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Teachers should not have to continuously interrupt their lectures to get you to put your phone away. Be respectful and considerate. Graphic by: Lourdes Almalab

Opinion: The use of phones in class will always be impossible to regulate

Lourdes Almalab May 26, 2023

The never-ending debate between teachers and students The use of phones in class is a constant subject area that teachers are having to cover more and more. It’s not uncommon for a teacher to interrupt...

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...

Charlotte DiPaolo will leave Ventura High School after the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Photo by Charlotte DiPaolo.

A rising number of staff leaving VHS

Alex Hernandez, Staffer June 9, 2021

Many teachers are leaving VHS but what are their legacies? Mini Article: Charlotte DiPaolo Math teacher Charlotte DiPaolo will be leaving Ventura High School at the end of the 2020-2021 school year...

 At the end of the race, win or loose, all competitors are awarded a medal for their participation and are recognized for raising money for a good cause. Photo from: James Locher.

VHS sophomores put the fire in Phoenix

Bella Young March 12, 2020

 Annual Phoenix Triathlon proceeds go towards former VHS teacher’s scholarship fund Sunday, March 1 was the 13th annual Phoenix Triathlon that took place at the YMCA at 8 a.m. The event was put on by...

Mr. Chamaa happily poses with his carefully sought out pickle. Photo by: Riley Ramirez

What’s behind door number 57?

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez October 10, 2019

A glimpse into the world of Pierre Chamaa Ventura High is filled with many diverse teachers who are truly the backbone of the campus. With each teacher comes a new story, one of which being Pierre Chamaa’s. This...

Are phones the real distraction?

Are phones the real distraction?

Gavin Cross and Malik Hibbler June 5, 2019

In almost all of my classes phones are a repetitive everyday problem for teachers. Having to take them away and send them up to the office is really just a waste of time. If a student is able to multitask,...

Todarello remembers thinking it was very silly that so many people were talking about Princess Dianas wedding, which happened in 1981. Photo by Archer Herring

The Eras of Education

Acacia Harrell and Archer Herring January 7, 2019

The high school experience… a pillar of American education. Many students experience similar things throughout their high school years, but the experiences are all different depending on the years they...

Susan Adamich, librarian at VHS, explained that she participates in these types of shows because she just likes to act silly. Photo by: Saida Delgadillo

Cougars and staff showcase their comedic talent at Faculty Fun-Raiser

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn December 13, 2018

On Friday, Dec. 7, faculty and a select few students of Ventura High School came to the stage to perform the annual Improv “Faculty Fun-Raiser,” displaying their comedic talents through different games...

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