The Cougar Press

What is an LCFF?

Infographic by: Avenlea Russian

Diego Roberto

October 14, 2018

A Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is a formula that determines how school districts around California get funding from the state government. In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown implemented the LCFF program, which uses a formula that is based on regular enrollment plus the enrollment of high-need students to...

Opinion: advanced placement vs. dual-enrollment

Infographic by: Diego Roberto

Diego Roberto

August 31, 2018

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are the highest level classes that are offered at Ventura High School. They are “college level” classes that you take for the year and that builds up to an optional test at the end of the year. These classes are designed with the intention of giving students the level...

Boys tennis moves onwards to state tournament after championing CIF

Boys tennis moves onwards to state tournament after championing CIF

Diego Roberto

May 21, 2018

On Friday May 18, Ventura High School participated in the CIF Southern Section Division Three finals against Troy High School at The Claremont Club in Claremont, California at 11:30 a.m. The journey to the finals has consisted of 4 games, including matches against La Quinta High School, Millikan High...

Is lunch too short?

Is lunch too short?

December 3, 2017

Why is it that Ventura High School students only get 30 minutes for lunch? How am I supposed to drive somewhere, eat a fulfilling meal and then come back to school and not be late to class.   If I drive somewhere to get food, I don’t even have enough time to eat it, therefore I’m forced to e...

Opinion: Off campus passes shouldn’t be restricted for certain grades

Senior Gabe LeVasseur (pictured right) said, “I think students should wait until Sophomore year.”  
Photo by: Diego Roberto

November 22, 2017

Does anyone else ever wonder why students have to wait to be a junior to apply for an off campus pass? I get that junior year is when most students start to drive, but why can’t sophomores and freshmen get an off campus pass? Especially for someone like me; I live a block away yet have to wait three years be...

Opinion: Have rules regarding alcohol become stricter?

When asked if the school has been stricter he stated, “The school has to do what it’s got to do, the police will have to do what they have to do, and hopefully the parents will do what they need to do.”
Photo by: Summer Yovanno

Diego Roberto

November 17, 2017

To me, it seems like the amount of students getting in trouble for being under the influence has been increasing these past few years; It’s like every year the number seems to grow dramatically. More and more students are seeing this incident on their high school record, but why is this? Have...

Almost a decade with the trophy

Photo by: Ryan King

October 15, 2017

On Friday, October 13 the cross town rivalry football game between Ventura High School and Buena High School took place. On the 54th annual rivalry game, VHS took home the trophy for the ninth year in a row. The game was very close with the final score being 23-21, compared to last years 35-9 bl...

From the field to the ring

Oritz, Hoss, and Gonzales and other Knucklehead members all spar train together to build a family in their gym.

October 13, 2017

Ventura High School senior Aaron Gonzales competes by stepping into a ring with someone, whose only goal is to punch him until they can’t stand anymore. This is the sport that Gonzales chose to pour his heart and soul into: the art of boxing. He began boxing when he was a little kid, but was always...

VHS leaves Channel League after being so dominant in the 2016-2017 sport seasons

The Cougars game vs. the Centurions was the

September 28, 2017

The Channel League consists of the schools' sports teams in the region that compete against each other, including Ventura High School, Buena High School, Dos Pueblos High School, Santa Barbara High School and San Marcos High School. VHS has been a part of Channel League for many years, but it’s...

Cougar football bounces back

From left to right: Garden, Wick, and Gerardi had a combined 412 offensive yards. 
Photo by: Ryan King

September 17, 2017

    After their loss last week against Rio Mesa, VHS’s football team has regained its winning streak, beating the Saugus High School Centurions 51-27 on September 16. After beating Saugus, VHS’s record is 3-1, and Saugus High School’s record is now 2-2. In the first few secon...

Cougar football faces first loss of the season

From Left to right: Seniors Joey Thompson and Louie Garza take a breather in-between drives

September 12, 2017

Last Friday, September 8, VHS football received their first loss of the season, with a score of 48-24 against Rio Mesa. Within just the first three drives of the game Rio Mesa scored a touchdown, ending the Cougar’s winning streak after two games. “I think they outplayed us. They prepared much better than we did...

Opinion: Country Nation is the best nation

September 11, 2017

Ahh, country music... The twang of an old acoustic guitar, and a song about love, trucks, or God. What's not to like? With Country music, there’s a song for any occasion. So, why do people have so much hatred towards it? Afterall, it is America’s music. Personally, I love country music because I ...

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