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Jaquette’s 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 physics as a, “fundamental science, and therefore a basis for a lot of other studies.” Jaque...

What’s behind door number 57?

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

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 year in Ventura High’s Math department, Chamaa teaches Math 3 Honors periods 3, 6, an...

Wallets welded shut

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

Koleton Petty

September 20, 2019

The underfunding of VHS Welding and Fabrication class Manufacturing is the second largest industry in Ventura County according to also states nearly 43,000 jobs in the county involve manufacturing. Because VHS has two periods of Welding and Fabrication classes, each having aro...

Seniors bid goodbye to Company Show Choir at the last concert of the year

Seniors bid goodbye to Company Show Choir at the last concert of the year

Tanya Turchyn

June 4, 2019

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AP Art History explores the Big Apple

AP Art History explores the Big Apple

Trinity Taylor

April 9, 2019 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 at Ventura High School for working students who can gain credits for having a job and attending ...

Gachas Got Ya!

Gachas Got Ya!

Garrett Jaffe

February 27, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in history. At five, I was clad in knights armor frolicing around my yard imagining myself to be a great king conquering my neighboring kingdom. And although I could not yet read, or hardly begin to grasp the complexity and profundity of histor...

Follow us inside “the nation’s largest printing plant”

Follow us inside

Caroline Marsden

February 13, 2019

Thursday, February 7, Journalism and AP Government attended a tour of the Los Angeles Times Printing Plant in Downtown Los Angeles.                 ...

Journey to the South Pacific with us

Journey to the South Pacific with us

The Cougar Press, Summer Yovanno, Avenlea Russian, and Janelle Chavira

December 13, 2018 The musical, South Pacific, was held at the Rubicon Theatre. VHS students walked to the theatre to see the performance on Friday, December 7. Filmed by: Avenlea Russian and Janelle Chavira Edited by: Summer Yovanno

An inside scoop on the Robotics team

Senior James Vreeland is the operations manager for Team 3925. Photo by: Nathan Marshall

Nathan Marshall

December 2, 2018

The Robotics team at Ventura High School is open for student outside of VHS. They compete in events outside of the city of Ventura and against other Robotics teams. Meeting after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., Robotics isn’t an after school or extracurricular activity, but a class that they get high school credit for. In an interview with VHS senior Jame...

Apex helps you reach your peak

Graphic by: Sailor Hawes

Sailor Hawes

November 29, 2018

Do you need to make up credit for a class? The Apex Program is the place for you. Math teacher Evan Spellman is the advisor for the after school Apex Program offered at Ventura High School. According to, “Apex Learning digital curriculum is designed to actively engage stude...

Brad Steward, promoter of a “well rounded” education

Steward shows off a card signed by his football players to his 4th period Calculus class the day after freshman football's end of season banquet. Photo by: Lola Bobrow

Gavin Cross and Lola Bobrow

November 19, 2018

Some might know Ventura High School math teacher Brad Steward by his sometimes philosophical math lessons and choice to use the term “opportunity” instead of test. Others might know him as the freshman football and golf coach who took the 2000s varsity team to CIF and won against Arroyo Grande. ...

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