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Erica enjoyed, picnicking at Cemetery Park with her friends, describes her mother and twin sister.

Remembering Erica

Adler Striegel, Reporter August 24, 2021

Unique, genuine, positive, supportive and inspiring.  These are the words that Lupe Conchas, along with her daughter Christina Conchas ‘21, use to describe their daughter and sister, Erica Conchas ‘21....

Hit the streets in style with these tips on what could be your new go-to mode of transportation-roller skating!

Roller skating tips that will enhance your experience

Ryann Liddell, Writer June 18, 2021

Quarantine has led people to learn new hobbies with all of the time on their hands. Some people have begun drawing while others have chosen gardening. However, a lot of people have picked up roller skating,...

There are many misconceptions that people possess about the new COVID-19 vaccines that need to be debunked in order for individuals to truly understand the purpose and safety behind the vaccines.

Let’s debunk those common COVID-19 vaccine myths

Emma Ippolito, Writer May 29, 2021

Thanks to a variety of COVID-19 vaccines being distributed across America and the world, the pandemic is slowly coming to an end. Opinions on the vaccine vary, and a plethora of COVID-19 vaccine myths...

Eddies Grill: A family man (photo essay)

Eddies Grill: A family man (photo essay)

Joshua Villaseñor, Photographer May 20, 2021

Click the image above to be taken to Adobe Spark to view the photo essay which walks through the inside of the new restaurant, Eddie's Grill, located at 5101 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003 (optimal...

Accessories like shoes can transform an outfit and make it unique.

Students are able to showcase their new fashion after a year online

Isabella Fortunati and Ryann Liddell May 18, 2021

As students begin to return to school after a year of exclusive Zoom classes, students haven't been able to see the new fashion styles at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) until now. Due...

Maysun Piquette ‘22 leads a relatively normal teenage life despite her medical conditions.

Maysun Piquette ’22: On living with chronic illnesses and overcoming a brain tumor

Olivia Zoll, Copy Editor May 7, 2021

Tell me a little about your story.  “When I was 13, I was diagnosed with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma brain stem tumor. My tumor first grew in the medulla and traveled down the brainstem and around the...

The Olympics. Millions look forward to this exciting time of the year in which athletes compete for highly desired medals, however behind the scenes the cities in which these games are hosted often take a negative blow.

Why are cities reluctant to host the Olympics?

Malia Sanchez, Reporter May 3, 2021

A parade of athletes and idols march through a grand stadium. Billions of people watch, both from home and in person, and it seems as if the entire world comes together in unity. Who wouldn’t want to...

Join writer Sam Noah in observing how monetization of the youth sports industry can be detrimental to those on and off the playing field.

OPINION: Too much profit, not enough play; the problems with the youth sports industry today

Sam Noah, Reporter May 1, 2021

Today, more than ever before, moderation has taken a backseat in almost every aspect of our lives. From politics to pop culture, taking things to the extreme is becoming more and more common. Sadly, one...

Experiencing stress is a common occurrence in the life of a student, but there are multiple methods of reducing such stress, which can redirect energy that was previously being used to worry into energy to act.

Persevering through academic stress

Ryann Liddell, Writer April 25, 2021

Stress is a common component of our lives. We are presented with numerous challenges every day that cause our stress levels to soar. It is especially common with students, as assignments pile up and deadlines...

Virginia’s Garden: A mini documentary

Kimberly Fickerson, Multimedia April 24, 2021

What does gardening mean to you? This is a question asked in the Home Garden Mini Documentary about Virginia's home garden located in Ojai, California. Virginia touches on how we can create our own garden...

Ken Reeves, who has coached cross country successfully throughout his lengthy career, stepped down at the beginning of the school year.

Way too much fun: The career and impact of Ken Reeves

Jonah Billings, Writer April 18, 2021

For the past six years, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) has been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of head cross country coach Ken Reeves’ skill as a coach and a mentor. Unfortunately,...

After more than a year of completely online schooling, students must now adjust to the new hybrid format, which will come with a new set of advantages and disadvantages for all students.

Turning off Zoom and walking into class

Noelle Villasenor, Writer April 13, 2021

The return to Foothill Technology High School's (Foothill Tech) campus has been highly anticipated by students as the year has progressed with an entirely online model. Distance learning took some time...

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