75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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,...

As the show ends the dancers take their final bows. Several in the audience gave the performance a standing ovation. Photo by: Brody Daw

Ballet Academy Ventura’s “Nutcracker:” Behind the curtain

Ava Mohror, Brody Daw, and Sophia Denzler January 25, 2023

Ballet Academy Ventura dances their way through the 2022 Nutcracker season Ballet Academy Ventura (BAV), one of Ventura’s two ballet schools, held their annual performance of “The Nutcracker,” at...

Rich Dad Poor Dad has sold over 44 million copies globally and ignited a movement of personal finance education that exists to this day. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Book review: “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a step up from conventional personal finance wisdom

Alejandro Hernandez January 24, 2023

The 1997 book remains relevant over 25 years later “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a book by businessman Robert Kiyosaki. The book is a set of parables written to anecdotally illustrate the importance of personal...

Ventura High School Music Director Paul Hunt said, Sometimes [musicians] dont make [California all-state] in their freshman year, because theres a lot of people. If its high school, then the people who are seniors have been playing so much longer. We see more of the older students getting in because theyve had more years of practice. Photo by: Paul Hunt

13 VHS students named California all-state musicians

Alejandro Hernandez January 24, 2023

The VHS Music Department has more all-state musicians now than ever before 13 VHS student musicians, including band, jazz and orchestra musicians, won the California all-state distinction, announced in...

Drama teacher and The Addams Family director Stefoni Rossiter [pictured] said, “We are looking for singers, dancers, and actors. As the director you just have to make your best choices as to who fits each role the best.” Photo by: Summer Williams

VHS drama departments “The Addams Family” musical auditions are upcoming

Summer Williams January 10, 2023

 VHS students are preparing to audition for the spring musical “The Addams Family” in February “The Addams Family” is the upcoming musical at Ventura High School. Auditions for the musical are...

As of Nov 30. Barbarian has grossed $40.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $4.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $45.3 million. Graphic by: Ella Duncan

Movie review: “Barbarian,” think twice about renting this airbnb

Summer Williams and Ella Duncan January 6, 2023

Two strangers explore the basement of a Detroit rental home in this twisted horror debut that we can't get enough of “Barbarian” is a twisty thriller consisting of a modern day setting and history...

TikTok is an app that skyrocketed in popularity in 2020. Flash forward to 2022, and the app is still the number one most downloaded in the U.S. Photo by: Kendall Garcia

TikTok is still at the top of the social media hierarchy, even in 2022

Kendall Garcia January 6, 2023

TikTok has been the most downloaded app for the past three years, but why has the app become so popular? TikTok is a short-form video sharing app that came from Musical.ly. In 2018, all users’ Musical.ly...

Bennett Torgerson ‘23 said, “Reid Kemble [center] is definitely the hottest person in the band.” Photo by: Ella Montano

Student band Loop 83 performs at Topa Topa

Jane Armstrong, Ella Montano, and Sophia Nacu December 20, 2022

The high school band plays their second live performance at the premiere of the surf and skate movie “Strangeways”   On Nov. 18, at the Topa Topa Brewing Company on 104 E Thompson Blvd., an...

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