75th Anniversary of 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

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
Humans of Ventura High School was inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York project. According to Stanton, “Humans of New York began as a photography project in 2010. The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalog of the city’s inhabitants. Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, Id include quotes and short stories from their lives.”
Our everyday lives are surrounded by different people with their own story and experiences. Hearing and seeing others experiences gives us a better understanding of how others impact each other and build relationships. Each photo in this project will be captioned with the person’s picture name and a quote from their interview.
Following Stanton’s vision we wanted to interview the VHS community and develop an understanding of the uniqueness and diversity of our campus. We interviewed individuals at VHS and asked them a few questions relating to their past experiences. Graphic by: Adi De Clerck

Humans of Ventura High School

Adi De Clerck and Brody Daw February 19, 2022

A look into people’s stories on campus

Outside the bubble: English learners

Outside the bubble: English learners

Kaylie Thompson September 10, 2018

Have you ever wanted to ask how your friend is coming along with learning their English but too afraid to ask? Or curious about how students anywhere learn English better than most Americans? Thanks to...

Photo story: whats your favorite thing about VHS?

Photo story: what’s your favorite thing about VHS?

Liliana Lara September 5, 2018

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Its just like everybody elses clothes is how Lipcombs described his attire.
Photo by: Acacia Harrell

Abstract students expressing their individuality

October 8, 2017

What makes up a high school? Cliques or friend groups seem to be predominant when one takes a look around campus. In popular culture, there are labels put on “groups” in high s chool. Some students...

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