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Take a deep dive into Ventura High Schools annual cardboard boat races

Take a deep dive into Ventura High Schools annual cardboard boat races

Logan Wilkov

November 26, 2019

Cougars compete during the ‘19-‘20 cardboard boat races  Students in groups of three to a maximum of six gathered on the pool deck on Nov. 14, ready to test their creation made of only cardboard and duct tape. Teams were given from third period to fifth to hand craft their boats to sustain the ...

College Opinions: Part Seven

Picture of The University of Indiana in the fall. Source: University of Indiana Website

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford

June 4, 2019

This is the seventh article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura High School’s college-bound seniors. In this article, I interview Aaron Ezra, a graduate of The Unive...

College Opinions: Part Six

Snowy view of The University of Chicago. Source: the University of Chicago website

Garrett Jaffe

May 28, 2019

This is the sixth article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura High School’s college-bound seniors. In this article, I interview Jordan Olson, a student at the Univ...

College Opinions: Part Five

This is part of the campus of UCSB. Source: UCSB's website.

Garrett Jaffe

May 22, 2019

This is the fifth article in a series of interviews with current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura High School’s college-bound seniors. In this article, I interview Ventura High School alumn...

College Opinions: Part Three

This is he school seal of Cal Poly. Source: Cal Poly Website

Garrett Jaffe

May 22, 2019

This is the third article in a series of interviews with current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura High School’s college-bound seniors. In this article, I interview Ventura High School alumn...

College Opinions: Part Two: UCSD

The school seal of UCSD, of which this articles subject Lindsey Clark attends.

Garrett Jaffe

April 29, 2019

This is the second article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura High School’s college bound Seniors. In this article, I interview Ventura High alumni Lindsey Clark. ...

College Opinions: Part One: UC Berkeley

The school seal of UC Berkley; the University is the subject of this interview Gracie Morrison attends.

Garrett Jaffe

April 29, 2019

This is one in a series of articles interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura High School’s college-bound seniors. In this article, I interview Foothill Technology High School alu...

Powderpuff: It’s grind time

Pictured above is the Varsity team at the scrimmage. Regarding the scrimmage, Conboy stated, “We still got some things to work on of course, but I’m very confident in our team going forward.”
Photo from: Gage Gregorchuk

Sarah Clench

April 26, 2019

It’s that time of the year again for powderpuff to start up at Ventura High School, and the team is already prepping for their game against Buena High School on May 24. The official practices for powderpuff football started in March and are every Tuesday and Thursday after school in accordance w...

It’s over 7,000: Derek Pekar breaks decathlon record

Jezel Mercado

April 25, 2019

On April 5 and 6, senior Derek Pekar attended the Arcadia Invitational Track Meet in Arcadia, CA, and made history. Pekar was invited to this event, so he could participate in the decathlon. A decathlon is a series of ten track and field events over two days. On the first day, decathletes compete ...

“Getty”ing it on

Sarah Clench

April 25, 2019

On Thursday, April 18, students from English teachers James Locher and Mary Dietz’s classes went on a field trip to the Getty Center, an art museum in Los Angeles. Attending the trip was 12 AP English Literature and Composition students, 83 Honors English 10 students and 4 intervention students. ...

A look at Cougar Water Polo through the ages: part four

Senior Jackson Ellis going to block a goal. Photo by Julie Ellis 2019.

Garrett Jaffe

March 29, 2019

This is the fourth of four articles interviewing four different generations of  Ventura Water Polo players ranging from 1980 to present. Thirty years since Mark Schmidt played his last Buena ventura water polo game, the Cougar team has grown more popular and more competitive but continues the tradi...

A look at Cougar Water Polo through the ages: part three

Tyler Grey going for the goal. Photo by Bill Grey circa 2009.

Garrett Jaffe

March 28, 2019

This is the third of four articles interviewing four different generations of  Ventura Water Polo players ranging from 1980 to present. Me: Ok, I have a few questions: When and where did you play water polo in high school? Mason: I played Water Polo at Ventura High School from 2008-2012.Me: So what made you want...

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