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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The Puffs students were so funny and it was just hilarious when they would raise their wands and start chanting. Photo by: Stefoni Rossiter

Opinion: “Puffs” review

Isabel Andrade and Weston Blackburn December 2, 2022

The “Puffs” play is about a certain magic school in London that shows the story of the background characters and their lives “Puffs” opened on Nov. 10 and had its last show on Nov. 19. Drama...

“Puffs” leads take stage

“Puffs” leads take stage

Isabel Andrade November 15, 2022

New leads take their places for the upcoming show “Puffs” The Ventura High School Drama Department’s play “Puffs” opened Nov. 10. Cast members new to drama performances include Adam Hibberd...

The Puffs play is set to open on at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 10 in the VHS auditorium. The play is directed by drama teacher Stefoni Rossiter, and written by Matt Cox with music by Brian Metolius. Graphic by: Hank Tovar
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VHS Drama Department prepares for the “Puffs” play

Ruby Lacques and Jane Armstrong October 21, 2022

The play “Puffs” is set to open this November in the VHS auditorium As students get back into the swing of school, the Ventura High School Drama Department prepares for their first performance of...

Alice in Wonderland MCs introduce the next act with in character lines to fit the theme. Photo by: Olive Kranzler

Alice in a wonderful showcase

Olive Kranzler June 2, 2022

What exactly went down at VHS’s annual Spring Showcase? The VHS annual Spring Showcase was the next drama production to be staged following the play, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” This year,...

The cast of the 2022 spring musical consists of 25 students of all grades. Graphic by: Olive Kranzler

Charlie Brown comes to town

Greta Pankratz March 24, 2022

The spring musical is in full swing– the cast was revealed and rehearsals have begun This spring, the Ventura High School drama department is set to put on their annual spring musical. This year, they’re...

During the bows, all the students took a moment to thank the crew and show director, Stefoni Rossiter.  Photo by: Greta Pankratz

The winter showcase returns in-person

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz March 2, 2022

 VHS drama department highlights standout performances of the year in the annual winter showcase The annual Winter Showcase took place on Fri., Feb. 4, and Sat., Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. It was led by Stefoni...

Senior Avery Kightlinger, who is auditioning for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” said, “I would be thankful and excited to receive virtually any role! I’m not exactly experienced in theater so I think it’ll be interesting to see what happens and whether or not I make it but I’m excited to try!” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

VHS Theater opens the stage for spring musical auditions

Alejandro Hernandez February 10, 2022

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is set for auditions The Ventura High School Theater department first announced the spring musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” in December 2021. Subsequently,...

The Zoomprov cast in all its glory. (Top row left to right; junior Wyatt Mojo, Senior Sofia Mastroianni, senior Kylie Pence, sophomore Lilia Duque; middle row left to right; senior Jaidyn Sellers, junior Mya Sherman, senior Samantha Hirschhorn, senior Jack Zilles; bottom row left to right; sophomore Sinthia Cardenas, senior Ramsey Dillon). Photo by: Yasmin Myers

Zoomprov: To be or not to be?

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers March 5, 2021

VHS Drama department showcases its first virtual improv show.  On Feb. 5 and 6, the What? Improvisation Troupe made its debut of the 2020-21 school year through a Zoom livestream. The one-hour shows...

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