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Op-ed letter to students from VHS teachers

Op-ed letter to students from VHS teachers

The Cougar Press

June 21, 2020

Our dear high school students, tomorrow’s leaders,   Life and History, in the forms of a virus and the largest racial uprisings of your lifetime, have perhaps taught you more in the last twelve weeks than you have learned in our classrooms… if you have been paying attention.   Robbed from t...

Teachers embrace their inner comedians at the 6th annual teacher improv show

Teachers embrace their inner comedians at the 6th annual teacher improv show

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

January 22, 2020

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Gachas Got Ya!

Gachas Got Ya!

Garrett Jaffe

February 27, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in history. At five, I was clad in knights armor frolicing around my yard imagining myself to be a great king conquering my neighboring kingdom. And although I could not yet read, or hardly begin to grasp the complexity and profundity of histor...

Brad Steward, promoter of a “well rounded” education

Steward shows off a card signed by his football players to his 4th period Calculus class the day after freshman football's end of season banquet. Photo by: Lola Bobrow

Gavin Cross and Lola Bobrow

November 19, 2018

Some might know Ventura High School math teacher Brad Steward by his sometimes philosophical math lessons and choice to use the term “opportunity” instead of test. Others might know him as the freshman football and golf coach who took the 2000s varsity team to CIF and won against Arroyo Grande. ...

A 1.25 percent compromise

A 1.25 percent compromise

January 17, 2018

Nowadays, it’s common for students to take their teachers for granted without necessarily even realizing that they’re doing so. For some students, they look forward to visiting old teachers of theirs once they’re home from college. However, what most students don’t consider is the fact that Ventura Unified School District teachers a...

VHS welcomes Amanda Parisi

Parisi, room 133, shows her “Wall of Puns”, a helpful learning graphic for her students.

September 14, 2017

Amanda Parisi, room 133, teaches five periods consisting of special education, biology and math. Although she has been teaching for seven years, this is her first year teaching at VHS. Parisi states that she moved to California in June from Virginia to be close to family. When asked to share her hobbi...

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