75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The musical groups played a variety of musical instruments at the concert. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Honors perform

The two groups performed and featured various senior soloists The VHS Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Honors performed during the Spring Concert Series II from 7 to 8 p.m. May 25 in the auditorium....

Josh Spiker said, Without diving into the training plan itself, I want to keep [cross country] fun, be consistent, and to embrace hard work. To be great, you have to put in the work and to learn how to suffer all while learning to enjoy the process. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Tyree Cruz passes the torch to Josh Spiker for cross country

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman May 26, 2023

Josh Spiker was hired as new VHS cross country coach Josh Spiker has been hired as VHS’ new cross country coach following Tyree Cruz’s resignation. Spiker is the owner of Mile 26, a running goods...

Senior athletes listen to Kory Anderson, the VHS track and field coach. Photo by: Leslie Castro

Ventura High School celebrates senior athletic signing day

Alexis Segovia May 26, 2023

VHS senior class athletes celebrate senior athletic signing day During lunch on May 24 on the senior lawn, athletes of this year's senior class celebrated officially committing to an athletic program...

Students can submit their interest to participate in the VHS TedxYouth event by scanning the QR code and completing the embedded Google form.  The deadline to submit the form is June 1. Graphic by: Emily Sehati

TED Talk to be potentially held at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez May 24, 2023

The event would be the first of its kind at VHS Two VHS students, Emily Sehati ‘24 and Katie Wicks ‘24, along with assistant principal Elizabeth Botello, English teacher Elizabeth Mainz and ASB Advisor...

Craig Carey, Karen Reynosa, Edward Pacula, Nathan Donnelly, James Locher and Elizabeth Mainz, left to right, all participated in the event. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Pies fly, money flows

Alexis Segovia May 19, 2023

The whipped cream pie fundraiser raises money for the Reader’s Faire at VHS On May 19, the VHS English 10 honors classes held a pie-throwing fundraiser in which students of all grades could buy whipped...

VHS Music Director Paul Hunt conducting the String Orchestra at the beginning of the Spring Concert Series I. Photo by: Katie Rundle

Musical groups perform in auditorium

Three VHS musical groups performed nine pieces Between 7 and 8 p.m. on May 12, the VHS String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra Honors performed in the auditorium for the Spring Concert Series...

Felix Cortez, center-left, was the head coach of the VHS varsity boys basketball team for most of the 2022-23 school year. Photo by: VHS Yearbook

Felix Cortez steps down as basketball coach

Alejandro Hernandez May 10, 2023

Cortez’s career spanned from 1986 to 2023 On April 20, former varsity boys basketball head coach Felix Cortez ‘83, a VHS alum, coached the basketball team for the last time. It was his last official...

Prom dresses were displayed in front of the SAP room, across from the office. Photo by: Lourdes Almalab

SAP gives students a variety of prom dresses for no cost

Lourdes Almalab May 9, 2023

The SAP closed out its prom dress drive The VHS SAP’s goal is to allow students to feel heard and accepted and is led by counselor Sheri Werner. The SAP room provides a place for students to relax...

The essay contest has been advertised in the VHS daily announcements. Graphic by: Association of California School Administrators

Senior essay contest for scholarship opens

Alejandro Hernandez May 8, 2023

The first-place prize is $300 The Association of California School Administrators will award $600 to students who place in the top three in its high school senior essay contest. The first-place student...

Dr. Steve Hall stands in front of one of the booths at the Career Education Fair, in which he presents public safety and teaches students how to perform CPR. Photo by: Isabel Andrade

Opportunities come to Ventura High School students at the Career Education Fair

Isabel Andrade and Alexis Segovia May 5, 2023

 The College & Career Center hosted the Career Education Fair on the senior lawn On April 27, VHS held a Career Education Fair where local organizations and colleges were invited to come on campus...

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