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Christmas is ruining the Earth

Sophomore Izzy Eulenhoefer says she is

Audrey Flynn

December 18, 2019

 Shining light on the true environmental footprint of the holiday season Some might say that Christmas is one of the best times of the year, and I would have to agree. I absolutely love all the food, fancy lights, Christmas cards, and of course all the festive wrapping. Everyone seems to be so happy an...

Elon Musk really trucked up

The Tesla Cybertruck has a 500 mile charging range and can accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph, but only if the 69,000 dollar model is purchased. The cheapest model at 39,000 dollars does not include the same long distance charging range or acceleration. Photo from:

Tatum Luoma and Danny Ochoa

December 11, 2019

The new Tesla Cybertruck fails to impress [dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 21, 2019, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s newest creation: the Cybertruck. Advertised to have bulletproof windows, a charging capacity to drive 500 miles, and the ability to accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, T...

Monolingualism: the illiteracy of the 21st century

French Teacher, Sebastien DeClerck stands in front of his world map which he uses to educate his students on geography since it is no longer offered at Ventura High School. Photo by: Charlotte D'Orsi

Charlotte D'Orsi

September 23, 2019

In 2009, the United States Census Bureau reported that only 20 percent of Americans speak a second language besides English, that’s 61 million out of 305 million, so, in other words, not a lot of people. You may be wondering: “Why is that?” Well, dear reader, the answer is simple: nativism. Ju...

Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Sam Coats

June 6, 2019

When students think of the theatre, their minds go to choreography, or singing -- perhaps the overacting that sometimes shows up on high school stages. However, the flamboyance and negative stereotypes surrounding Drama can obscure the plus side: VHS’s program has changed many students’ lives (includi...

Are phones the real distraction?

Are phones the real distraction?

Gavin Cross and Malik Hibbler

June 5, 2019

In almost all of my classes phones are a repetitive everyday problem for teachers. Having to take them away and send them up to the office is really just a waste of time. If a student is able to multitask, which is a function limited to some, they should be allowed to pull out their phones and check a text ...

What the girls of The Cougar Press think about school dances

What the girls of The Cougar Press think about school dances

Trinity Taylor and Saida Delgadillo

June 5, 2019

Trinity Taylor’s side: Imagine this: It’s your freshman year of highschool and you don’t know anybody walking in on your first day. You’re small, scrawny and innocent. Luckily, you managed to make some friends through sports and are clinging to them for dear life. The first school dance is co...

Should freshmen take geography instead of College and Careers?

Should freshmen take geography instead of College and Careers?

Caroline Marsden and Audrey Flynn

June 4, 2019

Students at VHS express their feelings for freshman taking a college and career class instead of a history class. For three years, Ventura High School has been requiring that freshmen take College and Careers, which replaced the geography course, and a semester of health. For the following school year, ...

What’s with the blue clocks on the classrooms?

The blue clock that sits facing the senior lawn from the office side of it. Photo by: Garrett Jaffe

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford

June 3, 2019

This article looks into what the unused clocks that are built throughout Ventura High School’s campus are used for. If anyone has noticed there are out-of-function clocks placed high up on the school buildings. What the clocks are for, at first appears to be somewhat of a mystery, as they appear to...

Impossible Burger tastefully lives up to expectations

The Impossible Burger is advertised at Red Robin, and it marked when served with a little flag labeled

Micah Wilcox

June 1, 2019

Two weeks ago, I met with a couple friends at Red Robin to try the non-meat Impossible Burger. The Impossible Burger is a piece of the juiciest news in both food and business (more on why it is in a moment), but honestly, I was just excited to bite into a real, American burger. Even if it wasn’t act...

Opinion: Tardy forgiveness for scholars?

There are only so many hours to sleep and study. Photo by: Doug Sandford

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford

April 26, 2019

It is true that time management is a cornerstone of productivity; productivity, being an essential skill a student should leave school with. But there is a point at which, no matter how time savvy and efficient a person is and no matter how much time hacks obtained, there simply is not enough time. ...

Why isn’t there a senior prank?

Why isn't there a senior prank?

Janelle Chavira

April 26, 2019

Senior prank can prevent students from walking at graduation. It’s completely understandable as to why students are strongly discouraged from organizing or participating in a senior prank. However, it’s also a timeless tradition for many schools and a majority of the time all of the pranks plan...

Do you know what Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are made of?

Do you know what Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are made of?

Ryan King

April 25, 2019

Here at Ventura High School, vending machines are labeled with the words, “Healthy Choices.” Yet these vending machines are filled with products that could not be farther from a respectable healthy snack.   I think it can be reasonably assumed that the funds received from vending machines ar...

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