The Cougar Press

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...

Is VHS’s art department low on funds?

Lauren Minadeo has taught many art related classes here at VHS, currently she is teaching AP studio, Intermediate Art, Visual Arts Foundations, and Digital Photography. 
Photo by: Acacia Harrell

October 19, 2017

Some Ventura High School students -especially students with art related electives- have been talking about school funding for the Art program. How much funding does an art teacher receive? Is it enough for their needs? Many students wonder what the answers to these questions are. Some even wonder why sports like football get so much more funding in relation to art. “Typic...

We all scream for ice cream: a museum review

A work of art consisting of smashed black ice cream lining the walls by artist Abel Bentin. Photo by: Acacia Harrell

October 12, 2017

The Ice Cream Museum is a pop-up museum currently operating in San Francisco and Los Angeles until October 2017, and was also a huge hit in New York. The museum is definitely not traditional. It is very unique and that uniqueness is what has made it such a huge attraction in every location that it...

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