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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Infographic by: Christian Caudillo

Are there babies on campus?

Christian Caudillo March 9, 2018

How often is it that students think about the struggles that ensue when caring for a baby? Ventura High School has a course students can take called Marriage and Family/Child Development taught by...

Bridge in Carpinteria devastated by the mudslides. Photo by: Christian Caudillo

Mudslide mayhem

Christian Caudillo January 19, 2018

After the largest wildfire in California history that burned over 281,000 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura County from early December to early January, southern California was hit with a huge storm...

When asked if he has family in Texas, senior Mattheus Ramirez said “No, I do not,” but he still explained that “I feel that it is messed up to shoot people at church.”

Do you know what happened in Texas?

November 16, 2017

On November 5 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a tragedy happened inside a baptist Church. This tragedy killed 26 people and injured 20 people due to a shooting. According to The Washington Post, “Law...

Opinion: Could an injury be it for high school athletes?

Opinion: Could an injury be it for high school athletes?

November 6, 2017

Just like peanut butter and jelly go together, so do sports and injuries. In the world of sports, injuries are just a common thing. According to Johns Hopkins medicine, there are approximately 30 million...

Fighter jets dropping retardant on the fire.
Photo from: Ventura County Fire Department

Fire spreads to northern Ventura

October 31, 2017

On October 24 at about 2:35 p.m. northern Ventura began to experience a brush fire due to the heat wave that was taking place. Local fire departments received calls that a brush fire had started on...

Varsity girls practicing in two fours and two doubles to prepare for their race. Photo by: Sailor Hawes

Rowing to victory

October 19, 2017

All around the U.S. high school students are dominating in sports both in and out of school. With how competitive high school sports tend to be, students have the option to engage in a variety of sports...

Firefighters work to put out some fire hot spots. Photo by: Mike Blake

Firestorms: a blazing HOT topic

October 18, 2017

Northern California began experiencing 13 wildfires starting on October 8 and October 9. As of October 17, only two of the 13 wildfires have been contained, and 11 are still burning and have burned over...

Torres Moreno stated that she's ready to win it all during the season with her team.
Photo by: Christian Caudillo

Girls Basketball shooting for the finals

Gage Gregorchuk and Christian Caudillo October 8, 2017

Ventura High School’s girls basketball team is getting ready to continue their success from last season. During the 2016-17 season, the girls basketball team finished with a 25-8 record. They...

Pacula shares that he's ready for the last CIF league season.
Photo by: Gage Gregorchuk

Boys basketball dribbling to CIF finals

Gage Gregorchuk and Christian Caudillo October 8, 2017

Ventura High School’s boys basketball team is preparing to kick off their final season as part of Channel League. Last season, the team finished 1-7 in Channel league and 10-16 overall. During the...

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