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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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Homework might not be very popular, but its the most efficient and effective way to solidify learning and knowledge in students. Graphic by: Isabella Fierros

Opinion: Homework or no work?

Christian Montecino September 22, 2023

Is homework actually beneficial for students? Whether we like it or not, homework is something that we’ll never get rid of. It may be tedious, boring and repetitive at times, but without homework, we...

Zachary Monseur 25 said, [The] school bus gets [places] faster. Therefore, it is better than the city bus. Photo by: Lia Hersh

Opinion: Between the school and city bus, which is the bumpier ride?

Which one vibes more? Since the start of the school year, students without an alternative mode of transport have relied on some form of public transportation. Two of the main options of transportation...

Salvador Villalobos supervisor principal del club dijo: El objetivo [de MECha] es promover y ayudar a los estudiantes a obtener una educación superior mediante la exploración de diferentes tipos de opciones [de] universidades, colegios y asistencia financiera, subvenciones y becas. Foto por: Alexis Segovia

Después de una pausa, el Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán regresa a VHS

Alexis Segovia February 10, 2023

Un club que regresa a VHS Este año se ha agregado un nuevo club a VHS, el Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). Se reúnen todos los martes en la clase de Salvador Villalobos en el salón...

Villalobos said, The goal [of MECha] is to promote and help students get a higher education by exploring different types of options [of] universities, colleges and assisting financial aid, grants and scholarships. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

After a hiatus, the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán is back at VHS

Alexis Segovia January 27, 2023

 A returning club comes back to Ventura High School  A new club has been added to VHS this year, the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán (MEChA). They meet every Tuesday in Salvador Villalobos’ class,...

Cervantes said, I am very proud of how quickly our custodians got on it. [They] noticed it, contacted their supervisors, had VPD here, had it cleaned up and boarded up. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Ventura High School front office damaged

Rock thrown at front office door results in the glass door shattering The main entrance to the Ventura High School office was broken on Jan. 25, sometime between 6 p.m and 7 p.m., a student threw a rock...

The new bathroom pass for Schatzi Sovichs classroom. By placing a layer of tape over it and adding a lanyard, this paper passed can be reused for multiple students. Photo by: Ava Mohror

Green slips are a go: New bathroom policies in place at Ventura High

Olive Kranzler, Ava Mohror, and Alejandro Hernandez December 6, 2021

With the removal of wooden passes, the controversy surrounding the new bathroom policies by the administration persists Teachers have been asked by the administration to handwrite single-use bathroom...

Opinion: The law is cool and all, but what about us??

Opinion: The law is cool and all, but what about us??

Belen Hibbler November 18, 2021

A later first period, this is great! Students can get more sleep and be better prepared to learn, but why now? They couldn’t have passed this law earlier, like when I was a freshman? I’m halfway through...

Among the many differences between online and in-person learning, online learning allows students to not be seen. How does this feature affect student learning? Graphic by: Alex Hernandez

The connection between Zoom cameras and grades

Alex Hernandez May 7, 2021

Students have been asked to turn their cameras on, but does it impact students' grades? Online school has been the only available option for education at Ventura High School for over a year. This has...

The regular AP exam registration has officially closed. There is now a $40 late fee in place. Infographic by: Greta Pankratz

Paying for pressure

Greta Pankratz November 20, 2020

VHS students share their opinions on the cost of AP exams AP exams: needed, yet dreaded by many high school students. Upon preparing to heft over the payment necessary to participate in the exams, the...

As distance learning remains in place, students have found more of their time being spent on electronic devices than when in-person learning was happening. Photo by: Anna Guerra.

Opinion: What happened to screen time guidelines?

Anna Guerra October 27, 2020

 Online learning is racking up the amount of hours VHS students are staring at a screen everyday. You wake up tired and bleary-eyed. Shoot, it’s almost eight, you’re gonna miss your first period....

Online schooling is filled with disruptions. This includes things like cellphones, bad wifi, and zoom sabotages from disruptive students. Photo by: Greta Pankratz

Zoom sabotages are the new classroom disruption

Greta Pankratz October 27, 2020

VHS students share their experiences with Zoom class disruptions. The average high school classroom has its share of jokes and disruptions, but they seem to be following students through the switch to...

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