The Cougar Press

Editorial: Stressing for testing

Editorial: Stressing for testing

Jessica Johnson

April 9, 2019

Summer is coming and has left everyone feeling anxious for school to finally end. Although Summer is great, I cannot stop stressing over the fact that soon I will have to take the CASP, ACT, SAT and AP tests. Nothing is more terrifying than your future being based off of a few tests that were for on...

VHS: Shining With Talent

Infographic by: Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

February 19, 2019

The Ventura Unified School District will be having its 18th annual Festival of Talent from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 23. The show will be held at Ventura High School. The proceeds from the show will support innovative classroom grants. Auditions were held on Feb. 8 and 15 at Buena High School and we...

Hooked on fishing: Wesley Cherry

Cherrie posing with a California Halibut that he caught at Santa Cruz Island. picture credit: Instagram @weleycherrie_

Liliana Lara and Jessica Johnson

October 29, 2018

Senior Wesley Cherry has been fishing since he was five years old. He quickly fell in love with the hobby after his dad first taught him. At just 17 years old, Cherry has his own 23-foot striper boat. It is kept in the Ventura harbor boat yard. He takes his boat, named “Wes’s bada$$ watercraft,” out to the Chan...

Cleaning up one sweep at a time

Sophomore Simon Brown doing his part by recycling his water bottle. Photo by: Jessica Johnson

Julia Davies and Jessica Johnson

October 16, 2018

What happens when you throw your trash on the ground? Most students don’t even know the names of our custodians who have to pick it up. Every day, Daniel Sandoval and Ray Morales keep our campus clean, making it a beautiful environment to learn in. They are given very little appreciation for such a ...

Opinion: Paper vs. plastic straws

Opinion: Paper vs. plastic straws

Trinity Taylor and Jessica Johnson

September 21, 2018

An uproar from environmental activists arose in August of 2015 when a Youtube video of a marine biologist pulling a plastic-straw out of an endangered Sea Turtle’s nose went viral. The video was originally posted by Christine Figgener on her channel, “Sea Turtle Biologist” and currently has...

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