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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

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Opinion: what does school do for you?

Brooklyn Ross and Juliana Jacobson November 13, 2018

Let’s face it, school’s not all that it could be. As of now, one of the most important pieces of a young adult’s life is high school. Going beyond the Ventura High School varsity football games,...

Drawing of SLAYERs album cover for Seasons In The Abyss.
Drawing and photo by Garrett Jaffe

SLAYER Editorial: Slaying superstition in students

Garrett Jaffe October 17, 2018

The relentless and repentless beating of the kick drum, brass knuckle bearing bass strums, piercing macabre screeches of the electric guitar alongside the ghoulish, contemptuous lyrics and voice of lead...

Why makeup is important to high schoolers

Why makeup is important to high schoolers

Avenlea Russian and Saida Delgadillo October 11, 2018

If one took a moment to think about makeup wearers, most would probably know at least one person who “beats their face.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of barbers, hairdressers,...

High school sports, are they worth it?

High school sports, are they worth it?

Archer Herring October 11, 2018

Sports are known to be time consuming, but many students at Ventura High School participate in school sports for a number of reasons. What are those reasons and why do students play sports? In the end...

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...

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Opinion: VHS dress code discourages individuality

Julia Davies September 17, 2018

Have you been dress coded? I understand that students should be wearing appropriate clothing as it is a learning environment, but we also are growing and changing and want to express who we are. How...

Political message, or just another Nike ad?

Political message, or just another Nike ad?

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks September 12, 2018

On September 6, during the NFL opener, Nike aired their newest ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. The release of this ad led to nationwide controversy. Kaepernick’s decision to protest police brutality...

Is school safety a thing of the past?

Is school safety a thing of the past?

Sam Hicks and Sally Niebergall September 11, 2018

According to a VUSD report, on Thursday August 23, a former Ventura County high school student indicated the desire to commit a shooting at an undetermined high school in Ventura County. This caused many...

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