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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

At the Ventura Unified board meeting, Proposition 28 was discussed. Photo by: Isabella Fierros

Ventura Unified School District convenes to discuss Master Arts Plan

Brody Daw, Isabella Fierros, and Ava Mohror May 25, 2024

Proposition 28 is reviewed and approved by the district On March 19, the VUSD Board of Education held a meeting to discuss and review Proposition 28. Proposition 28 was first approved in November 2022...

I am glad that I am graduating, so I dont have to deal with a shorter summer, said Violet Hurguy 24. Graphic by: Brody Daw

School will start a week earlier than usual

Brody Daw and Alexis Segovia March 6, 2024

VHS’ start date has been pushed up to Aug. 14 The 2024-2025 school year will begin 10 days earlier than before, shortening summer by a week. School will be out of session on June 13 and will be back...

Josh Francis, a counselor said, Summer school is [going to] run from July 5 [to] 31. There [are] two sessions. Session one [is] from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and session two is from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Ventura High School opens 2022-23 summer school registration

Kendall Garcia, Kinda Mehael, and Ella Duncan March 21, 2023

Students are now able to register for summer school Both VHS and BHS will be holding summer school from July 5 to 31. They will hold two sessions throughout the day, allowing students to make up two classes...

YouTube is available on all student Chromebooks and is utilized by students and teachers to further the goal of education. However, the version of YouTube available to students is censored. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

VUSD controls what the student body can and cannot see on their Chromebooks

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman February 9, 2023

School-issued Chromebooks contain restrictive software to limit student browsing All students at VHS are given Chromebooks for use in and outside of class. These laptops are on a district-managed operating...

Ventura High School students gathered to protest during period four near the Main Street Gym and the surrounding parking lot. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

VHS students walk out to protest teacher salaries

Alejandro Hernandez, Adi De Clerck, and Jocelyn Wood October 25, 2022

Students joined a protest by walking out during period four on Oct. 21 Ventura High School students walked out of their period four classes at 10:41 a.m. Oct. 21, 11 minutes after the beginning of the...

English teacher Elizabeth Mainz (lower-center) holds a sign that reads, We love kids for all were worth! at an Oct. 10 VUEA protest. Photo by: Brody Daw

Opinion: WTF: Where’s the funding?

Brody Daw October 21, 2022

 As teachers close their doors in protest of their three percent raise, students should do everything they can to support them   Ventura High School students are beginning to realize that the...

The Ventura Unified School District Bond Measure “E,” also known as Measure E, can allow funding for necessary campus improvements throughout the VUSD, including Ventura High School. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Yes on Measure E to improve district education

Alejandro Hernandez October 17, 2022

Measure E would provide millions to rejuvenate VUSD schools Ventura Unified School District Bond Measure “E,” known colloquially as Measure E, is a ballot measure initiated by the VUSD. Registered...

On Aug. 23, VUSD employees gathered for the annual Welcome Back Celebration. VUEA members wore red in order to protest their raise of one percent. Photo from: the VUEA website.

Ventura teachers protest, negotiate and dispute over one percent raise

Avery Cameron October 2, 2022

“If you want s***** teachers to do this, give s***** pay. If you want teachers who give a d*** and are here for the kids and work hard, pay more,” said an anonymous Ventura Unified Student District...

New web changes are under way, improving websites district wide. Graphic by: Olive Kranzler

What happened to the VHS website?

Olive Kranzler and Rowan Muñoz May 18, 2022

Brand new district-wide web design is soon to be launched When students or parents search “Ventura High School,” they may have a hard time finding the official school website. This is due to the fact...

VUSD student can no longer access the Chrome Web Store via their school Google accounts. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

VUSD students barred from using Google Chrome extensions

Alejandro Hernandez April 26, 2022

The Ventura Unified School District has disabled Google Chrome extensions on student Google accounts On March 23, the Ventura Unified School District permanently closed the Google Chrome Web Store (CWS)...

VUSD choirs spread holiday joy with their 13th annual holiday celebration

Rachel Gonzalez January 5, 2022

The VUSD choir groups had their 13th annual holiday celebration. K-12 students performed twice in the VHS auditorium.

Online students with a 1-7 period schedule would have to spend a minimum of five and a half hours on Zoom everyday, with any additional homework and recreational time not being accounted for. Photo by: Anna Guerra

100 word rant: Online learners get the short end of the stick, again

Anna Guerra March 26, 2021

With hybrid learning information rolling out, the C group seems to be taking the most losses for the remaining school year. Hey VUSD! I don’t expect you to listen to the student population but I’ll...

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