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Ventura Unified teachers, administrators, school board and community members discuss the appropriate way to reopen schools in the fall.

Ventura Unified to move to online education until January 2021

Olivia Zoll, Reporter July 28, 2020

On July 13 and 14, with Town Hall representatives and Ventura Unified parents, three meetings occurred to inform parents and answer any concerns regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year in the...

BREAKING NEWS: Three small brushfires erupt in Ventura County

BREAKING NEWS: Three small brushfires erupt in Ventura County

Olivia Zoll , Reporter June 10, 2020

During the second day of a heat influx in Ventura, a brushfire erupted at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10. Named the Elizabeth Fire, the brushfire between Ventura and Santa Paula has burned...

A large banner was carried in remembrance of the late George Floyd.

Worldwide protests held for Black Lives Matter Movement, Ventura County follows

Olivia Zoll, Reporter June 9, 2020

On June 7, 2020, around noon, hundreds of protestors flooded the streets of Ventura, shouting chants and raising signs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.  This particular protest, held...

Air Guitar was held virtually this year on YouTube instead of the usual on campus festivities.

Annual anticipated Air Guitar made virtual due to COVID-19

Olivia Zoll, Reporter June 2, 2020

Air Guitar, an annual event highly awaited by many Foothill Technology High School (FTHS) students and teachers alike, was cancelled this year due to the unprecedented effects of COVID-19. Although you...

Emcees Melanie Lindsey and Justin Frazier switch off announcing different awards.

Seniors are recognized virtually during the Senior Awards Night celebration

Olivia Zoll, Writer May 31, 2020

Senior Awards Night is typically a night full of pride and joy; a night where seniors are awarded for all their hard work amongst family and friends. The class of 2020, the class that made history, received...

New plans for senior events are announced in the midst of school cancellation.

Everything you should know about upcoming virtual and in-person senior events

Emma Yakel, Reporter May 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak swept the nation and the world, causing closures and social distancing measures, it has also swept the typical celebrations of seniors right along with it. As the end of the 2019-20...

After a period of being offline, Edgenuity is back online for students to use. Photo credit: Edgenuity

Update: Edgenuity restored after system-wide shutdown

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor May 23, 2020

On May 18, 2020, Edgenuity worked to resolve a network issue that prevented students from working on their classwork. According to an Edgenuity status page, on May 18, 2020, the system was down at 7:57...

Edgenuity is offline as students work their way through the end of the school year online, halting their progress.

News Brief: Edgenuity experiences system-wide outage

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor May 18, 2020

On May 18, 2020, students logging on to Edgenuity found that the online platform was not working. An email and phone call was sent out by the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified), notifying...

A woman participating in the protest holds a sign that states,

Ventura protesters call for an end to California shutdown

Adler Striegel, Reporter May 2, 2020

At noon on May 1, 2020, a large and passionate group of protesters gathered outside the Ventura County Government Center, demanding a full reopening of California. This protest comes more than a month...

The Ventura Unified school board released their decision on April 28.

Ventura Unified school board decides on new grading policies for second semester

Emma Yakel, Reporter April 30, 2020

On April 28, the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) school board enacted new grading policies for middle schools and high schools for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year in the...

BREAKING NEWS: California schools likely to remain closed for the rest of the school year

BREAKING NEWS: California schools likely to remain closed for the rest of the school year

Olivia Zoll, Reporter March 31, 2020

On March 31, a call and email were sent out to parents and guardians in the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) regarding the announcement made by California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond...

Former Superintendent, Dr. Joe Spirito, passes away

Former Superintendent, Dr. Joe Spirito, passes away

Adler Striegel, Reporter March 28, 2020

On March 26, 2020, former Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) Superintendent, Dr. Joseph (Joe) Spirito passed away. An email was sent out on behalf of Ventura Unified Superintendent Roger...

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