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The movie Priscilla had a box office gross of $19,602,138 dollars. Graphic by: Brody Daw

Cougar Critique: “Priscilla”

Brody Daw and Sophia Denzler December 3, 2023

Our thoughts and opinions on the movie “Priscilla” Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, the A24 film “Priscilla” released on Oct. 27 following Priscilla Presley and world famous singer Elvis...

The Ventura Music Hall is located on East Thompson Blvd. Photo by: Ryan Borba

A look into the Ventura Music Hall concert venue

Brynn Kightlinger December 1, 2023

The Ventura Music Hall hosts live music for all ages Formerly known as “The Discovery Bowling Alley,” the Ventura Music Hall is a live music venue that hosts local and touring musicians. This venue...

Café Ficelle has just opened its third location across the street from VHS. Photo by: Vail Newman

New Café Ficelle now open

Brynn Kightlinger, Vail Newman, and Ava Blau-Grinsel November 17, 2023

On Nov. 1, Café Ficelle opened a new location across the street from VHS. It is located in Ventura on East Main Street. The opening of this new location was a “soft opening.” This means it will only...

The Five Nights at Freddys movie is now available on Peacock, a streaming platform. Photo by: Sawyer Cameron

Cougar Critique: Five Nights at Freddy’s

Sawyer Cameron November 17, 2023

Why is the Five Nights at Freddy's movie nothing like the game I recently watched “Five Nights at Freddy's” by Jason Blum and Scott Cawthon and was disappointed that it was nothing like the game....

Taylor Swift announced 1989 (Taylors Version) on Aug. 9, 2023 on stage at Sofi Stadium during the last of her six Los Angeles shows during her Eras Tour. Swift followed up the on-stage announcement with one on her official Instagram account, @taylorswift. Swift said, The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and it fills me with such excitement to announce that my version of it will be out [Oct. 27]. To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the [five] From The Vault tracks are so insane. Graphic by: Isabella Fierros

Cougar Critique: “1989” never goes out of style

Isabella Fierros November 16, 2023

Almost a decade later, Taylor Swift reclaims her album, "1989" On Oct. 27, 2023, Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated album, "1989 (Taylor’s Version).” Following the sale of her masters to...

Pictured is the lunchroom scene in the play, Discovering Amelia. Bottom left to right, Penelope De Soto and Maja Deboer. Top left to right, Cayden Thomas and Levi Gargoyle. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

“Discovering Amelia” takes off at Ventura High School

Alexis Segovia November 16, 2023

VHS presents a new play for fall 2023  The opening night of the VHS 2023 fall play, “Discovering Amelia,” happened on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The leads of “Discovering Amelia” are Maja Deboer ‘24...

Action shots from the horror movies, Get Out (Top) The Shining (Bottom Left) and The Exorcist (Bottom Right) Graphic By: Isabelle Andrade

Horror on another level

Christian Montecino November 15, 2023

What are the top 5 horror movies of all time? It’s no secret that horror is one of the most popular genres in film there is to watch, even with a large number of people who can’t handle horror movies. Mike...

Popcorn buckets and re-usable cups available for purchase at Cinemark Theaters. Photo by: Journey Quan

Cougar critique: “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour”

Journey Quan November 11, 2023

This Oct. 13, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” opened, making itself the second highest grossing October movie ever  Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” sponsored by Capital One, spanned all over the...

New drama cast rehearsing for the new play Discovering Amelia. Photo by: Liv Arriaga

“Discovering Amelia” cast prepares for play

Andrea Perez October 11, 2023

The new play while show between Nov. 9 and 18 On Sept. 13, Stefoni Rossiter held auditions for the upcoming fall play “Discovering Amelia.” Amelia Jones whose life is falling apart.Amelia has issues...

Headshot of Daniel Brackett, who, according to his resume, has special skills in movement, vocal, instruments, sports and impressions. Photo by: Elon University

VHS hall of famer Daniel Brackett performs on national tour

Alexis Segovia September 14, 2023

VHS hall of fame recipient stars in a traveling Broadway show coming to the Hollywood The VHS hall of fame wall features various students, faculty and coaches. The purpose of this hall of fame is...

The original voice of Ariel in the cartoon The Little Mermaid film, Jodi Benson, appeared in the new film as a seller at the town market. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Cougar critique: “The Little Mermaid”

Ava Mohror June 12, 2023

The new live-action rendition of “The Little Mermaid” made a splash in theaters   Disney’s cartoon film “The Little Mermaid” was originally released in November of 1989. Over 30 years...

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