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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

“My hopes for the season is that everyone has so much fun learning the ins and outs of beach volleyball, and that we catch a few dubs along the way,” said Olivia Sletten. Photo from: @vhs_beachvb via Instagram

The Sletten sisters are the top duo on the VHS beach volleyball team

Ava Mohror March 24, 2022

 In the 2022 season of girls beach volleyball, Olivia and Sophia Sletten are proving to be quite the set Senior Olivia Sletten (#13) and sophomore Sophia Sletten (#22) are in the top spot for duos on...

The new bathroom pass for Schatzi Sovichs classroom. By placing a layer of tape over it and adding a lanyard, this paper passed can be reused for multiple students. Photo by: Ava Mohror

Green slips are a go: New bathroom policies in place at Ventura High

Olive Kranzler, Ava Mohror, and Alejandro Hernandez December 6, 2021

With the removal of wooden passes, the controversy surrounding the new bathroom policies by the administration persists Teachers have been asked by the administration to handwrite single-use bathroom...

Support for the recall among VHS students slightly outnumbers the opposition. Infographic by: Alejandro Hernandez.

VHS on the recall of Gavin Newsom

Alex Hernandez May 1, 2021

The petition to recall the governor has gained enough signatures, but what do VHS students think about him? A growing group of Californians are beginning to support a recall effort against Governor Gavin...

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

Charlotte D'Orsi March 15, 2020

COVID-19 virus prompts district-wide shutdown for at least a month. During the evening of Mar. 12, Ventura Unified School District announced the commencement of a district-wide shutdown beginning on Mar....

Are VHS diplomas at risk?

Are VHS diplomas at risk?

Sam Hicks and Charlotte D'Orsi March 13, 2020

On-site WASC evaluation in March determines VHS’s re-accreditation. During the week of Mar. 23, Ventura High School will be undergoing an evaluation by the Accrediting Commission for Schools Western...

Doris Ryder “Rydes” off into the Sunset of Retirement

Doris Ryder “Rydes” off into the Sunset of Retirement

Juliana Jacobson and Charlotte D'Orsi February 4, 2020

VHS administrative assistant retires after 33 years at Ventura Unified School District   Ventura High School office administrators are starting off the new year with one less colleague, third...

One year since Borderline: The community continues to move forward, working hard to never forget

One year since Borderline: The community continues to move forward, working hard to never forget

Juliana Jacobson November 26, 2019

Nov. 7 officially marked one year since an active shooter entered Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, and took the lives of twelve people, injuring several others. Among the deceased were a bar...

Route del Sol: A journey fueled by renewability

Route del Sol: A journey fueled by renewability

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks November 20, 2019

Environmental advocate Joel Hayes is mid-way through his mission to drive a completely solar powered van from the Arctic Circle to Argentina On the night of Nov 6, Joel Hayes was found in a dimly lit parking...

 As technology evolves and tying becomes the go-to method of recording thoughts, cursive is decreasing in relevancy. Media by: Yasmin Myers

Prepare students for the future, abandon cursive

Yasmin Myers and Riley Ramirez November 15, 2019

Out with the old, in with the new [dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]ome teachers may have required cursive in the past, but it is quickly fading away from the handwriting of teen students. Cursive is simply...

Illustration by Yasmin Myers

The future is looking smoggy

Yasmin Myers October 8, 2019

[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t’s no question that global warming has been circulating for political and social debate lately. On Jan. 25, 2018, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency unveiled...

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks June 6, 2019

Nuclear power has been a divisive topic ever since its conception decades ago. It provides a clean source of energy and releases no harmful emissions. But the fear of the negative effects of radiation...

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