75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The VHS 100s wing during a downpour that lasted the entire school day. Photo by: Alexis Segovia

Irregular weather falls upon California

Uncharacteristic cold weather sweeps California Ventura County along with surrounding areas has been experiencing unusual weather patterns including blizzard warnings, frost warnings, severe weather and...

Penelope De Soto 24 said, I like how [my bag] doesn’t have a zipper and I can just easily access the things in there. I also don’t like how backpacks feel on my back. Graphic by: Belen Hibbler

To use purses or backpacks?

Why do some students use purses over backpacks at school? Kids have brought backpacks to school with them since the late 1940s, are they still just as popular today? In a Time article “A Brief History...

Matthias Bonilla 24 and Nicholas Morales 24, left to right, before speaking to a period class about their AVID class fundraiser. Photo By: Isabella Rivera

AVID fundraises for Syria and Turkey

Kendall Garcia and Jocelyn Wood March 21, 2023

The period two AVID class works to raise funds for Syria and Turkey According to World Vision, a global Christian relief and development agency, on Feb. 6, 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and a series...

Chloe Thoroughgood 23 used the same tattoo artists for both of her pieces. Thoroughgood said, “The artist’s name is Sammy and she worked at Bone Deep Tattoos in Camarillo. I followed her on Instagram for a while and liked her artwork.” Photo by: Chloe Thoroughgood

Are tattoos worth the commitment?

Miles Newman and Hugh Murphy March 14, 2023

VHS community members weigh in on the worth and value of tattoos  Tattoos are a form of body modification that consists of ink being inserted into the skin with a needle. They are practically permanent,...

From left to right, Jazmin Kinchlow 25, Gwen Withers 24, Ella Bartlettt 23 and Jayden Johnson 23 are among the Black Student Unions members. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Black Student Union continues after decades

Alejandro Hernandez February 26, 2023

A club geared toward the needs of Black students at VHS The Black Student Union, a VHS club dedicated to providing a place for Black students on campus and raising awareness about issues facing their...

ChatGPT is a website created by OpenAI. Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

VHS teachers discuss their opinions about ChatGPT

Kendall Garcia February 17, 2023

ChatGPT is a chatbot that was launched in November of 2022 by OpenAI ChatGPT has brought up many questions from both students and staff. How will this affect teaching and learning in the future? The website...

YouTube está disponible en todos los Chromebooks de los estudiantes y es utilizado por estudiantes y maestros para promover el objetivo de la educación. Sin embargo, la versión de YouTube disponible para los estudiantes está censurada.

VUSD controla lo que el alumnado puede y no puede ver en sus Chromebooks

Miles Newman and Hugh Murphy February 10, 2023

Los Chromebooks entregados por la escuela contienen software restrictivo para Todos los estudiantes de VHS reciben Chromebooks para usar dentro y fuera de la clase. Estas computadoras portátiles tienen...

YouTube is available on all student Chromebooks and is utilized by students and teachers to further the goal of education. However, the version of YouTube available to students is censored. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

VUSD controls what the student body can and cannot see on their Chromebooks

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman February 9, 2023

School-issued Chromebooks contain restrictive software to limit student browsing All students at VHS are given Chromebooks for use in and outside of class. These laptops are on a district-managed operating...

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