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
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...

Collage of recent pictures of singer/songwriter Ye West in one of his hit singles Follow God and him at a Make America Great Again rally.

“Ye” in the hotseat

Christian Montecino, Halle Gentry, and Jayden Gentry February 1, 2023

What do students think about the recent outbursts across Kanye West’s social media? Kanye West, who legally changed his name to “Ye West'' in 2021,  who has been in the culture’s crosshair for...


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...

Villalobos said, The goal [of MECha] is to promote and help students get a higher education by exploring different types of options [of] universities, colleges and assisting financial aid, grants and scholarships. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

After a hiatus, the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán is back at VHS

Alexis Segovia January 27, 2023

 A returning club comes back to Ventura High School  A new club has been added to VHS this year, the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán (MeCha). They meet every Tuesday in Salvador Villalobos’ class,...

Rocket club members watch and discuss recent rocket launches from around the world. Photo by: Weston Blackburn

Club feature: Rocket Club

Weston Blackburn January 25, 2023

A place for VHS students interested in aerospace engineering and rocketry The Rocket Club takes place during lunch on Fridays in VHS math teacher Preston Biller’s room, 108.  Members watch videos...

Seasonal depression can make people feel stuck in their house and their thoughts. Darkness makes people feel much more tired making them stay in bed and be less productive. Graphic by: Lourdes Almalab

Seasonal Depression affecting VHS students in the winter season

Lourdes Almalab January 24, 2023

Dialing in on why weather can affect our emotions Seasonal depression is characterized as a mood disorder that reoccurs at the same time every year and it is a serious mental health issue that affects...

Before the 1990s, the Ventura High School weight room was situated in agricultural biology teacher Amy Lewandoskis floriculture room. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Machines and weights available for students to use

Alejandro Hernandez January 23, 2023

The VHS weight room is open to all The VHS weight room, located near the portable classrooms and officially denoted as rooms 115 to 117, is frequented by various VHS athletic programs, including the football,...

Richard Cuevas 23 said, I think people view junior college negatively because its free, and because its easy to get to, its not that well [good] of a school. But I feel like VC is the complete opposite of that. Graphic by: Ella Montano

Why community college is a good option

Ella Montano, Miles Newman, and Buck Balling January 20, 2023

Students need to stop overlooking community college as a valuable option  The ultimate goal for some high school students is to get into a desired college after high school. However, four-year colleges...

This photo was taken on Wednesday, Dec. 14th, after school at the entrance of VHSl. Photo by: Kinda Mehael

Opinion: After-school traffic on Wednesdays is a nightmare!

Kinda Mehael January 18, 2023

Can after school traffic at VHS be prevented? Every Wednesday since the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, students at VHS have been getting out at 2:40 p.m., as there are no 7th-period classes on...

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