The Cougar Press

Are phones the real distraction?

Are phones the real distraction?

Gavin Cross and Malik Hibbler

June 5, 2019

In almost all of my classes phones are a repetitive everyday problem for teachers. Having to take them away and send them up to the office is really just a waste of time. If a student is able to multitask, which is a function limited to some, they should be allowed to pull out their phones and check a text ...

Which path will you choose?

Senior Connor Cook said joining the military will help him get into a better school and help with the money for it. Photo by: Billy Maxwell

William Maxwell and Gavin Cross

May 17, 2019

After high school, there are a lot of options to choose from to go forward with your life. The military, one such option, is very beneficial for some students. You can receive medical benefits along with housing and schooling. There are four branches of the military to enlist in, each having their own smaller...

The meet of Ventura County: Who will rise above the rest?

Seniors Alison Tolusa and Cassidy Hubert were running hard, keeping up with the pack towards the end of the race. Photo By: Tatum Luoma

Gavin Cross

April 29, 2019

On April 18, the Ventura Cougars went to Moorpark High School to compete in the -Ventura County Track meet. The group was made up of some of the higher-ranking athletes on the team and they went to show out. After school on the 18 of April the athletes left for Moorpark. On the field, Senior Dere...

Spring break wasn’t much of a break from baseball for the Cougars.

The varsity Cougars went three and two in the tournament and received a trophy for earning second place. Photo by: Juan Jaquez

Gavin Cross

April 12, 2019

Over the break, the Ventura varsity baseball team traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the Bishop Gorman Desert Classic. The Cougars played in five games over the five days they were in Vegas. They played teams from all over the country, including Durango from Las Vegas, Legacy out of North Las Vegas, Vauxhall Academy from Alberta, Canada, Bis...

Ventura High has a rich history, how much do you think you know?

Larabee Stadium has been the starting point for many now or passed professional level athletes. Photo by: Gavin Cross

Gavin Cross

March 15, 2019

Founded over 100 years ago, in 1889, Ventura High School is full of history lessons of its own and there is much to learn about the first high school established in Ventura County. Considering the school’s extensive history, being open for learning for 130 years, it would be strange to think it doesn’t ...

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Gavin Cross

March 8, 2019

Having a relationship in high school is a good life experience that could teach you lessons for the future. Some people look down upon high school relationships, saying things like, “Oh, you have your whole life ahead of you. Why waste your young years by getting tied down so quick?” Others...

The Borderline shooting memorial

Lindsey Froelich, Jessie Sandi, Giselle Gallegos, and Mr. DeClerck. NASAG Club is held on Wednesdays in DeClerck's classroom.

Gavin Cross

December 9, 2018

The recent shooting on Nov. 7, 2018, at the popular Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks has affected many people around the community for various reasons. The one thing we do know is that the shooting and the twelve lost lives, including the suspect and Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, will never be for...

Varsity soccer defeats Santa Barbara in a close game

As Senior Cassidy Hubert (number four) sprints down field, she attempts a mid range shot hoping to score the Cougars first goal. Photo By: Gavin Cross

Gavin Cross and Julia Davies

December 5, 2018

  On Nov. 28, a rainy Wednesday evening, the Ventura High School Varsity girls soccer team faced off against the Santa Barbara Dons in their first home game of the season, at Ventura’s own, Larrabee Stadium. The former state champions played hard and took home their second win of the season. The...

Ventura boys water polo defeats Rio Mesa

Junior Micah Amico (number 15) pumping back for a pass. Photo By: Gavin Cross

Gavin Cross

October 14, 2018

The varsity boys led by Spencer McGrath, the head coach, currently hold an 8-7 record this season, while having a record of 4-0 in league. On Thursday Oct. 11 the Cougars faced up against the Rio Mesa Spartans. In the first minute and a half of the quarter, senior Omar Abawab (number three) was excluded ...

Inside of Psychology class

Curtis is in Verdades' 6th period psych class. Photo by: John Studebaker

Gavin Cross, John Studebaker, and Malik Hibbler

October 3, 2018

Psychology. You’ve probably heard the word at some point, but not many people seem to know exactly what goes on in a psychology class. Whether you think you can be a professor for a psychology class or you’ve never even heard of it, Ventura High School offers a regular and AP psychology class with...

Ventura fights to comeback against Rio Mesa

Senior Noah Conboy (number eight) ready to lower his shoulder for the hit. Photo by: Gavin Cross

Gavin Cross

October 1, 2018

On Friday Sept. 28, the Ventura Cougars played the Rio Mesa Spartans in their first league match of the season. To start off the game, the Cougars gained a big first down but then were led into a three and out. Midway through the first quarter, junior Zack Rodriguez (number 80) came in clutch...

VHS football loses challenging game against Hart 38-0

The Ventura Cougar's defensive linemen lining up on the ball. Photo By: Edna Ordonez, VHSBlackGold

Gavin Cross

September 28, 2018

Friday night lights, can’t get enough of them right? This week the VHS varsity football team matched up against Hart High School. The first quarter started off with a quick three and out drive leading to junior Zack Rodriguez (number 80) punting the ball to the 45 yard line. After a long drive for...

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