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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

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...

Cougar Catnip: Where did the time go?

Cougar Catnip: Where did the time go?

Samantha Castañeda May 18, 2022

School went by so quickly! I don’t have to wake up at six in the morning to get ready for school. Summer 2020 and 2021 weren’t that great because some places were closed and I couldn’t really do...

On April 12 at the Chevron on East Main Street in Ventura, the price of regular fuel was $5.79 per gallon. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, that price is over a dollar more expensive than the average California gas price of Feb. 2022. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Gas prices shouldn’t be this high

Alejandro Hernandez April 19, 2022

The United States needs to nationalize its oil industry to lower gas prices and more Gasoline. It is a commodity that is also known as gas or fuel. It has sharply risen in price, while the corporations...

The book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has the most movie adaptations. There are about 20 film versions. Photo by: Emily Nguyen

Opinion: Movies versus books, which is better?

Isabella Fierros and Emily Nguyen April 18, 2022

Better read than watched? (For books by: Emily Nguyen) While watching movies may be a popular opinion for many, I personally prefer books.They are usually the base and source material for movies, which...

Cougar Catnip: Eat this, Food Faire

Cougar Catnip: Eat this, Food Faire

Alina Reitz March 25, 2022

I can’t believe my last food fair was ruined by inflation. When I was a freshman, I remember purchasing a plethora of scrumptious munchies for a reasonable bargain. But 16 tickets for a slice of pizza?...

Cougar Catnip: Fix the senior lawn!

Cougar Catnip: Fix the senior lawn!

Sophia Denzler March 25, 2022

Ever since the beginning of the school year, walking across the senior lawn is one of the scariest parts of my day. There are always puddles and mud that appear no matter the weather. There is never free...

Cougar Catnip: Why are gas prices more expensive than a delicious Happy Meal?

Cougar Catnip: Why are gas prices more expensive than a delicious Happy Meal?

Avea Baker March 24, 2022

Recently there’s been widespread sadness over gas prices. People have started wanting to revert back to the wild west and ride horses, and I don’t blame them. The prices are astronomical. It’s climbing...

Gold Coast Transit District offers a “VHS Tripper” service line which runs between Ventura High School and Ventura avenue. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Opinion: Fare free public transportation is a necessity for the modern-day

Alejandro Hernandez March 22, 2022

Public transportation is an essential service Public transportation is defined by Merriam Webster as, “a system of trains, buses, etc., that is paid for or run by the government.” The city of Ventura...

Scissors cutting through the year 2020, reflecting how it felt since it went by so fast. Graphic by: Avea Baker

Opinion: COVID-19 time warp

Avea Baker March 10, 2022

Over the past 2 years time has been flying by, it seems to be because of COVID-19 During this scary time of COVID-19 and social dilemmas, two years have passed us by. It is unbelievable that it is now...

Mood swinging weather

Mood swinging weather

Ava Mohror March 8, 2022

Three weeks ago, it was in the 80s all week. Two weeks ago, the weather was just right, in the mid 70s. Last week, the weather dropped astronomically. I think I almost got frostbite every morning, that’s...

Addiction doesnt seem like the proper word to me, when I am out with friends I dont touch my phone nearly as much as adults make it out to be, said Garcia. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Opinion: Addiction is the wrong word

Ava Mohror February 17, 2022

When and why did adults start telling teens they are addicted to their phones? Addiction, as defined by, is a,  “compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance.”...

Many VHS students believe that homework is not crucial to learning. Graphic by: Isabella Fierros

Opinion: Honestly, who even likes homework?

Isabella Fierros and Emily Nguyen January 26, 2022

The real downfall of students and a huge unspoken about issue of an average school: Homework A common thought among students may be, “I wish I was doing something else” while in the midst of homework,...

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