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The differences between healthy vs unhealthy relationships

The differences between healthy vs unhealthy relationships
March 16, 2018

Junior Max Cohen stated, “I think that a healthy relationship has trust, communication and a little bit of luck.” According to The Hotline, in a healthy relationship each person feels supported and...

Trust and respect is in full effect

Senior Samantha Zanini, Rodriguez's friend, comments
March 14, 2018

According to the 2018 annual Sex and Dating Survey, 52.87 percent of students said that “high school relationships could last, but they probably won’t.” However, this sentiment is not carried by...

Do VHS students know about BDSM?

Do VHS students know about BDSM?
March 11, 2018

BDSM is a wide range of activities, mostly sexual, although not always. Bondage is usually performed with handcuffs or rope, while discipline with a whip or a belt. Dominance and submission can be...

How does “Me Too” affect high school students?

Infographic by: Avenlea Russian
March 9, 2018

The phrase “Me Too” went viral October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media in regards to sexual assault and harassment. The hashtag started trending worldwide after a call to action from actress...

Have you had “the talk?”

Information from: TCP Sex and Dating Survey
March 9, 2018

Students of Ventura High School have mixed opinions on whether or not it’s important to talk to their parents about their sex lives. Talking to parents about sex can be very beneficial, but it...

Are there babies on campus?

Infographic by: Christian Caudillo
March 9, 2018

How often is it that students think about the struggles that ensue when caring for a baby? Ventura High School has a course students can take called Marriage and Family/Child Development taught by...

Opinion: Does the crime match the consequence?

Infographic by: Gage Gregorchuk
March 8, 2018

When it comes to rape, the consequences should match the crime. Rape is terrible; there is no way of getting around that fact and severely punishing the convicted rapist is the best way to go. Rape...

How much do you really know about STDs and STIs?

How much do you really know about STDs and STIs?
March 7, 2018

For many high school students, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may be the least of their concerns. For one, some students might not even know the differences...

Gays? In my Community? It’s more likely than you think

Gays? In my Community? It's more likely than you think
March 6, 2018

The LGBTQ+ community has many places in Ventura County where people can hang out and access resources, including the Diversity Collective (DCVC). DCVC is a collection of therapists and support groups...

Opinion: Does it go down in the DMs?

Seniors Aguilar, Brittle, and Valadez all using technology to communicate with others. Photo by: Paris Carmody
March 6, 2018

Social media can play a big role in relationships. Many Ventura High School students may use social media to show off their relationships in a positive way, but there can be a bad side to using social...

Opinion: Is there enough education in Sexual Education?

Illustration by: Acacia Harrell
March 5, 2018

If students were asked about their experiences in fifth grade, chances are most of them would remember the monumental day when they watched ‘the video’ and learned about sex. In order for students...

How does HPV affect me?

How does HPV affect me?
March 2, 2018

What is human papillomavirus infection, or HPV? With more than 100 varieties of HPV existing, this infection commonly causes warts, known as a low risk factor and cervical cancers, known as a high risk...

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