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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...

Anthony Fast Horse 24 running at the Azusa Pacific University Meet of Champs. Fast Horse placed third in the boys one mile run finals, with a time of 4:10.16. Photo by: Raymond Tran Photography

Anthony Fast Horse gallops past the finish line

Kendall Garcia and Kinda Mehael March 29, 2023

 Fast Horse was one of two VHS students to make it to cross country nationals this year  Anthony Fast Horse ‘24 has been running since the third grade. He ran for De Anza Middle School and the Ventura...

The spring dance being canceled was saddening to ASB members. Refunds are now being offered in the student store for those who bought tickets. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Opinion: Why the spring dance was a flop to begin with

Alexis Segovia and Lourdes Almalab March 29, 2023

VHS spring dance, although a good idea in theory, seemed rushed and untimely The spring dance set to replace the traditional Sadie Hawkins dance was a doomed idea from the beginning. Even with the more...

ASB has many events and activities planned for the spring season. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

ASB’s exciting plans for spring include dances, spirit days and games

Jane Armstrong, Sophia Denzler, and Isabel Andrade March 24, 2023

VHS ASB has many activities planned for the upcoming spring season ASB has announced its next upcoming event and activities, with the first activity being a spirit week that was held from March 20 to...

Josh Francis, a counselor said, Summer school is [going to] run from July 5 [to] 31. There [are] two sessions. Session one [is] from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and session two is from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Ventura High School opens 2022-23 summer school registration

Kendall Garcia, Kinda Mehael, and Ella Duncan March 21, 2023

Students are now able to register for summer school Both VHS and BHS will be holding summer school from July 5 to 31. They will hold two sessions throughout the day, allowing students to make up two classes...

Chloe Thoroughgood 23 used the same tattoo artists for both of her pieces. Thoroughgood said, “The artist’s name is Sammy and she worked at Bone Deep Tattoos in Camarillo. I followed her on Instagram for a while and liked her artwork.” Photo by: Chloe Thoroughgood

Are tattoos worth the commitment?

Miles Newman and Hugh Murphy March 14, 2023

VHS community members weigh in on the worth and value of tattoos  Tattoos are a form of body modification that consists of ink being inserted into the skin with a needle. They are practically permanent,...

VHS students showing their off-campus passes at the parking lot entrance. At the start of lunch, a long line often forms at the parking lot entrance. This image was taken in the middle of lunch, when less students were making their way to the lot. Photo by: Ruby Lacques

Opinion: Don’t have an off-campus pass?

Ruby Lacques, Jane Armstrong March 10, 2023

VHS administration keeps pushing the boundaries of its power; when will it stop?   On Feb. 24, the morning announcements made two changes to the VHS student parking lot rules. As of Feb. 27, students...

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...

Lilia Duque 23 (right) photographed with her family including Sela Duque 26 (far right). Photo by: John Carmen

Lilia Duque takes on leadership throughout VHS campus

Kendall Garcia January 27, 2023

 Duque’s leadership on campus started during her freshman year Lilia Duque ‘23 has been a part of VHS’s Associated Student Body for the last three years, she’s also a part of the varsity girls...

The new library sign above the doors. In the glass window is the old handmade sign by teacher librarian Susan Adamich. Photo by: Kendall Garcia

The library has a sign for the first time

Kendall Garcia and Ace Rico December 5, 2022

Ventura High School’s library welcomes its first official sign On Nov. 30, the library got a brand new sign funded by the PTA. The library previously only had a small handmade sign taped to the back...

High school relationships and hookups happen each year on campus. High school is a place full of love, lust and heartbreak. Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Opinion: Relationship or hookup, the choice is yours

Kendall Garcia November 23, 2022

Relationships and hookups in high school are short-lived but full of life lessons to students, such as honesty and boundary setting The year is 2022, and once again, high school relationships have taken...

Carson Peterson 23 said, I think Id like to go to my car; I dont think I’ve ever used a locker. Seniors dont have lockers. Photo by: Soraya Stegall

Opinion: We’ve got a LOT to say about the lot!

Ava Mohror, Soraya Stegall, Kinda Mehael, and Jane Armstrong September 21, 2022

New rule prohibits students from going to the student parking lot at break, but why? As of the 2022-23 school year, a new rule has been set prohibiting students from accessing the student parking lot...

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