunge scene. Not only did they manifest and define the zeitgeist ...

Editorial: Senior Ball? Only for ballers?

Editorial: Senior Ball? Only for ballers?

Summer Yovanno and Avenlea Russian

January 23, 2019

As Senior Ball is approaching, 12th graders need to consider: Is spending over 100 dollars on a school dance worth it? For a couple ticket, it is 125 dollars and ten dollars off with an ASB stamp. A single ticket is 70 dollars and with an ASB stamp, it is 65 dollars. But what if that is too much?...

Prelude to Concerto: String Orchestra prepares for Dec. 6 Concert

Graphic by: Micah Wilcox

Micah Wilcox

November 19, 2018

Following Ventura and Buena High School’s joint Wind Ensemble Fall Concert on Wednesday, the music department is warming up for Dec. 6-- the String Orchestra Winter Concert. "We are playing a number of different pieces, [but] nothing is finalized just yet,” said music director, Paul Hunt. “I...

SLAYER Editorial: Slaying superstition in students

Drawing of SLAYERs album cover for Seasons In The Abyss.
Drawing and photo by Garrett Jaffe

Garrett Jaffe

October 17, 2018

The relentless and repentless beating of the kick drum, brass knuckle bearing bass strums, piercing macabre screeches of the electric guitar alongside the ghoulish, contemptuous lyrics and voice of lead singer Tony Araya, gives SLAYER its ominous war cry tone. In good humor and honesty, senior Rhi...

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Samantha Franks

April 30, 2018

Thursday, April 26 was opening night for the Ventura High School Theater Department’s spring show, “Seussical the Musical.” The play is a compilation of different Dr. Seuss characters and story lines according to drama teacher and director of the musical, Stefoni Rossiter.   “It’s compl...

A post Coachella playlist

A post Coachella playlist

Brooke Newman

April 17, 2018

Check out the playlist by clicking the link below! Brooke Newman's Post-Coachella Playlist Looking for new music to kick off your week? If so, then this playlist is for you. Regardless of whether or not you attended Coachella, even if you are strongly against the festival itself, here are a few...

VHS Chalk Festival chalked up to be a success

VHS Chalk Festival chalked up to be a success

Miles Bennett

April 6, 2018

The Chalk Festival is an outdoor gallery of chalk drawings by various students that has been going on for several years at Ventura High School. Students sign up to showcase their artistic skills right on the sidewalk in the front of the school. It deviates from a normal art gallery in that attendees...

Review: Flogging Molly flocks to Ventura

Review: Flogging Molly flocks to Ventura

Kylie Torres

March 28, 2018

The band Flogging Molly performed at the Ventura Majestic Theate on Monday, March 19. Their concert had two opening performances, the first by Scott H. Biram, and the second by Jon Snodgrass and Friends. Both opening performances were great, although the crowd was not as lively yet. Flogging Mol...

Opinion: Can’t see Rocky Horror anymore? What a drag

Opinion: Can’t see Rocky Horror anymore? What a drag

Alicja Fowler and Miles Bennett

March 28, 2018

Once, every few months at the stroke of midnight, the Ventura Theatre presents people with a film of which has never been seen before. This film features amazing musical spectacles, a spooky mansion, aliens and even mad scientist drag queens. We speak, of course, of the 1975 cult classic film, “The ...

VHS “What?” Improv Troupe kills the audience yet again

Thanks to the troupe’s seemingly expert usage of absurdist humor, dark comedy and other such genres, the audience members were laughing all night.  Photo by: Liliana Lara

Miles Bennett

March 6, 2018

On Friday March 2 and Saturday March 3, the Ventura High School “What?” Improv Troupe performed at their semi-annual Backstage Cafe, having another successful set of shows according to the howling and roaring audience members that filled the VHS auditorium. The show kicked off with the troupe’s two ...

Senior Ball 2018 Recap

Senior Ball 2018 Recap

Emily Distefano and Acacia Harrell

January 31, 2018

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