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Got consent?

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers March 15, 2020

Whether single or not, there are important guidelines to know when it comes to consent. Consent is a crucial part of any interaction, especially when it comes to sexual activities. According to Planned...

Under pressure: Are you and your significant other sexually active?

Under pressure: Are you and your significant other sexually active?

Tatum Luoma March 15, 2020

Nationwide, the number of teenagers having sex has decreased, and this trend is mirrored at Ventura High School.  High school is a stressful time for a lot of students, and for a lot of reasons. On top...

Losing your virginity- when is the right time?

Losing your virginity- when is the right time?

Jocelyn Lee March 15, 2020

Ventura High School students’ opinions on the stigma of when you should lose your virginity. Losing your virginity can be nerve racking. Some teenagers view losing your virginity as a passageway to maturity,...

California bill punishes sending unsolicited nudes

California bill punishes sending unsolicited nudes

Charlotte D'Orsi March 15, 2020

Many VHS students have received unsolicited nude photos and repercussions for the senders could be severe. It is common knowledge that sending sexually explicit photos of minors is illegal, however, out...

Does social media influence what we perceive as attractive?

Does social media influence what we perceive as attractive?

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz March 13, 2020

Social media standards are impressionable on the self image of today’s teens. Upon opening up their phones, the eyes of teens are exposed to seemingly “flawless” faces, figures, and lives, often...

Jealousy, possessiveness, and the controlling of behaviors are just some of the

Abuse: VHS speaks their mind

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez March 12, 2020

Resources at VHS are here to assess abusive relationships. [dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]hysical and verbal abuse in consensual or non-consensual relationships is a recurring issue throughout partnerships...

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