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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

Parents take the streets protesting against the possible vaccine mandate for schools. Featuring Senior, Cougar Press interviewer Rachel Gonzalez as the only mask wearer. Photo by: Adi De Clerck
Anti-vaxxers take it to the district
Adi De Clerck, Rowan Munoz, Rachel Gonzalez, and Alejandro Hernandez October 22, 2021

Anti vaccine protest is held at the VUSD building On the morning of Oct. 15, anti-vaccine protesters met outside of the Ventura Unified School...

VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport
VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport
Avery Cameron October 22, 2021

 Ventura High School girls water polo players have decided to make a statement because of the sexualization of their sport at the hands of their...

The Planned Parenthood location closest to Ventura High is located at 5400 Ralston St, Ventura, CA 93003. Photo by: Willow Buck.
Teen pregnancy and reproductive rights
Willow Buck October 21, 2021

In California the  birth rate is 12.4 per 1,000 females between the ages of 15 and 19, World Population Review  states. Teenage pregnancies...

Juniors Reece Pickett and Joseph Wronkiewicz (left to right) are reading Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Photo by: Sophia Denzler
What is VHS reading?
Sophia Denzler October 22, 2021

Melina Bentiez, senior president of entertainment committee said,  I picked the days based off of how much participation we would receive. For Monday we decided on PJ day because it’s iconic and a must when it comes to spirit week. For Tuesday we decided on rep your sport day so people could wear their favorite sports team hats, shirts, jerseys and connect with one another. For Wednesday we knew it was a must in honor of breast cancer awareness month and felt most people would enjoy it. For Thursday I heard a lot of feedback from other classmates saying it’d be fun to do a 2000s day and I thought why not and gave it a try. For Friday we wanted to make it fun with class colors and tie it into the Greek theme for homecoming.
HOCO dress up days are back
October 22, 2021

 On top of teaching the girls VHS tennis team Allison Ferguson also has a podcast called Empowering Women Through Sports available on Spotify. Photo by: Jade Buck
VHS has a new Tennis Coach, Alison Ferguson
Jade Buck October 22, 2021

Alison Ferguson takes charge of the VHS girls’ tennis team. Alison Ferguson, the new Ventura High School tennis coach grew up in Costa Mesa,...

This Halloween candy looks like your traditional treats, but will they turn out to be tricks? Photo by: Belen Hibbler
Is my candy a trick, or a treat?
Julian Martinez and Belen Hibbler October 22, 2021

Every year as Halloween creeps closer the topic of tampered-with candy resurfaces. Let’s debate. Halloween time evokes the scary side in a...

VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport
VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport
Avery Cameron October 22, 2021

 Ventura High School girls water polo players have decided to make a statement because of the sexualization of their sport at the hands of their...

Ms. Withers English class that is really easy to follow along and learn from. A lot of students have spoken how much theyve enjoyed having her as a teacher. Photo by: Tyler Lopez
Zoom Back Into In-Person
Tyler Lopez October 21, 2021

Insight on how the pandemic changed people’s preferred ways of learning. With the transition of online classes to in-person, a lot of students...

Let's get groovy with pep band
Rachel Gonzalez October 22, 2021

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Local performer J Peter Boles playing with his band on Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 10. Boles is a musical veteran whos played a large variety of self-written folk songs for over 22 years. Photo by: Joseph Lombardo
IT'S ALL-LIVE!
Joseph Lombardo October 22, 2021

An introspective look on the current state of Ventura County’s live music scene Since the abrupt shutdown in 2020, many  local bands in Ventura...

VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport
VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport
Avery Cameron October 22, 2021

 Ventura High School girls water polo players have decided to make a statement because of the sexualization of their sport at the hands of their...

My coach always tells me to take a deep breathe before I receive the ball and thats what I was thinking about in that moment, said junior Marley Haener. Photo by: Amy Haener
Ventura High schools sports are making a comeback this season
Gisselle Garcia October 21, 2021

 Upcoming sport events coming to VHS this Fall   After a year of being stuck in quarantine due to the pandemic, it's safe to say that sports...