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What’s going on in the Ventura High School Art Department?

Find out what VHS art is all about, what student artists are working on and learn about the teachers who run it The VHS art department has a variety of classes for all students. The classes are taught...

The Dance Informal Showcase took place during period six on Jan. 20 in the VHS Auditorium. Photo by: Leslie Castro

Ventura High School dance teams step into the spotlight

Leslie Castro April 28, 2023

Recap of VHS dance teams 2022-23 VHS’ dance teams have been around since the 2000s. The school's dance program, taught by Taylor Koester, has brought dance education to VHS students. VHS offers a variety...

Josh Woodworth 25 said, [USA Baseball] was great and amazing. There were many things I learned and got to experience  with a new team. Photo from: @32josh15 on Instagram

Josh Woodworth is already making a name for himself

Lourdes Almalab and Ava Mohror March 29, 2023

Only a sophomore, Woodworth already shows promise to bring many wins to VHS Josh Woodworth ‘25 has been playing varsity baseball at VHS for the entirety of his high school baseball career. He received...

Penelope De Soto 24 said, I like how [my bag] doesn’t have a zipper and I can just easily access the things in there. I also don’t like how backpacks feel on my back. Graphic by: Belen Hibbler

To use purses or backpacks?

Why do some students use purses over backpacks at school? Kids have brought backpacks to school with them since the late 1940s, are they still just as popular today? In a Time article “A Brief History...

Chloe Thoroughgood 23 used the same tattoo artists for both of her pieces. Thoroughgood said, “The artist’s name is Sammy and she worked at Bone Deep Tattoos in Camarillo. I followed her on Instagram for a while and liked her artwork.” Photo by: Chloe Thoroughgood

Are tattoos worth the commitment?

Miles Newman and Hugh Murphy March 14, 2023

VHS community members weigh in on the worth and value of tattoos  Tattoos are a form of body modification that consists of ink being inserted into the skin with a needle. They are practically permanent,...

Lilia Duque 23 (right) photographed with her family including Sela Duque 26 (far right). Photo by: John Carmen

Lilia Duque takes on leadership throughout VHS campus

Kendall Garcia January 27, 2023

 Duque’s leadership on campus started during her freshman year Lilia Duque ‘23 has been a part of VHS’s Associated Student Body for the last three years, she’s also a part of the varsity girls...

Jake Auster ‘24 (center), the point guard on the varsity boys basketball team, said, This season, I am most excited about having packed crowds and student sections because a loud student section can affect a game a lot more than people realize. Photo by: Vinhanh Nguyen

Winter sports start in full force after fall break

Ava Mohror and Lourdes Almalab November 10, 2022

The transition from fall to winter sports spoken on by VHS athletes Winter sports will take over sports at Ventura High School for around the next four months. Winter sports include boys and girls basketball,...

Kyle Harvey comes back to perform at Ventura after four years not being able to in front of a crowd

Kyle Harvey comes back to perform at Ventura after four years not being able to in front of a crowd

Samantha Castañeda April 27, 2022

Kyle Harvey is a graduate student from the class of 2011 who first started his music career while in high school, but how did he make it this far? Kyle Harvey, known as Superdupekyle, KYLE or King Wavey...

When people get (or dont get) the daily Wordle, there is the option to share the results. The Wordle website autogenerates these messages, letting people share their Wordle scores without giving away the answer. Photo by: Elise Sisk

What’s the word about Wordle?

Elise Sisk March 28, 2022

The game “Wordle” had found its way to the VHS campus, and is nowhere near unpopular Wordle, a word game from England has recently sweeped the nation, and it's made its way to the VHS campus. Many...

Because of the low iron levels, your bone marrow cant make as many blood cells. Your body also has a hard time making white blood cells making anemic people more susceptible to sickness. Infographic by: SelfDecode

Is your body in need of some iron?

Livia Vertucci April 20, 2021

Anemia and its effects on you. Do you tire quickly or feel weak when doing everyday things? How are your fingers and toes feeling right now? Cold? These are just a few symptoms of the most common blood...

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

VHS seniors start the school year with a sunless sunrise

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....

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...

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