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Congress may turn their cheek at the beneficial things Tiktok provides however the users will not forget these attempts Congress has made to limit their freedom of speech. Photo by Emily Sevaaetasi

Opinion: Tic Toc, time is running out for Tiktok

Emily Sevaaetasi April 16, 2024

Is the TikTok era coming to an end? The beloved app Tiktok, which is used by 170 million users all across the United States, has now entered the danger zone. The discussion of removing the app has been...

Temu advertises their free shipping and 90 day free return policies. Screenshot from: @temu on Instagram

The Rise of Temu

Weston Blackburn and Emily Nguyen April 9, 2024

The price of cheap comes at the cost of overconsumption Temu is a digital marketplace that offers a large range of products with astoundingly low price tags that originally launched in the United States...

The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs triumphed over a multitude of teams in their respective division, reaching the coveted Super Bowl. Graphic by: Christian Montecino

2023-24 NFL Playoffs: A Retrospect

Christian Montecino March 22, 2024

A look back at the highs and lows of a few of the NFL teams that made the playoffs Over the course of 18 weeks, three playoff games and one superbowl, the NFL season has finally come to an end. The defending...

Avry Girtsman 25 said, I loved the descriptions in the book. Her journey was really powerful and I couldnt stop reading. Graphic by: Brody Daw

Opinion: Every high schooler should read “Educated”

Sophia Denzler and Brody Daw March 20, 2024

Tara Westover’s memoir reminds students how education is a privilege “Educated,” by Tara Westover, is a powerful biography that follows a young girl throughout her life and her quest for an education....

The Bell Jar has sold more than three million copies worldwide. Photo by: Ava Mohror

Cougar Critique: “The Bell Jar”

Ava Mohror March 15, 2024

Sylvia Plath writes a chilling novel that closely resembles her reality Trigger warning: novel and article discuss disturbing topics, including suicide.  “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath was originally...

The 2024 Grammys took place on Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. Photo by: GoldDerby

Opinion: Grammys 2024 recap

Brynn Kightlinger, Ava Blau-Grinsel, and Vail Newman February 27, 2024

This year’s Grammys were an exciting moment for many popular artists and bands This year's Grammys took place on Feb. 4. The Grammys are awards presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievements...

Cade West 25 said,  This is not the boba truck owners fault. Photo by: Isabel Andrade

Boba Truck at lunch, a disaster

Lily Brown and Isabel Andrade February 23, 2024

Why was there a boba truck if almost everyone in line wasn’t going to get any? On Feb.15, VHS had a boba truck come on campus during lunch break. The truck that came by was called Boba+Bites. Many people...

Pictured is UGGs Classic Ultra Mini Boot. These shoes have become a popular piece of clothing around school. Photo by: Vail Newman

What’s trending in winter fashion?

Ava Blau-Grinsel February 19, 2024

What are students at VHS wearing for the winter season? With the weather getting colder, many students have begun altering their wardrobes to better suit the temperature. Even though the weather change...

The movie Anyone But You has a box office gross of over $150 million dollars. Graphic by: Elizabeth Gallo

Cougar Critique: “Anyone but You”

Elizabeth Gallo February 13, 2024

America’s most recent romantic comedy has viewers entertained Directed by Will Gluck, “Anyone but You” was released to the U.S. by Sony Pictures on Dec. 22, 2023. It is an American romantic comedy...

1989 (Taylors Version), Speak Now (Taylors Version) by Taylor Swift, Guts by Olivia Rodrigo, The Record by boygenius and Lets Start Here by Lil Yachty. Graphic by: Isabella Fierros

Music of 2023: A Year in Review

Christian Montecino February 9, 2024

What were some of the best albums of last year? 2023 was nothing short of a great year for music. Whether it be straight from the artist themselves, or newly adapted music for films, there have been countless...

Letter to the editor: Dancing With The Cougars

Letter to the editor: Dancing With The Cougars

The Cougar Press February 1, 2024

By Laurel Nicholson and Atlas Hapeman Throughout the entirety of the first semester, dance students at Ventura High School have been prepping and working immensely hard for their fall showcase: Dancing...

Carpenter released her six-track EP Fruitcake, on Nov. 17, featuring five original Christmas songs — and a classic Chrismas song with a twist. Graphic by: Journey Quan

Cougar Critique: “fruitcake” by Sabrina Carpenter

Journey Quan December 17, 2023

Sabrina Carpenter starts the holidays in November with Christmas EP, “fruitcake” Sabrina Carpenter rose to fame in 2017 when she starred in the Disney Channel show “Girl Meets World” alongside...

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