75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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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

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
I’d rather have a longer lunch because we have longer classes, so we would get more of a break maybe, said Payson Ramos ´24. Photo by: Nicklaus Shelton

Opinion: Are 30-minute lunches enough?

Students are left in the dark wondering where their extra 15-minutes went At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, Ventura High School students experienced a schedule change of longer class periods...

Carson Peterson 23 said, I think Id like to go to my car; I dont think I’ve ever used a locker. Seniors dont have lockers. Photo by: Soraya Stegall

Opinion: We’ve got a LOT to say about the lot!

Ava Mohror, Soraya Stegall, Kinda Mehael, and Jane Armstrong September 21, 2022

New rule prohibits students from going to the student parking lot at break, but why? As of the 2022-23 school year, a new rule has been set prohibiting students from accessing the student parking lot...

“For Instagram you pose [and] set up your pictures, but for BeReal you have a limited amount of time that you can take your picture and share it with your friends,” said Jonathan Kelley 26. Graphic by: Belen Hibbler

Opinion: Are you actually being real?

The popularity of the app BeReal raises some curiosity; do people like the app because they can show their authentic selves, or do they like that their posts will be perceived as “real” even though...

Kobie Jimenez playing the libero volleyball position at Ventura High School in 2016. The VHS Girls Volleyball team went 36-3 this season, as well as winning CIF. Photo by: Felix Cortez

Opinion: How do student athletes feel about alumni coaches?

Lourdes Almalab September 19, 2022

Student athletes define the positive and negative aspects of having returning players lead them in their fall seasons Here at Ventura High School, the majority of our coaches are returners, but how do...

Andrew Tate is an internet personality who is surrounded by controversy and has been banned from many social media platforms. Graphic by: Sophia Nacu

Opinion: For and against the impact of Andrew Tate

Alejandro Hernandez and Sophia Nacu September 9, 2022

Two journalists argue their beliefs regarding internet personality Andrew Tate For: by Alejandro Hernandez Andrew Tate is an internet personality and former professional kickboxer. On Aug. 19, Facebook...

The Ventura County Fairgrounds hosts gun shows such as the Crossroads of the West Gun Shows. Its most recent gun shows took place on Oct. 23 (pictured) and 24, 2021, and on March 5 and 6. Crossroads of the West Gun Shows has gun shows scheduled for Aug. 27 and 28, and Oct. 22 and 23. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Gun shows should continue at the Ventura County Fairgrounds

Alejandro Hernandez July 26, 2022

United States citizens have the innate right to assemble and bear arms On July 21, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill (AB) 1769. According to the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom,...

Abortion providers such as the Planned Parenthood health center on Ralston Street in Ventura are protected by California law, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The federal government should protect abortion rights, lifting the burden from states to decide and ensuring that every American can abort their pregnancies if they so choose. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Abortion is a human right that demands protection

Alejandro Hernandez June 29, 2022

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, citizens must decide their preferred national direction On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old ruling...

Opinion: ASB’s diversity is lacking

Opinion: ASB’s diversity is lacking

Avery Cameron and Sophia Nacu June 25, 2022

“We’re trying little by little and I think we’ve got some kids that are doing a great job of it, but it’s going to take some time,” said ASB advisor Ann Larson Ventura High School’s Associated...

COVID-19 can make people feel sick and flustered. Graphic by: Avea Baker

Opinion: Why does it seem like everyone is getting COVID-19 again?

Avea Baker and Halle Gentry June 16, 2022

Why has there been such a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases? Ever since prom, there has been a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases at Ventura High School. Although I’m sure cases were spiking before...

Ear piercings are some of the most popular piercings among teens. Photo by: Livia Vertucci

Opinion: Get over it! The era of trashy piercings is out, from this moment on piercings are the embodiment of fashionable!

Elise Sisk and Livia Vertucci June 10, 2022

Two pierced up girls' opinions on the stigmatization of body jewelry The days of “trashy” piercings are out. Most piercings that were considered trashy are now popular. It’s extremely common to...

Cougar Catnip: Block schedule is NOT ideal!

Cougar Catnip: Block schedule is NOT ideal!

Belen Hibbler May 27, 2022

It’s nice only having three classes a day, but this new schedule doesn’t comply with my social needs. Block periods are 100 minutes while regular periods are 54 minutes. This makes sense because the...

As COVID-19 numbers rise, public attention on the virus at both the national and local level unjustly declines. Students are faced with vital decisions such as whether to mask or not. Photo by: Brody Daw

Opinion: COVID-19 is not hindsight 20/20

Alejandro Hernandez and Brody Daw May 25, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet The COVID-19 pandemic has largely been pushed to the sidelines. It’s like as soon as mask mandates were lifted so were concerns about the pandemic, which is still...

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