75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
As the show ends the dancers take their final bows. Several in the audience gave the performance a standing ovation. Photo by: Brody Daw

Ballet Academy Ventura’s “Nutcracker:” Behind the curtain

Ava Mohror, Brody Daw, and Sophia Denzler January 25, 2023

Ballet Academy Ventura dances their way through the 2022 Nutcracker season Ballet Academy Ventura (BAV), one of Ventura’s two ballet schools, held their annual performance of “The Nutcracker,” at...

Ventura High School Music Director Paul Hunt said, Sometimes [musicians] dont make [California all-state] in their freshman year, because theres a lot of people. If its high school, then the people who are seniors have been playing so much longer. We see more of the older students getting in because theyve had more years of practice. Photo by: Paul Hunt

13 VHS students named California all-state musicians

Alejandro Hernandez January 24, 2023

The VHS Music Department has more all-state musicians now than ever before 13 VHS student musicians, including band, jazz and orchestra musicians, won the California all-state distinction, announced in...

The Mental Health Awareness Club held its first meeting on Jan. 24, 2022. The club is in its second year of operation. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

VHS Mental Health Awareness Club to begin its “Pour out your subconscious” project

Alejandro Hernandez January 23, 2023

The MHAC club is searching for help in completing its project The VHS Mental Health Awareness Club has begun planning its upcoming “Pour out your subconscious” project. The project will focus on allowing...

English teacher James Locher, who runs the Girl Up book drive at Ventura High School, has collected 50 books as of Jan. 11. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Book drive to raise books for Malawian children

Alejandro Hernandez January 23, 2023

FTHS imported the two-month-long book drive to VHS From Jan. 7 to March 7, VHS students can donate pre-K through eighth-grade level books to the Girl Up book drive. The book drive is run out of English...

VHS teacher Woody Maxwell said, We’ve had so many years of drought, so we need [the] rain. Image By: Kinda Mehael

“Bomb cyclone” storm hits Ventura County; brings along heavy rain, floods and mudslides

Kinda Mehael January 18, 2023

California Governor issued a state of emergency, VUSD schools remained open   With a week of severe weather, VHS staff and students have had mixed reactions. While reports seemed ominous, VHS...

VUSD teacher and VUEA member Alicia Verdades said, “I think for teachers, part of it [the offer] is the validation that our time and energy is worthwhile as professionals. And part of it is just being able to pay bills.

New VUEA raise: What does this mean for VUSD teachers?

Ava Mohror and Brody Daw January 18, 2023

VUEA teachers voted to accept a 10 percent raise offer after months of negotiation On Dec. 18, Ventura Unified Education Association (VUEA) voted yes on an offer from the school board for a 10 percent...

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