The Cougar Press

Opinion: Is there enough education in Sexual Education?

Illustration by: Acacia Harrell
March 5, 2018

If students were asked about their experiences in fifth grade, chances are most of them would remember the monumental day when they watched ‘the video’ and learned about sex. In order for students...

VHS culinary classes cook for the community

VHS culinary classes cook for the community
February 24, 2018

In between the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides, Ventura High School culinary teacher, chef Kayla Hernandez, was working with chefs from all over the world including the founder of the World Central...

GWAT: Keeping the campus clean and green

GWAT: Keeping the campus clean and green
January 26, 2018

Greener World Action Team, GWAT, is the environmental club at Ventura High School. They’re currently working to replace smaller areas of lawn on the campus with drought resistant plants, as part of the...

A Secret Delight

A Secret Delight
January 25, 2018

A Secret Garden Florist Cafe, located on 981 E. Main Street in Ventura, CA, varies from specialized floral arrangements, to coffee, tea, bagels, and acai bowls. “I went there when they first started...

VHS is back, here’s the recap!

VHS is back, here’s the recap!
January 22, 2018

Between the start of the Thomas Fire, December 4, through December 12, VUSD had already met several times with the principals from all the schools, discussing safety issues, lesson plans, and resources...

Senior best voting is here

Senior best voting is here
January 18, 2018

Friday, January 19 and Monday, January 22, voting for senior bests will take place during lunch on Poli St. Seniors can choose from over 20 categories, varying from “best smile,” to “most likely...

Clear your things to rid the debris

If your locker has ash in it, you can have your locker cleaned this upcoming weekend! Photo by: Liliana Lara
January 10, 2018

Friday, January 12 starting at 3:30 p.m. an outside company by the name of Service Master, will be cleaning all 1,800 lockers at Ventura High School, due to the settled debris from the Thomas Fire. To...

Clearing up the confusion

Riley explains that The Board of Education does little in regard to the school dances that take place and approving them. Photo by: Sarah Clench
December 4, 2017

In our sixth edition, we published an article titled “Rage Cage rumours grind to a halt,” where we focused on the opinions and perspective of one ASB member that was interviewed. In order to provide...

This chocolate boutique is open and unique: Ex Voto review

ExVoto recommends you eat you're chocolates within two weeks of purchase, as they are made fresh. Photo by: Ex Voto
November 21, 2017

Isn’t it a beautiful thing to watch a dream come true?   Making their way from the Ojai Farmer’s Market, the local chocolates and confections boutique, Ex Voto, recently opened their storefront at...


Cornwall's office is where the suspensions happened. Photo by: Sarah Clench
November 17, 2017

Last year Ventura High School had a total of 176 suspensions which, when compared to the school population of 2,138 students, is about 8% of the student body receiving a suspension. More specifically,...

Chemistry cruises on over to Santa Cruz Island

Perez explained his favorite part of the trip was hiking and the boat trip there. Photo by: Woody Maxwell
November 5, 2017

On Thursday, November 2 Ventura High School Chemistry teachers Karen Reynosa, Woody Maxwell, Schatzi Sovich and Chris Jaquette allowed 46 students from their classes to go on the annual Santa Cruz...

Cookin’ up the facts with Culinary

Senior Dora Estrada whisking eggs for her dish.
Photo by: Sarah Clench
October 14, 2017

Culinary at Ventura High School is taught periods two through five, and the culinary ROP class, Regional Occupational Program, is periods six and seven in room 83 with Chef Kayla Hernandez. Senior Kyle...

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