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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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Zachary Monseur 25 said, [The] school bus gets [places] faster. Therefore, it is better than the city bus. Photo by: Lia Hersh

Opinion: Between the school and city bus, which is the bumpier ride?

Which one vibes more? Since the start of the school year, students without an alternative mode of transport have relied on some form of public transportation. Two of the main options of transportation...

Gold Coast Transit District offers a “VHS Tripper” service line which runs between Ventura High School and Ventura avenue. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Fare free public transportation is a necessity for the modern-day

Alejandro Hernandez March 22, 2022

Public transportation is an essential service Public transportation is defined by Merriam Webster as, “a system of trains, buses, etc., that is paid for or run by the government.” The city of Ventura...

Sophomore Makena Large said, “I believe that Ventura is a walkable city. I walk around Ventura often, and who knows, maybe that’s a part of why I’m so comfortable here.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Ventura needs to become more walkable

Alejandro Hernandez February 8, 2022

Ventura can be difficult to get around without a car and that needs to change Walkability is an important aspect of city planning. But what is city planning? As defined by Merriam-Webster, city planning...

Sophomore Bella Long said, “It’s convenient [the school bus] because I know I can depend on it when I don’t have a ride, but it’s just way too early.” Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Ventura High’s lackluster transportation system

Alejandro Hernandez January 26, 2022

Why VHS’s best efforts are in vain With a student population of over 2,000 students (according to, Ventura High School has a quite large burden when it comes to transporting...

According to the VUSD Transportation Department, this model of school bus (type D) can hold up to 76 people. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez.

How do VHS students and staff get around?

Alejandro Hernandez January 21, 2022

An analysis of the methods of school transportation School bus In order to be eligible to take Ventura Unified School District transportation, high school students must live at least three miles (five...

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