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VHS students find ways to beat quarantine boredom

VHS students find ways to beat quarantine boredom

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers

May 5, 2020

From working out, to tie dyeing tanks, here’s what some VHS students have been up to while staying at home. Quarantine can be boring, to say the least. Even with a mandatory stay-at-home order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, VHS students have found ways to keep themselves entertained while flatt...

The cat’s out of the bag

Junior Makayla Good shared the story on her bag,

Malia Gutierrez and Alina Calamia

December 11, 2019

VHS students ditch their backpacks and trade them for bags and purses [dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n the VHS campus, people are choosing to carry a purse and hold their school supplies, rather than carrying a backpack. Junior Madeline Ramirez said, “I think backpacks are going out of style. They’r...

Colorful hair, don’t care

Colorful hair, don’t care

Sarah Clench and Summer Yovanno

March 28, 2019

[huge_it_slider id="96"] Students at Ventura High School have been setting and following hair trends to compliment their style and show expression; such as bangs, buzz cuts and electric-colored hair. A couple popular trends seen around VHS are pink hair and bangs. According to a poll survey, held on Th...

Stylistic trends take on VHS

Freshman Jayla Ramirez showing off her style. She commented,

Caroline Marsden and Jack Schatzman

November 20, 2018

Many styles dominate the Ventura High School campus, but the most prominent styles of the past two months have revolved around 90s grunge style, and second-hand styles that revolved around Depop, thrift stores and Buffalo Exchange. We have seen the current styles come to age once again. One of the t...

Brought from WWII and back to you

Juniors Kayla Swain (left) and Christine Trujillo (right) agreed that Dickies are more comfortable than skinny jeans and tight pants. Photo by: Sarah Clench

Sarah Clench

November 15, 2018

Starting as a bib-overall company in 1922, the work wear brand Dickie has only grown in popularity and versatility. According to Dickie’s website, the brand Dickies bases all the way back to World War II when they produced millions of uniforms for America’s armed forces. Looking at the demographics ...

Recycled Style

Recycled Style

Acacia Harrell

November 14, 2018

Style and fashion have always been something I’ve been passionate about. I wouldn’t say I have a very distinct style or that I only wear a certain type of clothing. All I know is I love to find interesting clothing pieces with unique patterns and odd styles. I love that fashion is something tha...

Hot or Not: Acrylic Nails

Sophomore Miranda Holguin loves her pastel pink acrylics. Photo by: Miranda Holguin

Trinity Taylor, Julia Davies, and Jessica Johnson

November 13, 2018

Do you think acrylic nails are in right now? Do you like them or are they pointless? Perhaps you’ve seen a fresh new set of acrylic nails and decided you just had to have them, or maybe you thought they were irrelevant and a waste of money. We asked the students of Ventura High School what thei...

Hypebeasts of VHS: Does brand wear equal good style?

Hypebeasts of VHS: Does brand wear equal good style?

Janelle Chavira, Saida Delgadillo, and Tanya Turchyn

October 17, 2018

In popular culture, a new term has come into use in the past few years: “hypebeast” - a person who puts in substantial effort to observe all the latest “hyped-up” trends, whether it be in fashion or another component of popular culture. More than a few Ventura High School students can be see...

There’s no end to these hot trends: VHS students create and sell their own products

Henley smiling as she tells us about new ideas for her products. Henley started selling shirts on August 31. Photo by: Summer Yovanno

October 2, 2017

Out of all the students at Ventura High School, there are two girls in particular who make and sell their own products. Junior Lily Henley makes and sells shirts, and junior Alisann Tolosa makes and sells earrings. Henley creates tank-tops and t-shirts with a varying patch custom to the buyer’...

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