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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

Majority of approved class novels represent only 18 percent of student body

Majority of approved class novels represent only 18 percent of student body

Avery Cameron June 10, 2022

Required reading part one: As VHS teachers are required by the state to teach novels from a “broad range of cultures and periods," class novels remain consisting of 81 percent white authors VHS English...

Principal Cervantes answering student questions about the tardy policy. Photo by: Adi De Clerk

Cougar Forum; success or failure?

Avery Cameron, Brody Daw, and Adi De Clerck January 24, 2022

The first ever Cougar Forum took place, and VHS students had a lot to say. “But that is not working,” said junior Rhema Patterson. The phrase brought together VHS students to the Cougar Forum on Thursday,...

I think abstinence should be removed from the curriculum because it can put a lot of shame on people, said junior Sofia Sgro on abstinence in teen relationships.

VHS sex education hasn’t been taught in two years: What does this mean for VHS students?

Avery Cameron January 21, 2022

VHS students want to be taught more than abstinence and STI awareness in health classes.   Sex education at VHS begins and ends freshman year in health class. However, with the limitations of...

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