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What’s going on in the Ventura High School Art Department?

Find out what VHS art is all about, what student artists are working on and learn about the teachers who run it The VHS art department has a variety of classes for all students. The classes are taught...

TikTok influencer Alix Earle who goes by @alixearle on the social media platform has been dominating the GRWM (get ready with me) trend since December of 2022. Graphic by: Ella Duncan

Opinion: Alix Earle is the new Charli D’Amelio

Ella Duncan and Kendall Garcia March 8, 2023

22-year-old Alix Earle has gained over two million followers in the past two months Alix Earle is a fourth-year student attending the University of Miami. Earle began posting on TikTok in 2020 but gained...

The 2022 film Terrifier 2 is the third installment of the Terrifier franchise and follows the story of Art the clown as he attacks the people of Miles County. The film was directed by Damien Leone and was made six years after the second installment, Terrifier, and nine years after the first installment, All Hallows Eve. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

“Terrifier 2” is anything but terrifying

Ruby Lacques and Jane Armstrong December 2, 2022

 Overdramatized violence makes the third installment of the horror franchise lack substance and weakens the plot On Oct. 6, the sequel to 2016’s “Terrifier” hit the theaters, “Terrifier 2.”...

Olivia Arriaga 24 said, “I thought [It Ends With Us] was so good and it was funny at some points, but I also thought it was sad. It was just such a good book and I would recommend it to anyone.” Photo by: Ava Mohror

Book review: “It Ends With Us”

Ava Mohror and Halle Gentry October 21, 2022

After the trend of reading “It Ends With Us” died down, is it still worth reading? We have likely all heard of author Colleen Hoover, more specifically, her most popular novel, “It Ends With Us.”  Despite...

The Puffs play is set to open on at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 10 in the VHS auditorium. The play is directed by drama teacher Stefoni Rossiter, and written by Matt Cox with music by Brian Metolius. Graphic by: Hank Tovar
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VHS Drama Department prepares for the “Puffs” play

Ruby Lacques and Jane Armstrong October 21, 2022

The play “Puffs” is set to open this November in the VHS auditorium As students get back into the swing of school, the Ventura High School Drama Department prepares for their first performance of...

Dont Worry Darling received mixed reviews after high anticipation and drama surrounding the cast and crew days before its release. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Movie review: Don’t Worry Darling

Ava Mohror and Kinda Mehael October 7, 2022

After a swarm of drama surrounding the “Don’t Worry Darling” premiere, the movie received mixed reviews and ratings “Don’t Worry Darling,” a psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde...

The group of art students and chaperones on the field trip, posed in front of the infamous Colosseum. Photo by: Lauren Minadeo

VHS art students say “Ciao!” from Italy

Ava Mohror April 29, 2022

Lauren Minadeo’s art students took a trip to Italy over spring break, how did it go? Over the 2022 spring break (April 4-8), VHS art teacher Lauren Minadeo took 16 of her students to Italy. Originally...

Harry Styles singing, Golden Jumbo trons allowing fans to see Styles from the back of the crowds Photo by: Ava Mohror

Styles crushing stereotypes with his style

Brody Daw December 11, 2021

Harry Styles, and why VHS students believe he is one of the most influential artists of this generation Harry Styles; whether you know him from his boy band era or his current “Love On Tour” era,...

“It [the Pleasing brand release] really caught me off guard when I saw the first ad for it. I had absolutely no idea about it until I saw that first ad,” sophomore Siena Lightcap said her initial reaction to the announcement of Pleasing. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Harry Styles’ “Pleasing” fans with new brand release

Ava Mohror December 10, 2021

“Pleasing,” a new beauty care brand founded by Harry Styles leaves fans surprised and excited Well-known singer, actor and performer Harry Styles recently announced the release of his new beauty care...

(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

Will the shoe fit?

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...

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

“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...

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....

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