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The Cougar Press

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Senior Paulina Tadeo (left) and Sophomore Angela Martinez (right). Photo from Instagram: @fcthecat

VHS Talent show: A Night at The Cougies

Brooke Newman May 23, 2018

This year Ventura High School held its annual talent show on Friday, May 18. This years theme was “A Night at the Cougies” and featured 17 student and two teacher performances, for a grand total of...

The oldest kids that attended the theater camp performed a kick line. Photo by: Stefoni Rossiter

VHS Drama department raises the roof to raise funds

Brooke Newman May 16, 2018

From Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11, the Ventura High School Drama department hosted their fourth annual theater camp fundraiser. This year 32 kids attended the theater camp.   Monday through...

VHS's annual senior picnic

VHS’s annual senior picnic

Brooke Newman May 15, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15, Ventura High School seniors headed over to Arroyo Verde park for the annual senior picnic event. [huge_it_slider id="38"]

A post Coachella playlist

A post Coachella playlist

Brooke Newman April 17, 2018

Check out the playlist by clicking the link below! Brooke Newman's Post-Coachella Playlist Looking for new music to kick off your week? If so, then this playlist is for you. Regardless of whether...

Weather hazards shift VHS students' schedule

Weather hazards shift VHS students’ schedule

Brooke Newman March 19, 2018

        Minimum Day Bell Schedule According to Ventura Unified School District, the City of Ventura has issued voluntary evacuation notices which include three VUSD school sites; Ventura High...

How much do you really know about STDs and STIs?

How much do you really know about STDs and STIs?

Brooke Newman March 7, 2018

For many high school students, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may be the least of their concerns. For one, some students might not even know the differences...

How does HPV affect me?

How does HPV affect me?

Brooke Newman March 2, 2018

What is human papillomavirus infection, or HPV? With more than 100 varieties of HPV existing, this infection commonly causes warts, known as a low risk factor and cervical cancers, known as a high risk...

My personal favorite is the Rincon with blueberries instead of bananas and I always add peanut butter.
Photo by: Brooke Newman

Bowls by the beach

Brooke Newman January 25, 2018

Chances are if you live in Ventura, you’ve probably eaten an acai bowl. If you have, then this article is definitely for you! And if you haven't, well the article is still for you, because they're delicious! Now...

Patagonia’s pursuit for protection

Patagonia’s pursuit for protection

Brooke Newman January 23, 2018

President Donald Trump announced his plan involving the reduction of two national monuments located in Utah on Monday, December 4 . The two federally protected landmarks, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante,...

The hydration station in the cafeteria has already helped eliminate the use of 219098 plastic water bottles and more on campus could definitely help VHS be an environmentally greener campus. Photo by: Brooke Newman

If the light’s green, the waters clean

December 4, 2017

https://vimeo.com/245837757 If you’re a student at Ventura High School, chances are you’ve used one of the hydration stations at VHS, or you know of someone who has. Now most students are aware...

This is the form addressing drug and alcohol use that is part of the athletic clearance packet given to all VHS athletes. 
Infographic from: VUSD

If you get lit, will you be forced to quit?

November 17, 2017

What is Ventura High School’s policy when it comes to the relationship drinking and sports? With the recent incident that took place, it’s a serious question to ask that many may not know the answer...

The members of Ventura's Tree Advisory Committee meets quarterly at 5pm and you can access their minutes and agendas online. The baord consists of five members that serve for year terms.
Photo from: The City of Ventura

Should you stay away from that palm tree?

Brooke Newman and Kylie Torres November 8, 2017

Ventura High School experienced strong Santa Ana winds on Monday, October 9, that reached 32mph around 12:20 p.m. These winds caused palm tree seeds, palm fronds, various tree branches and even an entire...

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