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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Natalie Jungo ‘24 said, “I feel excited [and] a little bit sad but Im ready.” Photo by: Eden Leyva

Seniors talk graduation

Eden Levya September 30, 2023

Dolores Huerta speaks in the auditorium. She has led farm workers and community members in Ventura County through her decades-long career. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist, speaks at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez June 15, 2023

The 93-year-old labor leader left students with words of advice From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on June 15, the last day of the 2022-23 VHS school year, labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta was...

Most universities and colleges have the option for students to apply with early action or decision. Here are just a few of the four year institutions VHS students may attend next year. Graphic by: Ruby Lacques

Calling all seniors: what’s the sitch on applying to college with early action or decision?

Ruby Lacques and Belen Hibbler February 8, 2023

As the school year progresses, more and more VHS seniors are receiving their early admissions letters  As VHS’ senior class prepares to begin their application process for their respected colleges...

Four popular local community colleges for VHS students include Ventura College, Oxnard College, Moorpark College and Santa Barbara City College. Graphic by: Greta Pankratz

So… what’s next for VHS graduates?

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz January 27, 2022

Here’s why some seniors are choosing community college As the college application season is coming to a close, many Ventura High seniors have chosen to enter straight to community college in the fall.  Community...

The credit recovery class is an option for students who need to make up credits in order to graduate or meet A-G requirements. Graphic by: Elise Sisk

Credit recovery course at VHS expands graduation opportunities

Elise Sisk January 20, 2022

Ventura High's credit recovery class helps credit deficient students graduate with their peers With the fall semester coming to an end, final grades will soon be set in stone. This will be good news and...

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic depriving seniors of their final year and associated activities, an in-person graduation brings hope in ending the school year on a positive note. Photo by: Anna Guerra

Class of 2021 may finish the year off strong after all

Anna Guerra April 21, 2021

With Ventura County showing a steady pandemic recovery, senior graduations are given the green light. On Tuesday, April 20, Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Roger Rice announced via email...

Opinion: “Click to Cross the Stage” just isn’t the same thing

Opinion: “Click to Cross the Stage” just isn’t the same thing

Charlotte D'Orsi May 15, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has robbed seniors across the nation of a true sense of accomplishment.   When VUSD schools were initially closed until April 10, I’m not going to lie, I was pretty...

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