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
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...

The donation box for Coats for Kids is right in front of the College & Career Center. Graphic by: Lourdes Almalab

Coats for Kids at VHS has begun

Lourdes Almalab December 6, 2022

VHS students are able to donate their winter wear to those less fortunate Coats for Kids, led by the Interact Club, has been going on at Ventura High School since before COVID-19. The Interact Club encourages...

The new library sign above the doors. In the glass window is the old handmade sign by teacher librarian Susan Adamich. Photo by: Kendall Garcia

The library has a sign for the first time

Kendall Garcia and Ace Rico December 5, 2022

Ventura High School’s library welcomes its first official sign On Nov. 30, the library got a brand new sign funded by the PTA. The library previously only had a small handmade sign taped to the back...

The Ventura Area College Fair, which was hosted by Ventura High School in the Main Street Gym, provided college information to local high school students. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Annual Ventura Area College Fair provides students with college information

Colleges and universities from throughout the U.S. participated in the event The annual Ventura Area College Fair occurred from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Main Street Gym. The event featured 59 domestic...

Ventura High School students gathered to protest during period four near the Main Street Gym and the surrounding parking lot. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

VHS students walk out to protest teacher salaries

Alejandro Hernandez, Adi De Clerck, and Jocelyn Wood October 25, 2022

Students joined a protest by walking out during period four on Oct. 21 Ventura High School students walked out of their period four classes at 10:41 a.m. Oct. 21, 11 minutes after the beginning of the...

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