75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
Bennett Torgerson ‘23 said, “Reid Kemble [center] is definitely the hottest person in the band.” Photo by: Ella Montano

Student band Loop 83 performs at Topa Topa

Jane Armstrong, Ella Montano, and Sophia Nacu December 20, 2022

The high school band plays their second live performance at the premiere of the surf and skate movie “Strangeways”   On Nov. 18, at the Topa Topa Brewing Company on 104 E Thompson Blvd., an...

The album cover of Her Loss is Qui Yasuka, who is better known as Suki Baby on social media. She is seen with colorful eyelashes and jewelry in her mouth. Cal Harrison 24 said, This album cover is so bad. It could have been so much more aesthetically pleasing. Graphic by: Lourdes Almalab

Music review: “Her Loss” deserves better

Lourdes Almalab November 15, 2022

Opinions on the “Her Loss” album On Nov. 4, Drake and 21 Savage released an iconic collaborative album consisting of 16 songs that each average around four minutes.  “Her Loss” is set in a trilogy...

The book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has the most movie adaptations. There are about 20 film versions. Photo by: Emily Nguyen

Opinion: Movies versus books, which is better?

Isabella Fierros and Emily Nguyen April 18, 2022

Better read than watched? (For books by: Emily Nguyen) While watching movies may be a popular opinion for many, I personally prefer books.They are usually the base and source material for movies, which...

The fall play Zoomdunnit was the first ever virtual play put out by the VHS Drama Department and was written by Drama Department students. Photo from: VHS Yearbook

VHS Drama department draws its *virtual* curtains

Yasmin Myers February 1, 2021

Modern day rendition of a murder-mystery set in today’s world captivates those who watch.  The drama department broke the barrier of in-person performance to bring the virtual audience a murder mystery...

The VHS Music Department’s pre-quarantine year was filled to the brim with successes, according to its members and Music Department Head Paul Hunt. Photo from: Miles Bennett

Student musicians tug at the heartstrings

Miles Bennett May 27, 2020

The year’s Music Department seniors share their thoughts on the year The VHS Music Department’s pre-quarantine year was filled to the brim with successes, according to its members and Music Department...

(Left to right) Junior Jay Reynolds, sophomores Joseph Lombardo, Alina Reitz, senior Daniel Metten and freshman Mya Sherman read through the script for the very first time. Photo by: Miles Bennett

Will the shoe fit?

Shannon David and Alina Calamia March 10, 2020

VHS’s Drama department prepares for the spring musical, Cinderella. [dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n April, the Ventura High School Drama Department will be performing “Cinderella” as the 2020...

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers October 26, 2019

After enduring fierce auditions, this year’s improv cast proves they’ve got what it takes On Saturday Oct. 18, a talented group of students known as the What? Improv Troupe debuted at the Backstage...

From right to left, freshmen Sinthia Cardenas, Arkiran Khiara, and Vanessa Mercado practicing the alto part of Holiday Film Festival, arranged by Alan Billingsley. Photo by: Juliana Jacobson

They harmonize before the sunrise

Juliana Jacobson October 25, 2019

Members of Company, Ventura Unified all district Choir, sing before everyone wakes It was 6:16 a.m. on Oct. 8, the sky had slowly started the process of changing from black to a cool blue. Outside the...

Taylor Swifts new album,Lover on Apple Music. Photo by Shannon David

Taylor Swift’s “Lover”: Review

Shannon David October 22, 2019

"Lover", Taylor Swift’s 7th album although uneven and immature is a fun, heartfelt album that is surprisingly somewhat enjoyable    I’ve been a Taylor Swift fan since the ripe age of 8 when I...

Picture of The Beatles in their Sg. Peppers Lonley Hearts Club Band outfits. Source: The Beatles Website

Music Review: What’s your favorite Beatles stage?

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford June 4, 2019

This article reviews the musical group The Beatles and asks Ventura High Students what they think of the band and its various stages. Despite having a career that only spanned seven years, from 1963-1970,...

Senior Rhianne Martinez stated, Honestly I just picked it [my drawing] because I thought it was gonna be easy. Photo by: Ryan King

A walk through the chalk

Sarah Clench and Caroline Marsden April 25, 2019

The annual Ventura High School Chalk Festival took place on April 17 and 18 on the Catalina lawn at VHS. According to art teacher Lauren Minadeo, around 35 students participated this year. In past years,...

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