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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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FAFSA is running late

Emmett Flynn May 7, 2024

VHS students need to start taking advantage of Federal Student Aid As senior students inch closer to their graduation, the looming question of how to finance higher education can often be unmotivating...

Micah Grossman 24 is now currently competing in his fourth track season at VHS while Nick DeGeorge 24 is taking the media for the track events that VHS attends. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Nick DeGeorge and Micah Grossman headed to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Alexis Segovia March 19, 2024

 2024 graduates, Nick DeGeorge and Micah Grossman, attend Cal Poly SLO to be part of As seniors begin to receive their college decisions, many student athletes at VHS have started to commit to universities....

Anthony Fasthorse posted this picture to announce his commitment to the University of Oregon. Graphic by: Deeg Designs

Anthony Fasthorse commits to University of Oregon

Elizabeth Gallo and Alexis Segovia November 11, 2023

Anthony Fasthorse commits to University of Oregon after receiving offers from Cal Poly, University of Washington and more  On Oct. 10, Anthony Fasthorse announced his commitment to University of Oregon...

Angelina Nguyen 23, Mateo Navarro 23, Carson Peterson 23 and Lilia Duque 23, left to right, at VHS decision day rally. Photo by: Admin

Why are so many students going to Brown University?

Katie Rundle, Jocelyn Wood, and Ruby Lacques May 31, 2023

With four people committed to Brown, VHS’ class of 2023 boasts the most Ivy League commits it has had in years Brown University’s admissions rate for the class of 2027 was a startlingly low 3.88 percent...

Senior athletes listen to Kory Anderson, the VHS track and field coach. Photo by: Leslie Castro

Ventura High School celebrates senior athletic signing day

Alexis Segovia May 26, 2023

VHS senior class athletes celebrate senior athletic signing day During lunch on May 24 on the senior lawn, athletes of this year's senior class celebrated officially committing to an athletic program...

C U at College

C U at College

Sophia Denzler May 26, 2023

Closing out the school year in the fourth quarter, seniors are beginning to choose which college they will attend in the upcoming fall. A popular option is the UC system, a group of California universities,...

Many VHS students were waitlisted at colleges this year, including UCSB. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

Seniors: put on the waitlist?

Jane Armstrong March 30, 2023

As VHS students receive their admissions decisions, many are left with even more waiting The college application process is a stressful time for many VHS seniors, and as students start hearing back...

March 2 was the deadline to receive California priority for a chance to receive more financial aid. Photo by: Weston Blackburn

Calling all seniors: apply for financial aid to graduate

 Only 60 percent of seniors have applied for financial aid, despite it being a requirement to graduate As of the 2022-23 school year, seniors at VHS must apply for financial aid in order to graduate....

The ASVAB test will be held at VHS on Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Sign ups are held in the College & Career Center. Screenshot by: Kinda Mehael

ASVAB test at Ventura High School

Kinda Mehael February 10, 2023

The ASVAB test is coming to VHS Feb. 16 The Armed Services Vocational Battery Assessment is a standardized test that reveals the areas of an individual's strength in science, math and language. The ASVAB...

Carson Peterson selects Brown University

Carson Peterson selects Brown University

Hugh Murphy, Buck Balling, and Miles Newman November 29, 2022

Carson Peterson ‘23 on the process of committing to Brown University and his thoughts about the future On Nov. 15, Carson Peterson ‘23 announced his commitment to Brown University via his Instagram...

Pennants of various colleges and universities can be seen inside the College & Career Center. These pennants include both in-state schools and out-of-state schools. Photo by: Katie Rundle

For and against: Community college vs. four-year universities

Jocelyn Wood and Katie Rundle November 18, 2022

A debate on whether going to a community college or a four-year university is the better option Community college: by Jocelyn Wood Community college is something accessible to everyone, and that's...

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