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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 or redemption in the summer semester. Some students may recall how in previous years, Ventura High S...

Cougars conquer Carpinteria

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

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 first half of their game against Carpinteria High School. The Cougars started off with strong defense ...

Cornwell may be watching you

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

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 which consists of a completely modern set of new cameras with nearly double resolution quality of...

Bomb threat causes explosion of chaos

Drawing by: Charlotte D'Orsi

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 a result of a bomb threat being commented on the Associated Student Body Instagram page. As well, so...

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 and possible nuclear disasters has created an opposition to this energy source. As a result, nuclear en...

What’s with the blue clocks on the classrooms?

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

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 buildings. What the clocks are for, at first appears to be somewhat of a mystery, as they appear to...

A walk through the chalk

Senior Rhianne Martinez stated,

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, Minadeo said,  there have usually been around 75. “I think even though it’s small, all the...

Ventura High School’s 2019 car show

Drawing by: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno and Archer Herring

March 29, 2019


Pie a teacher to quench thirst

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

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 to purchase tickets to be entered in a raffle, from which one winner was chosen to pie the teacher they ...

Where is Weber spending his sabbatical?

Weber estimates that he has been to

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 that VHS does not currently offer. In August of 2021, Weber will begin his first year of teaching this class...

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 survey to share their thoughts in the lead-up to the next presidential election. [huge_it_slider id=...

Scoring A’s: athletes and grade checks

Scoring A's: athletes and grade checks

Sailor Hawes and Sailor 2 Hawes

March 9, 2019

According to a Twitter poll conducted by The Cougar Press, out of 24 total votes, when asked if students had to get quarterly grade checks by teachers in order to compete, 29 percent voted “yes,” while 71 percent said “no.” When asked if all athletes have to get quarterly grade checks, A...

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