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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

This data from Statista shows engagement in social media has been steadily increasing since 1977 when it was invented. Graphic by: Olive Kranzler

Opinion: Sleep vs Snapchat

Olive Kranzler October 8, 2021

Teens are historically tired, but is social media affecting their sleep schedule? Many VHS students feel tired. This isn't a new phenomenon, teens have been lacking sleep since the dawn of their existence....

Many BookTok users create various things to celebrate milestones in the community or to express their love for it. The pink was chosen for the background because its a color that is associated with kindness which is what many users say describes the community. Graphic by: Tyler Lopez

TikTok’s BookTok Community

Tyler Lopez October 6, 2021

VHS students share their thoughts on the popular subsection. The rise  of TikTok communities have given TikTok users solace during the pandemic with its various options. It has given people spaces to...

Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, or @thatveganteacher, on TikTok. She describes herself as an animal rights activist and is a former teacher. Photo by: Rowan Munoz

Opinion: That Vegan Teacher’s Swan Song

Rowan Muñoz September 30, 2021

 TikTok’s siren for vegans, homophobes and racists On TikTok’s For You Page, there are a plethora of educational videos swimming about the algorithm, but one channel sticks out from the rest: That...

Drawing by: Charlotte DOrsi

Bomb threat causes explosion of chaos

Charlotte D'Orsi October 25, 2019

A Threat made on ASB Instagram page prompts Police Department investigation  On the week of Oct. 7, all VHS-affiliated social media accounts were urged to change their passwords and disable comments as...

TikTok is taking over

TikTok is taking over

Shannon David and Jocelyn Lee October 22, 2019

Students are finding fame on the popular app TikTok TikTok is the popular social media app formerly known as that has found its way into the hands of teens all over the world. This app allows...

Why parents shouldnt have social media

Why parents shouldn’t have social media

Sailor Hawes April 20, 2019

I will admit, I am guilty of being a social media crazed teenager. My life is constantly filled with updates from Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and even Facebook. And now it seems that my parents have...

Freshman Alina Reitz. She hopes she will get noticed for fame. Photo taken from Alinas instagram : @alom0ndcreature

Editorial: Do you want fame from social media?

Caroline Marsden March 29, 2019

Fame, like most things, has many different views upon it. What better way to get a genuine opinion on fame than to ask students who are growing up in a world perpetually filled with the influence of it....

How does social media affect teen relationships?

How does social media affect teen relationships?

Jack Schatzman March 11, 2019

People have always scrutinized each other’s lives on social media, whether it’s the photos people post or who they decide to hang out with. The same scrutiny falls on relationships, from who people...

The common trend of deleting social media

The common trend of deleting social media

Janelle Chavira October 4, 2018

There are a wide variety of social media platforms that are used day to day for people to be expressive of who they are as an individual. Whether it be posting pictures, tweeting thoughts or snapping a...

Seniors Aguilar, Brittle, and Valadez all using technology to communicate with others. Photo by: Paris Carmody

Opinion: Does it go down in the DMs?

Hailey Cox and Paris Carmody March 6, 2018

Social media can play a big role in relationships. Many Ventura High School students may use social media to show off their relationships in a positive way, but there can be a bad side to using social...

Aguilar states, [Rivals] want to ruin other peoples lives if they expose an individual to authorities.
Photo by: Liliana Lara

Opinion: A Video or a death sentence?

November 17, 2017

Imagine this: an underage student is drinking an alcoholic beverage. They are already putting themselves at risk. Then, another student takes out a phone and presses record. Not only is it recorded,...

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