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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

For the celebration of pride month 2021. This was drawn in inspiration of not being ashamed of who you are, which is what the GSA is dedicated to. Graphic by: Olive Kranzler

The will of the GSA

Olive Kranzler October 14, 2021

What is the significance of the Gay-Straight Alliance, and how does it aid students? Clubs at VHS campus range from academic to extracurricular and everything in between. They can give students something...

Duque, 11th grade(front), Roark, 12th grade (middle) and Chavez, 12th grade (back) play Revolving Monologue where the prompt was It happened at the circus. Photo by: Adi De Clerck.

“What?” was the deal with the improv show?

Olive Kranzler October 8, 2021

Early this school year, the improv show was the first live drama production at VHS since before COVID Over the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2, the VHS “What?” Improv Troupe put on an “awesome” show according...

Ms. Ulvang welcoming her students in her classroom. Photo by: Adi DeClerck

Lauren Ulvang joins Ventura High staff

Adi DeClerck October 8, 2021

Ulvang teaches ninth grade English and Yearbook for the first time Ventura High School lost many teachers in the 2020-21 school year, which  mean Ventura has received an influx of new teachers, Lauren...

In this photo, a white pawn has moved two spaces forward to start off the game. Typically, the white side in a chess game will start off first. Photo by : Emily Nguyen

Chess Club comes to Ventura High

Emily Nguyen September 30, 2021

Preston Biller founded VHS Chess Club Located in room 108, Preston Biller is a mathematics teacher that currently teaches Math 1 and Math 1 honors. Biller has started a new club on the VHS campus. This...

Senorita Ellberg teaching her Spanish two class. “Every class is memorable. There is something that I can remember from each period I have ever taught. Photo by Brody Daw

Senorita Ellberg: A fresh take on classroom flexibility

Brody Daw September 28, 2021

Senorita Ellberg has brought a new perspective to teaching language and culture at Ventura High School Who is the new Spanish teacher in room 119? Grace Ellberg has a lot of history in Ventura, after...

ASB students back on campus for small groups. Photo by: Ann Larson

Taking steps to bring the spirit back to VHS

Jocelyn Wood March 14, 2021

A look inside what's been going on with ASB during distance learning. “Most people think of ASB as poster making and organizing dances. Those are definitely big parts, but overall I would say ASB is...

Jaquettes journey through physics

Jaquette’s journey through physics

Connor Lynch December 3, 2019

Students share thoughts about Jaquette’s physics teachings Ventura High School’s physics teacher, Christopher Jaquette, strongly encourages students to wonder about the subject. Jaquette considers...

Mr. Chamaa happily poses with his carefully sought out pickle. Photo by: Riley Ramirez

What’s behind door number 57?

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez October 10, 2019

A glimpse into the world of Pierre Chamaa Ventura High is filled with many diverse teachers who are truly the backbone of the campus. With each teacher comes a new story, one of which being Pierre Chamaa’s. This...

Senior Jefferey Cronin uses a plasma cutter to cut of a piece of steel. Photo by: Kole Petty

Wallets welded shut

Koleton Petty September 20, 2019

The underfunding of VHS Welding and Fabrication class Manufacturing is the second largest industry in Ventura County according to Datausa.io. Datausa.io also states nearly 43,000 jobs in the county involve...

AP Art History explores the Big Apple

AP Art History explores the Big Apple

Trinity Taylor April 9, 2019

https://vimeo.com/329445070 Filmed/edited by: Trinity Taylor

A class for the working students: Work Experience

A class for the working students: Work Experience

Sam Hicks and Douglas Sandford March 1, 2019

Every Wednesday for a zero period from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., a group of working students meet in math teacher Mathew Cherrie’s classroom for a class known as Work Experience. Work Experience is a class...

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