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Students reflect on their journey from freshman to senior year

Students reflect on their journey from freshman to senior year

Liliana Lara

May 21, 2019

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VUSD students share their thoughts on participating in their own sexual education

The health textbooks located in the library used to teach the health course. Photo by: Doug Sandford

Liliana Lara and Douglas Sandford

March 2, 2019

For over 10 years now, Ventura High School’s Cougar Press has conducted an annual survey regarding sexual education and health for the students who attend VHS. In the Ventura Unified School District, no other school has any type of student ran sexual education. In 2010, journalism teacher Dan Nelson and p...

DeClerck experiences “how life should be”

DeClerck said,

Liliana Lara

November 26, 2018

Sebastien DeClerck, French teacher at Ventura High School, decided to take a break during the 2016-2017 school year and go to Spain with his family. His wife is on sabbatical, so she got a year to go prepare a native speakers program for Ventura College. To prepare for the year away, DeClerck saved...

Bloom into Banner Bold

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Ryan King and Liliana Lara

November 16, 2018

“Bloom” is this year's theme for the Ventura High School annual magazine “Banner Bold.” Editor-in-Chief of "Banner Bold" senior Omar Al-Bawab explains, "Last year, the theme was 'From the Ashes We Rise' because of the Thomas Fire, and this year, 'Bloom' has kind of has a double meaning because...

Freshmen Cougars tackle orientation

Photo by: Lily Lara

Liliana Lara

August 16, 2018

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VHS: Dodging bullying

VHS: Dodging bullying

Liliana Lara

March 9, 2018

At Ventura High school, teachers wear shirts and hang black and gold striped posters and signs in their classrooms that say, “Hate Free Zone?” However, do students know what the “Hate Free Zone” movement means? The  “Hate Free Zone” movement is a human kindness campaign on campus. It invol...

Censorship? Not in the VHS library

Censorship? Not in the VHS library

Liliana Lara

March 7, 2018

Ventura High School’s library offers many sources of information for students, one of which is magazines.While a student may not be able to read every magazine, there are a variety of choices in the library.  However, this variety could soon shrink. “We have fewer magazines than we had ma...

Where’s Bonnie?

Where’s Bonnie?

Sarah Clench and Liliana Lara

January 31, 2018

For over a month, the Ventura High School students have been wondering, “Where’s Bonnie?” Many students had assumed that Bonnie Neeper, a campus aid at VHS, had suddenly retired due to the fact she was gone. But the facts are in, Bonnie hasn’t retired. She has been on medical leave for a u...

The fire is contained, but is the blame?

The fire is contained, but is the blame?

Liliana Lara

January 21, 2018

During the first few weeks of the Thomas Fire communities came together to help each other in a time of crisis. However, towards the end of the fire, some people began to seek a greater cause to the fire other than mother nature. Investigations have recently directed the blame to water and elect...

Opinion: A Video or a death sentence?

Aguilar states,

November 17, 2017

Imagine this: an underage student is drinking an alcoholic beverage. They are already putting themselves at risk. Then, another student takes out a phone and presses record. Not only is it recorded, but then it gets posted on social media for the world to see. Why in the world would stud...

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