75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The new library sign above the doors. In the glass window is the old handmade sign by teacher librarian Susan Adamich. Photo by: Kendall Garcia

The library has a sign for the first time

Kendall Garcia and Ace Rico December 5, 2022

Ventura High School’s library welcomes its first official sign On Nov. 30, the library got a brand new sign funded by the PTA. The library previously only had a small handmade sign taped to the back...

Emily Curtis (center) is the new long term substitute teacher for Spanish 3. Photo by: Annika Lange

Where is VHS’ Spanish 3 teacher?

Annika Lange November 30, 2022

Spanish 3 class rotates through temporary teachers Spanish 3, which is one level of the varying Spanish language classes offered at Ventura High School, has been without a permanent teacher since the...

High school relationships and hookups happen each year on campus. High school is a place full of love, lust and heartbreak. Graphic by: Kendall Garcia

Opinion: Relationship or hookup, the choice is yours

Kendall Garcia November 23, 2022

Relationships and hookups in high school are short-lived but full of life lessons to students, such as honesty and boundary setting The year is 2022, and once again, high school relationships have taken...

Carson Peterson 23 said, I think Id like to go to my car; I dont think I’ve ever used a locker. Seniors dont have lockers. Photo by: Soraya Stegall

Opinion: We’ve got a LOT to say about the lot!

Ava Mohror, Soraya Stegall, Kinda Mehael, and Jane Armstrong September 21, 2022

New rule prohibits students from going to the student parking lot at break, but why? As of the 2022-23 school year, a new rule has been set prohibiting students from accessing the student parking lot...

Ear piercings are some of the most popular piercings among teens. Photo by: Livia Vertucci

Opinion: Get over it! The era of trashy piercings is out, from this moment on piercings are the embodiment of fashionable!

Elise Sisk and Livia Vertucci June 10, 2022

Two pierced up girls' opinions on the stigmatization of body jewelry The days of “trashy” piercings are out. Most piercings that were considered trashy are now popular. It’s extremely common to...

When people get (or dont get) the daily Wordle, there is the option to share the results. The Wordle website autogenerates these messages, letting people share their Wordle scores without giving away the answer. Photo by: Elise Sisk

What’s the word about Wordle?

Elise Sisk March 28, 2022

The game “Wordle” had found its way to the VHS campus, and is nowhere near unpopular Wordle, a word game from England has recently sweeped the nation, and it's made its way to the VHS campus. Many...

In the other races category there are a total of 13 races according for 130 students. This information was given to The Cougar Press by principal Marissa Cervantes. Infographic by: Rachel Gonzalez

Are people of color represented at VHS?

Rachel Gonzalez and Rowan Munoz March 25, 2022

Ventura’s staff to student ratio doesn’t add up Comparing the student population to the staff population at VHS, the African American VHS community is almost equal with staff being two percent and...

VHS Agriculture teacher Amy Lewandoski said, Agricultural Biology is the beginning of the Agricultural Business pathway, and once students start there hopefully they discover an interest for plants other than food crops. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Seeds sprout at Ventura High School

Alejandro Hernandez March 21, 2022

A rundown of the Agricultural Business pathway Ventura High School’s Agricultural Business pathway is a program that is made up of three classes. These classes are agricultural biology, landscape design...

The artists are Xaiver Rain (breathe), Finn Thompson (both of the flower panels), Alexis Segovia (blue VHS), Samara Arroyo (Snoopy), Jade Beltran (sun) and Ruby Strunk (pink VHS). Photo by: Adi De Clerck

Previously unseen hallway art placed on campus

Alejandro Hernandez and Adi De Clerck March 3, 2022

Campus beautification by student artists In the hallway between the library staircase and the ASB room at Ventura High School, several works of art can be found. These art panels were created by VHS students....

Cervantes said, I am very proud of how quickly our custodians got on it. [They] noticed it, contacted their supervisors, had VPD here, had it cleaned up and boarded up. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Ventura High School front office damaged

Rock thrown at front office door results in the glass door shattering The main entrance to the Ventura High School office was broken on Jan. 25, sometime between 6 p.m and 7 p.m., a student threw a rock...

Op-ed letter to the editor: Girls waterpolo

Op-ed letter to the editor: Girls waterpolo

The Cougar Press January 4, 2022

Read the original article, VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport In response to an article published on Oct. 22. 2021 in The Cougar Press about our girls water...

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