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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

This map depicts the many town areas in the city of Guadalajara. According to the World Population Review about 5,179,479 people inhabit Guadalajara. Photo by: Alexis Mendoza

Opinion: Is Mexico in your travel plans?

Alexis Mendoza January 28, 2021

If not, it should be. Ever since quarantine began, many students have wondered when they would have the chance to travel again. During these hard times, COVID-19 rates have skyrocketed to record numbers...

Belle & Browne bags bring style and sustainability to fashion

Belle & Browne bags bring style and sustainability to fashion

Charlotte D'Orsi February 6, 2020

VUSD sophomores start a company selling eco-friendly and functional purses. In recent years, many female students at Ventura High School have retired their backpacks, instead using purses to carry their...

Lunablu Blesses Students with Beautiful Bikinis

Lunablu Blesses Students with Beautiful Bikinis

Bella Young September 13, 2019

This summer, Junior Paulina Nicole spent her time designing, sewing and selling her hand-made bikinis. Attracted to sewing since she was a little girl, Nicole attributes her passion to her grandma, who...

Senior Claire Ortiz has created a fun and unique way for students to showcase who they truly are, rather than filtering themselves in our schools yearbook. Photo from: @2019unfiltered on Instagram

Ortiz unfilters senior portraits

Sailor Hawes and Tatum Luoma March 20, 2019

Senior Claire Ortiz is making her own website where she plans to upload film photos of most of the seniors at Ventura High School; through these photos, students will be able to express themselves and...

Andrew Peoples: a crafty kid

Andrew Peoples: a crafty kid

Nathan Marshall December 20, 2018

At Ventura High School, there’s many juniors, but there’s only one Andrew Peoples. Andrew Peoples, also known as Andy, is currently a junior at VHS. Peoples explained that he has done lots of...

Graphic By: Micah Wilcox

Touring your future: how do college tours affect student decisions?

Micah Wilcox October 31, 2018

Walk on any well-known college in America and one will likely see it: groups of parents and students traversing the campus led by a college student walking backwards. Odds are, they’ve asked their tour...

Cherrie posing with a California Halibut that he caught at Santa Cruz Island. picture credit: Instagram @weleycherrie_

Hooked on fishing: Wesley Cherry

Liliana Lara and Jessica Johnson October 29, 2018

Senior Wesley Cherry has been fishing since he was five years old. He quickly fell in love with the hobby after his dad first taught him. At just 17 years old, Cherry has his own 23-foot striper boat....

When in doubt, go for a hike

When in doubt, go for a hike

Ryan King October 17, 2018

There are some places in the world that the only way for humans to get there is to hike. And Ventura High School senior Bennett Cvijanovich is one of those people that can tell you all about some of those...

Serena Ropersmith performing her original music with The Barn Burners. Photo by: Jezel Mercado

The ballad of Serena Ropersmith

Jezel Mercado October 17, 2018

Ventura High School senior Serena Ropersmith performed her self-written music with the band The Barn Burners at Bombay Bar and Grill in downtown Ventura, CA on Sunday Oct. 14. Ropersmith has been singing...

When asked what she wanted out of becoming a professional ballet dancer, Miller responded: Being in front of an audience (pause) is what its all about.

Olivia dances her way to stardom

November 16, 2017

Have you ever heard of Kobe Bryant or LeBron James? They both went straight to the NBA after graduating high school. Ventura High School Junior, Olivia Miller, has been a ballet dancer for 13 and...

Ruiz practicing his flair kick.
Photo from: Devin Ruiz

Devin Ruiz: Taekwondo guru

November 10, 2017

Junior Devin Ruiz is a student athlete at Ventura High School, who has a passion for martial arts, specifically Taekwondo. Ruiz is sixteen years old and has been practicing Taekwondo for the last...

Check out Cardonas music on SoundCloud, Apple Music, and Spotify where he can be found as Instagrub. Photo by: Paris Carmody

He’s got that “ice” on his wrist

November 7, 2017

Throughout the years, rap music has become popular amongst teens. Even so much that Ventura High School students are making their own raps. Sophomore Nico Cardona is one of the VHS students who is taking...

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