Buena Speaks

Buena high offers free online tutoring classes for all core subjects

Graphic displayed illustrates how teachers are taking advantage of new technology to help students succeed.
Faith Stewart, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2021

Learning before the pandemic was a struggle for most students, this year especially poses more challenges than ever with distance learning- with free online tutoring offered by the school administration,...

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Many Americans anticipate a COVID-19 vaccine as we move into the new year.
Moses Garman, Staff Writer January 5, 2021

On Friday Dec. 11, the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine was approved for distribution around the U.S. It is likely that the White House will get the vaccination first. Many believe that health care workers and...

New SEL Class Helps Students Manage Stress and Anxiety

The featured image above displays the different ways that SEL is beneficial. SEL can help improve students attitude towards school, and can reduce depression and stress among students.
Viviana Avila, Staff Writer January 5, 2021

Ventura Unified has added a Social Emotional Learning class (SEL) to the hybrid schedule for the first time in its history. SEL classes are taught by third period teachers every Wednesday and focus on...

German exchange program gone virtual

German exchange program gone virtual
Galilea Velasco, Section Editor December 12, 2020

Sabine Schafer-Mitchell, German teacher and former exchange partner in 2001, has taken advantage of the tools provided by the Goethe Institute, an organization that promotes German culture all over the...

Moving down a tier may affect schools reopening in the new year

This graphic explains the rise in COVID-19 cases, and how it will affect going back to school at the end of January.
Brigit Fitzgerald, News Section Editor December 11, 2020

On Nov. 16 Ventura County entered the purple tier once again and is in lockdown as a result of a spike in COVID-19 cases after the thanksgiving holiday. The secondary schools will have to make changes...

One small step for a few, One giant step for Buena

Dec. 3, Antoinette Perez teaching her small group of AP English language and composition students, about what to expect on the multiple choice questions for the AP English language and composition exam, and how to be best prepared to answer the questions. Students stay socially distant and focus as they use their own supplies to take notes.
Faith Stewart, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2020

Navigating the world of online learning has been difficult for most, and is a struggle that students and teachers have been trying to overcome since March, however the school administration is trying to...

Times change and so do traditions: Quarantine Court results are in

Visual representation of the 2020 quarantine court winners.
Jacqueline Magana-Chavez and Jayla Bratton November 18, 2020
The 2020 "quarantine" homecoming court results are in.

Cyber Spirit Days light up the Halloween week

Leadership got creative with their themed days for this year's first ever virtual spirit week.
Jayla Bratton, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

Monday, Oct. 19 -23 Buena´s leadership hosted an action packed Spirit Week that consisted of pajama day, bring your favorite snack to class day, bring a pet and wear orange for free unity day, breast...

Band director James Rumenapp honored as October Teacher of the Month

Band director James Rumenapp leading the Band team in a competition
Kevin Cox November 17, 2020

In late October The Ventura Chamber of Commerce selected Buena's very own James Rumenapp as the winner of the October Teacher of the Month. Rumenapp is the director for Buena’s band program and has led...

High school remains in distance learning

VUSD office located in the west end of Ventura, where the future of the 2020-2021 school year is decided.
Jannine Lozano, Section Editor November 16, 2020

Ventura Unified is considering various plans for reopening schools in 2021 to in-person learning as COVID-19 cases decrease and Ventura County continues to move up the tiered phases of reopening set in...

The show must go on, an update on Buena’s Drama Department

Visual representation of Buena drama returning through Zoom performances.
Katrina Wagner, Staff Writer October 12, 2020

Over the past few months of distance learning, the Buena Drama department has been hard at work planning the next theatrical event to be held online this November. The event will be held on Zoom or Youtube. “It...

Bulldog Nation Welcomes a New Addition to Help “Row the Boat”

Mr. Perizzolo is ready to inspire at Buena.
Madeline Marshall, Staff Writer October 12, 2020

One of our newest faculty additions to Buena will be one that we see both in our classes and in the playing field. Dale Perizzolo earned his first teaching job here at Buena and he is ready to encourage...

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