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Opinion: Momo needs to go-go

Opinion: Momo needs to go-go

Avenlea Russian and Janelle Chavira

March 15, 2019

The POV of a scaredy-cat… Janelle Chavira I think the “MoMo Challenge” is not of a joking matter. We’ve seen these internet trends come and go, but something about Momo’s appearance is creepy and weird. I understand that when most kids see it, they don’t react by doing what it says, but w...

Political message, or just another Nike ad?

Political message, or just another Nike ad?

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks

September 12, 2018

On September 6, during the NFL opener, Nike aired their newest ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. The release of this ad led to nationwide controversy. Kaepernick’s decision to protest police brutality by kneeling during the National Anthem led to him being labeled “un-American” by NFL execut...

Is school safety a thing of the past?

Is school safety a thing of the past?

Sam Hicks and Sally Niebergall

September 11, 2018

According to a VUSD report, on Thursday August 23, a former Ventura County high school student indicated the desire to commit a shooting at an undetermined high school in Ventura County. This caused many students to fear attending school and prompting some to not come. This creates the question: do Ven...

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Samantha Franks

April 30, 2018

Thursday, April 26 was opening night for the Ventura High School Theater Department’s spring show, “Seussical the Musical.” The play is a compilation of different Dr. Seuss characters and story lines according to drama teacher and director of the musical, Stefoni Rossiter.   “It’s compl...

The extent of eyelash extensions

The extent of eyelash extensions

Sarah Clench

April 19, 2018

Watch the slideshow to see VHS students and their experiences with eyelash extensions. [huge_it_slider id="31"] More and more female students at Ventura High School have been seen wearing 2018’s latest trend, eyelash extensions. Lash extensions can vary in length, volume and style and range f...

Weather hazards shift VHS students’ schedule

Weather hazards shift VHS students' schedule

Brooke Newman

March 19, 2018

        Minimum Day Bell Schedule According to Ventura Unified School District, the City of Ventura has issued voluntary evacuation notices which include three VUSD school sites; Ventura High School, Loma Vista Elementary School and De Anza Middle School due to serious weather conditions includi...

Do cougars like boba?

Do cougars like boba?

Summer Yovanno, Avenlea Russian, Hailey Cox, and Paris Carmody

March 10, 2018

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VHS: Dodging bullying

VHS: Dodging bullying

Liliana Lara

March 9, 2018

At Ventura High school, teachers wear shirts and hang black and gold striped posters and signs in their classrooms that say, “Hate Free Zone?” However, do students know what the “Hate Free Zone” movement means? The  “Hate Free Zone” movement is a human kindness campaign on campus. It invol...

“No More,” says Cresswell

Ryan King

March 9, 2018

Due to the recent altercations at Balboa Middle School, Superintendent David Cresswell, spoke to the public about what he has in store to help Ventura Unified School District progress forward and make a positive impact on the reccuring issues of bullying. In a letter published by the Ventura County...

Opinion, for and against: Is cyberbullying worth VHS addressing?

Opinion, for and against: Is cyberbullying worth VHS addressing?

Acacia Harrell and Miles Bennett

March 9, 2018

Yes, it is by Acacia Harrell. Bullying has existed since the beginning of public schooling. The combination of insecure and immature children being placed in the same vicinity five days a week consequently  results in harrassment. However in recent times, a new forum for bullying has arose, ...

Panic buttons or armed teachers: which would you feel safer with?

Graphic by: Ryan King

Ryan King

March 9, 2018

How can teachers be better prepared in a situation where a threatening, possibly armed figure, comes on to Ventura High School’s campus? One option is implementing a panic button system district-wide to speed up and ease the process of alerting authorities of a possible attack by a threatening ...

When asked about guns, what do students say?

Graphic by: Kai Torres

Ryan Brocklehurst

March 9, 2018

In the wake of recent events, gun control appears to be a prominent discussion in politics. With differing opinions on gun acquisition, control and usage  many people are offering different solutions. One potential solution, offered by President Donald Trump, is to arm teachers with firearms, turning...

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