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Paying for pressure

The regular AP exam registration has officially closed. There is now a $40 late fee in place. Infographic by: Greta Pankratz
November 20, 2020

VHS students share their opinions on the cost of AP exams AP exams: needed, yet dreaded by many high school students. Upon preparing to heft over the payment necessary to participate in the exams, the...

College Applications and quarantine season have intertwined, does it change anything?

College Applications have become an added stress onto the graduating class of 2021. Graphic by: Peyton Redmond
October 27, 2020

COVID-19 has made for a unique college application process.   As usual, here in mid-fall it is also college application season. When applying, seniors must consider factors such as one’s major, tuition...

Where will our seniors be in the fall?

Where will our seniors be in the fall?
February 20, 2020

VHS seniors begin making final decisions as college acceptances start rolling in.  December is generally the time of year when college application results start getting sent out, at least for students...

Should freshmen take geography instead of College and Careers?

Should freshmen take geography instead of College and Careers?
June 4, 2019

Students at VHS express their feelings for freshman taking a college and career class instead of a history class. For three years, Ventura High School has been requiring that freshmen take College and...

College Opinions: Part Seven

Picture of The University of Indiana in the fall. Source: University of Indiana Website
June 4, 2019

This is the seventh article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

College Opinions: Part Six

Snowy view of The University of Chicago. Source: the University of Chicago website
May 28, 2019

This is the sixth article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

College Opinions: Part Five

This is part of the campus of UCSB. Source: UCSB's website.
May 22, 2019

This is the fifth article in a series of interviews with current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

College Opinions: Part Four

Photograph of one of The University of Pennsylvanias student thoroughfares. Photo by Thom Carroll /Philly Voice
May 22, 2019

This is the fourth article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

College Opinions: Part Three

This is he school seal of Cal Poly. Source: Cal Poly Website
May 22, 2019

This is the third article in a series of interviews with current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

College Opinions: Part Two: UCSD

The school seal of UCSD, of which this articles subject Lindsey Clark attends.
April 29, 2019

This is the second article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

Spring break: School’s out, but will you be out?

Spring break: School’s out, but will you be out?
March 20, 2019

Whether you're jumping on a plane, staying in bed for a week straight, or working 24/7, Ventura High School students are setting their intentions for the upcoming week of vacation. Many students interviewed...

Editorial: Is college mandatory?

Senior Olivia Miller wants to join a ballet company and tour nationally and internationally. After high school, she plans on going to community college, while also dancing within a company. However, she believes she doesn't need a college degree to get where she wants to go. Photo by: Ryan King
December 23, 2018

Nope! But it can often feel that way, right? As high school students, we are pushed through a variety of classes that have the intention to prepare us for college and help us figure out what exactly...

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