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The Betty Rutherford trophy located in Buenas Library
Buena's Knowledge Bowl prepares for another year of crushing competition
Sierra Ruiz, Staff Writer • January 24, 2023

Buena's continually successful Knowledge Bowl team jumps back into another year of competition. Competing for over 50 years, the team has left...

Educators wearing red for ed outside of Citrus Glen elementary, Dec. 5
VUSD, VUEA reach salary agreement after dispute
Sierra Ruiz, Staff Writer • December 16, 2022

After months  of contentious negotiations over teacher salary and benefits, a tentative agreement was made Dec. 5, after another negotiations...

VIDEO STORY: Buenas fall food faire raises funds for clubs
VIDEO STORY: Buena's fall food faire raises funds for clubs
Montserrat Garibay and Gabby Cardenas December 12, 2022

Women in Iran are fighting for their basic human rights in the streets and holding signs to show what they demand
Iranian protests for women's rights hits home in Ventura
Nazaret Viramontes , Staff Writer • December 12, 2022

Masha Amini was a 22-year old woman who died in police custody in Tehran, Iran for wearing her headscarf too loosely. She was arrested Sept....

AVID and ASB holds a college spirit week
Rory Hermosillo, Staff Writer • December 12, 2022

AVID and ASB worked together to put on a College Spirit Week that was Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, to promote Buena students to attend college. Every...

Principal Audrey Asplund walks passed  the crowd of students with signs at the protest on the quad Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Buena cross country, track and field coach fired from coaching position
Madeline Marshall and Haylie Williams November 22, 2022

Buena boys cross country and track and field head coach Aaron Torres was fired from his position, but will remain in his teaching position until...

Buena holds their first blood drive of the year Nov. 2 to help save life’s.
Buena helps save 132 lives at first Blood drive of the year
Julieta Garcia, Staff Writer • November 21, 2022

 ASB hosted the blood drive Nov. 2 to start off the month of giving. Students ages 16 and up who all met donation requirements had the opportunity...

WAKANDA FOREVER! The Buena community gathers together for the private showing of the brand new Black Panther movie. They wore white in commemeration of Chadwick Bosemans passing, unlike how black is typically worn for someones death. Were all celebrating rather than mourning, BSU president Shanice Ware said.
BSU hosts private showing of 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' honoring Chadwick Boseman's legacy
Brian Vera, Staff Writer • November 21, 2022

The death of Chadwick Boseman was a tragedy to many. Buena’s Black Student Union  honored his legacy by hosting a showing of “Black Panther:...

Staff and community come together at Ventura Government Center, 11/17
VUEA, VESPA rally to counter district proposal over healthcare cap
Sierra Ruiz, Staff Writer • November 18, 2022

At the VUSD board meeting held at the Education Service Center Nov 8, 2022, educators and staff came forward to share their thoughts on the ongoing...

Buena athletics office.
Buena Athletic director resigns during first quarter, Derek Rusk selected for role
Madeline Marshall, Editor-in-Chief • November 17, 2022

Former Buena Athletic Director Shaun Strople resigned from his position before the end of the first quarter of the 2022 school year. Following...

Buena Students rally in front of Ventura Government Center in support of wage raises for teachers Oct   21, 2022
Students, teachers align in support of wage raises in Ventura Unified School District
Haylie Williams, Section Editor • November 7, 2022

Recent proposals and counter offers surrounding the negotiations of pay have raised tensions within the education community. Teachers, now asking...

Freshmen Logan Gill, Brady Shreffler and Noah Roe pose for the camera after an intense race.
Students experience German culture in annual Oktoberfest event
Sierra Ruiz, Staff Writer • November 4, 2022

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest celebration originating in Munich, Germany, in 1810. Although this celebration features consumption of alcoholic...

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