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The regular AP exam registration has officially closed. There is now a $40 late fee in place. Infographic by: Greta Pankratz

Paying for pressure

Greta Pankratz November 20, 2020

VHS students share their opinions on the cost of AP exams AP exams: needed, yet dreaded by many high school students. Upon preparing to heft over the payment necessary to participate in the exams, the...

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...

Students reflect on their journey from freshman to senior year

Students reflect on their journey from freshman to senior year

Liliana Lara May 21, 2019

Freshman year photos taken from Ventura High School’s 2016 Yearbook. Current photos taken by Liliana Lara. [huge_it_slider id="100"]

When asked her favorite memory senior Bridget Boland said,

Senior Ballin

Julia Davies and Jessica Johnson February 12, 2019

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Peyton Erickson (left) and Elizabeth Senesac (right) are both applying to many colleges, and some of the same colleges, and agree that the later deadlines the Common App gives are more desirable than the Nov. 1st deadline. Photo by: Jezel Mercado

The Common App: Tool or Time-waster?

Jezel Mercado November 8, 2018

Difficult advanced placement classes, sports, and extracurricular activities can be very overwhelming for high school seniors, and having to apply and decide where you want to go to college on top of them...

“I just can’t wait for the fun experiences I’m going to go through with this team and this coach. I’m excited to continue to compete, especially at a high level., said senior Carlos Aviles.

Student studs: VHS athletes commit to college

The Cougar Press and Jezel Mercado October 10, 2018

Ventura High School’s student athletes have been committing to colleges in order to continue to pursue the sport they’re passionate about. Most student athletes that are committed are seniors, which...

Colleges coming to the college and career center

Colleges coming to the college and career center

Ryan King and Archer Herring September 17, 2018

Not sure what’s going on at Ventura High School’s College and Career Center? For seniors, it’s college application season, which means colleges all over the country want to make sure students know...

What are VHS seniors up to?

What are VHS seniors up to?

Ryan Brocklehurst March 14, 2018

First semester finals are now over and many high school students may be sighing with relief. However, many Ventura High School seniors may not be. Seniors have been preparing for graduation and college...

Senior best voting is here

Senior best voting is here

Sarah Clench January 18, 2018

Friday, January 19 and Monday, January 22, voting for senior bests will take place during lunch on Poli St. Seniors can choose from over 20 categories, varying from “best smile,” to “most likely...

Naviance: an organized way to plan your future

Naviance: an organized way to plan your future

September 28, 2017

Naviance is a program that VUSD adopted last year in efforts to make the college application process easier for students. Naviance can be used to help search for colleges and determine what majors would...

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