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Online students with a 1-7 period schedule would have to spend a minimum of five and a half hours on Zoom everyday, with any additional homework and recreational time not being accounted for. Photo by: Anna Guerra

100 word rant: Online learners get the short end of the stick, again

Anna Guerra March 26, 2021

With hybrid learning information rolling out, the C group seems to be taking the most losses for the remaining school year. Hey VUSD! I don’t expect you to listen to the student population but I’ll...

Numbers are increasing within Ventura County lowering Ventura overall to Tier one- Widespread. Many non-essential indoor business operations remain closed. Infographic by: Logan Wilkov

Is VHS ready for in-person learning?

Logan Wilkov December 7, 2020

Update on the potential reopening of VUSD schools As we dive into the second quarter of the 2020-2021’ school year, conversations of returning to campus have increased. Elementary schools within the...

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

Charlotte D'Orsi March 15, 2020

COVID-19 virus prompts district-wide shutdown for at least a month. During the evening of Mar. 12, Ventura Unified School District announced the commencement of a district-wide shutdown beginning on Mar....

The last song of the evening,

District Choir concert proves to be therapy for the ears

Yasmin Myers and Riley Ramirez January 23, 2020

A night filled with choral, pop and jazz selections. On Jan. 17, parents and friends gathered in Buena High School’s auditorium, ready to hear the musical chords sung by various school’s choir programs,...

Ventura High has been selected to become a School of Choice after being off the list for the last couple of years. Photo by: Yasmin Myers

Choose Ventura, the choice is yours

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers January 23, 2020

Ventura High opens School of Choice to all students within VUSD According to Ventura Unified School District’s website, School of Choice is a process that grants parents of VUSD kids to select any school...

Incoming VUSD Superintendent Roger Rice. Photo by: Ventura County Office of Education

VUSD appoints Dr. Roger Rice as new Superintendent

Sam Coats January 10, 2019

The Ventura Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday, January 8, to select Dr. Roger Rice, the current Deputy Superintendent for Student Services at the Ventura County Office...

Creswell resignation accepted, Dr. Jeff Davis interim superintendent

Creswell resignation accepted, Dr. Jeff Davis interim superintendent

Micah Wilcox December 14, 2018

Ventura Unified School District has selected Dr. Jeff Davis, current Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources as the interim superintendent to succeed resigning Superintendent David Creswell according...

The crew speaking with VHS Assistant Principal Chris Murphy, in charge of curriculum and instruction. Photo by: Sarah Clench

The District revamps their logo and branding

Sarah Clench December 5, 2018

Recently, Ventura Unified School District created a new logo and is going through a brand development process. According to VUSD’s website, there will be modern and vibrant changes to the website and...

Junior Aidan Moran said of his own thoughts on Creswell’s comments on LGBTQI+ youth: “Even though he said some things that I may not agree with, I have talked with Superintendent Creswell numerous times and have never felt as if he was discriminatory, in fact he was quite the opposite.” Photo by: Sam Hicks

VUSD Superintendent accused of bigotry

Garrett Jaffe, Miles Bennett, and Sam Hicks November 29, 2018

On Feb. 21 2016, the current Superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District, David Creswell, appeared at the Redeemer Baptist Church in Riverside California to deliver a sermon as a guest pastor....

Steve Bailey shares his thoughts on Superintendent David Creswell's 2016 sermon.

Diversity Collective hosts community meeting on superintendent’s remarks

Micah Wilcox November 28, 2018

“We would never have hired [Superintendent David Creswell] if we had known [about] this,” said school board member Mary Haffner about Cresswell’s controversial 2016 sermon in which he made statements...

Some of the local political figures backing each candidate. Infographic by: Sam Coats

Candidates vie to replace retiring VUSD School Board member

Sam Coats September 11, 2018

As the November elections draw closer, Jerry Dannenberg, Deborah Meyer-Morris, and Madhu Bajaj are locked in a heated race to replace retiring trustee, John Walker on the Ventura Unified School District...

A 1.25 percent compromise

A 1.25 percent compromise

January 17, 2018

Nowadays, it’s common for students to take their teachers for granted without necessarily even realizing that they’re doing so. For some students, they look forward to visiting old teachers...

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