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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Photo by: Samantha Franks I really didnt want to do show choir until I tried it out and ended up liking it, said Hiatt.

Hiatt bops to the top

Samantha Franks May 17, 2018

Senior Jerich Hiatt has participated in the Ventura Unified School District show choir program for about two years. When asked about why he wanted to join show choir, Hiatt said, “When I first joined...

Many teachers don’t approve of phones in the classroom; many times they will take them away when they see them out.

Opinion: Teachers call out cell phone usage

Samantha Franks and Sailor Hawes May 1, 2018

As teenagers, most of us are always attached to those little touchscreen devices called smartphones. Whether it’s just to check the time, text your mom back, or to check social media, most of...

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Think you know Dr. Seuss? Well THINK Again!

Samantha Franks April 30, 2018

Thursday, April 26 was opening night for the Ventura High School Theater Department’s spring show, “Seussical the Musical.” The play is a compilation of different Dr. Seuss characters and story lines...

VHS students have had enough

VHS students have had enough

Samantha Franks March 14, 2018

Click on #Enough to access an interactive version of this story.  On Wednesday, March 14 Ventura High School students participated in a nation-wide walkout, #Enough, to protest against gun violence...

Illustration by: Samantha Franks

Opinion: Relationships, short and sweet

Samantha Franks March 2, 2018

In my opinion, high school is the time for short-term relationships, rather than long-term relationships. Short-term relationships allow a person to get to know someone without involving themselves...

Pin it to win it

Pin it to win it

Samantha Franks and Bailey Peck January 20, 2018

Ventura High School’s varsity wrestling team competed in a rivalry tournament against Buena High School on Thursday, January 18. The tournament took place at Buena and VHS emerged triumphant, 60-15....

Senior Ball: A squash to the frosh!

Senior Ball: A squash to the frosh!

Samantha Franks and Gage Gregorchuk January 18, 2018

This year, freshmen aren’t allowed to attend Senior Ball as they have in the previous years. This was a change decided upon by ASB, however, many students are curious as to why this rule was implemented....

This years Improv troupe meeting before their upcoming performance! 
Photo from: Courtney Caldwell

What improv troupe? “What? Improv Troupe”

November 26, 2017

The Backstage Cafe featured Ventura High School’s What? Improvisation Troupe on November 17 and 18. The show was directed by drama teacher, Stefoni Rossiter, and showcased the improv troupes talent...

A Peanut Butter Bonds sensation. All sensations come inside of a waffle cone- also made in front of you. Photo by: Samantha Franks

Sub Zero review: Ventura’s new HOT spot to CHILL?

Samantha Franks and Bailey Peck November 13, 2017

Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt shop recently opened on Main Street in downtown Ventura.  It opened its doors on October 26 and has already created quite a buzz. Ice cream...

Tachet shares, I always wonder why some of my classes are hot while others are always cold. Photo by: Samantha Franks and Sailor Hawes

What’s the thermostat at?

Samantha Franks and Sailor Hawes November 3, 2017

Too cold or too hot? There has been a lot of confusion regarding the air conditioning units and access to the thermostats in certain areas of Ventura High School. Many students have complained...

A spooktacular homecoming

A spooktacular homecoming

October 17, 2017

This year, the Art club designed a spooky art wall to enhance the homecoming decor. ASB originally came up with the idea and around 20 art students and art club members helped create it. When asked...

Senior, Peyton Reynolds, pictured right, finishes the race alongside her friend Sophie Elliot. Photo by: Samantha Franks

VHS club paddles their way to cleaner beaches

Samantha Franks and Bailey Peck September 20, 2017

VHS’s Heal the Beach club hosted their Annual Downwinder Paddleboard Race on Saturday, September 16. Heal the Beach, which meets in Mr. Maxwell’s room every Friday, focuses on protecting the environment...

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