The Foothill Dragon Press

Amelia Gomez: A toast to tired teenagers

Amelia Gomez

February 1, 2013

The displeasing tone of a generic ring spouts from my phone at 5:24 a.m.Just 10 more minutes. Please?No? Ok, 5:24 it is.I arrive dark and early to zero period, wipe the sleep from my eyes and start vocal warm-ups. After that, &...

Anaika Miller: It’s update time!

Anaika Miller

January 26, 2013

Wow, it has been a while. It is almost the fourth week of second quarter here at UCLA, which means I’ll be freaking out about midterms in about two weeks. Because that is still a ways away though, I convinced myself that I ...

Ella Svete: Dreaming in Spanish

Ella Svete

January 25, 2013

I had my first dream in Spanish. The entire dream was in Spanish.I have had dreams with bits and pieces of Spanish in it, but this is the first dream without any English whatsoever. I felt myself speaking and understanding it eve...

Erin Maidman: Friends and enemies

Erin Maidman

January 23, 2013

I’m continuously amazed by how close I have become to the wonderful people on my team. I guess that working towards the same goal for an entire winter really brings people together.We ski together everyday; we watch each othe...

Erin Maidman: Making the flip

Erin Maidman

January 18, 2013

 Pure and utter exhaustion continue to dominate my body after my three-day Junior Olympic Qualifier this weekend. My newly healed leg was barely strong enough to get me through my last race, but, nevertheless, I did get t...

Ella Svete: Accustomed to becoming a Chilean

Ella Svete

January 18, 2013

I can't imagine coming home early from a year abroad.Of course the first couple months are difficult, but that's just part of this crazy roller coaster. To be an exchange student you need to be prepared for change and learn to ...

Ella Svete: Holidays south of the border

Ella Svete

January 10, 2013

Stepping off the plane with excitement and exhaustion at two in the morning into the humidness of Brazil was overwhelming and dream-like. It is already hard to wrap my head around the fact that I have been living in Chile for al...

Bryn Gallagher: A geeky ballerina’s best of 2012

Bryn Gallagher

January 9, 2013

The year ended and I read about everyone’s favorite TV episodes, and realized how little I actually know about real people TV. Then I thought about how sad it was that my shows were being mostly ignored. This line of reasoning we...

Erin Maidman: Straight to a Junior Olympic Qualifier

Erin Maidman

January 8, 2013

It started with limping, then walking, and now skiing. My legs are shaky, my back is sore, and my knee is painful, but after six long weeks, I'm finally back on the snow.My first day was the last Wednesday of break. Since the...

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