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The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

Apple music picture of Tik Tok creators music. prom dress by Mxmtoon that is mentioned by Bruce Sheldon is on the left. Picture by: Avea Baker

Opinion: Why does TikTok music suck?

Avea Baker March 11, 2022

TikTok creators always make music and it always seems to suck Personally, I spend a lot of my free time on TikTok, and while I am scrolling, I come across a lot of creators making their own music. It...

Right now its a little chaos because they havent done this in a few years, but when it comes to the show, we do the tech today, so there is a lot of chaos. Tomorrow is the dress rehearsal so they will know how it goes, and by Friday, we will be pretty organized, said Paul Hunt, the VHS music director. Photo by: Belen Hibbler

Behind the curtain: the innerworkings of the VHS annual chamber concert

Belen Hibbler, Halle Gentry, Olive Kranzler, and Elise Sisk February 24, 2022

A behind the scenes look at the tech and dress rehearsals before the Chamber Concert on Feb. 11

Sherman said, So my album cover, it’s me basically looking off into the distance which symbolizes like looking at everything I have overcome, everything I have learned, looking back at my past self and all of the things I have had to learn, and then half of it is black and white and half of it is in color because the black and white is supposed to symbolize the negativity and the hardships and the heartbreak and the color represents everything I have overcome and being more positive and having a better outlook on everything. Photo from: Mya Sherman

Student feature: Mya Sherman expresses herself through song

Caroline Marsden January 27, 2022

Junior Mya Sherman on music and her journey to create a self-made album A high schooler writing, producing and recording her own solo album– in the midst of a pandemic? It may sound like a movie plot,...

In an Instagram ( poll of 155 VHS students, the majority said that they listened to music during class. Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez

Should students be allowed to listen to music during class?

Alejandro Hernandez January 26, 2022

Students and teachers explain their positions on earbuds during class time Does music distract students or help them concentrate in class? According to an Instagram poll (taken from

Honor Bands

Honor Bands

Elise Sisk January 24, 2022

Apparition Coast founder Gage Burgi said, I feel really connected to Relentless. I just love playing the guitar riff for that song. Graphic by: Alejandro Hernandez.

VHS alum’s journey to new beginnings

Alejandro Hernandez January 11, 2022

Apparition Coast releases their debut album “To New Beginnings” On Dec. 10, alternative rock band Apparition Coast released their debut album “To New Beginnings.” Who is Apparition Coast? One...

Scooter Braun stole Taylor Swifts music without her knowledge and consent. Flash-forward to Swift reclaiming and reproducing her music today. Drawing by: Belen Hibbler

Opinion: This is better than revenge

Sophia Nacu and Greta Pankratz January 10, 2022

Taylor Swift’s newest album release is part of a long-term mission to take back the credit she deserves. Eleven-time Grammy winner, Taylor Swift, released her newest album, “RED (Taylor’s Version),”...

Harry Styles singing, Golden Jumbo trons allowing fans to see Styles from the back of the crowds Photo by: Ava Mohror

Styles crushing stereotypes with his style

Brody Daw December 11, 2021

Harry Styles, and why VHS students believe he is one of the most influential artists of this generation Harry Styles; whether you know him from his boy band era or his current “Love On Tour” era,...

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