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Craig Carey, Karen Reynosa, Edward Pacula, Nathan Donnelly, James Locher and Elizabeth Mainz, left to right, all participated in the event. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Pies fly, money flows

Alexis Segovia May 19, 2023

The whipped cream pie fundraiser raises money for the Reader’s Faire at VHS On May 19, the VHS English 10 honors classes held a pie-throwing fundraiser in which students of all grades could buy whipped...

Think and Grow Rich is a 1937 self-improvement book by Napoleon Hill that has sold millions of copies. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Cougar critique: “Think and Grow Rich”

Alejandro Hernandez March 7, 2023

Napoleon Hill’s infinite wisdom lives on almost a century later “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill is a 1937 book of 238 pages with 15 chapters. It outlines Hill’s 13 steps to riches, a philosophy...

Rich Dad Poor Dad has sold over 44 million copies globally and ignited a movement of personal finance education that exists to this day. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Book review: “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a step up from conventional personal finance wisdom

Alejandro Hernandez January 24, 2023

The 1997 book remains relevant over 25 years later “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a book by businessman Robert Kiyosaki. The book is a set of parables written to anecdotally illustrate the importance of personal...

On April 12 at the Chevron on East Main Street in Ventura, the price of regular fuel was $5.79 per gallon. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, that price is over a dollar more expensive than the average California gas price of Feb. 2022. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Gas prices shouldn’t be this high

Alejandro Hernandez April 19, 2022

The United States needs to nationalize its oil industry to lower gas prices and more Gasoline. It is a commodity that is also known as gas or fuel. It has sharply risen in price, while the corporations...

Opinion: Tip to employers: stop accepting tips and start paying fair wages

Opinion: Tip to employers: stop accepting tips and start paying fair wages

Alejandro Hernandez February 25, 2022

Picture this. You’re at a mediocre chain restaurant and the bill comes. You thought that the total would come out to a clean 20 dollars. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for a variety of circumstances....

Infographic by: Brooke Newman

Opinion: Students, what are you worth?

November 9, 2017

I recently heard that Ventura High School students are worth 37 dollars. I didn’t know what that meant, so I looked it up. After many different pages I read I found that schools are given money...

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