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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

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...

The pursuit of happiness comes when you are not tied down in high school

The pursuit of happiness comes when you are not tied down in high school

William Maxwell and Saida Delgadillo March 8, 2019

Saida’s side: Highschool… an environment where immature and young teens see being in a relationship as the most important thing to obtain and where getting your heart broken is the “end of the...

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Gavin Cross March 8, 2019

Having a relationship in high school is a good life experience that could teach you lessons for the future. Some people look down upon high school relationships, saying things like, “Oh, you have...

Art by: Juliana Jacobson

Students face stigmas for their significant others

Acacia Harrell March 8, 2019

According to The Cougar Press’ school wide student survey, 3.7 percent of students identify as gay, 9.8 percent of students identify as bisexual and 4.5 percent of students identify with other/questioning. When...

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, almost one million adolescents – or 19 percent of
those who have had sexual intercourse – become pregnant each year and those who get pregnant are most often those who tend to use drugs while doing sexual activity. Infographic by: Tanya Turchyn

Love on drugs: The dangers of teens combining sex with intoxication

Archer Herring and Tanya Turchyn March 8, 2019

When mixed with sexual relations, drugs, even common ones like alcohol and marijuana, can lead to spontaneous choices and a lack of judgment that may change a person’s or people’s futures. The reduction...

Who do students at VHS turn to for advice on their sex life?

Who do students at VHS turn to for advice on their sex life?

Gavin Cross and Lola Bobrow March 1, 2019

In a world where there’s seemingly endless information at the complete ease of a Google search, one might wonder whether the quintessential awkward “birds and the bees talk” between parent and child...

Students at VHS are always questioning as to where they can get the best relationship and sex advice. Infographic by: Saida Delgadillo

Where do VHS students go for sex and dating advice?

Saida Delgadillo March 1, 2019

High school for some can be a place where expressing who they really are and who they love, though it is filtered due to the fear of judgement. Students in high school are known to cast a shadow over the...

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