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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Loyola Marymount alumni, Letty Duenas presents to students, claiming I loved my experience there[at LMU]. Photo by Brody Daw

College bound without a destination?

Brody Daw October 8, 2021

The College and Career Center is hosting presentations from colleges both domestic and international. The competition to get into college has students stretching themselves to the limit attempting to...

On January 19, 2021 the College Board announced that it will be retiring the SAT subject tests and essay. Graphic by: Greta Pankratz

Saying goodbye to the old SAT

Greta Pankratz February 12, 2021

 The College Board has officially announced the retirement of the SAT with essay and subject tests. As of Jan. 19, 2021 the College Board announced that it will no longer offer the SAT subject tests...

Senior Nevada Knowles is opting to take the path of an academic scholarship now that athletics have become unreliable. Photo by: Ashlynn Velarde

Sports skills, but nowhere to show them

Greta Pankratz December 7, 2020

High school athletes are forced to pave a new path to obtain sports scholarships. COVID-19 has overall complicated the college admission process for high schoolers around the country, but one particular...

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 19.9 million students were enrolled at U.S. colleges during the fall of 2019. Photo by Alexis Mendoza

Opinion: What lies in store for your future profession?

Alexis Mendoza December 7, 2020

Ventura High seniors speak about their future professions.       Many students at Ventura High are quickly approaching their final school years, leaving some with questions about their future. “Will...

The regular AP exam registration has officially closed. There is now a $40 late fee in place. Infographic by: Greta Pankratz

Paying for pressure

Greta Pankratz November 20, 2020

VHS students share their opinions on the cost of AP exams AP exams: needed, yet dreaded by many high school students. Upon preparing to heft over the payment necessary to participate in the exams, the...

College Applications have become an added stress onto the graduating class of 2021. Graphic by: Peyton Redmond

College Applications and quarantine season have intertwined, does it change anything?

Peyton Redmond October 27, 2020

COVID-19 has made for a unique college application process.   As usual, here in mid-fall it is also college application season. When applying, seniors must consider factors such as one’s major, tuition...

Where will our seniors be in the fall?

Where will our seniors be in the fall?

Charlotte D'Orsi February 20, 2020

VHS seniors begin making final decisions as college acceptances start rolling in.  December is generally the time of year when college application results start getting sent out, at least for students...

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...

Picture of The University of Indiana in the fall. Source: University of Indiana Website

College Opinions: Part Seven

Garrett Jaffe and Douglas Sandford June 4, 2019

This is the seventh article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

Snowy view of The University of Chicago. Source: the University of Chicago website

College Opinions: Part Six

Garrett Jaffe May 28, 2019

This is the sixth article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

This is part of the campus of UCSB. Source: UCSBs website.

College Opinions: Part Five

Garrett Jaffe May 22, 2019

This is the fifth article in a series of interviews with current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

Photograph of one of The University of Pennsylvanias student thoroughfares. Photo by Thom Carroll /Philly Voice

College Opinions: Part Four

Garrett Jaffe May 22, 2019

This is the fourth article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura...

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