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Op-ed letter to students from VHS teachers

Op-ed letter to students from VHS teachers
June 21, 2020

Our dear high school students, tomorrow’s leaders,   Life and History, in the forms of a virus and the largest racial uprisings of your lifetime, have perhaps taught you more in the last twelve weeks...

They harmonize before the sunrise

From right to left, freshmen Sinthia Cardenas, Arkiran Khiara, and Vanessa Mercado practicing the alto part of
October 25, 2019

Members of Company, Ventura Unified all district Choir, sing before everyone wakes It was 6:16 a.m. on Oct. 8, the sky had slowly started the process of changing from black to a cool blue. Outside the...

What’s with the blue clocks on the classrooms?

The blue clock that sits facing the senior lawn from the office side of it. Photo by: Garrett Jaffe
June 3, 2019

This article looks into what the unused clocks that are built throughout Ventura High School’s campus are used for. If anyone has noticed there are out-of-function clocks placed high up on the school...

Opinion: Tardy forgiveness for scholars?

There are only so many hours to sleep and study. Photo by: Doug Sandford
April 26, 2019

It is true that time management is a cornerstone of productivity; productivity, being an essential skill a student should leave school with. But there is a point at which, no matter how time savvy and...

A look at Cougar Water Polo through the ages: part four

Senior Jackson Ellis going to block a goal. Photo by Julie Ellis 2019.
March 28, 2019

This is the fourth of four articles interviewing four different generations of  Ventura Water Polo players ranging from 1980 to present. Thirty years since Mark Schmidt played his last Buena ventura...

TCP Broadcast #27

TCP Broadcast #27
March 17, 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.

VHS on the big screen: class of 2018 gifts marquee to school

The marquee in its original location. After an evening color test resulted in complaints from hillside residents who could see the sign, VHS is planning to relocate the marquee to another part of the school. Photo by: Micah Wilcox
February 18, 2019

On Monday, January 28, a marquee sign had been installed by room 104/105 at the front of the Senior Lawn. According to ASB Advisor Ann Larson, the sign had been donated by the seniors from the class...

Cougars describe themselves in one word: I am…

Cougars describe themselves in one word: I am...
January 30, 2019

https://vimeo.com/314129627 Filmed and edited by: Trinity Taylor and Jessica Johnson

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TCP Broadcast_019
January 14, 2019

https://vimeo.com/311275340

Photo story: Cardboard boat races

Photo story: Cardboard boat races
November 24, 2018

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Hypebeasts of VHS: Does brand wear equal good style?

Hypebeasts of VHS: Does brand wear equal good style?
October 17, 2018

In popular culture, a new term has come into use in the past few years: “hypebeast” - a person who puts in substantial effort to observe all the latest “hyped-up” trends, whether it be in fashion...

Cleaning up one sweep at a time

Sophomore Simon Brown doing his part by recycling his water bottle. Photo by: Jessica Johnson
October 16, 2018

What happens when you throw your trash on the ground? Most students don’t even know the names of our custodians who have to pick it up. Every day, Daniel Sandoval and Ray Morales keep our campus clean,...

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