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The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Senior Kaja Boas, back in Ventura and missing the craziness of New York gets back into the swing of things the week before school starts. Photo by: Charlotte DOrsi

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

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...

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

VHS students get a kick out of the World Cup

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...

Senior Owen Clobes worked as a hauler this summer. Pictured above are some of the many things that Clobes hauled.  He stated, I spend the money I make on gas, food, and savings. Photo from: Owen Clobes

Summer Hustlin’

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....

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