The Cougar Press

Crack open your computers, school is in session

Ventura High students will be using the program Canvas for the fall semester. Drawing by: Katie Medina

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

August 17, 2020

VUSD shares new details regarding the fall closure. Ventura Unified School District has introduced multiple learning programs during the school closure and has recently presented two programs that are available for the fall semester: Homestead and Weave. These two programs' primary role is for elementa...

Yes, it’s just a theory

Yes, it's just a theory

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

May 8, 2020

Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 spread as quickly as the virus itself. In the early months of 2020, the Coronavirus disease spread throughout China, eventually making its way around the globe. However, conspiracy theories about this new illness have spread as quickly as the illness itself.  One of ...

Abuse: VHS speaks their mind

Jealousy, possessiveness, and the controlling of behaviors are just some of the

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

March 12, 2020

Resources at VHS are here to assess abusive relationships. [dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]hysical and verbal abuse in consensual or non-consensual relationships is a recurring issue throughout partnerships ranging from adolescents to adults. Abuse is defined by the National Domestic Violence Association a...

Cupid shoots his arrows of love at Ventura High

Cupid shoots his arrows of love at Ventura High

Yasmin Myers and Katie Medina

February 14, 2020

How does the history of Valentine's Day compare to modern day celebration? [dropcap size=small]V[/dropcap]alentine’s Day, rooted in the legend and death of the mysterious Saint Valentine, is celebrated most by showering significant others with gifts and love. Although the true reason behind why coup...

Seniors ball out for the Roaring 20’s

Seniors ball out for the Roaring 20’s

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

February 3, 2020

VHS Students give their thoughts about Senior Ball 2020 [dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t was the night of Jan. 25, and seniors got ready for one of their last school dances. Pictures were taken at varying locations, some of which included Cemetery Park and City Hall in Ventura, and posed were young ...

Opinion: We get it, you have a letterman jacket

Junior Grant Lawler said,

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

January 10, 2020

Letterman jackets aren’t that cool, stop showing it off [dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]o all the Ventura High students that wear letterman jackets every day, this one goes out to you. We are sick and tired of seeing the same old bland jackets on all these students. Please for the love of god get your ow...

Practice makes perfect!

College and Career Counselor Patricia Roberts found the highest score from the 2019 PSAT was a 1440. Drawing by Yasmin Myers

Katie Medina

December 19, 2019

The 2019 PSAT scores have arrived On Oct. 16, 180 juniors and sophomores took the Practice SAT, a test used in preparation for the SAT, that is taken by high school students who plan to attend college. Students are tested for approximately four hours and must complete an English Reading and Writing s...

Cougars cycle through the fall season

Cougars cycle through the fall season

Katie Medina

November 19, 2019

Student athletes speak their minds about their teams performance this fall season [dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]s Cougars approach the end of the first quarter, we cycle through the season of the fall sports Ventura High School has to offer. All of the fall sports teams, which include cross country,...

What’s behind door number 57?

Mr. Chamaa happily poses with his carefully sought out pickle. Photo by: Riley Ramirez

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

October 10, 2019

A glimpse into the world of Pierre Chamaa Ventura High is filled with many diverse teachers who are truly the backbone of the campus. With each teacher comes a new story, one of which being Pierre Chamaa’s. This year in Ventura High’s Math department, Chamaa teaches Math 3 Honors periods 3, 6, an...

Is Singing Sun the place to be?

Is Singing Sun the place to be?

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez

October 9, 2019

The new picture perfect coffee shop in downtown Ventura A new coffee shop has opened on East Main St., across from the Santa Cruz Market. Singing Sun Coffee instantly grasped the attention of local Ventura High School students. Coffee shops are a known place for students to study, socialize, or enjoy a dri...

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