The Cougar Press

Losing your virginity- when is the right time?

Losing your virginity- when is the right time?

Jocelyn Lee

March 15, 2020

Ventura High School students’ opinions on the stigma of when you should lose your virginity. Losing your virginity can be nerve racking. Some teenagers view losing your virginity as a passageway to maturity, while others may want to get their first time over with. With emotions and temptations that ...

The Cougars are back and ready to attack

Junior Dylan Nicodemus (number 8) hard-hitting the ball to opposing side, Port Hueneme High. Photo by: Jocelyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee and Peyton Redmond

March 11, 2020

On Feb. 27, the boys varsity volleyball team played their first home game against Port Hueneme High in the Bob Tuttle gym. The boys came out strong with senior Nathan Johnston (number 9) scoring the majority of the points. Hueneme matched the same offensive energy as Ventura, but the Cougars came out on top...

The Cougars take the cross-town rivalry win

Sophomores Tiernan Philips (number 23) and Alexis Howery (number 22) on defense against Buena. Photo by: Jocelyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee and Peyton Redmond

February 24, 2020

Ventura girls basketball beats the cross-town rival Buena 55-38, ending their Pacific View League season 9-1 On Tuesday Feb. 4, the varsity girls basketball team played against cross-town rival, Buena High. The Cougars were the dominant force right from the start, resulting in the first quarter ending ...

Ventura shoots, they score!

Freshman Maddy Dannenberg (number 8) fights for the ball against Rio Mesa. Photo by: Jocelyn Lee

Jack Schatzman and Jocelyn Lee

February 12, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeats Rio Mesa At 5:00 p.m. on a cold January evening, Ventura High School’s girls varsity soccer team put on their game faces as they played against Rio Mesa. The first half of the game started off strong with a goal from sophomore Kalaiyah Brown. Playing on the field for a t...

Pacifica is out of the picture

Senior Danny Gutierrez (number 9) sends Pacifica (number 18) flying. Photo by: Gene Dunn

Jocelyn Lee and Peyton Redmond

February 3, 2020

Varsity boys soccer defeats Pacifica High School with a close score of 3-2 On Jan.14, the varsity boys came onto the field ready to play the Pacifica High School Spartans for their third pacific view league game of the season. With two VHS soccer team players injured, senior Jorge Ruiz (number 18) sufferi...

Is Ridiculous living up to its name?


Jocelyn Lee and Peyton Redmond

January 10, 2020

The inside scoop on what the Ridiculous brand is all about [dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n the Ventura High School parking lot, senior Rourke Rieman has probably been spotted in his white Jeep with the red “Ridiculous” logo labeled on the side. At the Buena vs Ventura Football game during the f...

The WRLD became a little less juicy on December 8

Juice WRLD performing at the Wireless Festival 2019 in London, England. Photo from:

Caroline Marsden and Jocelyn Lee

December 17, 2019

Fan favorite SoundCloud rapper passed away on Dec. 8, possibly due to a drug overdose Known for his hit song, “Lucid Dreams”, Jarad Anthony Higgins, better known as Juice WRLD, passed away on Dec. 8, only six days after his twenty-first birthday. He suffered from a seizure at the Chicago Midway Air...

A cake walk through League Finals

A cake walk through League Finals

Jocelyn Lee and Riley Ramirez

November 20, 2019

VHS boys and girls Cross Country earn high ranks in Pacific View League Finals Ventura High School’s cross country teams made their way to Pacific View League Finals on Thursday, Nov. 7th at College Park, CA. The girls and boys on both the JV and varsity cross country teams ran a 3 mile course. ...

What’s up with all the hair color?

Junior Emma Lisle rocks her half-pink cotton candy hair in the breezy wind. Photo by: Jocelyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee

November 19, 2019

The inside scoop on the real reason why so many teenagers dye their hair We all know that one girl. Every other week you walk into class and see her sitting at her desk, and she has a new hair color. Whether that may be red, blue, pink, or even multicolored rainbow ombré, she always has a way of spicin...

Improv: Acting’s hardest skill- or is it?

The What? Improv Troupe bonding and getting to know each other at their first meeting during lunch. Photo from: Ms Rossiter

Jocelyn Lee

October 22, 2019

The inner workings of Ventura High School’s What? Improv Troupe On Sept. 26th and 27th, 60 students lined up to audition for the 13th annual What! Improv Troupe. The auditions were open to all VHS students to participate. They consisted of students playing a numerous amount of acting games such as ...

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