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Student creativity rings loud and clear

Juniors Daniel Navarro (pictured left) and Connor Blanda (pictured right) reppin' two of the colorways their brand has to offer. Photo by: Yasmin Myers.

Yasmin Myers

October 18, 2019

Brand “Clarity” takes hold on Ventura students Fresh, cool, and laid back. The easily noticeable, drippy, gothic-like logo from the brand, Clarity, has been circulatilating around Ventura High. Specializing in hoodies and other comfy attire, Clarity began here at Ventura High by two juniors. The creators, Dan...

VHS Talent show: A Night at The Cougies

Senior Paulina Tadeo (left) and Sophomore Angela Martinez (right). Photo from Instagram: @fcthecat

Brooke Newman

May 23, 2018

This year Ventura High School held its annual talent show on Friday, May 18. This years theme was “A Night at the Cougies” and featured 17 student and two teacher performances, for a grand total of 19 different numbers. The 19 numbers were split into two acts with an intermission between acts one and ...

Converse or Vans: which is the favorite shoe of VHS?

Converse or Vans: which is the favorite shoe of VHS?

Avenlea Russian

May 22, 2018

When investigating the most popular shoe at Ventura High School, Vans reigned the most popular. In a poll of 78 people on The Cougar Press’s Twitter, Vans won 78 percent of the vote against 22 percent Converse. Senior Alyvia Salvatierra chose Vans because “if you have big feet like me, Converse makes your feet look huge… Vans a...

Do cougars like boba?

Do cougars like boba?

Summer Yovanno, Avenlea Russian, Hailey Cox, and Paris Carmody

March 10, 2018  

La Croix beverage takes VHS by storm

Miles Bennett

March 7, 2018

At Ventura High School, new food crazes seem to pop up and infatuate students regularly. From acai bowls, to using things to hold coffee that aren’t coffee cups, VHS students are always finding new things to eat and new ways to eat them. One example of this trend that has been sweeping campus ...

Senior Ball 2018 Recap

Senior Ball 2018 Recap

Emily Distefano and Acacia Harrell

January 31, 2018

Ring Ring it’s the fashion police

Martinez and Elson pictured showing off their outfits. Martinez found most of her outfit at the thrift store and second-hand shops. Elson takes part in the Levi’s and bralette trend. 
Photo by: Bailey Peck

Samantha Franks and Bailey Peck

January 24, 2018

Have you ever noticed that high schoolers in movies and television shows dress so different from the real high schooler’s sense of style. Say, “Mean Girls,” “Clueless,” “Gossip Girl?” Side by side, the fashion on TV versus real life would probably look pretty ridiculous. Let’s see what high schoolers are wearing now and… would the...

Thanksgiving DIY: Bring these recipes to your kitchen this fall

Thanksgiving DIY: Bring these recipes to your kitchen this fall

November 10, 2017

Maple Sweet Potatoes Serves: 8 Ingredients: 8 cups of sweet potatoes ⅓ cup of maple syrup 2 tablespoons of butter, melted 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt Pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut and arrange sweet potatoes in a baking dish. Combine maple syrup, butt...

Do you care what you wear?

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Acacia Harrell and Hailey Cox

September 23, 2017

With the semi-annual series of events, New York Fashion Week, beginning on Thursday September 7, and ending on Wednesday September 13, the importance of style was a matter that many people were thinking about. Some schools require dress codes or uniforms, making it difficult for students to diversify their fashion from the standard. At VHS, although there is a dress code...

Welcome to the cougar den

From left to right: Chanelle Irabien, Natali Vazquez, Carlos Cohen performing the Backpack Dance for incoming freshmen

August 25, 2017

As the 2017-2018 school year starts, Ventura High School’s second year using the Den Mentor Program begins. The Den Mentor Program is was initiated for the first time last year by VHS staff members, with the goal being to make incoming freshmen more comfortable at their new school. There are ten ...

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