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Student musicians tug at the heartstrings

The VHS Music Department’s pre-quarantine year was filled to the brim with successes, according to its members and Music Department Head Paul Hunt. Photo from: Miles Bennett
May 27, 2020

The year’s Music Department seniors share their thoughts on the year The VHS Music Department’s pre-quarantine year was filled to the brim with successes, according to its members and Music Department...

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
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...

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show
October 26, 2019

After enduring fierce auditions, this year’s improv cast proves they’ve got what it takes On Saturday Oct. 18, a talented group of students known as the What? Improv Troupe debuted at the Backstage...

They harmonize before the sunrise

From right to left, freshmen Sinthia Cardenas, Arkiran Khiara, and Vanessa Mercado practicing the alto part of
October 25, 2019

Members of Company, Ventura Unified all district Choir, sing before everyone wakes It was 6:16 a.m. on Oct. 8, the sky had slowly started the process of changing from black to a cool blue. Outside the...

Taylor Swift’s “Lover”: Review

Taylor Swifts new album,
October 22, 2019

"Lover", Taylor Swift’s 7th album although uneven and immature is a fun, heartfelt album that is surprisingly somewhat enjoyable    I’ve been a Taylor Swift fan since the ripe age of 8 when I...

Music Review: What’s your favorite Beatles stage?

Picture of The Beatles in their
June 4, 2019

This article reviews the musical group The Beatles and asks Ventura High Students what they think of the band and its various stages. Despite having a career that only spanned seven years, from 1963-1970,...

A walk through the chalk

Senior Rhianne Martinez stated,
April 25, 2019

The annual Ventura High School Chalk Festival took place on April 17 and 18 on the Catalina lawn at VHS. According to art teacher Lauren Minadeo, around 35 students participated this year. In past years,...

VHS: Shining With Talent

Infographic by: Jessica Johnson
February 19, 2019

The Ventura Unified School District will be having its 18th annual Festival of Talent from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 23. The show will be held at Ventura High School. The proceeds from the show will support...

What VHS students think about nu metal

The CDs of (left to right)
November 14, 2018

During a craze dominating the late ‘90s and early 2000s, Nu Metal took American pop culture by storm. At first, the genre was not widely accepted, commonly being associated with frat boys, jerks and...

Meeting the newcomers of this year’s improv troupe

Senior Omar Al Bawab, sophomore Jaidyn Sellers, and senior Sam Coats performing a game named
October 17, 2018

Ventura High School’s 2018-2019 Improvisation Troupe had their first shows of the year on Oct. 12 and 13. The VHS Theater Department proudly presented “The Fall 2018 Backstage Café” on the VHS Mainstage...

VHS fall play: It’s time to watch Nightwatch

Santia (left) stated,
September 20, 2018

The fall play put on by the Drama Department this year at Ventura High School is Night Watch, a mystery, based in a Manhattan townhouse, and the cast list is out. About 49 people auditioned and the...

Stranger Scenes: Where students showcase their voices

Stranger Scenes: Where students showcase their voices
February 5, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOrMaN6NXM4 The Ventura High School drama department recently put on it’s winter showcase; the theme this year was “Stranger Scenes,” deriving from the beloved...

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