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“The Backstage Café” Improv video

“The Backstage Café” Improv video
October 17, 2018 Video clips of "The Backstage Café" Improv show on October 13, 2018. Filmed and edited by: Sarah Clench

Looking for Scholarships? Here’s where to find them

There is a box full of papers on scholarship opportunities in the career center. Photo by: Sarah Clench
October 14, 2018

There are many scholarship opportunities awaiting as college approaches for this year’s seniors.  According to Josh Francis, the College and Career counselor at Ventura High School, the most commonly...


October 1, 2018

VHS fall play: It’s time to watch Nightwatch

Santia (left) stated,
September 20, 2018

The fall play put on by the Drama Department this year at Ventura High School is Night Watch, a mystery, based in a Manhattan townhouse, and the cast list is out. About 49 people auditioned and the...

Cougar Crunch #1

September 16, 2018

Welcome to the Cougar Crunch, a semi-weekly food review about the nutrition and lunch options at Ventura High School. We will review lunches, snacks and beverages from the cafeteria and snack bar. This...

Taking a seat in Senate

Mercado (right) sat next to Caitlin Herring (left) in the Senate, who went on to represent California in Girls Nation. Photo from: Jezel Mercado
August 1, 2018

Each year, at many high schools across the country, one girl per high school is chosen to go to Girls State. This year, soon-to-be senior Jezel Mercado was chosen to represent Ventura High School for...

Inside look at the VHS parking lot…Senior edition

Inside look at the VHS parking lot...Senior edition
June 13, 2018 VHS seniors hang out at the parking lot at lunch, here is what they do. Filmed and edited by: Sarah Clench.

How is suspension helping me succeed?

Infographic by Acacia Harrell
May 9, 2018

For too many years at Ventura High School, the standard disciplinary action for any student--  from the ones who have a previously clean record to those who have constantly been in trouble throughout...

The extent of eyelash extensions

The extent of eyelash extensions
April 19, 2018

Watch the slideshow to see VHS students and their experiences with eyelash extensions. [huge_it_slider id="31"] More and more female students at Ventura High School have been seen wearing 2018’s...

The differences between healthy vs unhealthy relationships

The differences between healthy vs unhealthy relationships
March 16, 2018

Junior Max Cohen stated, “I think that a healthy relationship has trust, communication and a little bit of luck.” According to The Hotline, in a healthy relationship each person feels supported and...

Powder puff starts off second semester

Powder puff starts off second semester
March 6, 2018

From March 5 to May 4, Ventura High School powder puff intramural teams will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays after school on the senior lawn. Eventually, the VHS powder puff teams will play against...

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