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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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Many VHS students were waitlisted at colleges this year, including UCSB. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

Seniors: put on the waitlist?

Jane Armstrong March 30, 2023

As VHS students receive their admissions decisions, many are left with even more waiting The college application process is a stressful time for many VHS seniors, and as students start hearing back...

The VHS baseball team was scheduled to compete against its rivals, the BHS Bulldogs. However, conditions became too dangerous because of the mud on the playing field. Graphic by: Samantha Castañeda

Ventura High School baseball and softball teams forced to cancel games against BHS

  On March 14, the VHS varsity baseball team was set to play BHS on their home field in their annual cross-town rivalry game. However, due to heavy rainfall, the game will be rescheduled. JV was...

The ASVAB test will be held at VHS on Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Sign ups are held in the College & Career Center. Screenshot by: Kinda Mehael

ASVAB test at Ventura High School

Kinda Mehael February 10, 2023

The ASVAB test is coming to VHS Feb. 16 The Armed Services Vocational Battery Assessment is a standardized test that reveals the areas of an individual's strength in science, math and language. The ASVAB...

The Puffs play is set to open on at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 10 in the VHS auditorium. The play is directed by drama teacher Stefoni Rossiter, and written by Matt Cox with music by Brian Metolius. Graphic by: Hank Tovar
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VHS Drama Department prepares for the “Puffs” play

Ruby Lacques and Jane Armstrong October 21, 2022

The play “Puffs” is set to open this November in the VHS auditorium As students get back into the swing of school, the Ventura High School Drama Department prepares for their first performance of...

The VHS Girls Tennis Team huddles before the match. Its impressive how well the team gets along. The returning players are very supportive of the new players, and very inclusive. Starter or sub, or developing player, everyone treats each other with kindness and encouragement, said Girls Tennis Coach Alison Ferguson. Photo by: Belen Hibbler

Ventura High School Girls Tennis is serving into the new school year

Belen Hibbler and Julian Martinez October 2, 2022

Girls tennis played their third match of the season against Rio Mesa High School The Ventura High School Girls Tennis Team played at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at home against Rio Mesa High School. There were 18...

“My hopes for the season is that everyone has so much fun learning the ins and outs of beach volleyball, and that we catch a few dubs along the way,” said Olivia Sletten. Photo from: @vhs_beachvb via Instagram

The Sletten sisters are the top duo on the VHS beach volleyball team

Ava Mohror March 24, 2022

 In the 2022 season of girls beach volleyball, Olivia and Sophia Sletten are proving to be quite the set Senior Olivia Sletten (#13) and sophomore Sophia Sletten (#22) are in the top spot for duos on...

The new bathroom pass for Schatzi Sovichs classroom. By placing a layer of tape over it and adding a lanyard, this paper passed can be reused for multiple students. Photo by: Ava Mohror

Green slips are a go: New bathroom policies in place at Ventura High

Olive Kranzler, Ava Mohror, and Alejandro Hernandez December 6, 2021

With the removal of wooden passes, the controversy surrounding the new bathroom policies by the administration persists Teachers have been asked by the administration to handwrite single-use bathroom...

Support for the recall among VHS students slightly outnumbers the opposition. Infographic by: Alejandro Hernandez.

VHS on the recall of Gavin Newsom

Alex Hernandez May 1, 2021

The petition to recall the governor has gained enough signatures, but what do VHS students think about him? A growing group of Californians are beginning to support a recall effort against Governor Gavin...

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

Charlotte D'Orsi March 15, 2020

COVID-19 virus prompts district-wide shutdown for at least a month. During the evening of Mar. 12, Ventura Unified School District announced the commencement of a district-wide shutdown beginning on Mar....

Are VHS diplomas at risk?

Are VHS diplomas at risk?

Sam Hicks and Charlotte D'Orsi March 13, 2020

On-site WASC evaluation in March determines VHS’s re-accreditation. During the week of Mar. 23, Ventura High School will be undergoing an evaluation by the Accrediting Commission for Schools Western...

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