75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
Student feature: Carson Peterson selects Brown University

Student feature: Carson Peterson selects Brown University

Hugh Murphy, Buck Balling, and Miles Newman November 29, 2022

Carson Peterson ‘23 on the process of committing to Brown University and his thoughts about the future On Nov. 15, Carson Peterson ‘23 announced his commitment to Brown University via his Instagram...

Pennants of various colleges and universities can be seen inside the College & Career Center. These pennants include both in-state schools and out-of-state schools. Photo by: Katie Rundle

For and against: Community college vs. four-year universities

Jocelyn Wood and Katie Rundle November 18, 2022

A debate on whether going to a community college or a four-year university is the better option Community college: by Jocelyn Wood Community college is something accessible to everyone, and that's...

The Ventura Area College Fair, which was hosted by Ventura High School in the Main Street Gym, provided college information to local high school students. Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Annual Ventura Area College Fair provides students with college information

Colleges and universities from throughout the U.S. participated in the event The annual Ventura Area College Fair occurred from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Main Street Gym. The event featured 59 domestic...

In VHS AVID teacher Linda Bergelds classroom (room 58), there is a white board where AVID members can write their admitted colleges and names. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

AVID helps students get to college

Alejandro Hernandez March 29, 2022

AVID seeks to improve college readiness at Ventura High School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a college preparedness class for students who would like to attend a four-year university...

Four popular local community colleges for VHS students include Ventura College, Oxnard College, Moorpark College and Santa Barbara City College. Graphic by: Greta Pankratz

So… what’s next for VHS graduates?

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz January 27, 2022

Here’s why some seniors are choosing community college As the college application season is coming to a close, many Ventura High seniors have chosen to enter straight to community college in the fall.  Community...

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...

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