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 chalk festival art ranged from a ton of portraits, animals, flowers and other random pictures. Summer Rose Hayashi 23 drew Anthony Terrones. Terrones was a VHS student who passed away. Photo by: Lourdes Almalab

Ventura High School’s chalk festival pushes students to explore new limits

Belen Hibbler and Lourdes Almalab May 19, 2023

The history, backstory and aftermath of the chalk festival The annual VHS chalk festival took place in front of the statue on May 12 and 13. The history of the chalk festival is rooted deep in VHS history....

Cesar Morales 24 wearing traditional Oaxacan clothing in a Dia De Los Muertos dance event. Photo from: @bobdebris on Instagram

Ventura High School’s Cesar Morales of Los Elegidos de Asis

Kinda Mehael May 19, 2023

Cesar Morales’s journey through dance Born in an Oaxacan household, Cesar Morales ‘24 has been familiar with “La Danza De Los Diablos” or “The Dance of the Devils" ever since he was a child....

Jayden Secor 20 and Guy Martin 88, left to right, will do a gig March 31 at The Twist in downtown Ventura. Photo by: Julian Martinez

Special guests visit Ventura High School and perform a concert

Ava Mohror, Julian Martinez, and Brianna Ramirez March 30, 2023

Guy Martin and Jayden Secor visit Christian Gallo’s History of American Music class On March 28, VHS teacher Christian Gallo brought special guest musicians Guy Martin ‘88 and Jayden Secor ‘20 to...

Chloe Thoroughgood 23 used the same tattoo artists for both of her pieces. Thoroughgood said, “The artist’s name is Sammy and she worked at Bone Deep Tattoos in Camarillo. I followed her on Instagram for a while and liked her artwork.” Photo by: Chloe Thoroughgood

Are tattoos worth the commitment?

Miles Newman and Hugh Murphy March 14, 2023

VHS community members weigh in on the worth and value of tattoos  Tattoos are a form of body modification that consists of ink being inserted into the skin with a needle. They are practically permanent,...

Hanrahan (pictured) worked on the painted posts at Ventura High School. Egbert said, MB is a local and well-respected Ventura artist who has experience working with the schools. Photo from: Cherie Egbert

Three posts on Poli Street have recently been embellished

Belen Hibbler, Sophia Nacu, and Julian Martinez June 16, 2022

One project at a time, VHS is improving the campus with art Ventura High School’s PTSA commissioned post art to beautify the VHS campus. In April, they started planning and creating sketches with local...

The Dolores Huerta mural had a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 1, 2022. Photo by: Adi DeClerk

New VHS mural projects the colors of local activism

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz June 7, 2022

Junior Mateo Navarro organized the Dolores Huerta Unity Project alongside Ventura Unified administration, the Latino Rights club, Ventura County community members and artist Mauricio Ramirez Mateo...

Junior Ella Bartlett said, I chose this piece because it was super cute, and it seems simple enough. We have been working on this since 8:00 a.m this morning, we are working on it as a trio. I wouldnt say chalk is the best medium but it is fun to work with, so it is one of my favorites. Photo by: Brody Daw

A walk to look at chalk

Sophia Denzler and Brody Daw May 23, 2022

2022’s chalk festival showed off VHS art student’s creative talent VHS’ annual chalk festival was held on May 11 and 12, 2022. The festival allowed students to use chalk and recreate a painting...

The group of art students and chaperones on the field trip, posed in front of the infamous Colosseum. Photo by: Lauren Minadeo

VHS art students say “Ciao!” from Italy

Ava Mohror April 29, 2022

Lauren Minadeo’s art students took a trip to Italy over spring break, how did it go? Over the 2022 spring break (April 4-8), VHS art teacher Lauren Minadeo took 16 of her students to Italy. Originally...

The artists are Xaiver Rain (breathe), Finn Thompson (both of the flower panels), Alexis Segovia (blue VHS), Samara Arroyo (Snoopy), Jade Beltran (sun) and Ruby Strunk (pink VHS). Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Previously unseen hallway art placed on campus

Alejandro Hernandez and Adi De Clerck March 4, 2022

Campus beautification by student artists In the hallway between the library staircase and the ASB room at Ventura High School, several works of art can be found. These art panels were created by VHS students....

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