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Is Coachella worth the go?

DJ, Ghastly, performing at The Heineken House during Weekend 1. Photo by: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno and Archer Herring

April 26, 2019

Coachella is an annual music festival held in Indio California at the Empire Polo Club. The festival was co-founded in 1999 by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen. The event features musical artists from many genres of music as well as art installations and sculptures.   General admissio...

Coffee drinkers of VHS

Drawing by: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno and Janelle Chavira

March 29, 2019

The consumption of coffee is not an unhealthy habit but rather a beneficial enjoyment. High school has probably been the worst four years of my life in terms of all the fluctuations it has brought me. However, I owe this wonderful experience to introducing me to probably one of my favorite beverages poss...

Consent: A physical or verbal act?

Consent: A physical or verbal act?

Summer Yovanno

March 1, 2019

By definition, consent is the permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. Permission can be tricky because of the undefined rules of physical and verbal cues given between both partners. When participating in sexual activity, by law, both partners must consent, but what defines ...

Ventura girls varsity water polo vs. Alemany

Ventura girls varsity water polo vs. Alemany

Summer Yovanno

February 6, 2019 Filmed and edited by: Summer Yovanno

Movie Review: “Mid90s”

Drawing by: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno

November 16, 2018

The comedy-drama movie, "Mid90s," was released on Oct. 19 of this year. The movie takes place in Los Angeles during the 1990s. The main character is a 13-year-old boy named Stevie. Stevie comes from an unstable home, having an abusive brother and a prostitute mother, without a dad in the picture. H...

English teachers give online-life lessons

Cartoon by: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno

November 15, 2018

According to, a digital citizen is a person who develops the skills and knowledge to effectively use the Internet and other digital technology, especially in order to participate responsibly in social and civic activities. The Ventura Unified School District gave Ventura High School tea...

Buffalo Exchange: Can YOU sell?

Graphic By: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno

November 12, 2018

Buffalo Exchange is fashion resale retailer that buys and resells used clothing. According to Buffalo Exchange, they have 49 stores within 20 states of America. There happens to be a store 1.4 miles away from Ventura High School. A lot of VHS students, including myself, shop at Buffalo Exchange beca...

Depop: an Instagram-eBay app?

Drawing by: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno

October 18, 2018

Depop is a peer-to-peer online shopping application used by about ten million people around the world. What makes this application “peer-to-peer” is the ability it gives users to buy and sell items from other users. According to Depop, within their London Headquarters and offices in Milan and New Yo...

Summer & Acacia: Kiss and Tell

Summer & Acacia: Kiss and Tell

Acacia Harrell and Summer Yovanno

October 9, 2018

Seniors Summer Yovanno and Acacia Harrell reveal several awkward kissing situations throughout their high school years with special guest star, River Winn. Disclaimer: Any names stated in this podcast, besides those of the cast, are pseudonyms. Cast: Summer Yovanno, Acacia Harrell and Rive...

Teeth Alignment: Does it really matter?

This is what senior Saida Delgadillo's teeth look like after having had traditional metal braces for four years. Photo by: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno

September 29, 2018

Many Ventura High School students spend their adolescence obtaining straighter teeth. This is usually a time and money intensive investment.  But are straighter teeth really that much more attractive? According to a recent poll survey posted on The Cougar Press Twitter account, out of 53 voters,...

Soccer tryouts shape team for upcoming season

(From left to right) Seniors Elieah Boyd and Alyssa Moore, coach Nick Frannick and junior Tiffany Hernandez scrimmaging on the first tryout night. Photo By: Summer Yovanno

Summer Yovanno

September 4, 2018

Soccer tryouts were held Monday, August 27 through Thursday, August 30 for the 2018 Ventura High School soccer teams. Boys freshman and sophomore tryouts were on Monday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Boys junior and senior tryouts were on Tuesday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Then all callbacks tried out again on Wednesday...

Ventura varsity football vs. Dos Pueblos 2018 video

The Cougars heading towards the end zone in the first quarter. Photo by: Miles Bennet

Summer Yovanno

September 3, 2018 Ventura Varsity Football against Dos Pueblos on September 31, 2018.

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