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COVID-19 can make people feel sick and flustered. Graphic by: Avea Baker

Opinion: Why does it seem like everyone is getting COVID-19 again?

Avea Baker and Halle Gentry June 16, 2022

Why has there been such a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases? Ever since prom, there has been a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases at Ventura High School. Although I’m sure cases were spiking before...

As COVID-19 numbers rise, public attention on the virus at both the national and local level unjustly declines. Students are faced with vital decisions such as whether to mask or not. Photo by: Brody Daw

Opinion: COVID-19 is not hindsight 20/20

Alejandro Hernandez and Brody Daw May 25, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet The COVID-19 pandemic has largely been pushed to the sidelines. It’s like as soon as mask mandates were lifted so were concerns about the pandemic, which is still...

VHS Biology teacher Nathan Donnelly said, “I think that too much of the decision [to lift the mask mandate] has been made because of political pressure. The decision should be made based on data available at any given time.” Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

What does the future hold for face masks?

Alejandro Hernandez March 11, 2022

Will VHS students/staff continue to wear masks? With the mask mandate meeting its end on March 11, the Ventura High School community will no longer be required to wear masks. This leads to another question,...

Sophomore Angelica Matehuala said, “I personally would not feel too comfortable in a classroom that’s unmasked. There are already people who don’t wear them [masks] properly and even that makes me feel a little uneasy.” Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

What happened to mask mandates?

Alejandro Hernandez February 17, 2022

The statewide mask mandate has been lifted for vaccinated Californians, but what does this mean for VHS? On Feb. 16, the state of California ended indoor mask mandates for vaccinated people. This posed...

Senior Martie Pecht said, “[COVID-19] Misinformation is very harmful and can be very deadly so I think people should be penalized for it.” Photo by: Olive Kranzler

Opinion: Social media platforms need to stop COVID-19 misinformation

Alejandro Hernandez and Olive Kranzler February 10, 2022

The virus of ignorance that spreads online In today’s day and age, most of our information comes from online sources. The validity of facts online has often been misleading, but what about when it comes...

Sophomore Hollis Costa said, I have heard of flurona, it sounds really gnarly. Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez.

Flurona complicates the COVID-19 pandemic

Alejandro Hernandez and Ava Mohror January 19, 2022

Combination of flu and COVID-19 cause concern among VHS students and staff Flurona, the state of having both Influenza and COVID-19 at the same time. There is one confirmed case of the recent phenomena...

Let Ventura play is a movement created by the athletic students of Ventura. Graphic by: Greta Pankratz

Let Ventura Play: For and Against

Let ventura play... seriously let us play (For: by Savanna Nustad-Franzen) A movement started by students at Ventura High School, “Let Ventura Play” is a movement much needed and the voices should...

Making masks to stop the spread

Making masks to stop the spread

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz May 11, 2020

Students share ways to make masks that protect themselves and others The COVID-19 outbreak has caused not only illness and mortality, but shortages of essential items as well. Whether it be daily household...

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