The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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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

New web changes are under way, improving websites district wide. Graphic by: Olive Kranzler

What happened to the VHS website?

Olive Kranzler and Rowan Muñoz May 18, 2022

Brand new district-wide web design is soon to be launched When students or parents search “Ventura High School,” they may have a hard time finding the official school website. This is due to the fact...

Freshman Caroline Von Guten, freshman Bailey Burman, junior Chelsea Ochoa, freshman Brody Daw and junior Addie Ragsdale (left to right) all attended eighth grade sports night to advertise for both the cross country team and the track and field team. Photo by: Livia Vertucci

Incoming freshmen experience their first taste of the VHS sports world

Livia Vertucci May 17, 2022

Freshman sports night allows soon-to-be freshmen to see all the sports VHS has to offer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the yearly eighth grade sports night hosted at VHS hasn't been held since 2020. Then...

Seniors Quinn Clow, Ella Girtsman, Kristina Efner, Audrey Flynn, and Clare Duganne (left to right) who all go to different schools within Ventura County. Photo by: Rachel Gonzalez

Protests ensue as Supreme Court votes to overturn Roe v. Wade

Greta Pankratz and Sophia Nacu May 12, 2022

A leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling could mean the end of the 1973 Roe v. Wade protection of abortion rights The afternoon of May 3, 2022 had the front of the Ventura County Government Center crowded...

The Ventura High School track team is home to many seniors graduating this year. Including Luke Anestos, who is committed to Cadwell University. Photo by: Steve DeGeorge

Seniors’ sports come to an end

Brody Daw May 12, 2022

With summer drawing closer, nostalgia runs through many in the senior class as they commemorate their years spent at VHS With spring season sports coming to an end, many senior students face the end of...

VHS girls swim acquired a new trophy to their collection at the Pacific View Championships on April 29. Photo by: Colin Vecchio

VHS girls swim just keep swimming their way to victory

Avery Cameron May 5, 2022

As VHS girls swim team concludes their 2022 season, they have gained a few new titles, by finishing undefeated in the league and winning first place at multiple championships. “In the future, we hope...

AP Computer Science teacher Linda Bergfeld, who is also the Ventura Unified Education Association (VUEA) treasurer, said, “The block schedule rotates based on odds and evens. We go one, three, five and then seven. We call it a ‘skinny seventh.’ Seventh period meets everyday versus one, three and five that are on a block and two, four and six being the next day.” Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

VHS set to introduce new block schedule

Alejandro Hernandez May 5, 2022

State testing requires longer periods Ventura High School will begin using a block schedule for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing between May 16 and June 2. The...

Protestors held signs, like pictured, including sayings such as shame on you, we want our coach back targeted at VHS administration. Photo by: Adi DeClerck

VHS cheer team protest the lay off of coaches, nevertheless, a new coach is hired

Avery Cameron May 5, 2022

During the lunch of April 29, 2022, Ventura High School  cheerleaders, parents and peers joined in union to protest the laying off of their 2021-22 cheer coaches, sisters Sydney and Sierra Paris. While...

Kyle Harvey comes back to perform at Ventura after four years not being able to in front of a crowd

Kyle Harvey comes back to perform at Ventura after four years not being able to in front of a crowd

Samantha Castañeda April 27, 2022

Kyle Harvey is a graduate student from the class of 2011 who first started his music career while in high school, but how did he make it this far? Kyle Harvey, known as Superdupekyle, KYLE or King Wavey...

Todos los miércoles durante el almuerzo, la maestra de apoyo para estudiantes de inglés, Emily Bradvica Downard, lleva a cabo sesiones de «Simon dice» para estudiantes de inglés en el salón 50. En las sesiones, los estudiantes adivinan la palabra en inglés para la acción de otro estudiante. Foto por: Alejandro Hernández

Los estudiantes de inglés perseveran en la escuela secundaria Ventura

Alejandro Hernandez and Rachel Gonzalez April 26, 2022

Los estudiantes de inglés constituyen más del 16 por ciento del alumnado, pero ¿cómo son atendidos académicamente? The English version of this article can be viewed here. Los estudiantes de la...

Every Wednesday at lunch, English Learner Support Teacher Emily Bradvica Downard holds Simon says sessions for English learners in room 50. At the sessions students guess the English word for another students action. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

English learners persevere at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez and Rachel Gonzalez April 25, 2022

English learners make up over 16 percent of the student body, but how are they accommodated? La version en español de este artículo se puede leer aquí. Ventura High School students are separated...

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