75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
One of Merricks favorite quotes is from David Goggins, Whos gonna carry the boats and logs. It motivates him to be the best man and player he can be. Photo by: Christian Montecino

A glimpse into Merrick Giles

Christian Montecino May 31, 2023

 He can’t get out of the water Merrick Giles ‘24 is a student at VHS with many accolades already under his belt. He and the VHS water polo team made it all the way to the second round of the...

C U at College

C U at College

Sophia Denzler May 26, 2023

Closing out the school year in the fourth quarter, seniors are beginning to choose which college they will attend in the upcoming fall. A popular option is the UC system, a group of California universities,...

What options do students have after high school?

What options do students have after high school?

Brody Daw May 26, 2023

There are several different options for students’ futures As seniors begin receiving their college decisions, juniors can keep in mind the different options after graduating high school. The following...

Duffey went on an official visit to UCLA on May 5 before officially committing to the university. Photo by: Spencer Duffey

Kate Duffey serves to impress

Ava Mohror May 23, 2023

VHS’ very own volleyball player, Kate Duffey, is on top of her game “Kate is one of the most valuable players a team can have,” said VHS varsity girls volleyball player Chloe Simpson ‘24. Kate...

Sadie Engelhardt 25 is a competitive runner who has broken several records. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Sadie Engelhardt zooms past the competition

Alejandro Hernandez May 19, 2023

The sophomore already has several running records In June 2021, Sadie Engelhardt ‘25 broke the world record for the shortest mile time for females aged 14 and under in Huntington, Ala., with a time...

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....

Cesar Morales 24 wearing traditional Oaxacan clothing in a Dia De Los Muertos dance event. Photo from: @bobdebris on Instagram

Ventura High School’s Cesar Morales of Los Elegidos de Asis

Kinda Mehael May 19, 2023

Cesar Morales’s journey through dance Born in an Oaxacan household, Cesar Morales ‘24 has been familiar with “La Danza De Los Diablos” or “The Dance of the Devils" ever since he was a child....

Charlie Ruff24, Cadence West25, and Malani del Rosario25 are playing and improv game called party. Photo by: Isabel Andrade

What’s going on in the Drama Club?

Isabel Andrade May 19, 2023

 A place for VHS students who have an interest in theater  Drama Club is during lunch every Thursday in the Little Theater by room 40, with drama teacher Stefoni Rossiter serving as advisor. Cadence...

VHS Military Academy Night was held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 1. The event was meant to inform students about the academies and how they can apply and featured a speech from U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal as well as booths featuring a spokesperson for each of the five military academies. Photo by: Hugh Murphy

Fortune favors the bold at Ventura High School

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman May 19, 2023

Highlighting the military as a career for VHS students Students at VHS follow many different career paths after graduation. One of those paths is the U.S. Armed Forces, the largest single employer in...

Julia Izquierdo 20 has been working at VHS since March of 2023. Photo by: Kendall Garcia

VHS alum Julia Izquierdo secures the lower lot

Kendall Garcia and Kinda Mehael May 10, 2023

New security guard keeps VHS students on campus VHS alum Julia Izquierdo ‘20 started her security job on the VHS campus in late March and has been keeping students safe on campus ever since. Izquierdo...

The 2022-23 school year AP exams are set to start on May 1. Graphic by: Angelica Matehuala

VHS students on AP exams

Angelica Matehuala April 28, 2023

Students share their thoughts about AP exams Annual AP exams are due to arrive at VHS. Starting May 1, students who have signed up for AP exams will begin their approximately four-hour tests. AP courses...

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