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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. 16 until Apr. 10 with the possibility of a further extension. Discussion of school closures in Ven...

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 Association for Schools and Colleges, also known as the ACS WASC, or WASC. If VHS does not meet their...

Doris Ryder “Rydes” off into the Sunset of Retirement

Doris Ryder “Rydes” off into the Sunset of Retirement

Juliana Jacobson and Charlotte D'Orsi

February 4, 2020

VHS administrative assistant retires after 33 years at Ventura Unified School District   Ventura High School office administrators are starting off the new year with one less colleague, third level Administrative Assistant, Doris Ryder, who has officially retired from her position at Ventu...

One year since Borderline: The community continues to move forward, working hard to never forget

One year since Borderline: The community continues to move forward, working hard to never forget

Juliana Jacobson

November 26, 2019

Nov. 7 officially marked one year since an active shooter entered Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, and took the lives of twelve people, injuring several others. Among the deceased were a bar security guard, a veteran cop and a Navy veteran who had survived the Las Vegas shooting a year prior...

Route del Sol: A journey fueled by renewability

Route del Sol: A journey fueled by renewability

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks

November 20, 2019

Environmental advocate Joel Hayes is mid-way through his mission to drive a completely solar powered van from the Arctic Circle to Argentina On the night of Nov 6, Joel Hayes was found in a dimly lit parking lot off of Santa Clara Street. Circled around him were Ventura locals, asking questions about th...

Prepare students for the future, abandon cursive

 As technology evolves and tying becomes the go-to method of recording thoughts, cursive is decreasing in relevancy. Media by: Yasmin Myers

Yasmin Myers and Riley Ramirez

November 15, 2019

Out with the old, in with the new [dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]ome teachers may have required cursive in the past, but it is quickly fading away from the handwriting of teen students. Cursive is simply not as important as it once was. A 2011 Cable News Network report noted that, “states don't ...

The future is looking smoggy

Illustration by Yasmin Myers

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 its plan to reverse environmental regulations, making it easier for companies and industrial...

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks

June 6, 2019

Nuclear power has been a divisive topic ever since its conception decades ago. It provides a clean source of energy and releases no harmful emissions. But the fear of the negative effects of radiation and possible nuclear disasters has created an opposition to this energy source. As a result, nuclear en...

Ventura might finally get the skatepark it wants

Local skaters come together on Tues. April 16 to discuss and push for an expansion to Ventura's West side skate park. Photo by: Malik Hibbler

Malik Hibbler

April 25, 2019

Recently, skaters got together at the beloved Westpark in hopes to expand the tiny skatepark Although Ventura’s “West Park” resembles the transition of a sub par drainage ditch and is arguably one of the smallest skate parks in the state of California, it is loved and cherished by Ventura loc...

TCP Broadcast #29

TCP Broadcast #29

Ryan King, Acacia Harrell, Avenlea Russian, Miles Bennett, Archer Herring, Sam Hicks, Caroline Marsden, and Douglas Sandford

April 8, 2019

https://vimeo.com/329046179

TCP Broadcast #28

TCP Broadcast #28

Ryan King, Acacia Harrell, Summer Yovanno, Miles Bennett, Archer Herring, and Sam Coats

March 26, 2019

https://vimeo.com/326273895

TCP Broadcast #27

TCP Broadcast #27

Ryan King, Acacia Harrell, Liliana Lara, Lola Bobrow, Miles Bennett, Caroline Marsden, and Jezel Mercado

March 18, 2019

https://vimeo.com/324919000 ATTENTION TEACHERS: If you are a teacher playing the broadcast for strictly for informational purposes, you can end it at 2:30. After that it is just lighthearted entertainment.

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