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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?...

One year after, students come together

One year after, students come together

Sarah Clench

December 18, 2018

From Dec. 3 to Dec. 7, Ventura High School hosted Ventura Strong Week on the Senior Lawn in memory of the one year anniversary of the Thomas Fire that started on Dec. 4, 2017. Senior Sydney Votruba, Vice President of Associated Student Body, stated, “I came up with the idea because we do a get together with all three ASB's from all three different schools,...

How does VHS recycle?

ASB representatives sorting through the recycled materials, making sure they can be sent to the plant. Photo by: Emily Neitz

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford

November 29, 2018

Recycling one ton of paper will save 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water, according to Ventura Counties Waste Management -- especially important considering that Ventura is in a drought. An average high school can produce up to 483,000 pounds of waste, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agenc...

Meet the 2018/2019 ASB class

Senior Janelle Chavira has been in ASB all four years of high school. Photo by: Marea Gordon

Archer Herring

August 8, 2018

Brock Donaldson (not pictured) Q: What grade are you in? A: 12 Q: What is your title in ASB? A: [Associated Student Body] President Q: What are you in charge of in ASB? A: This year I’m in charge of a lot of things like student senate, student section, representing the school at all me...

A look at VHS ASB 2018/2019

A look at VHS ASB 2018/2019

Hailey Cox and Paris Carmody

April 15, 2018  

Who will have your vote for Senior Class?

Who will have your vote for Senior Class?

Lola Bobrow

March 11, 2018

Janelle Chavira Q: What encouraged you to run for Senior Class President? A: I’ve been in ASB since freshman year and throughout the years I have [been both sophomore and junior] class president, and it’s always just been a goal for me to be [senior] class president. Q: School spirit is a big part ...

Three pointers shoot for gold

The winners of the dunk contest are both student athletes at VHS graduating this school year. Photo by: Avenlea Russian

Avenlea Russian

February 24, 2018 On Friday, Feb. 23, the annual Three Point and Dunk contest at Ventura High School was held in the Tuttle Gym. The dunk contest is ran by ASB and anyone is able to watch the contestants play basketball if they choose. The participants can either shoot three point...

Spikeball gets spiked down

Spikeball gets spiked down

Gage Gregorchuk

January 25, 2018

The next upcoming intramural sport for second quarter that ASB has planned is spikeball. When asked how and why spikeball was chosen as the intramural sport for this quarter, Junior ASB member Marea Gordon said,”We wanted to try something new for this intramural because our last one was dodgeball...

Senior Ball: A squash to the frosh!

Senior Ball: A squash to the frosh!

Samantha Franks and Gage Gregorchuk

January 18, 2018

This year, freshmen aren’t allowed to attend Senior Ball as they have in the previous years. This was a change decided upon by ASB, however, many students are curious as to why this rule was implemented.   When asked how and who was involved in deciding against having freshmen at Senior ...

Rage Cage rumors grind to a halt

Graphic by: Sarah Clench and Acacia Harrell

Sarah Clench and Acacia Harrell

November 9, 2017

With all of these questions in mind, a rumor arose on campus. Students began to talk about the possibility of a ‘Rage Cage’ dance this year. Ventura High School students have been asking questions about future dances of the school year. How many will there be? Will there be any more at all? If there will be less dances, is it because of some of the events tha...

Take the pledge and participate in Red Ribbon week

Freshman Connor Loughman is pleased to be involved in this great week at VHS.

October 19, 2017

Red Ribbon week runs from October 16 to 20. Red Ribbon week is run by the freshmen and sophomores in ASB in efforts to spread awareness on drug abuse and the harmful effects it can have on a teenagers life. Red Ribbon week is a time where students can pledge to be drug and alcohol free. There wi...

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