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VHS students describe their year in one word…

VHS students describe their year in one word...

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

June 5, 2019

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Girl power: Madeline Locher locks in new record

Girl power: Madeline Locher locks in new record

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

June 4, 2019

Junior Madeline Locher is continuously at the head of the cross country pack for VHS and is continuously raking in new personal records as well as a recently broken record for the school. Locher spoke to The Cougar Press of her running journey, beginning at the age of 8 when she began running track ...

Seniors bid goodbye to Company Show Choir at the last concert of the year

Seniors bid goodbye to Company Show Choir at the last concert of the year

Tanya Turchyn

June 4, 2019

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Photos: Seniors meet the sunrise to end off the year

Photos: Seniors meet the sunrise to end off the year

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

June 3, 2019

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VHS students climb their way to the top at Boulderdash

VHS students climb their way to the top at Boulderdash

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

May 29, 2019

Indoor rock climbing arena “Boulderdash” becomes a new fad in Ventura and VHS students are latching on. Ventura’s newest rock climbing arena--Boulderdash--has faced a blowup of popularity and has inspired a rise in rock-climbing among Venturans in the past few months. A place for all ages, inc...

Photostory: Wind Ensemble H takes on Atlanta

The Wind Ensemble II musicians stand in front of the Atlanta skyline after exploring the Georgia Aquarium. Photo from: Kate Marsden

Tanya Turchyn

May 26, 2019

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Love on drugs: The dangers of teens combining sex with intoxication

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation,

Archer Herring and Tanya Turchyn

March 8, 2019

When mixed with sexual relations, drugs, even common ones like alcohol and marijuana, can lead to spontaneous choices and a lack of judgment that may change a person’s or people’s futures. The reduction of cognitive logic leads to a higher possibility of unwanted pregnancy, STD and STI transmission, as we...

Scholarships – So beneficial yet so tedious

The Career Center provides seniors with a list of numerous scholarships and some of the biggest programs are concentrated in Ventura County, providing Ventura County students with bigger opportunities of winning. Infographic by: Tanya Turchyn

Tanya Turchyn

February 22, 2019

Senior year is really a scam--you think it’s going to be as easy as they say, but although academics are the least of my worries, the other side of the year--applying to colleges, for financial aid, and worst of all, scholarships--is honestly way worse than a few hard classes during junior year. ...

Varsity boys soccer brings fresh faces to the field

Varsity boys soccer brings fresh faces to the field

Tanya Turchyn

December 5, 2018

Ventura High School boys’ soccer season opened with two back-to-back games on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, bringing in a tie and a win for the varsity team against the teams of Westlake and Port Hueneme, respectively. The boys new to this year’s varsity team are not only facing a new environment, but also the...

Approaching junior or senior year? These are your options

Senior Christine Martin is taking the ERWC course this year, commented that she chose to take the course instead of AP Literature because

Tanya Turchyn

November 14, 2018

If you are approaching your junior or senior year of high school, it is important to become aware of the directions in which you can take your academics. Upperclassmen typically receive more freedom when it comes to picking the difficulty of their English and math classes, as well as focus of the courses...

Senior Cougars pull the plug on UC season

Senior Cougars pull the plug on UC season

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

November 9, 2018

Deadlines are approaching fast for students applying to one of the nine University of California (UC) schools. In recent years, the UC system has seen growth in its popularity and selectivity as well as changes in its application requirements. The UC website mentions that the system keeps reachin...

Meeting the newcomers of this year’s improv troupe

Senior Omar Al Bawab, sophomore Jaidyn Sellers, and senior Sam Coats performing a game named

Summer Yovanno and Tanya Turchyn

October 17, 2018

Ventura High School’s 2018-2019 Improvisation Troupe had their first shows of the year on Oct. 12 and 13. The VHS Theater Department proudly presented “The Fall 2018 Backstage Café” on the VHS Mainstage from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The doors opened at 6:30 p.m. with live music. This year, the Wha...

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