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

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
Looking West performs at Topa Topa Brewing Co. on 104 E Thompson Blvd. in Ventura on Sept. 10. Looking West band member and El Camino High School student Dylan Brehm ‘23 said, “Looking West is when we are our best selves. The music brought us together and the brotherhood keeps us together.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Local band Looking West jams forward

Alejandro Hernandez September 30, 2022

Who are Looking West? Looking West is a Ventura-based band founded in 2017. Looking West band members include El Camino High School students Dylan Brehm ’23 (lead guitar and vocals) and Owen Neth ’23...

“For Instagram you pose [and] set up your pictures, but for BeReal you have a limited amount of time that you can take your picture and share it with your friends,” said Jonathan Kelley 26. Graphic by: Belen Hibbler

Opinion: Are you actually being real?

The popularity of the app BeReal raises some curiosity; do people like the app because they can show their authentic selves, or do they like that their posts will be perceived as “real” even though...

Andrew Tate is an internet personality who is surrounded by controversy and has been banned from many social media platforms. Graphic by: Sophia Nacu

Opinion: For and against the impact of Andrew Tate

Alejandro Hernandez and Sophia Nacu September 9, 2022

Two journalists argue their beliefs regarding internet personality Andrew Tate For: by Alejandro Hernandez Andrew Tate is an internet personality and former professional kickboxer. On Aug. 19, Facebook...

The Dolores Huerta mural had a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 1, 2022. Photo by: Adi DeClerk

New VHS mural projects the colors of local activism

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz June 7, 2022

Junior Mateo Navarro organized the Dolores Huerta Unity Project alongside Ventura Unified administration, the Latino Rights club, Ventura County community members and artist Mauricio Ramirez Mateo...

Alice in Wonderland MCs introduce the next act with in character lines to fit the theme. Photo by: Olive Kranzler

Alice in a wonderful showcase

Olive Kranzler June 2, 2022

What exactly went down at VHS’s annual Spring Showcase? The VHS annual Spring Showcase was the next drama production to be staged following the play, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” This year,...

Senior Isabella Ramos, who is Banner Bold’s editor-in-chief, said, “This is the first year since 2019 that the Banner Bold will be published physically. Therefore, this year really means a lot to us considering we were able to be a part of it. Unfortunately, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders have no prior knowledge of the Banner Bold so we hope this year’s edition will inspire students to either partake in the making of, submit to, or support the Banner Bold next year.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Banner Bold boldly releases to the public

Alejandro Hernandez May 31, 2022

Ventura High School’s annual literary magazine is revealed Banner Bold is a literary magazine showcasing creative works by Ventura High School students. The magazine began distribution on May 31 at...

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