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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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Carpenter released her six-track EP Fruitcake, on Nov. 17, featuring five original Christmas songs — and a classic Chrismas song with a twist. Graphic by: Journey Quan

Cougar Critique: “fruitcake” by Sabrina Carpenter

Journey Quan December 17, 2023

Sabrina Carpenter starts the holidays in November with Christmas EP, “fruitcake” Sabrina Carpenter rose to fame in 2017 when she starred in the Disney Channel show “Girl Meets World” alongside...

Senior Aliza Barroca, who is a member of the VHS choir, said, “It’s [the trip to Carnegie Hall] an amazing opportunity. I’m excited to go. I haven’t been to New York before so it’s going to be really fun.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Ventura High School choir set to go to New York City

Alejandro Hernandez March 10, 2022

VHS choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall Between June 22 and 26, the Ventura High School choir will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, N.Y. The performance will be 30 minutes long,...

Sherman said, So my album cover, it’s me basically looking off into the distance which symbolizes like looking at everything I have overcome, everything I have learned, looking back at my past self and all of the things I have had to learn, and then half of it is black and white and half of it is in color because the black and white is supposed to symbolize the negativity and the hardships and the heartbreak and the color represents everything I have overcome and being more positive and having a better outlook on everything. Photo from: Mya Sherman

Student feature: Mya Sherman expresses herself through song

Caroline Marsden January 27, 2022

Junior Mya Sherman on music and her journey to create a self-made album A high schooler writing, producing and recording her own solo album– in the midst of a pandemic? It may sound like a movie plot,...


The show must virtually go on

Anna Guerra August 17, 2020

Despite school closures, the performing arts still plan for success. With the Ventura Unified School District announcing that school will remain online, some electives have to readapt their classes for...

Billie Eilishs new album: Hot or not?

Billie Eilish’s new album: Hot or not?

Caroline Marsden and Audrey Flynn May 24, 2019

I was certainly taken by surprise when I heard Billie Eilish had dropped a new album, titled “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” In my mind, she was known for putting out a single song at a...

Photo by: Sarah Clench

What you need to know about the VHS talent show

Sarah Clench May 14, 2019

Auditions for the Ventura High School talent show took place on April 24 and 25, and the show is coming up on May 17, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The acts are out, from singing and dancing to improv...

Crescendo singing Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Photo by: Sarah Clench

The joy their voices bring

Sarah Clench December 18, 2018 Ventura Unified School District’s all-district choirs had their eighth annual “Share the Joy” holiday concert under direction of Heidi House on Friday, Dec. 14...

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