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Jaquette’s journey through physics

Jaquette's journey through physics

Connor Lynch

December 3, 2019

Students share thoughts about Jaquette’s physics teachings Ventura High School’s physics teacher, Christopher Jaquette, strongly encourages students to wonder about the subject. Jaquette considers physics as a, “fundamental science, and therefore a basis for a lot of other studies.” Jaque...

Wallets welded shut

Senior Jefferey Cronin uses a plasma cutter to cut of a piece of steel. Photo by: Kole Petty

Koleton Petty

September 20, 2019

The underfunding of VHS Welding and Fabrication class Manufacturing is the second largest industry in Ventura County according to Datausa.io. Datausa.io also states nearly 43,000 jobs in the county involve manufacturing. Because VHS has two periods of Welding and Fabrication classes, each having aro...

Are phones the real distraction?

Are phones the real distraction?

Gavin Cross and Malik Hibbler

June 5, 2019

In almost all of my classes phones are a repetitive everyday problem for teachers. Having to take them away and send them up to the office is really just a waste of time. If a student is able to multitask, which is a function limited to some, they should be allowed to pull out their phones and check a text ...

VHS culinary classes cook for the community

VHS culinary classes cook for the community

Sarah Clench

February 24, 2018

In between the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides, Ventura High School culinary teacher, chef Kayla Hernandez, was working with chefs from all over the world including the founder of the World Central Kitchen, chef Jose Andres. Andres then asked Hernandez if her culinary students were interested in w...

Cookin’ up the facts with Culinary

Senior Dora Estrada whisking eggs for her dish.
Photo by: Sarah Clench

October 14, 2017

Culinary at Ventura High School is taught periods two through five, and the culinary ROP class, Regional Occupational Program, is periods six and seven in room 83 with Chef Kayla Hernandez. Senior Kyle Francis in the ROP class said, “We mainly make whatever Chef tells us to, but [sometimes] Chef...

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