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
Chess Club President Riley Simpson 24 (upper-left) said, “I started the Chess Club because I like chess. It’s fun to play a good game with somebody. It’s just a big game of cat and mouse.” Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Club feature: Chess Club in the second year of its modern iteration

Alejandro Hernandez December 2, 2022

A perspective into the Chess Club Chess Club President Riley Simpson ‘24 founded the Ventura High School Chess Club early in the 2021-2022 school year with math teacher Preston Biller as its advisor....

Emily Curtis (center) is the new long term substitute teacher for Spanish 3. Photo by: Annika Lange

Where is VHS’ Spanish 3 teacher?

Annika Lange November 30, 2022

Spanish 3 class rotates through temporary teachers Spanish 3, which is one level of the varying Spanish language classes offered at Ventura High School, has been without a permanent teacher since the...

Student feature: Carson Peterson selects Brown University

Student feature: Carson Peterson selects Brown University

Hugh Murphy, Buck Balling, and Miles Newman November 29, 2022

Carson Peterson ‘23 on the process of committing to Brown University and his thoughts about the future On Nov. 15, Carson Peterson ‘23 announced his commitment to Brown University via his Instagram...

Members of the Mi Sendero club get together every Wednesday and participate in activities that help expand their vocabulary in both English and Spanish. Photo by: Leslie Castro

Club feature: A look into Mi Sendero

Leslie Castro November 26, 2022

Mi Sendero is a club that invites anyone and everyone who wants to learn either English or Spanish Mi Sendero is a Ventura High School club that holds multiple activities that allow native Spanish speakers...

According to https://www.capito.senate.gov, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia has put out a Public Service Announcement that states, Fake pills laced with fentanyl are beginning to look like candy in an effort to lure young Americans. This is also known as rainbow fentanyl. Photo by: Kinda Mehael

Third upsurge of fentanyl hits the streets of LA

Kinda Mehael and Ella Duncan November 26, 2022

Major outbreak of fentanyl in its third wave of the opioid epidemic On Oct. 19, approximately 12,000 pills of fentanyl were seized at the Los Angeles International Airport. According to an article written...

High school relationships and hookups happen each year on campus. High school is a place full of love, lust and heartbreak. Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Opinion: Relationship or hookup, the choice is yours

Kendall Garcia November 23, 2022

Relationships and hookups in high school are short-lived but full of life lessons to students, such as honesty and boundary setting The year is 2022, and once again, high school relationships have taken...

Pastime Legends Video Games & Arcade Showroom sells video games from different eras and consoles. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Pastime Legends: a place to pass time

Alejandro Hernandez November 21, 2022

Local video game store and arcade showroom Pastime Legends offers a selection of gaming merchandise Pastime Legends Video Games & Arcade Showroom is situated at 2040 E Main St. Ste. A (retail suite)...

The Ventura High School School Plan for Student Achievement contains 10 pages regarding VHS budget changes to improve student achievement for the fiscal year 2021-2022. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

A review of VHS’ 2021-2022 School Plan for Student Achievement

Alejandro Hernandez and Emily Nguyen November 21, 2022

The contents of the document and their outlined expenditures On Nov. 15, 2021, the Ventura High School School Site Council approved the school’s School Plan for Student Achievement for the fiscal year...

As of Nov. 8, the only fences on campus surround the baseball fields and the pool, which protect the main campus. Photo By: Kinda Mehael

VUSD introduces the possibility of installing fences around schools for added protection

Kinda Mehael and Sophia Denzler November 10, 2022

Possible safety measures for the VHS campus are being considered; what do students think? The Ventura Unified School District began placing metal fences around VUSD elementary schools during the 2022...

How do Fiona Apple fans at Ventura High School feel regarding her removal of music from the social media platform TikTok? The reasons behind her decision to remove her music from TikTok are still unknown. Photo by: Annika Lange

What do students think about Fiona Apple removing her music from TikTok?

Annika Lange November 5, 2022

Students share varying perspectives regarding the 90’s artist’s decision Fiona Apple, an artist who began releasing her music in the 1990s, removed all of her music from the social media platform...

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