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The future is looking smoggy

Illustration by Yasmin Myers
October 8, 2019

[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t’s no question that global warming has been circulating for political and social debate lately. On Jan. 25, 2018, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency unveiled...

Editorial: Senior Ball? Only for ballers?

Editorial: Senior Ball? Only for ballers?
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....

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!
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...

Fortnite Mobile takes VHS by storm

Fortnite Mobile takes VHS by storm
April 6, 2018

Imagine this scenario: You are sitting in class doing your work, and suddenly you hear a deafening roar from “that group” of students sitting in the back of the class looking over the shoulder...

VHS students have had enough

VHS students have had enough
March 14, 2018

Click on #Enough to access an interactive version of this story.  On Wednesday, March 14 Ventura High School students participated in a nation-wide walkout, #Enough, to protest against gun violence...

Balboa incidents leave principal without a job

Balboa incidents leave principal without a job
March 9, 2018

Currently at Balboa Middle School, there have been a chain of multiple bullying incidents along with other issues on campus. After these issues and incidents which included an arrest of a student whom...

Opinion: Should guns be allowed in schools?

Opinion: Should guns be allowed in schools?
March 9, 2018

I believe teachers should be allowed to carry guns at school, but only after certain training and after they are taught the proper safety techniques of how to use a gun.  This could be helpful due...

Four natural phenomena in a year

Four natural phenomena in a year
January 31, 2018

https://youtu.be/782VJMT2qEs The Yosemite Firefall, Total Solar Eclipse, Keyhole Arch “Light Show,” and the Super Blue Blood Moon: These are the naturally occurring phenomena that could have...

Patagonia’s pursuit for protection

Patagonia’s pursuit for protection
January 23, 2018

President Donald Trump announced his plan involving the reduction of two national monuments located in Utah on Monday, December 4 . The two federally protected landmarks, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante,...

Chaos on Capitol Hill

Chaos on Capitol Hill
January 23, 2018

Recently there’s been a lot of talk circulating the government and its likelihood of passing the annual budget bill. As of January 20, it was predicted that the government could shut down at approximately...

The invisible killer

The invisible killer
January 17, 2018

Why are some people still wearing masks? I mean the fire is pretty far away and the air doesn’t smell that bad.   According to AIRNow.gov, the smoke produced by fires is made up of a mixture...

Locking down and staying safe

Infographic by: Sailor Hawes
January 16, 2018

When an intruder who intends to harm students or faculty comes onto Ventura High School’s campus, VHS administrator’s main goal is to keep students safe. Assistant principal, Susan Eberhart,...

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