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Lacea said, I think [this rule] will end up lasting because we’re trying to change the culture compared to what it was last year and [in] previous years.” Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Ventura High School implements new parking lot rule

Jocelyn Wood, Katie Rundle, and Adi De Clerck March 21, 2023

The rule states that students can’t enter the student parking lot during lunch without showing their off-campus pass When students returned to school on Feb. 27, many were shocked to find that they...

Campus security cameras are often placed in less-visible areas, such as stairwells (like the camera pictured). Photo by: Ava Mohror

What is the rationale behind Ventura High School campus security cameras?

Alejandro Hernandez and Ava Mohror May 20, 2022

An overview of security cameras at VHS The Ventura High School campus has been home to security cameras for many years, with its current system in place since 2019. But what do the cameras do? How does...

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...

Freshman Madison Sisk said, “It made me feel uncomfortable [the intruder], especially when I saw him going up to other girls.” Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez.

Dylan Thoele arrested for child luring on the Ventura High School Campus

Alejandro Hernandez, Rachel Gonzalez, and Rowan Muñoz December 15, 2021

Students and staff give their first-hand accounts Intruder Dylan Thoele made his way onto the Ventura High School campus three separate times in the span of a month-long period (Nov. 16- Dec. 8) to...

Campus supervisors are stationed all around the VHS campus during breaks, and during class. Pictured is supervisor Aaron Triana on the VHS golf-cart, watching the Poli St. side of campus during 6th period. Photo by: Elise Sisk

New security rules on VHS campus have major effects on student life

Elise Sisk October 18, 2021

 The new security rules brought forward by Cervantes are being enforced by campus security officers.  With VHS’s new principal Marissa Cervantes in charge, there have been changes on campus. One of...

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