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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

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...

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic depriving seniors of their final year and associated activities, an in-person graduation brings hope in ending the school year on a positive note. Photo by: Anna Guerra

Class of 2021 may finish the year off strong after all

Anna Guerra April 21, 2021

With Ventura County showing a steady pandemic recovery, senior graduations are given the green light. On Tuesday, April 20, Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Roger Rice announced via email...

Catch up and get ahead

Catch up and get ahead

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz March 13, 2020

 The VUSD district has released summer course schedules and opened applications. With schedule planning for the 2020-2021 school year approaching, many students are looking for options of acceleration...

Senior, Brian Rea playing defense and juggling the ball away from Carpinteria. Head coach, Claudio Lonardo, commented, We’ve been working on new formations and we have a lot of new players so its going to take some time for them to understand. Photo by: Charlotte DOrsi

Cougars conquer Carpinteria

Charlotte D'Orsi December 16, 2019

Varsity boys soccer earns their second victory of the season "Just slow it down and keep it simple,” head coach Claudio Lonardo explained to the Ventura High School varsity boys soccer team after the...

Security camera that overlooks the schools cafeteria area. Photo by: Riley Ramirez

Cornwell may be watching you

Leon Naranjo-Elizarraras and Tyler Andell December 3, 2019

New Security Systems coming into VHS After 15 years of no change in school security systems, the 2019-2020 school year administration has decided to introduce a brand new, high resolution security system...

Drawing by: Charlotte DOrsi

Bomb threat causes explosion of chaos

Charlotte D'Orsi October 25, 2019

A Threat made on ASB Instagram page prompts Police Department investigation  On the week of Oct. 7, all VHS-affiliated social media accounts were urged to change their passwords and disable comments as...

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks June 6, 2019

Nuclear power has been a divisive topic ever since its conception decades ago. It provides a clean source of energy and releases no harmful emissions. But the fear of the negative effects of radiation...

The blue clock that sits facing the senior lawn from the office side of it. Photo by: Garrett Jaffe

What’s with the blue clocks on the classrooms?

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford June 3, 2019

This article looks into what the unused clocks that are built throughout Ventura High School’s campus are used for. If anyone has noticed there are out-of-function clocks placed high up on the school...

Senior Rhianne Martinez stated, Honestly I just picked it [my drawing] because I thought it was gonna be easy. Photo by: Ryan King

A walk through the chalk

Sarah Clench and Caroline Marsden April 25, 2019

The annual Ventura High School Chalk Festival took place on April 17 and 18 on the Catalina lawn at VHS. According to art teacher Lauren Minadeo, around 35 students participated this year. In past years,...

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