75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
Michael Slater, assistant girls beach volleyball coach, said, I played beach volleyball [for] most of my life and hope to be able to pass on lots of little things that I’ve learned in playing and watching my daughter, Sammy Slater, play while she was at USC. Photo by: Michael Slater

New coach Michael Slater is assisting girls beach volleyball this spring

Katie Rundle February 7, 2023

Michael Slater and head coach Artie Maidman are working together this season Michael Slater, who helped start the Girls Beach Volleyball Club at VHS with Kathy Jimenez seven years ago, has returned to...

The full title of the novel Moby Dick is Moby Dick or, The Whale, the latter which the title of Aronofskys film takes from. Graphic by: Katie Rundle

Opinion: Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” is a raw portrayal of obesity as a manifestation of misery

Katie Rundle February 7, 2023

Aronofsky’s film reminds audiences that a person’s humanity does not reside in their physical appearance When trailers for director Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” released, audiences were unsure...

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Ruby Lacques February 6, 2023

What we see on social media can heavily influence our sense of security in relationships. Graphic by: Soraya Stegall

Opinion: The role the world of social media plays in teen relationships

Can social media jeopardize healthy relationships and cause issues of trust and dishonesty? Tiktok, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, the list goes on, social media apps like these have embedded themselves...

Valentines day can be celebrated by anyone whether it be friends, family, or a significant other. The holiday is to celebrate love all around you. Graphic by: Emily Nguyen

Hearts and kisses, tears and wishes: Valentine’s day is right around the corner

Alexis Segovia, Weston Blackburn, and Isabel Andrade February 3, 2023

Valentine’s Day is coming up and VHS students have strong opinions   From hearts and kisses to crying pillows and weeping all night long, Cupid has his arrows ready. Valentine's Day is always...

SZAs SOS cover was inspired by Princess Dianas famous paparazzi photo of her on a yacht diving board in 1992 while in India. Graphic by: Sophia Denzler

Music review: SZA has returned with breakthrough album “SOS”

Sophia Denzler February 1, 2023

 Five years since her last album, SZA has delivered “SOS” to her fans  On Dec. 11, R&B singer SZA came out with a 23-track-long album “SOS,” featuring artists Don Toliver, Phoebe Bridgers,...

Jennifer Thompson (pictured), the founder of Cassies Cats has been a cat lover her whole life. In the featured image, she is posing with with a portrait of Cassie, her childhood cat. Photo by: Soraya Stegall

Cassie’s Cats: a cat lounge and adoption center

Ace Rico, Soraya Stegall, and Kendall Garcia February 1, 2023

A place to take a break, relax and pet some cats Dogs are a ‘man's best friend,’ but what about cats? Cassie’s Cats, on 1744 East Main St. in Ventura, is a peaceful sanctuary for the city's...


Lilia Duque 23 (right) photographed with her family including Sela Duque 26 (far right). Photo by: John Carmen

Student Feature: Lilia Duque takes on leadership throughout VHS campus

Kendall Garcia January 27, 2023

 Duque’s leadership on campus started during her freshman year Lilia Duque ‘23 has been a part of VHS’s Associated Student Body for the last three years, she’s also a part of the varsity girls...

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