75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The musical groups played a variety of musical instruments at the concert. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Honors perform

The two groups performed and featured various senior soloists The VHS Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Honors performed during the Spring Concert Series II from 7 to 8 p.m. May 25 in the auditorium....

The chalk festival art ranged from a ton of portraits, animals, flowers and other random pictures. Summer Rose Hayashi 23 drew Anthony Terrones. Terrones was a VHS student who passed away. Photo by: Lourdes Almalab

Ventura High School’s chalk festival pushes students to explore new limits

Belen Hibbler and Lourdes Almalab May 19, 2023

The history, backstory and aftermath of the chalk festival The annual VHS chalk festival took place in front of the statue on May 12 and 13. The history of the chalk festival is rooted deep in VHS history....

VHS Music Director Paul Hunt conducting the String Orchestra at the beginning of the Spring Concert Series I. Photo by: Katie Rundle

Musical groups perform in auditorium

Three VHS musical groups performed nine pieces Between 7 and 8 p.m. on May 12, the VHS String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra Honors performed in the auditorium for the Spring Concert Series...

Anton Chigurh, one of the characters in No Country for Old Men, looks completely devoid of human emotion, and incapable of feeling any remorse for his victims. Graphic by: Christian Montecino

Cougar critique: “No Country for Old Men”

Christian Montecino May 11, 2023

How the Coen brothers crafted one of the most iconic villains to date Ethan and Joel Coen are no strangers to making movies with incredible antagonists. Tom Chaney from “True Grit,” Marge from “Fargo”...

Owen Siegmund 24, center-right, who played Lurch, walks towards the Addams Family coffin. Photo by: Katie Rundle

Opinion: “The Addams Family” was a hit

Katie Rundle May 11, 2023

The musical proved that a VHS theater production could live up to the expectations set by a big-budget predecessor Soon after the success of “Puffs” and the booming popularity of the Netflix show...

Cougar critique: “Untamed”

Cougar critique: “Untamed”

Kendall Garcia May 10, 2023

This non-fiction No. 1 New York Times bestseller leaves readers questioning things about their own lives “Untamed” is a memoir by Glennon Doyle published in March of 2020 by The Dial Press. The book...

The Male Advantage  is a guide for young men on how to build life momentum. Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

Cougar critique: “The Male Advantage”

Alejandro Hernandez May 5, 2023

A book about a realistic male timeline Kris Sturmey’s 2020 book “The Male Advantage” is not genius for its writing; it lacks page numbers, clear organization and is laden with grammatical errors....

Barry has the makings of a modern classic, a black comedy exploring deeper themes of morality, growth, trauma and the cyclical nature of violence. All actors involved are on their A game, making the comedic moments irresistibly funny and and emotional scenes devastating. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Cougar critique: “Barry”

Miles Newman and Hugh Murphy April 28, 2023

HBO Max hit series, “Barry,” is entering its final season as one of the best shows on television “Barry,” the widely acclaimed series on HBO Max, has started its fourth and final season. HBO...

Estrogeneration is a must-read for our estrogeneration. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Cougar critique: “Estrogeneration”

Alejandro Hernandez April 25, 2023

The “Silent Spring” of our estrogeneration “Estrogeneration,” a clever portmanteau of “estrogen” and “generation” and the title of Dr. Anthony Jay’s 2017 book, is about an important...

Jayden Secor 20 and Guy Martin 88, left to right, will do a gig March 31 at The Twist in downtown Ventura. Photo by: Julian Martinez

Special guests visit Ventura High School and perform a concert

Ava Mohror, Julian Martinez, and Brianna Ramirez March 30, 2023

Guy Martin and Jayden Secor visit Christian Gallo’s History of American Music class On March 28, VHS teacher Christian Gallo brought special guest musicians Guy Martin ‘88 and Jayden Secor ‘20 to...

Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones and The Six, was not born or raised in California, yet she writes a large portion of her books set in the golden state. How accurate does she illustrate the state lifestyle? Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Cougar critique: “Daisy Jones and The Six”

Ava Mohror March 29, 2023

Popular novel and newly made TV series, “Daisy Jones and The Six,” portrays a Los Angeles band in the 1970s, but does it get the west coast life right? “Daisy Jones and The Six,” a novel written...

String Orchestra Honors II performs 10th Sinfonia and Overture to the Hebrides Suite. Photo by: Andi Kish

Ventura High School receives unanimous gold ratings at Rancho Campana Music Festival

Wind Ensemble I, Wind Ensemble II Honors and String Orchestra II Honors all received the highest rating On March 9, VHS’ Wind Ensemble I and Wind Ensemble II Honors attended the Rancho Campana Music...

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