75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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...

Numbers are increasing within Ventura County lowering Ventura overall to Tier one- Widespread. Many non-essential indoor business operations remain closed. Infographic by: Logan Wilkov

Is VHS ready for in-person learning?

Logan Wilkov December 7, 2020

Update on the potential reopening of VUSD schools As we dive into the second quarter of the 2020-2021’ school year, conversations of returning to campus have increased. Elementary schools within the...

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

Charlotte D'Orsi March 15, 2020

COVID-19 virus prompts district-wide shutdown for at least a month. During the evening of Mar. 12, Ventura Unified School District announced the commencement of a district-wide shutdown beginning on Mar....

The last song of the evening, Dona Nobis Pacem, is a canon song, meaning that the melody is passed around to different groups after a given time. Photo by: Riley Ramirez

District Choir concert proves to be therapy for the ears

Yasmin Myers and Riley Ramirez January 23, 2020

A night filled with choral, pop and jazz selections. On Jan. 17, parents and friends gathered in Buena High School’s auditorium, ready to hear the musical chords sung by various school’s choir programs,...

Ventura High has been selected to become a School of Choice after being off the list for the last couple of years. Photo by: Yasmin Myers

Choose Ventura, the choice is yours

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers January 23, 2020

Ventura High opens School of Choice to all students within VUSD According to Ventura Unified School District’s website, School of Choice is a process that grants parents of VUSD kids to select any school...

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