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Angelina Nguyen 23, Mateo Navarro 23, Carson Peterson 23 and Lilia Duque 23, left to right, at VHS decision day rally. Photo by: Admin

Why are so many students going to Brown University?

Katie Rundle, Jocelyn Wood, and Ruby Lacques May 31, 2023

With four people committed to Brown, VHS’ class of 2023 boasts the most Ivy League commits it has had in years Brown University’s admissions rate for the class of 2027 was a startlingly low 3.88 percent...

The essay contest has been advertised in the VHS daily announcements. Graphic by: Association of California School Administrators

Senior essay contest for scholarship opens

Alejandro Hernandez May 8, 2023

The first-place prize is $300 The Association of California School Administrators will award $600 to students who place in the top three in its high school senior essay contest. The first-place student...

During the first two weeks of the 2022-2023 school year, the attendance office was the only place students were allowed to turn in their off-campus pass applications. Photo by: Kendall Garcia

Off-campus passes should be off the table

Kendall Garcia November 29, 2022

Off-campus passes weren’t fair to students this year, but is the hype even worth it? Off-campus passes are specifically designed for the upperclassmen of Ventura High School. Juniors and seniors get...

College Applications have become an added stress onto the graduating class of 2021. Graphic by: Peyton Redmond

College Applications and quarantine season have intertwined, does it change anything?

Peyton Redmond October 27, 2020

COVID-19 has made for a unique college application process.   As usual, here in mid-fall it is also college application season. When applying, seniors must consider factors such as one’s major, tuition...

Seniors brought jackets, blankets, and made their way to the bottom of San Jon road to reunite with their peers. Photo by: Yasmin Myers

VHS seniors start the school year with a sunless sunrise

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers September 24, 2020

Class of 2021 gathered to celebrate their last high school year. On a chilly Sunday morning, class of 2021 seniors gathered at an early hour to celebrate the new dawn of their final year at Ventura High....

Editorial: Senior Ball? Only for ballers?

Editorial: Senior Ball? Only for ballers?

Summer Yovanno and Avenlea Russian January 23, 2019

As Senior Ball is approaching, 12th graders need to consider: Is spending over 100 dollars on a school dance worth it? For a couple ticket, it is 125 dollars and ten dollars off with an ASB stamp....

Senior Christine Martin is taking the ERWC course this year, commented that she chose to take the course instead of AP Literature because I wanted help in a more real-life subject. Photo by: Tanya Turchyn

Approaching junior or senior year? These are your options

Tanya Turchyn November 14, 2018

If you are approaching your junior or senior year of high school, it is important to become aware of the directions in which you can take your academics. Upperclassmen typically receive more freedom when...

My favorite thing a teacher has said...Senior edition

My favorite thing a teacher has said…Senior edition

Hailey Cox and Paris Carmody June 13, 2018

https://vimeo.com/274979308 VHS seniors share what their favorite thing they have heard a teacher say. Filmed by: Hailey Cox and Paris Carmody. Edited by: Summer Yovanno. For more videos: https://vimeo.com/thecougarpress https://vimeo.com/thecougarpress https://vimeo.com/thecougarpress https://vimeo.com/thecougarpress https://vimeo.com/thecougarpress https://vimeo.com/thecougarpress

One word to describe VHS...Senior edition

One word to describe VHS…Senior edition

Summer Yovanno, Hailey Cox, and Paris Carmody June 13, 2018

https://vimeo.com/274978472 VHS seniors think of one word that sums up VHS. Filmed by: Paris Carmody, Summer Yovanno and Hailey Cox. Edited by: Summer Yovanno. For more videos: https://vimeo.com/thecougarpress

Inside look at the VHS parking lot...Senior edition

Inside look at the VHS parking lot…Senior edition

Sarah Clench June 13, 2018

https://vimeo.com/274977409 VHS seniors hang out at the parking lot at lunch, here is what they do. Filmed and edited by: Sarah Clench.

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