The Cougar Press

Ventura shoots, they score!

Freshman Maddy Dannenberg (number 8) fights for the ball against Rio Mesa. Photo by: Jocelyn Lee

Jack Schatzman and Jocelyn Lee

February 12, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeats Rio Mesa At 5:00 p.m. on a cold January evening, Ventura High School’s girls varsity soccer team put on their game faces as they played against Rio Mesa. The first half of the game started off strong with a goal from sophomore Kalaiyah Brown. Playing on the field for a t...

Cougars hit the courts

Junior Madeleine Scheer (number 21) went in for a lay up as sophomore Tiernan Philips (number 23, far right) waited to continue the three man weave drill. Photo by Logan Wilkov

Logan Wilkov

November 26, 2019

Meet the 19’-20’ girls varsity basketball team Ventura High School’s varsity girls basketball team started their first practice of the winter season on Monday afternoon the fourth. Ann Larson, along with being the head of the Associated Student Body of Ventura High, is coaching the girls vars...

Take a deep dive into Ventura High Schools annual cardboard boat races

Take a deep dive into Ventura High Schools annual cardboard boat races

Logan Wilkov

November 26, 2019

Cougars compete during the ‘19-‘20 cardboard boat races  Students in groups of three to a maximum of six gathered on the pool deck on Nov. 14, ready to test their creation made of only cardboard and duct tape. Teams were given from third period to fifth to hand craft their boats to sustain the ...

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...

How well do VHS students know Geography?

How well do VHS students know Geography?

Sam Hicks and Charlotte D'Orsi

October 14, 2019

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VHS students describe their year in one word…

VHS students describe their year in one word...

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

June 5, 2019

https://vimeo.com/340358053 Filmed/edited by: Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn

The last note of the year: VHS Music performs 2018-2019’s final concert

The last note of the year: VHS Music performs 2018-2019's final concert

Sarah Clench

June 4, 2019

Ventura High School’s Wind Ensemble Honors and Symphonic Orchestra held their last concert of the year on May 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ventura High School auditorium. Wind Ensemble Honors performed for the first half of the show, with pieces by Schwantner, Sparke, Nelson and Marquez. Senior Kirk Mellrin...

Photos from Ventura High School’s Senior Picnic

Photos from Ventura High School's Senior Picnic

Avenlea Russian

May 31, 2019

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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...

Photostory: Wind Ensemble H takes on Atlanta

The Wind Ensemble II musicians stand in front of the Atlanta skyline after exploring the Georgia Aquarium. Photo from: Kate Marsden

Tanya Turchyn

May 26, 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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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 ...

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