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Falling into fashion

Sophomore Lucca Camus shows off his cross that he wears daily.

Anna Guerra and Katie Medina

November 15, 2019

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, VHS students’ transition into fall fashion. As Ventura transitions into Autumn weather, students continue to find new ways to wear pieces they love, while keeping warm.  Junior Benet Bouchard shared that her favorite fall trend this year is, “the platform shoe ...

Student creativity rings loud and clear

Juniors Daniel Navarro (pictured left) and Connor Blanda (pictured right) reppin' two of the colorways their brand has to offer. Photo by: Yasmin Myers.

Yasmin Myers

October 18, 2019

Brand “Clarity” takes hold on Ventura students Fresh, cool, and laid back. The easily noticeable, drippy, gothic-like logo from the brand, Clarity, has been circulatilating around Ventura High. Specializing in hoodies and other comfy attire, Clarity began here at Ventura High by two juniors. The creators, Dan...

VHS Lookbook

Seniors Julia Offerman (left) and Lizzy TePaske (right) smiling, wearing their cargo pants. Offerman commented,

Trinity Taylor and Jessica Johnson

February 27, 2019

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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?...

Is the Pacific View Mall outdated?

The Pacific View Mall is the closest mall for students at VHS to shop at, although according to Franks and Dominguez, it is

Saida Delgadillo

November 23, 2018

If you have lived in Ventura for a majority of your life-like I have, I am sure that you would agree to the fact that the Pacific View Mall is one of the most plain shopping centers around. Sure this mall has certain stores that some may like, but for me, and possibly other kids my age, the store op...

Stylistic trends take on VHS

Freshman Jayla Ramirez showing off her style. She commented,

Caroline Marsden and Jack Schatzman

November 20, 2018

Many styles dominate the Ventura High School campus, but the most prominent styles of the past two months have revolved around 90s grunge style, and second-hand styles that revolved around Depop, thrift stores and Buffalo Exchange. We have seen the current styles come to age once again. One of the t...

Brought from WWII and back to you

Juniors Kayla Swain (left) and Christine Trujillo (right) agreed that Dickies are more comfortable than skinny jeans and tight pants. Photo by: Sarah Clench

Sarah Clench

November 15, 2018

Starting as a bib-overall company in 1922, the work wear brand Dickie has only grown in popularity and versatility. According to Dickie’s website, the brand Dickies bases all the way back to World War II when they produced millions of uniforms for America’s armed forces. Looking at the demographics ...

Recycled Style

Recycled Style

Acacia Harrell

November 14, 2018

Style and fashion have always been something I’ve been passionate about. I wouldn’t say I have a very distinct style or that I only wear a certain type of clothing. All I know is I love to find interesting clothing pieces with unique patterns and odd styles. I love that fashion is something tha...

Hot or Not: Acrylic Nails

Sophomore Miranda Holguin loves her pastel pink acrylics. Photo by: Miranda Holguin

Trinity Taylor, Julia Davies, and Jessica Johnson

November 13, 2018

Do you think acrylic nails are in right now? Do you like them or are they pointless? Perhaps you’ve seen a fresh new set of acrylic nails and decided you just had to have them, or maybe you thought they were irrelevant and a waste of money. We asked the students of Ventura High School what thei...

Depop: an Instagram-eBay app?

Drawing by: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno

October 18, 2018

Depop is a peer-to-peer online shopping application used by about ten million people around the world. What makes this application “peer-to-peer” is the ability it gives users to buy and sell items from other users. According to Depop, within their London Headquarters and offices in Milan and New Yo...

Hypebeasts of VHS: Does brand wear equal good style?

Hypebeasts of VHS: Does brand wear equal good style?

Janelle Chavira, Saida Delgadillo, and Tanya Turchyn

October 17, 2018

In popular culture, a new term has come into use in the past few years: “hypebeast” - a person who puts in substantial effort to observe all the latest “hyped-up” trends, whether it be in fashion or another component of popular culture. More than a few Ventura High School students can be see...



Acacia Harrell, Summer Yovanno, Lola Bobrow, and Saida Delgadillo

September 17, 2018

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