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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

Scooter Braun stole Taylor Swifts music without her knowledge and consent. Flash-forward to Swift reclaiming and reproducing her music today. Drawing by: Belen Hibbler

This is better than revenge

Sophia Nacu and Greta Pankratz January 10, 2022

Taylor Swift’s newest album release is part of a long-term mission to take back the credit she deserves. Eleven-time Grammy winner, Taylor Swift, released her newest album, “RED (Taylor’s Version),”...

Op-ed letter to the editor: Girls waterpolo

The Cougar Press January 4, 2022

Read the original article, VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport In response to an article published on Oct. 22. 2021 in The Cougar Press about our girls water...

This is a common game amongst generation Z. What are the students takes on Joe Goldberg when it comes to kiss, marry, kill? Graphic by: Belen Hibbler

Opinion: Hello you, what’s the deal with Joe Goldberg?

Belen Hibbler December 16, 2021

In honor of “YOU” season three, here is an attempt to dissect the intricate mind of Joe Goldberg himself The latest season of Netflix’s hit TV show “YOU” came out on Oct.15, 2021. The main character,...

Nobody should feel embarrassed or ashamed for experiencing normal emotions. Your feelings are always valid. Drawing by: Belen Hibbler

Opinion: Why can’t I search that?

Belen Hibbler December 14, 2021

 Students at VHS now all have chromebooks permitted by the school, but they seem to come with a cost. What sorts of things is the filter restricting? Say you're in class, chatting with friends and suddenly...

The “Dr. Seuss The Grinch” remake is not as bad as everyone says

The “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” remake is not as bad as everyone says

Ava Mohror December 13, 2021

To start off, I’m gonna clarify that nothing beats the original “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas” movie. However, the new animated version of the movie that came out in 2018 isn’t bad...

The Student Changes in Q form is now making it easier for VHS students to change their names. Photo by: Rachel Gonzalez

Getting VUSD to recognize a preferred name becomes easier…kinda

Rowan Munoz and Rachel Gonzalez December 7, 2021

Students who request a name change don’t always get it changed on their ID cards Students do not always feel a connection to the name they are given at birth. This is especially true for students a...

Boy, this isn’t middle school!

Boy, this isn’t middle school!

Rowan Munoz December 6, 2021

Okay, so I am here at lunch every day, and I see these boys legit playing hot potato with a ROCK. Sirs, why?!! I get there’s little to nothing to do at lunch, but WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT! OH AND GET THIS,...

The mouse’s greed strikes again

The mouse’s greed strikes again

Alejandro Hernandez December 6, 2021

Just when we thought 2021 cinematography couldn’t get any worse, it ends off on a bad note. That is, the movie “Home Sweet Home Alone.” It’s even worse than the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long...

Sweatsuit? More like sweat-poot. STOP WEARING THIS.

Sweatsuit? More like sweat-poot. STOP WEARING THIS.

Joseph Lombardo December 6, 2021

It’s so sad to see such great potential be wasted with sweatpants. People seem to think that just because it’s fall time and it’s getting a little bit colder, they can give up on dressing themselves...

Each SHEIN item is individually packaged in plastic. This is the cause to a lot of plastic waste ending up in landfills. Photo by: Julian Martinez

Opinion: The Truth about Fast Fashion

Julian Martinez December 2, 2021

Sustainable and safe clothing is important let's dive deeper One main problem the public faces today is that we are so concerned with what’s next in the media and in our personal lives. Fast fashion...

Graphic displaying TikTok comments on a pick me girl skit. All are negative toward the pick me girl. Graphic by: Avery Cameron

Opinion: Pick me, choose me, love me

Avery Cameron November 30, 2021

A “pick me girl” is described by Urban Dictionary as “a girl who goes out of their way to impress boys and make them seem that they're ‘not like other girls’... when you see one, you'll know...

When asked if the late policy will work Jaime Gallegos said, absolutely, it has always been. Photo by: Avea Baker

Opinion: The new late policy is cruel

Avea Baker November 23, 2021

Ventura High School put out a new late policy and the students are not liking it I am late to at least one class per day and the new policy on it makes me really upset. I have a lot to do in the six minutes...

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