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Mia Sinclair 24 and Liviya Nascimento 24 , left to right, sit together at a birthday party. Photo by: Ava Mohror

VHS prepares to say “farewell” to its foreign friends

Ava Mohror and Brody Daw June 7, 2023

As the year comes to a close, several exchange students reflect on their time in Ventura before returning to their homes across the world In the 2022-23 school year, VHS played host to several foreign...

Students can submit their interest to participate in the VHS TedxYouth event by scanning the QR code and completing the embedded Google form.  The deadline to submit the form is June 1. Graphic by: Emily Sehati

TED Talk to be potentially held at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez May 24, 2023

The event would be the first of its kind at VHS Two VHS students, Emily Sehati ‘24 and Katie Wicks ‘24, along with assistant principal Elizabeth Botello, English teacher Elizabeth Mainz and ASB Advisor...

VHS students showing their off-campus passes at the parking lot entrance. At the start of lunch, a long line often forms at the parking lot entrance. This image was taken in the middle of lunch, when less students were making their way to the lot. Photo by: Ruby Lacques

Opinion: Don’t have an off-campus pass?

Ruby Lacques, Jane Armstrong March 10, 2023

VHS administration keeps pushing the boundaries of its power; when will it stop?   On Feb. 24, the morning announcements made two changes to the VHS student parking lot rules. As of Feb. 27, students...

English teacher Elizabeth Mainz (lower-center) holds a sign that reads, We love kids for all were worth! at an Oct. 10 VUEA protest. Photo by: Brody Daw

Opinion: WTF: Where’s the funding?

Brody Daw October 21, 2022

 As teachers close their doors in protest of their three percent raise, students should do everything they can to support them   Ventura High School students are beginning to realize that the...

Principal Cervantes answering student questions about the tardy policy. Photo by: Adi De Clerk

Cougar Forum; success or failure?

Avery Cameron, Brody Daw, and Adi De Clerck January 24, 2022

The first ever Cougar Forum took place, and VHS students had a lot to say. “But that is not working,” said junior Rhema Patterson. The phrase brought together VHS students to the Cougar Forum on Thursday,...

Student heroes keeping Ventura fed

Student heroes keeping Ventura fed

Charlotte D'Orsi May 17, 2020

High school students are among the many essential workers putting their health at risk during the coronavirus pandemic.   Amongst the chaos of the Coronavirus outbreak, citizens turn to healthcare...

Yes, its just a theory

Yes, it’s just a theory

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez May 8, 2020

Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 spread as quickly as the virus itself. In the early months of 2020, the Coronavirus disease spread throughout China, eventually making its way around the globe. However,...

(From left to right) Sophomores Iman Costa, Yves Declerck, and Chiali Lavalle going over school work. Photo by: Jack Schatzman

Are the Students at Ventura High School overworked?

Jack Schatzman December 18, 2019

 I'm overworked, and most students say they are too  [dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap] think I'm overworked. Most of the students at Ventura High School can agree with me. I fair about three to four and...

Junior Madeleine Scheer (number 21) went in for a lay up as sophomore Tiernan Philips (number 23, far right) waited to continue the three man weave drill. Photo by Logan Wilkov

Cougars hit the courts

Logan Wilkov November 26, 2019

Meet the 19’-20’ girls varsity basketball team Ventura High School’s varsity girls basketball team started their first practice of the winter season on Monday afternoon the fourth. Ann Larson, along...

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