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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Baby tees, lingerie tops, low rise jeans and jean skirts are currently some of the most popular Y2K trends. Graphic by: Ava Mohor

Blast from the past, or stay in the past?

Ava Mohror October 21, 2021

Fashion has faced major changes over the past couple of years. “New” trends are taking inspiration from previous decades, most heavily centered in the late 2000s to early 2010s. With these trends returning,...

Sophomore Kaylee Philips thrift shopping in downtown Ventura at The Arc Foundation thrift store. The Arc Foundation donates proceeds to the Arc of Ventura County, an organization that helps those with disabilities. Photo by: Ava Mohror

“Oh, I thrifted it!”

Ava Mohor October 21, 2021

Thrift shopping is quickly growing in popularity, how do Ventura High students feel about contributing to the “thrifting” industry? Popularity for thrift shopping has grown rapidly over the past few...

Cougard said, Members will learn how to shoot better footage using their smartphone. 80 percent of the time what you can shoot with your smartphone with a camera. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Mobile filmmaking club joins the scene

Alejandro Hernandez October 21, 2021

Cougard starts club focusing on mobile filmmaking In the aftermath of club week, a new club has emerged. French teacher Olivier Cougard is sponsoring the Mobile Filmmaking Club, teaching students about...

Rob Lewis biology and chemistry classroom displays posters of some Ventura islands and sanctuaries. Photo by: Sophia Denzler

The VHS community reminds us how important environmental consciousness is

Sophia Denzler October 21, 2021

Global warming and climate change are issues that have been present in scientific and political debates since the 1900s. According to NASA, the effects of climate change include higher temperatures, irregular...

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...

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....

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