75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The cast of the 2022 spring musical consists of 25 students of all grades. Graphic by: Olive Kranzler

Charlie Brown comes to town

Greta Pankratz March 24, 2022

The spring musical is in full swing– the cast was revealed and rehearsals have begun This spring, the Ventura High School drama department is set to put on their annual spring musical. This year, they’re...

Senior Avery Kightlinger, who is auditioning for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” said, “I would be thankful and excited to receive virtually any role! I’m not exactly experienced in theater so I think it’ll be interesting to see what happens and whether or not I make it but I’m excited to try!” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

VHS Theater opens the stage for spring musical auditions

Alejandro Hernandez February 10, 2022

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is set for auditions The Ventura High School Theater department first announced the spring musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” in December 2021. Subsequently,...

The Broadway show Chicago has been performed for 25 years. Photo By: Jocelyn Wood

Opinion: Jazz hands make the world go round

Jocelyn Wood January 27, 2022

VHS students share their Broadway experiences While VHS holds many plays and musicals, Broadway is known for theatrical performances in the Theater District located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City....

Stefoni Rossiter: “A clowning achievement”

Stefoni Rossiter: “A clowning achievement”

Miles Bennett October 25, 2019

What’s the backstory behind the drama queen on the third floor? According to current students and alumni alike, Ventura High School Drama Department Head Stefoni Rossiter has made a tremendous impact...

Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Sam Coats June 6, 2019

When students think of the theatre, their minds go to choreography, or singing -- perhaps the overacting that sometimes shows up on high school stages. However, the flamboyance and negative stereotypes...

Santia (left) stated, I am super pumped to do such a nuance packed and mind boggling show. It really is an insane storyline. I’m so excited to work with this great cast, great cast, and great director! Rocha (right) added, Because its a murder mystery, theres so much going on and its hard to figure out whos to blame... Photo by: Sarah Clench

VHS fall play: It’s time to watch Nightwatch

Sarah Clench September 20, 2018

The fall play put on by the Drama Department this year at Ventura High School is Night Watch, a mystery, based in a Manhattan townhouse, and the cast list is out. About 49 people auditioned and the...

Interview with Drama Kids Curt and Terra

Interview with Drama Kids Curt and Terra

Miles Bennett June 13, 2018

  Miles interviews seniors Courtney Caldwell and Terra Bransfield on their time in the VHS Drama Department. Featuring: groovy good times, surprise kisses, a few goofs,...

The oldest kids that attended the theater camp performed a kick line. Photo by: Stefoni Rossiter

VHS Drama department raises the roof to raise funds

Brooke Newman May 16, 2018

From Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11, the Ventura High School Drama department hosted their fourth annual theater camp fundraiser. This year 32 kids attended the theater camp.   Monday through...

The web was spun on the first weekend of Charlottes Web

The web was spun on the first weekend of Charlotte’s Web

Samantha Franks, Hannah Lee, and Hailey Cox October 10, 2017

https://vimeo.com/237479629 Each year Ventura High School’s drama department puts on one play and one musical. This years play is based off of the childhood movie and book, “Charlotte’s...

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