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Challenge to: Electronic Devices

Challenge to: Electronic Devices

Micaela Plascencia

January 23, 2018

The rule against using electronics at Ventura High School states that “All electronic devices are not to be used or displayed during instructional time anywhere on campus,”  but the rule is so outdated that even teachers break it everyday. Seriously, why have a rule that no one follows? First ...

Challenge to: The grading system

Challenge to: The grading system

Gavin Cross

January 23, 2018

I, among many other students, believe that our current system of grading is unnecessary and is not good for the mental health of students. Grades lead to stress and stress leads to problems. This system also takes away from actually learning the curriculum. Students begin to put more of their effort into...

Think all teachers are boring? PSYCH.

Photo by: Sarah Flores

Sarah Florez

January 23, 2018

- A guest submission by VHS senior, Sarah Florez - To most students, it may be surprising to discover that your favorite teacher on campus has hopped a nine foot fence, was a truant kindergartener, and sympathizes with a six year old delinquent. If this teacher doesn’t sound familiar, you may kno...

Club Week: yes, it’s actually worth it

Maya Krishnasamy, Rapha Rosalles, Max Cohen, Kate Marsden, Neela Krishnasamy, Peyton Reynolds, Sarah Florez, Sarah Clench, and Valentina Pfeifer at a Key Club beach cleanup spelling out Key Club with the dog toys they had just made for the Humane Society. 
Photo by: Helen Scovell

Sarah Florez

September 16, 2017

Having just finished a fantastic year of community service and helping our planet in both GWAT, Global Warming Action Team, and Key Club here at VHS, I have to say that club week --along with clubs at VHS in general-- are a raging success. Yes, I do have to admit that there are plenty of clubs that...

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