Ventura High School

Opinion: Vote like your school depends on it

Opinion: Vote like your school depends on it

I attended my first drive-in movie theater the other day. Who knew those still existed? As I seek extraneous activities to keep me sane during quarantine, I continue to reflect on both past and present events of this pandemic. In March I thought I’d be back in school...

Opinion: Tik Tok influencers are not role models

Opinion: Tik Tok influencers are not role models

Growing up, my role models included my mother, Michelle Obama and Aly Raisman, women I look up to because of their work ethic and amazing achievements. Today, many kids look up to Charli D'Amelio and Addison Rae, two of social media platform Tik Tok’s most famous...

Column: My house made of paper products

Column: My house made of paper products

What teenager’s life isn’t busy? I’m a planner, and I had something on my calendar every weekend through the end of the semester. I had academic plans, with study schedules timed out for the AP exams in the spring. I had travel plans to look at colleges and see...

Active shooter drills at school — what’s next?

Active shooter drills at school — what’s next?

I talk with my mom each day after I come home from school. We discuss the day’s events and eventually transition into what happened in the news. Too often we are discussing abortion ban laws, immigration restrictions, and mass shootings. I recently went to the L’Taken...

Lessons from the L.A. Teacher Strike’s student activists

Lessons from the L.A. Teacher Strike’s student activists

Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers L.A. reached an agreement last night, now ratified by union members and ended the teachers’ six-day strike. Thanks to the strike, UTLA’s first in 30 years, teachers will return to their classrooms Wednesday with...

Review: What you get with ‘The Hate U Give’

Review: What you get with ‘The Hate U Give’

Society uses movie theaters and other forms of entertainment to get away from life’s problems for an hour or two. We watch movies about superheroes and princesses in far off realities, different from our own. As an avid theater goer, I am constantly waiting for the...

Is our turf causing cancer?

Is our turf causing cancer?

Ventura High School's Larrabee Stadium’s synthetic turf field may face challenges this October when the Environmental Protection Agency announces its findings on the relationship between artificial turf fields and health problems, including cancer. Artificial turf, or...