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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 excited. After committing to a university, I felt unmotivated and lazy, way too exhausted to finish the...

Seniors share their greatest fears in life after high school

Seniors share their greatest fears in life after high school

Lola Bobrow and Douglas Sandford

June 4, 2019

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Photos: Seniors meet the sunrise to end off the year

Photos: Seniors meet the sunrise to end off the year

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

June 3, 2019

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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

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Senior Ballin

When asked her favorite memory senior Bridget Boland said,

Julia Davies and Jessica Johnson

February 12, 2019

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The Common App: Tool or Time-waster?

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

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 doesn’t make the year any easier. Colleges have used the privilege that modern-day technology gift...

Student studs: VHS athletes commit to college

“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.

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 gives these students the liberty to not partake in the stressful college decision process. Senio...

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 that their college is out there.   At VHS, the College and Career Center has been and will be throu...

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 for several months now, from working on college and job applications to buying caps and gowns for the gradu...

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 to be at the beach,” and “most patriotic.” Seniors will be able to nominate three senior bo...

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 be a good fit for each student. This program can also provide students with career opportunities...

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