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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

VHS students are all eligible for a free breakfast and lunch every day. They can line up to enter the cafeteria and give their student ID number to get lunch. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

VHS now serves fresher food

Alejandro Hernandez September 15, 2023

The district is moving towards offering fresher school food On March 31, 2023, the VUSD announced changes to school food at most district high schools for the 2023-24 school year. One of these high schools...

The Cougar Cafe is where cafeteria staff-- Louise Smith, Romeo Jimenez, Margarita Ramirez, and Rhonica Barrio-- prepare food for lunch and nutrition. Photo by: Rachel Gonzalez

Did you say free food?

Rachel Gonzalez October 7, 2021

Making her first debut in the Ventura Unified School District as a “noon duty” staff 23 years ago, Lousie Smith is now the Cafeteria Manager at Ventura High School and has been for the past 4 years....

René Marks, an 11th grade student, is enjoying a Blenders smoothie since slushies are no longer an option at the school snack bar. Photo by: Belen Hibbler

Opinion: What’s up with Ventura High’s snacks?

Belen Hibbler September 29, 2021

Out with the old and in with the new, Ventura High’s snack bar undergoes changes involving free lunch and a new menu. Where did our pizza go? As we’re well aware of, COVID-19 has affected many aspects...

They are better then I expected, stated freshman Jack Schatzman. Photo by: Sarah Clench

Cougar Crunch #1

Sarah Clench and Caroline Marsden September 16, 2018

Welcome to the Cougar Crunch, a semi-weekly food review about the nutrition and lunch options at Ventura High School. We will review lunches, snacks and beverages from the cafeteria and snack bar. This...

Virginia Schuette showed me the sign in the cafeteria that displays the vegetable of the month.

GMO’s are a no go

September 27, 2017

Infertility, Immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, changes in major organs, the list goes on and on. GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms,  have been around for almost thirty...

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