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Ventura High School students gathered to protest during period four near the Main Street Gym and the surrounding parking lot. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

VHS students walk out to protest teacher salaries

Alejandro Hernandez, Adi De Clerck, and Jocelyn Wood October 25, 2022

Students joined a protest by walking out during period four on Oct. 21 Ventura High School students walked out of their period four classes at 10:41 a.m. Oct. 21, 11 minutes after the beginning of the...

English teacher Elizabeth Mainz (lower-center) holds a sign that reads, We love kids for all were worth! at an Oct. 10 VUEA protest. Photo by: Brody Daw

Opinion: WTF: Where’s the funding?

Brody Daw October 21, 2022

 As teachers close their doors in protest of their three percent raise, students should do everything they can to support them   Ventura High School students are beginning to realize that the...

On Aug. 23, VUSD employees gathered for the annual Welcome Back Celebration. VUEA members wore red in order to protest their raise of one percent. Photo from: the VUEA website.

Ventura teachers protest, negotiate and dispute over one percent raise

Avery Cameron October 2, 2022

“If you want s***** teachers to do this, give s***** pay. If you want teachers who give a d*** and are here for the kids and work hard, pay more,” said an anonymous Ventura Unified Student District...

Seniors Quinn Clow, Ella Girtsman, Kristina Efner, Audrey Flynn, and Clare Duganne (left to right) who all go to different schools within Ventura County. Photo by: Rachel Gonzalez

Protests ensue as Supreme Court votes to overturn Roe v. Wade

Greta Pankratz and Sophia Nacu May 12, 2022

A leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling could mean the end of the 1973 Roe v. Wade protection of abortion rights The afternoon of May 3, 2022 had the front of the Ventura County Government Center crowded...

Protestors held signs, like pictured, including sayings such as shame on you, we want our coach back targeted at VHS administration. Photo by: Adi DeClerck

VHS cheer team protests the lay off of coaches, nevertheless, a new coach is hired

Avery Cameron May 5, 2022

During the lunch of April 29, 2022, Ventura High School  cheerleaders, parents and peers joined in union to protest the laying off of their 2021-22 cheer coaches, sisters Sydney and Sierra Paris. While...

Parents take the streets protesting against the possible vaccine mandate for schools. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Protesters take it to the district over mandates

Anti-vaccine mandate protest is held at the VUSD Education Services Center On the morning of Oct. 15, anti-vaccine protesters met outside of the Ventura Unified School District office on Stanley Ave. According...

Opinion: VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport

Opinion: VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport

Avery Cameron October 22, 2021

“No one wants to see that”-VHS Water polo Coach  Ventura High School girls water polo players have decided to make a statement because of the sexualization of their sport at the hands of their coaches....

MAGA protesters at the Ventura County Government Center. Supporters rally with Trump flags, Blue Lives Matter flags, and Dont Tread On Me flags. Photo by: Elise Sisk.

Ventura County sees surge in support of President Trump

Elise Sisk December 19, 2020

Surges in political rallies around the U.S. are becoming more local. Following the election that went on for five days, Trump rallies have started increasing all throughout the country, including here...

Students with their protest signs after the march. Photo by Brooke Stevenson

VHS students March for Our Lives

Alicja Fowler March 27, 2018

On Saturday, March 24 hundreds of activists marched throughout downtown Ventura, in support of a nationwide movement started by students, in efforts to combat gun violence. March for Our...

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