75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The view from the beach promenade is another bonus to running there. Photo by: Brody Daw

Opinion: Where are the best places to run in Ventura County?

Brody Daw and Sophia Denzler May 26, 2023

Six different places to explore on your next run Ventura County is one of the best places to run, with ideal weather conditions almost all the time. It runs from the foothills to close to the beach so...

Teachers should not have to continuously interrupt their lectures to get you to put your phone away. Be respectful and considerate. Graphic by: Lourdes Almalab

Opinion: The use of phones in class will always be impossible to regulate

Lourdes Almalab May 26, 2023

The never-ending debate between teachers and students The use of phones in class is a constant subject area that teachers are having to cover more and more. It’s not uncommon for a teacher to interrupt...

Letter to the editor: Sand courts at Ventura High School

Letter to the editor: Sand courts at Ventura High School

The Cougar Press May 12, 2023

Dear Cougar Press, My name is Alyssa Garo. I am a sophomore at VHS and I've been playing beach volleyball for two seasons since I was a freshman. My level in playing as of right now is a strong hold...

Anton Chigurh, one of the characters in No Country for Old Men, looks completely devoid of human emotion, and incapable of feeling any remorse for his victims. Graphic by: Christian Montecino

Cougar critique: “No Country for Old Men”

Christian Montecino May 11, 2023

How the Coen brothers crafted one of the most iconic villains to date Ethan and Joel Coen are no strangers to making movies with incredible antagonists. Tom Chaney from “True Grit,” Marge from “Fargo”...

Owen Siegmund 24, center-right, who played Lurch, walks towards the Addams Family coffin. Photo by: Katie Rundle

Opinion: “The Addams Family” was a hit

Katie Rundle May 11, 2023

The musical proved that a VHS theater production could live up to the expectations set by a big-budget predecessor Soon after the success of “Puffs” and the booming popularity of the Netflix show...

There is a poster listing prom restrictions posted near the VHS Student Store to inform students of the steps they need to take in order to attend prom. Photo by: Kendall Garcia

Opinion: What’s going on with all the new prom restrictions?

Kendall Garcia and Kinda Mehael May 11, 2023

VHS has implemented new prom restrictions for students VHS’ prom, which is only for the upperclassmen on campus, is going to be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. May 13 at the Camarillo Ranch House. The prom’s...

Cougar critique: “Untamed”

Cougar critique: “Untamed”

Kendall Garcia May 10, 2023

This non-fiction No. 1 New York Times bestseller leaves readers questioning things about their own lives “Untamed” is a memoir by Glennon Doyle published in March of 2020 by The Dial Press. The book...

The Male Advantage  is a guide for young men on how to build life momentum. Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

Cougar critique: “The Male Advantage”

Alejandro Hernandez May 5, 2023

A book about a realistic male timeline Kris Sturmey’s 2020 book “The Male Advantage” is not genius for its writing; it lacks page numbers, clear organization and is laden with grammatical errors....

Socratic seminars are regularly used in VHS English classes for all grade levels, but the method is seemingly outdated. Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Opinion: Get rid of socratic seminars

Kendall Garcia May 2, 2023

Socratic seminars in classrooms can be anxiety provoking for students and are negatively affecting the classroom environment Socratic seminars are a method used to try to understand information by creating...

Barry has the makings of a modern classic, a black comedy exploring deeper themes of morality, growth, trauma and the cyclical nature of violence. All actors involved are on their A game, making the comedic moments irresistibly funny and and emotional scenes devastating. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Cougar critique: “Barry”

Miles Newman and Hugh Murphy April 28, 2023

HBO Max hit series, “Barry,” is entering its final season as one of the best shows on television “Barry,” the widely acclaimed series on HBO Max, has started its fourth and final season. HBO...

Students have received very little proper sexual education. Graphic by: Soraya Stegall

Opinion: Let’s talk about sex-ed for all four years of high school

Sophia Nacu and Soraya Stegall April 25, 2023

Why barely one-quarter of sexual education at VHS just isn’t enough During their freshman year, VHS students are required to take a course in health. This class is paired with college and careers. Since...

Estrogeneration is a must-read for our estrogeneration. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Cougar critique: “Estrogeneration”

Alejandro Hernandez April 25, 2023

The “Silent Spring” of our estrogeneration “Estrogeneration,” a clever portmanteau of “estrogen” and “generation” and the title of Dr. Anthony Jay’s 2017 book, is about an important...

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