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Students with a gap period must report to the library or the cafeteria. Ventura High School Librarian Susan Adamich doesnt see any benefits to block schedule. She said, “100 minutes with nothing to do. There are some students who do some studying, but not a lot.” Photo by: Alexis Segovia

New state law changes VHS atmosphere with block schedule

The new school year brings a new schedule to accommodate state laws; faculty and students share their thoughts on the effects of the new schedule As of the 2022-23 school year, Ventura High School has...

I’d rather have a longer lunch because we have longer classes, so we would get more of a break maybe, said Payson Ramos ´24. Photo by: Nicklaus Shelton

Opinion: Are 30-minute lunches enough?

Students are left in the dark wondering where their extra 15-minutes went At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, Ventura High School students experienced a schedule change of longer class periods...

AP Computer Science teacher Linda Bergfeld, who is also the Ventura Unified Education Association (VUEA) treasurer, said, “The block schedule rotates based on odds and evens. We go one, three, five and then seven. We call it a ‘skinny seventh.’ Seventh period meets everyday versus one, three and five that are on a block and two, four and six being the next day.” Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

VHS set to introduce new block schedule

Alejandro Hernandez May 5, 2022

State testing requires longer periods Ventura High School will begin using a block schedule for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing between May 16 and June 2. The...

Ryan Rackley is a tired student from Preston Billers 2nd period math class. How many hours of sleep do you think she got? Photo by: Sophia Denzler

Opinion: Law pushes school starting times back

Sophia Denzler October 8, 2021

Did you wake up this morning and wish you had another hour to sleep? Have you ever fallen asleep in school?  If the answer is yes to either, I have good news for you. This is the last school year high...

Senior Christine Martin is taking the ERWC course this year, commented that she chose to take the course instead of AP Literature because I wanted help in a more real-life subject. Photo by: Tanya Turchyn

Approaching junior or senior year? These are your options

Tanya Turchyn November 14, 2018

If you are approaching your junior or senior year of high school, it is important to become aware of the directions in which you can take your academics. Upperclassmen typically receive more freedom when...

Opinion: Bring back the two minute bell

Opinion: Bring back the two minute bell

Lola Bobrow August 30, 2018

    The two minute bell has always been my saving grace-- that little noise that told me if I had enough time to stop by my locker or grab a snack from the vending machine. This...

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