The Cougar Press

Ventura football falls short in second game of season

The Cougars offense running a screen play in the second quarter. Photo by: Miles Bennett

William Maxwell

September 4, 2018

On Friday, August 31, the Ventura High School Cougars took on the Dos Pueblos High School Chargers in Larrabee stadium. This was only the second game for the Cougars, who started off the season 0-1, losing to Santa Barbara by a score of 32-26. This was Dos Pueblos’ third game of the season, who started...

What is G.W.A.T. ?

(From left to right) Junior Tanya Turchin, seniors Andy McCombs, Amanda Malotte, Rafaela Rosales, sophomore Olivia Jacobson, and senior Peyton Reynolds posing for a picture during their trip to the island. Photo by: Lily Lara

William Maxwell

May 22, 2018

G.W.A.T, which stands for Greener World Action Team, is a club at Ventura High School that meets every other Tuesday for general meetings and the leftover Tuesday’s are for the board. This year’s board consists of Peyton Reynolds, Sofia Manning, Rafaela Rosales and Valentina Pfeiffer. Next year Olivia...

Opinion: Should guns be allowed in schools?

Opinion: Should guns be allowed in schools?

William Maxwell

March 9, 2018

I believe teachers should be allowed to carry guns at school, but only after certain training and after they are taught the proper safety techniques of how to use a gun.  This could be helpful due to the school shootings that have happened in America. If a shooter were to know that teachers have guns, logi...

Kook or Duke?

Kook or Duke?

William Maxwell

January 26, 2018

Jonathon Duke is a junior, new to the Ventura High School lifestyle.  All throughout his life he went to Ojai schools and is just now realizing how different the schooling is there.   At Ojai Valley school upper campus, he was in classrooms of four to five people with very close teaching from his...

Blenders acai bowls: Nutritious and delicious

Blenders acai bowls: Nutritious and delicious

William Maxwell

January 25, 2018

If you’re in the mood for a delicious snack or meal, you should make your way over to Blenders in the Grass. In one serving of a Blenders acai bowl there are 506 calories, so it’s great tasting and great for you. It could also make for a good post-workout snack. With five grams of protein, it ...

Opinion: I plead the second

Opinion: I plead the second

January 17, 2018

“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” is a phrase that many people have probably heard. However, a lot of people still don’t seem to comprehend this.   Democrats are typically the ones who want to control gun laws, however, some historical examples show that they are also the ones who...

Opinion: Dear coaches; in support of everyone affected by a chronic illness, let the players help raise awareness

In the month of October, VHS's cheer team shows their support for Breast Cancer awareness by wearing pink socks, ribbons, and by cheering with pink pom-poms.
Photo by: Acacia Harrell

November 8, 2017

People will generally go a long way to support a cause, but when the possibility to participate is restricted by something else, it’s  proven to have a negative impact on some people. Even when it comes to something as simple as wearing a clothing item, or donating some time, people will do whatever it...

Does the gas tax fee affect me? a question VHS students may be asking themselves

Does the gas tax fee affect me? a question VHS students may be asking themselves

Ian McWeeney and William Maxwell

October 14, 2017

With already fewer and fewer kids driving in our generation, there’s a new change that drivers are beginning to face, which may force them to dig a little deeper into their wallets. Gas prices are supposed to rise about 20 cents in November.  Drivers will also have to pay more money to register...

VHS purchases new engines to enhance the learning of auto shop students

VHS purchases new engines to enhance the learning of auto shop students

William Maxwell and Diego Roberto

September 26, 2017

This year, VHS made many improvements to their auto shop inventory in order to provide auto shop students with more opportunities. The school purchased 10 engines for its Advanced Auto class -which has around 20 students- so each engine will have a pair of students that will be disassembling and rebuilding...

Opinion: Is club week actually worth it?

Shira Zaid and Isabelle Mercado promoting their debate club! 
Photo by: Hailey Cox

September 15, 2017

With club week occurring once again, I find it appropriate to notify the people as well as the owners’ of clubs of my honest opinion: save everyone’s time, and just don’t try. Club week is a waste of time. How many of these clubs actually follow through?  Many people I know have signed up for...

Chuck Wick: running-back top pick

D1-bound athlete, Chuck Wick, practices simling for college admissions photos.

September 11, 2017

Here is an inside look at VHS running back Charlton Wick, who many refer to as Chuck. Wick is six foot tall, 180 pounds, and runs the 40 yard dash in 4.6 seconds. He originally spent his first three years of high school at Saint Bonaventure and decided to transfer to Ventura for his senior year. With of...

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