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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

Freshman Isabella Brito hiding her Snapchat behind her backpack in Mr. Billers third period math class. Photo by: Brody Daw

Is social media rotting us from within?

Brody Daw November 12, 2021

According to VHS students, negative mental health is a result of the drastic impact of social media “TV will rot your brain.” Many have heard this quote, but does it actually, and is it the same with...

Olivier Cougard said, Smart phones can also be distractions, but they are a tool to learning foreign languages. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez.

Should cellphones be allowed in the classroom?

Alejandro Hernandez November 2, 2021

Teachers explain their policies on cell phone use Are cellphones a distraction or an asset to education? According to a 2019 study by Common Sense Media, 84 percent of teenagers have a cell phone. This...

Baby tees, lingerie tops, low rise jeans and jean skirts are currently some of the most popular Y2K trends. Graphic by: Ava Mohor

Blast from the past, or stay in the past?

Ava Mohror October 21, 2021

Fashion has faced major changes over the past couple of years. “New” trends are taking inspiration from previous decades, most heavily centered in the late 2000s to early 2010s. With these trends returning,...

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

On Sept. 1, 2021 Texas passed a law that many people call the “Heartbeat” law. After six weeks of pregnancy or when there is a a heartbeat, a woman in Texas is not allowed to get an abortion. What...

It was easy, said senior Remi Young about the blood donation process. Photo by: Isabella Fierros

Calling all donors

Isabella Fierros October 21, 2021

On Sept. 30, Ventura High School partnered with the non-profit organization, the American Red Cross, to put on a blood drive. The blood drive was open to any person in the community, including VHS students...

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