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One of Merricks favorite quotes is from David Goggins, Whos gonna carry the boats and logs. It motivates him to be the best man and player he can be. Photo by: Christian Montecino

A glimpse into Merrick Giles

Christian Montecino May 31, 2023

 He can’t get out of the water Merrick Giles ‘24 is a student at VHS with many accolades already under his belt. He and the VHS water polo team made it all the way to the second round of the...

VHS Military Academy Night was held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 1. The event was meant to inform students about the academies and how they can apply and featured a speech from U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal as well as booths featuring a spokesperson for each of the five military academies. Photo by: Hugh Murphy

Fortune favors the bold at Ventura High School

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman May 19, 2023

Highlighting the military as a career for VHS students Students at VHS follow many different career paths after graduation. One of those paths is the U.S. Armed Forces, the largest single employer in...

VHS Principal Marissa Cervantes said, Our safety plans are used in various ways but the minute we received the initial information our safety plans went into effect by contacting our District offices and our School Resource Officer. From there we adhered to our safety plan throughout the investigation. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

March 28 gun scare resolved as a false alarm at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez March 31, 2022

Report leads to an investigation into a student’s potential firearm possession The administration of Ventura High School received a report that a student was potentially in possession of a firearm on...

Junior Ella Strong said, As a person Carson is hilarious. He’s always friendly and happy and knows how to cheer people up. His personality and rowing skills combined will lead him to a great and successful future. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Student feature: Carson Peterson rows towards the future

Alejandro Hernandez March 10, 2022

Junior Carson Peterson on his rowing career and more On Feb. 9, 2022, Ventura High School junior Carson Peterson qualified for the 2022 World Rowing Junior Championship selection camp. The selection camp...

Say Bonjour to Jeanne!

Say “Bonjour” to Jeanne!

Greta Pankratz and Charlotte D'Orsi November 14, 2019

Meet Ventura High’s newest multilingual foreign exchange student Jeanne Florentin is a fresh face not only to Ventura High School, but also in California. She is from Bourgogne, a region in central...

Student Feature: Alyssia Troutman escapes reality through dancing

Student Feature: Alyssia Troutman escapes reality through dancing

Juliana Jacobson November 15, 2018 Filmed by: Juliana Jacobson and Natalie Burkhart Edited by: Juliana Jacobson Music: Le Corsaire - Adolphe Adam, The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky

A classroom in 2033 belonging to a member of Generation Z. Cartoon by: Juliana Jacobson

Stop Speaking American

Juliana Jacobson November 14, 2018

English is by far one of the trickiest languages to learn, there’s no doubt about it, and to foreigners trying to keep up with the ever-changing slang of today, the daunting task probably makes them...

Talia Wilcox is a sophomore at Ventura High School. Photo by: Talia Wilcox

Guest Write: What you get with “The Hate U Give”

Talia Wilcox November 7, 2018

Society uses movie theaters and other forms of entertainment to get away from life’s problems for an hour or two. We watch movies about superheroes and princesses in far off realities, different from...

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