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The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Tess Luoma shared, My favorite [thing about] Thanksgiving is we make really good mashed sweet potatoes and this three tired jello cake thing. Photo by: Jocelyn Wood

Looking back on pilgrims and pie

Jocelyn Wood November 22, 2020

The story of how Thanksgiving began and evolutionized. Thanksgiving had begun all the way back in 1621, that's almost 399 years ago. The reason for Thanksgiving beginning is due to English colonists,...

Our modern day Halloween descended from various ancient traditions and festivals from nearly 2,000 years ago! Drawing by: Yasmin Myers

The spooky Hallow’s Eve history

Yasmin Myers November 10, 2020

 From carved beets to eerie rituals, our modern day Halloween is rooted in ancient traditions.  The Halloween holiday we know today has changed quite a bit from the Celtic celebrations that took place...

Gachas Got Ya!

Gachas Got Ya!

Garrett Jaffe February 27, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in history. At five, I was clad in knights armor frolicing around my yard imagining myself to be a great king conquering my neighboring kingdom. And...

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