75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The 2022 film Terrifier 2 is the third installment of the Terrifier franchise and follows the story of Art the clown as he attacks the people of Miles County. The film was directed by Damien Leone and was made six years after the second installment, Terrifier, and nine years after the first installment, All Hallows Eve. Graphic by: Jane Armstrong

“Terrifier 2” is anything but terrifying

Ruby Lacques and Jane Armstrong December 2, 2022

 Overdramatized violence makes the third installment of the horror franchise lack substance and weakens the plot On Oct. 6, the sequel to 2016’s “Terrifier” hit the theaters, “Terrifier 2.”...

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...

The album cover of Her Loss is Qui Yasuka, who is better known as Suki Baby on social media. She is seen with colorful eyelashes and jewelry in her mouth. Cal Harrison 24 said, This album cover is so bad. It could have been so much more aesthetically pleasing. Graphic by: Lourdes Almalab

Music review: “Her Loss” deserves better

Lourdes Almalab November 15, 2022

Opinions on the “Her Loss” album On Nov. 4, Drake and 21 Savage released an iconic collaborative album consisting of 16 songs that each average around four minutes.  “Her Loss” is set in a trilogy...

Pearl ended with actress Mia Goths (Pearl) intense smile that lasted two minutes while the credits rolled. Graphic by: Summer Williams

Movie review: “Pearl”

Summer Williams and Ace Rico November 13, 2022

 A24’s newest film, “Pearl,” is a colorful slasher full of thrills and questionable morals The release of "X" earlier this year, the first slasher film in its riveting three-part film series, left...

Photo by: Kinda Mehael

Cougar Catnip: Why can’t we eat lunch outside, even with an off-campus pass??

Kinda Mehael November 2, 2022

What’s up with the fact that we can’t enjoy our lunch outside under the beautiful palm trees even with an off-campus pass?? I was sitting outside trying to enjoy my lunch when a campus security person...

Olivia Arriaga 24 said, “I thought [It Ends With Us] was so good and it was funny at some points, but I also thought it was sad. It was just such a good book and I would recommend it to anyone.” Photo by: Ava Mohror

Book review: “It Ends With Us”

Ava Mohror and Halle Gentry October 21, 2022

After the trend of reading “It Ends With Us” died down, is it still worth reading? We have likely all heard of author Colleen Hoover, more specifically, her most popular novel, “It Ends With Us.”  Despite...

Dont Worry Darling received mixed reviews after high anticipation and drama surrounding the cast and crew days before its release. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Movie review: Don’t Worry Darling

Ava Mohror and Kinda Mehael October 7, 2022

After a swarm of drama surrounding the “Don’t Worry Darling” premiere, the movie received mixed reviews and ratings “Don’t Worry Darling,” a psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde...

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...

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...

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