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  • The charming exterior of Butter and Fold attracts many customers at all hours of business. From the elegant teal and gold color scheme to the waft of freshly baked breads, it’s impossible to simply pass by without taking a peek inside.


    Butter and Fold: The perfect place to satisfy your pastry cravings this fall

  • At the Olivas Links Golf Course, on Sept. 21, 2023, the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) girls golf team faced off in a league match against Bishop Diego. The Dragons played well and won the match with an overall score of 249-303. Pictured above, Maddie Wicks 26 concentrates as she putts her ball toward the pin, finishing hole five with three over par.


    Recap: Girls’ golf takes Bishop Diego 249-303

  • On Sept. 22, 2023, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) competed in their first Tri-County Athletic (TCAA) league meet. Foothill Tech races with five girls on varsity, including Danika Swanson-Rico 25, Bennett Rodman 26, Kalea Eggertsen 26, Emma Anderson 26 and Isabella Efner 25. They warm-up on the start line, exchanging words of encouragement and waiting for the queue to begin the race.

    Cross Country

    Cross country starts off strong at first league meet of the 2023 season

  • With beloved melodies and nostalgic anthems dating back over a decade, fans and general audience members alike enjoy singing along to her award-winning album, Fearless, from 2008.


    The Eras Tour: an adventure spanning 17 years of music 

  • On Sept. 21, 2023, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) boys water polo hosted a home game against their opponent Malibu High School (Malibu). With lots of splashing, Ethan Ortiz 24 attempts to find an open teammate to give Foothill Tech an advantage to win their league match.

    Boys' Water Polo

    Recap: Boys’ water polo bested by Malibu

  • Students of Foothill Tech try to make button pins of their own design at Back to School Night. This college and career class provides an opportunity to learn life skills and creativity.


    Foothill Tech welcomes parents and guardians at Back to School Night 2023

  • In the teen show “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” an adaption of the popular Young Adult novel, protagonist Belly Conklin navigates her love life in a triangle between brothers Jeremiah and Conrad Fisher.


    “The Summer I Turned Pretty”: In Defense of the Fisher Boys

  • During F.I.R.E and lunch, members of the Associated Student Body worked hard to prepare an assembly line of delicious In-N-Out for the Class of 2024.


    Class of 2024 connects through In-N-Out Burger and festivities

  • On the sunny afternoon of Sept. 19, 2023 girls tennis played against the Villanova Preparatory (Villanova) School Wildcats. The tennis team huddles together and chants in a pregame ritual before beginning their matches.

    Girls' Tennis

    Girls’ tennis triumphs over Villanova in first league match

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the much anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed and beloved video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Announced in 2019 by Nintendo at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Tears of the Kingdom was released on May 12, 2023 after nearly four years of waiting. Since its release, the game has been met with widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike. The game directly follows the events of its predecessor, building upon them and expanding an already immense world. Writer Kelly Quinn shares his thoughts.


    “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” is victory for gaming

  • The three cakes that were reviewed were Lemon, Pumpkin Spice and Red Velvet all topped with a generous amount of cream cheese frosting.


    A dive into Nothing Bundt Cakes: America’s largest specialty cake company

  • Comprising of 12 songs, Olivia Rodrigos new album GUTS is her second studio album and was released on Sept. 8, 2023. Rodrigos first studio album, SOUR, released in 2021, was critically acclaimed and beloved by fans, making her second album long anticipated. Writer Isheeta Pal takes on the task of listening to GUTS and reviewing it, delving into its key themes and messaging.


    Album Anatomy: “GUTS”

  • A sign displayed in the store highlights the unique vendors in the store as well as promoting shopping from local artists.


    Hey! Friends shows Ventura why shopping locally matters

  • Christopher Nolan hits it out of the park once again with his brilliantly done biopic about the man who invented the atom bomb, Oppenheimer.


    “Oppenheimer” is a mind-blowingly impactful film

  • In Laufey’s latest album “Bewitched,” released on Sept. 8, 2023, she brings a jazzy and soothing take on the journey of love. Following the success of her previous album, “Everything I Know About Love,” her sophomore album comprises 14 songs, each bringing their own unique spin that is sure to bewitch the listener. Join writer Lily Toreja as she reviews each song and delves into their individual meanings.


    Album Anatomy: “Bewitched” by Laufey

  • On the eventful evening of Sept. 14, 2023, the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) Dragons faced off against Cate in their third league match. The matchup was very even and came down to the fifth and final set in which the Dragons were unable to secure the win. After bouncing and hitting the ball to set her rhythm, Malia Gray ‘24 (number 9) goes to serve, as her teammates and her alike hope for the best.

    Girls' Volleyball

    Girls’ volleyball endures a hard loss against Cate

  • Jackson Basurto ‘24 and Alfred “Mason” Borkowski ‘24 are in full recruitment mode as students pass by their table. The club offered a fun way to engage with other students while doing something they all enjoy.


    Dragons find their connection at Club Rush 2023

  • On the afternoon of Sept. 14, 2023, the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) girls golf faced off against La Reina at the Olivas Links Golf Course. Maddie Wicks ‘26 tees it up with hopes of sticking it close to pin and hopefully having a birdie opportunity. Wicks finished hole six with a double bogey and finished the entire course with a 56.

    Girls' Golf

    Foothill Tech defeats La Reina in league match

  • Isabella De La Rosa 24 (number 3) and Charlis Swezy 27 (number 1) block from the net, while Malia Gray 24 (number 9) and Morgan Houston 25 (number 2) stay behind to cover any unexpected plays from the other team.

    Girls' Volleyball

    Girls’ volleyball spiked on by St. Bonaventure

  • Students hit the ground running as the 2023-2024 school year picks up its pace. With this years You Belong Week taking place Sept. 11-15, 2023, as well as Club Rush on Sept. 15, 2023, Dragons are busy keeping up with all the events.


    FDP-TV: Season 2, Episode 2

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The excitement of summer is inching closer as the last day of the 2023 school year becomes more prominent. Students are counting down the hours as they return textbooks and complete their remaining assignments for the school year.

FDP-TV: Episode 17

Jenna Ostrom, Videographer
June 9, 2023
FDP-TV is rounding out the year with its second to last episode highlighting important events to look out for including senior rallies and junior parking spot forms.

FDP-TV: Episode 16

Kimberly Fickerson, Videographer
May 25, 2023
With the doors for the AP tests coming to a close, the students of Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) find themselves at ease as the weight of the tests are lifted off their shoulders. Students are encouraged to take a break and enjoy some fresh air as a superbloom washes over Ventura, Calif.

FDP-TV: Episode 15

Jenna Ostrom, Videographer
May 12, 2023
With AP tests approaching, students can take a much needed breather as they dance the night away at prom and relax while reading articles ranging from bananas being shipped to the Navy base to the evolution of video game adaptations.

FDP-TV: Episode 14

Jenna Ostrom, Videographer
April 28, 2023
The temperature is rising and the sun is shining as it emerges from behind the clouds and spring flowers begin to blossom on Foothill Tech’s campus, bringing a pop of color to the budding season.

FDP-TV: Episode 13

Jenna Ostrom, Videographer
April 14, 2023
Rain falls furiously onto the walkway in the middle of Foothill Tech’s campus, and its ambiance is the soundtrack of this episode of FDP-TV.

FDP-TV: Episode 12

Kimberly Fickerson, Multimedia Editor
March 24, 2023
With Saint Patrick’s Day rounding the corner, Associated Student Body (ASB) has a plethora of events in store for students. A spirit week from March 13, 2023 through 17, 2023 with fun themes and a Ren Rally that Friday, on Saint Patrick’s Day, will celebrate students who received academic renaissance the previous quarter.

FDP-TV: Episode 11

Kimberly Fickerson, Multimedia Editor
March 10, 2023
The 10th episode of the FDP-TV features the Editors-In-Chief of the Foothill Dragon Press, Caroline Hubner and Jonah Billings, as special guest hosts. This episode is a huge milestone and we wanted to thank our viewers for your continued support.

FDP-TV: Episode 10

Kimberly Fickerson, Multimedia Editor
February 17, 2023
With Valentines Day just around the corner, love is in the air at Foothill Technology High School as students breathe a sigh of relief after finishing final exams in late January.

FDP-TV: Episode 9

Kimberly Fickerson, Multimedia Editor
February 3, 2023
As Foothill Tech prepares for finals, students can take a much needed study break and check out recent articles ranging from coverage of the program faire to TV and movie reviews to recent winter sport re-caps.

FDP-TV: Episode 8

Kimberly Fickerson, Multimedia Editor
January 20, 2023
Back from winter break, Foothill Tech is buzzing with life as classes resume and students prepare for their upcoming finals.

FDP-TV: Episode 7

Kimberly Fickerson, Multimedia Editor
January 6, 2023
Back with the 6th episode of FDP-TV, students talk excitedly about their winter break plans as Foothill Tech’s winter week celebrations commence.

FDP-TV: Episode 6

Kimberly Fickerson, Multimedia Editor
December 9, 2022
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