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VHS seniors start the school year with a sunless sunrise

Seniors brought jackets, blankets, and made their way to the bottom of San Jon road to reunite with their peers. Photo by: Yasmin Myers

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers

September 24, 2020

Class of 2021 gathered to celebrate their last high school year. On a chilly Sunday morning, class of 2021 seniors gathered at an early hour to celebrate the new dawn of their final year at Ventura High. With the fall semester being entirely online, seniors will be missing moments they expected to ha...

Belle & Browne bags bring style and sustainability to fashion

Belle & Browne bags bring style and sustainability to fashion

Charlotte D'Orsi

February 6, 2020

VUSD sophomores start a company selling eco-friendly and functional purses. In recent years, many female students at Ventura High School have retired their backpacks, instead using purses to carry their academic paraphernalia. Styles vary from mini backpacks, to cross body bags, to underarm purses, to han...

Does Disney+ live up to its hype?

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Frozen 2, you can access all your Disney favorites in one place. Image from: Flickr

Anna Guerra

December 19, 2019

With the new streaming platform, members can access all their favorite childhood movies in just a couple clicks Since it’s release on Nov. 12, Disney+ has taken the world by storm. According to its website, members are able to stream Disney classics, new releases, TV series, and exclusive original...

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers

October 26, 2019

After enduring fierce auditions, this year’s improv cast proves they’ve got what it takes On Saturday Oct. 18, a talented group of students known as the What? Improv Troupe debuted at the Backstage Cafe. The show consists of performing skits much in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, a short-form im...

Anderson sprints his way to coach of the year

Anderson sprints his way to coach of the year

Anna Guerra

October 26, 2019

After coaching track and field for over a decade, Ventura teacher is recognized for his hard work On top of being department chair for health with college and career seminar, Kory Anderson has been coaching track and field for twenty years. Just recently, Anderson has earned the award of 2018-19 Boys Tra...

Where are the nerds at?

Where are the nerds at?

Anna Guerra, Katie Medina, and Riley Ramirez

October 23, 2019

How Buena v. Ventura Nerd Day transitioned into Rivalry Day It’s that time of year again, Cougars. The final moments of high school football for the 2019-2020 school year means it's time for the Buena v. Ventura game. Leading up to the intense rivalry game, Ventura High always hosts a spirit week where studen...

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...

How well do VHS students know Geography?

How well do VHS students know Geography?

Sam Hicks and Charlotte D'Orsi

October 14, 2019

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What’s behind door number 57?

Mr. Chamaa happily poses with his carefully sought out pickle. Photo by: Riley Ramirez

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

October 10, 2019

A glimpse into the world of Pierre Chamaa Ventura High is filled with many diverse teachers who are truly the backbone of the campus. With each teacher comes a new story, one of which being Pierre Chamaa’s. This year in Ventura High’s Math department, Chamaa teaches Math 3 Honors periods 3, 6, an...

College Opinions: Part Seven

Picture of The University of Indiana in the fall. Source: University of Indiana Website

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford

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 High School’s college-bound seniors. In this article, I interview Aaron Ezra, a graduate of The Unive...

Photos: Seniors meet the sunrise to end off the year

Photos: Seniors meet the sunrise to end off the year

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

June 3, 2019

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College Opinions: Part Six

Snowy view of The University of Chicago. Source: the University of Chicago website

Garrett Jaffe

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 High School’s college-bound seniors. In this article, I interview Jordan Olson, a student at the Univ...

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