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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

Parents take the streets protesting against the possible vaccine mandate for schools. Featuring Senior, Cougar Press interviewer Rachel Gonzalez as the only mask wearer. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Anti-vaxxers take it to the district

Anti vaccine protest is held at the VUSD building On the morning of Oct. 15, anti-vaccine protesters met outside of the Ventura Unified School District office on Stanley Ave. The protest was tied to...

VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport

VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport

Avery Cameron October 22, 2021

 Ventura High School girls water polo players have decided to make a statement because of the sexualization of their sport at the hands of their coaches. On the night of Monday, Oct. 10, with posters,...

The Planned Parenthood location closest to Ventura High is located at 5400 Ralston St, Ventura, CA 93003. Photo by: Willow Buck.

Teen pregnancy and reproductive rights

Willow Buck October 21, 2021

In California the  birth rate is 12.4 per 1,000 females between the ages of 15 and 19, World Population Review  states. Teenage pregnancies are caused by many different factors, whether it be  individual,...

My coach always tells me to take a deep breathe before I receive the ball and thats what I was thinking about in that moment, said junior Marley Haener. Photo by: Amy Haener

Ventura High schools sports are making a comeback this season

Gisselle Garcia October 21, 2021

 Upcoming sport events coming to VHS this Fall   After a year of being stuck in quarantine due to the pandemic, it's safe to say that sports are making a comeback this season. Kicking off this school...

It was easy, said senior Remi Young about the blood donation process. Photo by: Isabella Fierros

Calling all donors

Isabella Fierros October 21, 2021

On Sept. 30, Ventura High School partnered with the non-profit organization, the American Red Cross, to put on a blood drive. The blood drive was open to any person in the community, including VHS students...

Campus supervisors are stationed all around the VHS campus during breaks, and during class. Pictured is supervisor Aaron Triana on the VHS golf-cart, watching the Poli St. side of campus during 6th period. Photo by: Elise Sisk

New security rules on VHS campus have major effects on student life

Elise Sisk October 18, 2021

 The new security rules brought forward by Cervantes are being enforced by campus security officers.  With VHS’s new principal Marissa Cervantes in charge, there have been changes on campus. One of...

Fransisco Gomo shares that Students arent returning the school property. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

VHS students stealing in the name of the Devious Lick

Rachel Gonzalez October 14, 2021

 The not so secret issue on campus   Over a month into the school year the new TikTok trend “The Devious Lick” has taken students across the nation by storm. The Devious Lick challenges...

Avery Kightlinger and her distracting shoulders. Deemed inappropriate in new dress code. Photo By: Avery Cameron

New dress code targets students, but why?

Avery Cameron October 8, 2021

“Let’s keep it classy” - Principal Cervantes “I was walking to my third period and it was a hot day… I was wearing some shorts that I myself deemed appropriate, and one of the people on the...

(left to right)Juniors Avery Cameron, Rene Marks, Julian Martinez and senior Lucy Growdon-Stark hanging out in Camerons convertible. Photo by: Lucca Camus.

What’s going on in the lot?

Julian Martinez October 8, 2021

Are students facing frustration over parking permits? As most VHS students are aware, parking permits are required and enforced, for students wanting to park in the student lot. Any student who has...

Charlotte DiPaolo will leave Ventura High School after the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Photo by Charlotte DiPaolo.

A rising number of staff leaving VHS

Alex Hernandez, Staffer June 9, 2021

Many teachers are leaving VHS but what are their legacies? Mini Article: Charlotte DiPaolo Math teacher Charlotte DiPaolo will be leaving Ventura High School at the end of the 2020-2021 school year...

The yearbook page with categories for Best Dancer (top) and Most Likely to be a TV Star (bottom) contained stickers covering the original superlatives. Photo by: Anna Guerra

VHS yearbook superlatives receive backlash

Elise Sisk and Avery Cameron June 8, 2021

Senior superlatives are a tradition within yearbooks, but did they take it too far? With the 2020-21 school year coming to its close, Ventura High School yearbooks started being distributed. However,...

Support for the recall among VHS students slightly outnumbers the opposition. Infographic by: Alejandro Hernandez.

VHS on the recall of Gavin Newsom

Alex Hernandez May 1, 2021

The petition to recall the governor has gained enough signatures, but what do VHS students think about him? A growing group of Californians are beginning to support a recall effort against Governor Gavin...

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