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Opinion: Positive thinking is better, even for online school

Classes are now just a couple clicks away with zoom. Photo by: Peyton Redmond

Peyton Redmond

September 28, 2020

Online schooling has its perks for having such a negative connotation. Welcome to online school! Where you can wake up 15 minutes before class and pull up in your pajamas and nobody would think twice of it. As we all know, Ventura Unified School District mandated an online learning curriculum for the...

Let’s make the best of online school!

Let’s make the best of online school!

Caroline Marsden

August 17, 2020

The upcoming online semester may seem dreary, but it has some serious advantages. Yes, quarantine sucks, but we can make the best of it! Before people were begging to go back to “real school,” everyone wanted freedom from the smothering schedule of Ventura High. Picture this: It's Nov.  2019. You ...

Evading Covid-19… or mask mandates?

Wearing masks in public has caused more controversy among the population than expected. Drawing by: Yasmin Myers

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers

August 17, 2020

Mask mandate receives mixed feelings from the public. Gov. Gavin Newsom mandated wearing masks while in public areas on June 18, with individual businesses setting up their own rules for entrance or usage of their facilities. These restrictions have received mixed feelings from the public, some clai...

Op-ed letter to students from VHS teachers

Op-ed letter to students from VHS teachers

The Cougar Press

June 21, 2020

Our dear high school students, tomorrow’s leaders,   Life and History, in the forms of a virus and the largest racial uprisings of your lifetime, have perhaps taught you more in the last twelve weeks than you have learned in our classrooms… if you have been paying attention.   Robbed from t...

Opinion: “Click to Cross the Stage” just isn’t the same thing

Opinion: “Click to Cross the Stage” just isn’t the same thing

Charlotte D'Orsi

May 15, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has robbed seniors across the nation of a true sense of accomplishment.   When VUSD schools were initially closed until April 10, I’m not going to lie, I was pretty excited. After committing to a university, I felt unmotivated and lazy, way too exhausted to finish the...

Opinion: Limited Netflix docu-series, “Tiger King,” gives viewers a rollercoaster

Graphic by: Yasmin Myers

Yasmin Myers

May 4, 2020

Murder, mayhem but mostly, madness. With students staying home due to Covid-19, Netflix presented a new addition to the selections they already offered on March 20. Among these new shows and movies lies the documentary series that immediately became a hit, “Tiger King”. There are 7 episodes and 1 “...

Opinion: Mental health should be a bigger priority during quarantine

The transition to online learning has been hard for many VHS students who find it difficult to stay motivated. Photo by: Anna Guerra

Anna Guerra

May 3, 2020

Sure, academics are important, but what’s the use of passing your math quiz if you can’t get out of bed? VUSD announced its closure of all schools and programs on March 12, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally, it seemed like school would be back in session right after spring break. After al...

Opinion: Corporations on campus

Opinion: Corporations on campus

Sam Hicks

March 15, 2020

Does the administration think students are for sale? On Mon Feb 24, Brent Camalich came to Ventura High school representing his brand, “Dude. Be nice.” Much like the Super Duper Kyle concert sponsored by Axe and hosted at VHS in 2019, “Dude. Be nice” presented itself as a corporation with a...

Rating Valentine’s Day Treats

Rating Valentine's Day Treats

Caroline Marsden, Greta Pankratz, and Alina Calamia

February 14, 2020

https://vimeo.com/391642360 by Greta Pankratz, Caroline Marsden, and Alina Calamia

Valentine’s Day is less affectionate and more capitalistic

Graphic by: Charlotte D'Orsi

Charlotte D'Orsi

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day has become more about gifts and less about love. We all remember decorating tissue boxes in elementary school and handing out paper valentines to all of our classmates. The sheer joy that one felt when they received a simple card or lollipop was insurmountable. It made us feel lov...

Opinion: Uncut Gems will have you on edge in more ways than one

Opinion: Uncut Gems will have you on edge in more ways than one

Charlotte D'Orsi

February 4, 2020

Adam Sandler’s vulgarity in his new movie is comedic but slightly uncomfortable.   Adam Sandler demonstrates one of his best acting performances yet in the recently released movie “Uncut Gems.” I only say that because most people recognize Sandler for his comedic roles in films such as ...

Opinion: What is the best burrito in Ventura?

Opinion: What is the best burrito in Ventura?

Caroline Marsden, Greta Pankratz, and Alina Calamia

January 22, 2020

https://vimeo.com/386618048 by Greta Pankratz, Caroline Marsden, and Alina Calamia.

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