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Seniors discuss their style transformations

Seniors discuss their style transformations

Trinity Taylor and Saida Delgadillo

June 5, 2019

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What the girls of The Cougar Press think about school dances

What the girls of The Cougar Press think about school dances

Trinity Taylor and Saida Delgadillo

June 5, 2019

Trinity Taylor’s side: Imagine this: It’s your freshman year of highschool and you don’t know anybody walking in on your first day. You’re small, scrawny and innocent. Luckily, you managed to make some friends through sports and are clinging to them for dear life. The first school dance is co...

Spring break: School’s out, but will you be out?

Spring break: School’s out, but will you be out?

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

March 20, 2019

Whether you're jumping on a plane, staying in bed for a week straight, or working 24/7, Ventura High School students are setting their intentions for the upcoming week of vacation. Many students interviewed revealed, however, that they won’t be getting much rest from school due to their busy work sch...

The pursuit of happiness comes when you are not tied down in high school

The pursuit of happiness comes when you are not tied down in high school

William Maxwell and Saida Delgadillo

March 8, 2019

Saida’s side: Highschool… an environment where immature and young teens see being in a relationship as the most important thing to obtain and where getting your heart broken is the “end of the world.” Don’t get me wrong, having all that excitement where you get ecstatic about going to schoo...

Where do VHS students go for sex and dating advice?

Students at VHS are always questioning as to where they can get the best relationship and sex advice. Infographic by: Saida Delgadillo

Saida Delgadillo

March 1, 2019

High school for some can be a place where expressing who they really are and who they love, though it is filtered due to the fear of judgement. Students in high school are known to cast a shadow over the topic of sex and dating. With that, we asked students where they can gain their sex and dating a...

Cougars and staff showcase their comedic talent at Faculty Fun-Raiser

Susan Adamich, librarian at VHS, explained that she participates in these types of shows because she

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

December 13, 2018

On Friday, Dec. 7, faculty and a select few students of Ventura High School came to the stage to perform the annual Improv “Faculty Fun-Raiser,” displaying their comedic talents through different games and scenes such as Park Bench, Movie Critic and ABC’s. Besides the faculty, What? Improv Troup...

Three of Ventura’s ensembles tug on the heartstrings of a filled auditorium

String Orchestra during their performance of Passacaglia from String Quartet No. 10” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

December 11, 2018

Students who all share passion for music came together Thursday night, Dec. 6, to showcase a performance by three different ensembles. The groups were taught by Paul Hunt, but while in concert, were led both by Hunt and various student conductors. [huge_it_slider id="74"] The first performance of t...

Is the Pacific View Mall outdated?

The Pacific View Mall is the closest mall for students at VHS to shop at, although according to Franks and Dominguez, it is

Saida Delgadillo

November 23, 2018

If you have lived in Ventura for a majority of your life-like I have, I am sure that you would agree to the fact that the Pacific View Mall is one of the most plain shopping centers around. Sure this mall has certain stores that some may like, but for me, and possibly other kids my age, the store op...

AP Computer Science Principles decodes the beauty in technology

According to the College Board's website, the course

Saida Delgadillo

November 15, 2018

In 2016, the course AP Computer Science Principles was introduced to Ventura High School and the students enrolled in Linda Bergfeld’s class seemed to be thrilled to be taking this course. This course is one that emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology, problem solving and an overview of data...

Why makeup is important to high schoolers

Why makeup is important to high schoolers

Avenlea Russian and Saida Delgadillo

October 11, 2018

If one took a moment to think about makeup wearers, most would probably know at least one person who “beats their face.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists [are] projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the av...

Meet the working students of VHS

Meet the working students of VHS

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

September 28, 2018

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Music trending at VHS: Who’s lame and who’s flame

Taylor Garcia, a sophomore who voted for Rex orange County as her favorite artist in the poll.

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

September 26, 2018

Ventura High School currently exhibits a diverse music scene, as students listen to diverse genres like hip-hop, rap and indie. Artists like Shoreline Mafia and Brockhampton are especially popular in Ventura and some of their recent shows at the Ventura Theater have rapidly sold out. Some ...

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