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Despite the Covid-19 pandemic depriving seniors of their final year and associated activities, an in-person graduation brings hope in ending the school year on a positive note. Photo by: Anna Guerra

Class of 2021 may finish the year off strong after all

Anna Guerra April 21, 2021

With Ventura County showing a steady pandemic recovery, senior graduations are given the green light. On Tuesday, April 20, Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Roger Rice announced via email...

Catch up and get ahead

Catch up and get ahead

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz March 13, 2020

 The VUSD district has released summer course schedules and opened applications. With schedule planning for the 2020-2021 school year approaching, many students are looking for options of acceleration...

Senior, Brian Rea playing defense and juggling the ball away from Carpinteria. Head coach, Claudio Lonardo, commented,

Cougars conquer Carpinteria

Charlotte D'Orsi December 16, 2019

Varsity boys soccer earns their second victory of the season "Just slow it down and keep it simple,” head coach Claudio Lonardo explained to the Ventura High School varsity boys soccer team after the...

Security camera that overlooks the school's cafeteria area. Photo by: Riley Ramirez

Cornwell may be watching you

Leon Naranjo-Elizarraras and Tyler Andell December 3, 2019

New Security Systems coming into VHS After 15 years of no change in school security systems, the 2019-2020 school year administration has decided to introduce a brand new, high resolution security system...

Drawing by: Charlotte D'Orsi

Bomb threat causes explosion of chaos

Charlotte D'Orsi October 25, 2019

A Threat made on ASB Instagram page prompts Police Department investigation  On the week of Oct. 7, all VHS-affiliated social media accounts were urged to change their passwords and disable comments as...

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks June 6, 2019

Nuclear power has been a divisive topic ever since its conception decades ago. It provides a clean source of energy and releases no harmful emissions. But the fear of the negative effects of radiation...

The blue clock that sits facing the senior lawn from the office side of it. Photo by: Garrett Jaffe

What’s with the blue clocks on the classrooms?

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford June 3, 2019

This article looks into what the unused clocks that are built throughout Ventura High School’s campus are used for. If anyone has noticed there are out-of-function clocks placed high up on the school...

Senior Rhianne Martinez stated,

A walk through the chalk

Sarah Clench and Caroline Marsden April 25, 2019

The annual Ventura High School Chalk Festival took place on April 17 and 18 on the Catalina lawn at VHS. According to art teacher Lauren Minadeo, around 35 students participated this year. In past years,...

Some of the teachers that participated in the Pie-A-Teacher Fundraiser. Photo by: Bailey Castro

Pie a teacher to quench thirst

Jezel Mercado and Tanya Turchyn March 20, 2019

On Friday, March 15, the Ventura High School Thirst Project Club hosted an event on Ventura High School’s senior lawn called the ¨Pie-A-Teacher Fundraiser.¨ This fundraiser allowed for students...

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Where is Weber spending his sabbatical?

Lola Bobrow and Douglas Sandford March 18, 2019

Ventura High School AP Government and history teacher of 10 years Justin Weber will be taking a year long leave of teaching at VHS to pursue education that will allow him to teach a new mapmaking course...

The 2020 election: VHS students' take

The 2020 election: VHS students’ take

Micah Wilcox March 18, 2019

[cvm_video id="7134"] Seniors in Christian Gallo's AP Economics class, Justin Weber's AP Government and Politics class and juniors Mark Schmidt's AP US History class took the Cougar Press's 2020 election...

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