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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

Howdy partner! VHS students got into their best cowboy attire to cheer on the football team on our Sep. 17 game. Photo by: Veronica Slavin

Cougars hum with spirit!

Livia Vertucci October 14, 2021

 Whose house? V house! Cougars have pride! Everyones has seen the cliché high school in teen coming-of-age movies. Athletes are walking around sporting their letterman jackets, students tailgate before...

For the celebration of pride month 2021. This was drawn in inspiration of not being ashamed of who you are, which is what the GSA is dedicated to. Graphic by: Olive Kranzler

The will of the GSA

Olive Kranzler October 14, 2021

What is the significance of the Gay-Straight Alliance, and how does it aid students? Clubs at VHS campus range from academic to extracurricular and everything in between. They can give students something...

“I would say that [. . .] it’s kind of just a big family, and we are all just there to push each other. We’re all competitive, so that’s good for the environment. Yeah, I would say that we just hold each other accountable for each workout, Engelhardt stated about working with the Ventura High cross country team. Photo from: @sadie.engelhardt via Instagram

Record breaking XC season

Ava Mohror October 8, 2021

 After being unable to have a season last year, the VHS cross country team is back, and they brought a new star runner with them. The return of cross country in the 2021 season has drawn attention to...

Loyola Marymount alumni, Letty Duenas presents to students, claiming I loved my experience there[at LMU]. Photo by Brody Daw

College bound without a destination?

Brody Daw October 8, 2021

The College and Career Center is hosting presentations from colleges both domestic and international. The competition to get into college has students stretching themselves to the limit attempting to...

Duque, 11th grade(front), Roark, 12th grade (middle) and Chavez, 12th grade (back) play Revolving Monologue where the prompt was It happened at the circus. Photo by: Adi De Clerck.

“What?” was the deal with the improv show?

Olive Kranzler October 8, 2021

Early this school year, the improv show was the first live drama production at VHS since before COVID Over the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2, the VHS “What?” Improv Troupe put on an “awesome” show according...

Ms. Ulvang welcoming her students in her classroom. Photo by: Adi DeClerck

Lauren Ulvang joins Ventura High staff

Adi DeClerck October 8, 2021

Ulvang teaches ninth grade English and Yearbook for the first time Ventura High School lost many teachers in the 2020-21 school year, which  mean Ventura has received an influx of new teachers, Lauren...

When VHS students were asked if they believed peoples perceptions were altered because of politics 96% of students responded yes. While 4% answered no, the poll put up on The Cougar Presss Instagram. Graphic by Brody Daw

Vaccines, the ongoing debate

Brody Daw October 8, 2021

The political debate on the topic of vaccinations and Ventura students' opinions. The COVID-19 vaccination has been a controversial political topic discussed by many in the medical and non-medical world....

The Cougar Cafe is where cafeteria staff-- Louise Smith, Romeo Jimenez, Margarita Ramirez, and Rhonica Barrio-- prepare food for lunch and nutrition. Photo by: Rachel Gonzalez

Did you say free food?

Rachel Gonzalez October 7, 2021

Making her first debut in the Ventura Unified School District as a “noon duty” staff 23 years ago, Lousie Smith is now the Cafeteria Manager at Ventura High School and has been for the past 4 years....

Seniors Camila Mendez and Naomi Velaquez shuffling through Drakes new album to see which song is their favorite. Photo By: Gisselle Garcia

VHS On… “Certified Lover Boy” vs “Donda”

Gisselle Garcia October 6, 2021

At Ventura High School, the talk of this week in social scenes has been the battle of the albums between Drake and Kanye West. Kanye Omari West is a rapper and record producer. Before the fame...

I am Extremity grateful for this opportunity. says Joshua Francis. In saying this, he means he is so grateful t have become a counselor so soon in his career. Photo by: Willow Buck

Joshua Francis’ adventure to his dream job

Willow Buck October 6, 2021

Counselor, Joshua Francis, is taking over the ‘end of the alphabet’ students. COVID-19  has affected many  around the world. But to be more specific it has affected  students, teachers and counselors....

An entry from a Banner Bold magazine. Poetry is one of the most popular categories to enter into. Photo by Sophia Denzler

Banner Bold returns after years

Sophia Denzler September 30, 2021

VHS Banner Bold magazine writes their way into a post-pandemic reality Juniors and seniors may recall seeing the school's art and literary showcase Banner Bold, where VHS students may submit pieces of...

In this photo, a white pawn has moved two spaces forward to start off the game. Typically, the white side in a chess game will start off first. Photo by : Emily Nguyen

Chess Club comes to Ventura High

Emily Nguyen September 30, 2021

Preston Biller founded VHS Chess Club Located in room 108, Preston Biller is a mathematics teacher that currently teaches Math 1 and Math 1 honors. Biller has started a new club on the VHS campus. This...

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