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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

Cougar Catnip: Taco Bell is coming back baby!

Cougar Catnip: Taco Bell is coming back baby!

Rowan Muñoz May 20, 2022

Y’all! The Taco Bell restaurant across from VHS is coming back! For four months, I have seen the building be abandoned, neglected! I think I even saw a ghost haunting it! But, I saw the HOLY Taco Bell...

Estudiantes en classe de Maestra Sellers durante periodo uno en horario bloque. Muchos estudiantes no les gusta este horario, pero es preferible para mi. Photo by: Avery Cameron

Opinión: Te amo horario de bloque

Avery Cameron May 20, 2022

¡Mi día de escuela empieza a las 10:30 a.m! Puedo hacer muchísimo en ese tiempo. Voy de camino con mi perro, hago tarea y tengo mucho más tiempo que el horario normal. Solo tengo cuatro clases en la...

Cougar Catnip: Where did the time go?

Cougar Catnip: Where did the time go?

Samantha Castañeda May 18, 2022

School went by so quickly! I don’t have to wake up at six in the morning to get ready for school. Summer 2020 and 2021 weren’t that great because some places were closed and I couldn’t really do...

Cougar Catnip: They’re starving us!

Cougar Catnip: They’re starving us!

Sophia Nacu May 17, 2022

I thought prom was going to be the most beautiful, magical night of my life… Until I found out I wasn’t going to be able to eat dinner! I understand that beverages are free and so is dessert, but I...

Cougar Catnip: Three grand on an ice sculpture?

Cougar Catnip: Three grand on an ice sculpture?

Avery Cameron May 17, 2022

A little birdie told me that the ice sculpture at prom was three thousand dollars. What? Why on Earth would prom need a three thousand dollar ice sculpture? Why not spend that money on dinner? Don't...

100 word rant: Just pee (or poop) and go

100 word rant: Just pee (or poop) and go

Julian Martinez May 5, 2022

There are too many kids in my way in the school restrooms. My friends are having the same problem. Today my friend encountered some girl crying in one stall while three other people were bleaching their...

Cougar Catnip: These hands detest hand dryers

Cougar Catnip: These hands detest hand dryers

Livia Vertucci April 29, 2022

The hand dryers in the VHS bathrooms are repulsive. They work 10 percent of the time so students are left with soaking hands and they leave the bathrooms. Along with that the dryers are never cleaned,...

Tik Tok trend take on a few of the cast members of the HBO show Euphoria. (Left to right) Sydney Sweeney (Cassie), Zendaya (Rue), Alexa Demie (Maddy), Barbie Ferreia (Kat), and Maude Apatow (Lexi) Graphic by: Belen Hibbler

Opinion: Euphoria left a lot of things unanswered, let’s talk about it

Sophia Nacu, Belen Hibbler, and Julian Martinez April 29, 2022

The finale of season two as interpreted by three high school journalists Many VHS students have watched the hit HBO MAX show, Euphoria, and with that in mind, there are so many mixed emotions around the...

Ventura College is a great example of the benefits community college offers, including offering a fantastic theater program, excelling in sports, and residing in the perfect location. Photo by: Brody Daw

Opinion: Wait…college can be affordable?

Brody Daw April 27, 2022

The ongoing benefits of community college and why any stigma around community college  should be erased Educational elitism is the cause of many stigmas that run rampant in high schools and our society....

On April 12 at the Chevron on East Main Street in Ventura, the price of regular fuel was $5.79 per gallon. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, that price is over a dollar more expensive than the average California gas price of Feb. 2022. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Gas prices shouldn’t be this high

Alejandro Hernandez April 19, 2022

The United States needs to nationalize its oil industry to lower gas prices and more Gasoline. It is a commodity that is also known as gas or fuel. It has sharply risen in price, while the corporations...

The book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has the most movie adaptations. There are about 20 film versions. Photo by: Emily Nguyen

Opinion: Movies versus books, which is better?

Isabella Fierros and Emily Nguyen April 18, 2022

Better read than watched? (For books by: Emily Nguyen) While watching movies may be a popular opinion for many, I personally prefer books.They are usually the base and source material for movies, which...

Cougar Catnip: Why are the portable restrooms locked during break and lunch?

Cougar Catnip: Why are the portable restrooms locked during break and lunch?

Alejandro Hernandez April 14, 2022

It’s break, maybe lunch. Instead of using the restroom during class time, I decide to use it during my free time like a “good student.” That's what I have been told for practically my entire life....

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