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Anderson sprints his way to coach of the year

Anderson sprints his way to coach of the year

Anna Guerra

October 26, 2019

After coaching track and field for over a decade, Ventura teacher is recognized for his hard work On top of being department chair for health with college and career seminar, Kory Anderson has been coaching track and field for twenty years. Just recently, Anderson has earned the award of 2018-19 Boys Tra...

Stefoni Rossiter: “A clowning achievement”

Stefoni Rossiter: “A clowning achievement”

Miles Bennett

October 25, 2019

What’s the backstory behind the drama queen on the third floor? According to current students and alumni alike, Ventura High School Drama Department Head Stefoni Rossiter has made a tremendous impact on many of the young thespians she’s educated and directed throughout her fifteen years at VHS. Although ...

Places to go, foods to eat

Places to go, foods to eat

Peyton Redmond

October 17, 2019

What’s your favorite food spot in Ventura? Himalaya, Corrales, Nature’s Grill and Rice by Mama were all restaurants brought up when kids were asked the question: What’s your favorite place to eat at in Ventura? What’s your favorite thing to order off of their menu? Sophomore Inm...

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...

Lunablu Blesses Students with Beautiful Bikinis

Lunablu Blesses Students with Beautiful Bikinis

Bella Young

September 13, 2019

This summer, Junior Paulina Nicole spent her time designing, sewing and selling her hand-made bikinis. Attracted to sewing since she was a little girl, Nicole attributes her passion to her grandma, who was a seamstress. “I would watch her work and I just became fascinated with the idea of creating somet...

Summer hustlin’

Summer hustlin’

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

September 11, 2019

How Students at Ventura High School brought Home the Bacon This Summer The summer is a prime time for high schoolers to gain experience working jobs and make their own money. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2016, 34.6% of 16-19 year olds in America had a summer job. However, back in the 197...

Meet your counselors, the masters behind your schedules

Meet your counselors, the masters behind your schedules

The Cougar Press

September 3, 2019

They have the jobs of organizing your schedule, dealing with the daily student schedule complaint or question, being bombarded annually at the first day of each new school year, and most importantly, keeping you on track to graduate and succeed. But they’re here for more than just schedule organiz...

Vacay or stay-cay? What were students up to this summer?

Senior Kaja Boas, back in Ventura and missing the

Charlotte D'Orsi

September 2, 2019

Well, Cougars, the time has come—the time to go out and buy paper, take our backpacks out of their dust filled corners, and fix our seriously messed up sleep schedules—this time is called “back to school season.” Some love it, others hate it, but we all can’t help but look back on the past ...

VHS students get a kick out of the World Cup

Sophomore Avery Kightlinger and her family excited to prepare on set before filming a segment on BeIN Sports. Photo from: Avery Kightlinger

Greta Pankratz

September 2, 2019

Sophomore Avery Kightlinger, who plays soccer at Ventura High, was lucky enough to spend two weeks of her summer exploring France with her family. They visited Paris, where she got to go to the Eiffel Tower and watch, “Team USA” play in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals. While they were there, she and ...

Summer Hustlin’

Senior Owen Clobes worked as a hauler this summer. Pictured above are some of the many things that Clobes hauled.  He stated,

Caroline Marsden and Audrey Flynn

September 2, 2019

The summer is a prime time for high schoolers to gain experience working jobs and make their own money. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2016, 34.6% of 16-19 year olds in America had a summer job. However, back in the 1970s - 1990s about two thirds of teens were employed over summer break. Alt...

Seniors discuss their style transformations

Seniors discuss their style transformations

Trinity Taylor and Saida Delgadillo

June 5, 2019

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VHS students describe their year in one word…

VHS students describe their year in one word...

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

June 5, 2019

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