Ovulating on the pill?

This question must've been asked a million times, I'm sorry.

I've started taking the pill in January. Obviously, the point of it is to stop the egg from being released, therefore ovulation; how come I still experience ovulation symptoms?

White, warm discharge or occasional spotting, a little nausea and cramps. Is the egg still being released, or is the pill 'faking' these reactions with hormones to trick my body?

I'm just curious I'm guessing.

I'm 17 for reference.