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The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Campus security cameras are often placed in less-visible areas, such as stairwells (like the camera pictured). Photo by: Ava Mohror

What is the rationale behind Ventura High School campus security cameras?

Alejandro Hernandez and Ava Mohror May 20, 2022

An overview of security cameras at VHS The Ventura High School campus has been home to security cameras for many years, with its current system in place since 2019. But what do the cameras do? How does...

Seniors Quinn Clow, Ella Girtsman, Kristina Efner, Audrey Flynn, and Clare Duganne (left to right) who all go to different schools within Ventura County. Photo by: Rachel Gonzalez

Protests ensue as Supreme Court votes to overturn Roe v. Wade

Greta Pankratz and Sophia Nacu May 12, 2022

A leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling could mean the end of the 1973 Roe v. Wade protection of abortion rights The afternoon of May 3, 2022 had the front of the Ventura County Government Center crowded...

The Ventura High School track team is home to many seniors graduating this year. Including Luke Anestos, who is committed to Cadwell University. Photo by: Steve DeGeorge

Seniors’ sports come to an end

Brody Daw May 12, 2022

With summer drawing closer, nostalgia runs through many in the senior class as they commemorate their years spent at VHS With spring season sports coming to an end, many senior students face the end of...

When people get (or dont get) the daily Wordle, there is the option to share the results. The Wordle website autogenerates these messages, letting people share their Wordle scores without giving away the answer. Photo by: Elise Sisk

What’s the word about Wordle?

Elise Sisk March 28, 2022

The game “Wordle” had found its way to the VHS campus, and is nowhere near unpopular Wordle, a word game from England has recently sweeped the nation, and it's made its way to the VHS campus. Many...

In the other races category there are a total of 13 races according for 130 students. This information was given to The Cougar Press by principal Marissa Cervantes. Infographic by: Rachel Gonzalez

Are people of color represented at VHS?

Rachel Gonzalez and Rowan Munoz March 25, 2022

Ventura’s staff to student ratio doesn’t add up Comparing the student population to the staff population at VHS, the African American VHS community is almost equal with staff being two percent and...

Photo of BSU members, (left to right)interviewee Jazmin Kinchlow 9, Leia Ludy 9 and Gwen Withers 10. Photo by: Avery Cameron

Club feature: Black Student Union

Avery Cameron March 24, 2022

“The Black Student Union is a union throughout the country […] So we wanted to make sure we had one at VHS campus, which we've had for as long as I've been here and that's been 16 years. It's been...

Evan Mendel, a local artist, represents his style through his mural, “Stamp Co.” on Main Street. Mendel said, I do this full time, and it can be quite a struggle, but if it’s your dream it will be worth it in the end. 
I’m proud of the fact that it was my first mural, and I went for it, without being sure that I could do it. Having faith in yourself and taking a chance is what will get you to that next level.” This mural was his first and took him about five days to complete, he said, “I’ve been making art my whole life, so I just kept following that path and just went wherever it took me.” Photo by: Brody Daw

Murals of Ventura

Brody Daw March 3, 2022

There is also a memorial stone on campus for Austin. By the entrance at Larrabee Stadium, track and cross country athletes are encouraged to touch the stone on the way in and out. Photo by: Sophia Denzler

Oak tree planned to be planted in honor of Austin Gambill

Sophia Denzler March 3, 2022

Student Runners for Public Lands raises money to sponsor a tree in memory of VHS student Austin Gambill Austin Gambill was a VHS student who was on the Cross Country and Track team and passed away on...

Guitar Nerd Day with Christian Gallo and T.A. Cash Connelly

Guitar Nerd Day with Christian Gallo and T.A. Cash Connelly

Rachel Gonzalez March 1, 2022

Guitar Nerd Day with teacher Christian Gallo and teacher's assistant Cash Connelly.

Coach Cortez giving the Varsity boys a run down on practice and a prep talk. Photo by: Avea Baker

Boys Varsity Basketball makes a comeback win against Buena in their last game of the season

Halle Gentry and Avea Baker February 22, 2022

Ventura High School boys varsity basketball beats Buena High School varsity basketball in their last game of the season On Feb. 2, Ventura High School met their cross town rival Buena High School for...

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