The Cougar Press

Let’s make the best of online school!

Let’s make the best of online school!

Caroline Marsden

August 17, 2020

The upcoming online semester may seem dreary, but it has some serious advantages. Yes, quarantine sucks, but we can make the best of it! Before people were begging to go back to “real school,” everyone wanted freedom from the smothering schedule of Ventura High. Picture this: It's Nov.  2019. You ...

Music in the heart while staying apart

Junior Ava Rosenthal shared, “As of next year, we will focus on music theory and basic fundamentals before we get to see each other in the classroom again. We will have zoom calls and chat and try to get together in these tough times.

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

August 17, 2020

Musicians share how they feel about the new reality the music department faces. In the upcoming unprecedented school year, everything will be different. For music students, developing a feeling of normalcy will be extra challenging. In a pre-COVID19 music department, students would congregate in lar...

Making masks to stop the spread

Making masks to stop the spread

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

May 11, 2020

Students share ways to make masks that protect themselves and others The COVID-19 outbreak has caused not only illness and mortality, but shortages of essential items as well. Whether it be daily household necessities, such as toilet paper and eggs, or important sanitary components, such as hand saniti...

Does social media influence what we perceive as attractive?

Does social media influence what we perceive as attractive?

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

March 13, 2020

Social media standards are impressionable on the self image of today’s teens. Upon opening up their phones, the eyes of teens are exposed to seemingly “flawless” faces, figures, and lives, often creating a false sense of reality. Celebrities, peers, and influencers use platforms such as Instagram...

Catch up and get ahead

Catch up and get ahead

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

March 13, 2020

 The VUSD district has released summer course schedules and opened applications. With schedule planning for the 2020-2021 school year approaching, many students are looking for options of acceleration or redemption in the summer semester. Some students may recall how in previous years, Ventura High S...

Teachers embrace their inner comedians at the 6th annual teacher improv show

Teachers embrace their inner comedians at the 6th annual teacher improv show

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

January 22, 2020

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The Class of 2023 Orientation

The Class of 2023 Orientation

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

October 10, 2019

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Fall Blood Drive 2019

Fall Blood Drive 2019

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

October 10, 2019

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Forever 21 is going bankrupt, how do VHS students feel about it?

Forever 21 is going bankrupt, how do VHS students feel about it?

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

September 25, 2019

Summer hustlin’

Summer hustlin’

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

September 11, 2019

How Students at Ventura High School brought Home the Bacon This Summer The summer is a prime time for high schoolers to gain experience working jobs and make their own money. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2016, 34.6% of 16-19 year olds in America had a summer job. However, back in the 197...

Summer Hustlin’

Senior Owen Clobes worked as a hauler this summer. Pictured above are some of the many things that Clobes hauled.  He stated,

Caroline Marsden and Audrey Flynn

September 2, 2019

The summer is a prime time for high schoolers to gain experience working jobs and make their own money. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2016, 34.6% of 16-19 year olds in America had a summer job. However, back in the 1970s - 1990s about two thirds of teens were employed over summer break. Alt...

The recent super bloom of flowers around California

Vibrant orange poppies. Photo from: Visit California

Caroline Marsden and Audrey Flynn

May 14, 2019

What’s behind all the Instagram pictures of the poppy fields? There has been a super bloom across California. A super bloom is an explosion of wildflowers that exceeds typical spring blooms. The super bloom was caused by heavy rains this winter. Many Ventura High School students have been pos...

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