75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
What we see on social media can heavily influence our sense of security in relationships. Graphic by: Soraya Stegall

Opinion: The role the world of social media plays in teen relationships

Can social media jeopardize healthy relationships and cause issues of trust and dishonesty? Tiktok, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, the list goes on, social media apps like these have embedded themselves...

Valentines day can be celebrated by anyone whether it be friends, family, or a significant other. The holiday is to celebrate love all around you. Graphic by: Emily Nguyen

Hearts and kisses, tears and wishes: Valentine’s day is right around the corner

Alexis Segovia, Weston Blackburn, and Isabel Andrade February 3, 2023

Valentine’s Day is coming up and VHS students have strong opinions   From hearts and kisses to crying pillows and weeping all night long, Cupid has his arrows ready. Valentine's Day is always...

VHS students (left to right) Isaac Saldano 25, Isaac Ramirez 23, Carlos Simbara 25, Cody Joseph Ortiz 24, Brianna Hames 25, Alessia Moreno 25, Johanna Rames 25 and Ansleigh Foster 25 all wear one-size-fits-all clothing. Photo by: Lia Hersh

What do VHS students think about the one-size-fits-all trend?

Lia Hersh, Santiago Gonzales, and Christopher Morrison February 2, 2023

In the eyes of VHS students, are one-size-fits-all clothes a hit or miss? Lately, the “one-size-fits-all” clothing trend has risen in popularity. We wanted to know VHS students’ opinions on it.  The...

SZAs SOS cover was inspired by Princess Dianas famous paparazzi photo of her on a yacht diving board in 1992 while in India. Graphic by: Sophia Denzler

Music review: SZA has returned with breakthrough album “SOS”

Sophia Denzler February 1, 2023

 Five years since her last album, SZA has delivered “SOS” to her fans  On Dec. 11, R&B singer SZA came out with a 23-track-long album “SOS,” featuring artists Don Toliver, Phoebe Bridgers,...

Rich Dad Poor Dad has sold over 44 million copies globally and ignited a movement of personal finance education that exists to this day. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Book review: “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a step up from conventional personal finance wisdom

Alejandro Hernandez January 24, 2023

The 1997 book remains relevant over 25 years later “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a book by businessman Robert Kiyosaki. The book is a set of parables written to anecdotally illustrate the importance of personal...

UGGs have reinvented themselves to be up to date with 2022 fashion trends. Graphic By: Kendall Garcia

Opinion: Are UGGs overrated?

Kendall Garcia January 23, 2023

Since the winter season is here, VHS students and staff are breaking out their winter wardrobes The brand UGG, often referred to as “UGGs,” is a unisex shoe brand specializing in “Uggs,” an Australian...

Richard Cuevas 23 said, I think people view junior college negatively because its free, and because its easy to get to, its not that well [good] of a school. But I feel like VC is the complete opposite of that. Graphic by: Ella Montano

Why community college is a good option

Ella Montano, Miles Newman, and Buck Balling January 20, 2023

Students need to stop overlooking community college as a valuable option  The ultimate goal for some high school students is to get into a desired college after high school. However, four-year colleges...

This photo was taken on Wednesday, Dec. 14th, after school at the entrance of VHSl. Photo by: Kinda Mehael

Opinion: After-school traffic on Wednesdays is a nightmare!

Kinda Mehael January 18, 2023

Can after school traffic at VHS be prevented? Every Wednesday since the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, students at VHS have been getting out at 2:40 p.m., as there are no 7th-period classes on...

As of Nov 30. Barbarian has grossed $40.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $4.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $45.3 million. Graphic by: Ella Duncan

Movie review: “Barbarian,” think twice about renting this airbnb

Summer Williams and Ella Duncan January 6, 2023

Two strangers explore the basement of a Detroit rental home in this twisted horror debut that we can't get enough of “Barbarian” is a twisty thriller consisting of a modern day setting and history...

Car decorations come in many forms. Pictured is a VHS student, Fletcher Freemans 23 car with a holiday wreath on the front. Photo by: Belen Hibbler

For and against: Holiday car decorations

Are Holiday car decorations in or out? During the holiday season, people are bound to get festive. And when people get festive, they decorate. They decorate houses, trees, lawns and even their cars… For...

Op-ed letter to the editor: CIF gender sports guideline

Op-ed letter to the editor: CIF gender sports guideline

The Cougar Press December 12, 2022

Editor, I am writing to express my disappointment with the opinion article in the print edition of the Cougar Press by Lia Hersh, “Opinion: CIF gender sports guideline is being shunned by VHS,”  that...

Hannah Stamp 23 (left) and Malana Morton 23 (right) point to the tip jar at The Coffee Copper Pot Cafe. Teens with part-time jobs make money they can use on whatever they prefer. Whether it be their tips or their pay check, they have the freedom to manage their own money. Photo by: Lily Carnaghe

Opinion: What can teenagers learn from working?

Kendall Garcia December 6, 2022

Many students don’t need to work but should get a job anyways Jobs for teenagers offer a variety of skills that will help students in their adult lives.  Part-time jobs can help students learn about...

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