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Pictures were taped onto table cloths with yellow flowers for every person as well as a purple flowered garland. Photo By: Alexis Segovia

Model United Nations hold Israel Palestine Vigil

Alexis Segovia November 16, 2023

Model UN members hold a vigil for the lives lost in the Israel Palestine war On Nov. 15 between 12:20 p.m. and 12:50 p.m., Model UN, a club on the VHS campus, held a vigil for the lives lost in the 2023...

The first VHS classes started at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 23, and marked the beginning of the school year. Graphic by: Alexis Segovia

Fall semester begins at VHS

Alexis Segovia September 15, 2023

VHS is back at school for the fall semester after summer break VHS students returned to campus on Aug. 23. The 2023-24 school year marks the second year of VHS’ block schedule, which makes school start...

Josh Spiker said, Without diving into the training plan itself, I want to keep [cross country] fun, be consistent, and embrace hard work. To be great, you have to put in the work and to learn how to suffer all while learning to enjoy the process. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Tyree Cruz passes the torch to Josh Spiker for cross country

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman May 26, 2023

Josh Spiker was hired as new VHS cross country coach Josh Spiker has been hired as VHS’ new cross country coach following Tyree Cruz’s resignation. Spiker is the owner of Mile 26, a running goods...

Duffey went on an official visit to UCLA on May 5 before officially committing to the university. Photo by: Spencer Duffey

Kate Duffey serves to impress

Ava Mohror May 23, 2023

VHS’ very own volleyball player, Kate Duffey, is on top of her game “Kate is one of the most valuable players a team can have,” said VHS varsity girls volleyball player Chloe Simpson ‘24. Kate...

The spring dance being canceled was saddening to ASB members. Refunds are now being offered in the student store for those who bought tickets. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Opinion: Why the spring dance was a flop to begin with

Alexis Segovia and Lourdes Almalab March 29, 2023

VHS spring dance, although a good idea in theory, seemed rushed and untimely The spring dance set to replace the traditional Sadie Hawkins dance was a doomed idea from the beginning. Even with the more...

The VHS baseball team was scheduled to compete against its rivals, the BHS Bulldogs. However, conditions became too dangerous because of the mud on the playing field. Graphic by: Samantha Castañeda

Ventura High School baseball and softball teams forced to cancel games against BHS

  On March 14, the VHS varsity baseball team was set to play BHS on their home field in their annual cross-town rivalry game. However, due to heavy rainfall, the game will be rescheduled. JV was...

Esja Moore 23 said, The Channel League Championship is the team that gets first place in the league with the most wins. Sometimes there’s a tie, but it’s not usually a tie. If there’s a tie they go by goal differential or they flip a coin. Photo by: Joe Curley

VHS soccer team has earned the title of Channel League Champs

Alexis Segovia, Isabel Andrade, and Weston Blackburn February 10, 2023

 VHS Girls Soccer Team are Channel League Champs On Jan. 31, the VHS Girls Soccer Team won their game against cross town rivals Buena High School, which enabled them to win the title of Channel League...

Rocket club members watch and discuss recent rocket launches from around the world. Photo by: Weston Blackburn

Club feature: Rocket Club

Weston Blackburn January 25, 2023

A place for VHS students interested in aerospace engineering and rocketry The Rocket Club takes place during lunch on Fridays in VHS math teacher Preston Biller’s room, 108.  Members watch videos...

Ventura High School wrestlers faced off against each other in front of a crowd at the Black and Gold event. Photo by: Weston Blackburn

VHS hosts its annual Black and Gold event

Weston Blackburn and Isabel Andrade December 2, 2022

VHS wrestlers prepare for tournaments at the Black and Gold event On Nov. 16, the Ventura High School Wrestling Team opened its annual Black and Gold event to the public. The wrestling team consists...

Pearl ended with actress Mia Goths (Pearl) intense smile that lasted two minutes while the credits rolled. Graphic by: Summer Williams

Movie review: “Pearl”

Summer Williams and Ace Rico November 13, 2022

 A24’s newest film, “Pearl,” is a colorful slasher full of thrills and questionable morals The release of "X" earlier this year, the first slasher film in its riveting three-part film series, left...

Christopher Rea 26 (center-left) and Joseph Ramirez 26 (center-right) wearing the stereotypical Edgar outfit. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Opinion: Edgar nation stand up!

Alexis Segovia, Alex Hoskins, and Julian Martinez October 21, 2022

The term “Edgar” has been coined as a joke, but is it more than that to the people that it is targeted at? The rise of social media has brought rise to various trends and microtrends. From mini-skirts...

Cougie maze

Cougie maze

Ruby Lacques September 23, 2022

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