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Serra will be “serra-brated” no longer

Various anti-removal protestors decorated the fence in support of Serra.

Anna Guerra

August 17, 2020

After residing in front of the Ventura City Hall for decades, the statue of California missionary Junipero Serra has been removed. Following virtual public meetings and on-site protests, the Ventura City Council decided in a six-to-zero unanimous vote to remove the Junipero Serra statue that stood in fro...

Opinion: What is the best burrito in Ventura?

Opinion: What is the best burrito in Ventura?

Caroline Marsden, Greta Pankratz, and Alina Calamia

January 22, 2020

https://vimeo.com/386618048 by Greta Pankratz, Caroline Marsden, and Alina Calamia.

Cougars conquer Carpinteria

Senior, Brian Rea playing defense and juggling the ball away from Carpinteria. Head coach, Claudio Lonardo, commented,

Charlotte D'Orsi

December 16, 2019

Varsity boys soccer earns their second victory of the season "Just slow it down and keep it simple,” head coach Claudio Lonardo explained to the Ventura High School varsity boys soccer team after the first half of their game against Carpinteria High School. The Cougars started off with strong defense ...

All bark, no bite

All bark, no bite

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

October 28, 2019

Ventura High School’s varsity football team wins its 10th consecutive rivalry game against Buena On the warm, breezy evening of Friday, Oct. 25, the Larrabee Stadium was filled with hundreds of fans, ready to watch the annual Buena vs. Ventura varsity football game. Of those fans, were the fri...

Hoco outfits take a new turn

From left to right, seniors Kambria Haughton, Senna Togneri, Tatum Schmidt, Megan Ditlof and Samantha Henley styled heels or boots with a range of colored short skin tight dresses. Photo from Megan Ditlof

Julia Davies and Logan Wilkov

October 25, 2019

Short tight dresses and a collared shirt with a tie seems to be the norm for most students attire for homecoming, but some students decided to step out of the regular style this year and dress outside the box. This year, the Associated Student Body crafted an enchanted garden theme for the homecoming...

VHS students climb their way to the top at Boulderdash

VHS students climb their way to the top at Boulderdash

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

May 29, 2019

Indoor rock climbing arena “Boulderdash” becomes a new fad in Ventura and VHS students are latching on. Ventura’s newest rock climbing arena--Boulderdash--has faced a blowup of popularity and has inspired a rise in rock-climbing among Venturans in the past few months. A place for all ages, inc...

Protesters, gun show attendees spend Saturday at the fairgrounds

Protesters stand at the entrance to the County Fairgrounds. The website for NeverAgainCA – the Ventura chapter of which organized the protest – can be reached at https://neveragainca.blogspot.com. Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Micah Wilcox

May 6, 2019

Venturans attended the Crossroads of the West gun show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 4. Venturans opposed to holding gun shows on public property – the fairgrounds are state-owned – showed up to protest the show. Protesters from groups like Veterans for Peace and Brady United ...

Venturans march for a CAUSE on May Day

Senior Leti Gutierrez and junior Eli Zarate outside the Museum of Ventura County on Wednesday, May 1. “[CAUSE is] really local here on the Avenue,” Zarate said. “It’s just an organization to get involved in the community and you gain lots of leadership skills and it’s community service.” Photo by: Micah Wilcox

Micah Wilcox

May 6, 2019

Members of CAUSE, or Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy, marched down Ventura Avenue to the Museum of Ventura County on Main Street to commemorate International Labor Day on May 1. “Today is May 1, which is May Day, the international day of the worker,” said Ventura High Scho...

Venturans march at 2019 Justice For All march

Featured Image for Justice For All 2019 Video.

Micah Wilcox

January 22, 2019

https://vimeo.com/312850182

VHS teacher on leave after arrest for alleged sexual battery

Photo by: Trevor Koontz. Photo cropped to serve as featured image. The text cut read,

Miles Bennett

January 6, 2019

On Dec. 30, Ventura High School German teacher David Reich was arrested for alleged sexual harassment of a 22-year-old employee at Industry Horror, a clothing store in Downtown Ventura. Reich is on administrative leave according to a Ventura Unified School District statement. The Cougar Press reached out to Reich via em...

The Borderline shooting memorial

Lindsey Froelich, Jessie Sandi, Giselle Gallegos, and Mr. DeClerck. NASAG Club is held on Wednesdays in DeClerck's classroom.

Gavin Cross

December 9, 2018

The recent shooting on Nov. 7, 2018, at the popular Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks has affected many people around the community for various reasons. The one thing we do know is that the shooting and the twelve lost lives, including the suspect and Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, will never be for...

One year later: students, community reflect on Thomas Fire

Senior Shira Zaid lost her home in the Thomas Fire. Zaid said,

Micah Wilcox

December 7, 2018

“It’s dizzying seeing how far [my family has] come,” said senior Omar Al-Bawab. “I’m a very different person now then [on] the day of the fire.” One year after the Thomas Fire, Ventura continues to recover from what was the largest fire in California history at the time, according to C...

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