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Jordon Points brings a “player-centered” coaching philosophy to Foothill Boys’ Soccer Program

Jordon Points brings a “player-centered” coaching philosophy to Foothill Boys’ Soccer Program

January 8, 2019

In addition to being the women’s junior varsity coach at California Lutheran University and head coach of two boys teams at Eagles Soccer Club, Jordon Points has taken the position of head varsity coach for the Foothill Technology High School boys’ soccer team. Even though Points is only 30 ...

Ventura Strong—Look At Us Now

Ventura Strong—Look At Us Now

Jordyn Savard

December 4, 2018

It has been a year, 365 days since you paid our Little, Innocent, Peaceful Town of Ventura a visit.   Directly affected or not, This fire, this monster that killed the land we for so long called home Is one that will forever remain in the back of our minds. As time...

Thomas Fire: Olivia Jacobson ’20 then, city rebuilding now (photo essay)

Thomas Fire: Olivia Jacobson ’20 then, city rebuilding now (photo essay)

Olivia Sanford

December 4, 2018

Click the image above to be taken to Adobe Spark to view the photo essay which documents the remains of the home of Ventura High School student Olivia Jacobson '20 in Dec. 2017, as well as the rebuilding of damaged Ventura homes in Nov. 2018 (optimal for viewing on desktop). ...

Rebuilding after the Thomas Fire

Rebuilding after the Thomas Fire

Elie Bufford

December 4, 2018

1,343 structures were destroyed or damaged in the Thomas Fire. Now, they all have to be rebuilt. Throughout Ventura County, construction workers, contractors and designers are in the midst of the long process of rebuilding. Contractor Ruth Smith believes that “it’ll be another couple years” before r...

Thomas Fire Stories: Cherie Eulau

Thomas Fire Stories: Cherie Eulau

Amanda Perez

December 4, 2018

  “It was absolutely surreal and sort of terrifying,” teacher Cherie Eulau said, regarding the Thomas Fire. She had been prepared and organized for a fire after seeing what happened with the fires in northern California in early 2017.“I had sort of a list together of things that I would...

Thomas Fire Stories: Kelly More ’20

Thomas Fire Stories: Kelly More ’20

Amanda Perez

December 4, 2018

  As Kelly More ‘20 started to fall asleep on Dec. 4, 2017, at around 9:30 p.m., she could hear her parents walking around and moving things. She was fast asleep by 10:30 p.m. when her dad bursted into the room. Her initial thought was that one of her dogs had been eaten by a coyote sin...

Thomas Fire Stories: Jay Ryan ’20

Thomas Fire Stories: Jay Ryan ’20

Amanda Perez

December 4, 2018

  The night of the Thomas Fire, Jay Ryan ‘20 had been at his mom’s while his father's house was burning down. When the fire had just started, he texted his dad, asking him if he was okay. His dad responded by telling Ryan that he was trying to sleep. Worried about his safety, he s...

Thomas Fire Stories: Lisa Harvill

Thomas Fire Stories: Lisa Harvill

Amanda Perez

December 4, 2018

  Lisa Harvill, one of Foothill’s assistant principals, had received a phone call from her daughter on Dec. 4, 2017. She called wondering if Harvill knew about the fire in Santa Paula and the voluntary evacuation announcement in Clearpoint, where her dad and stepmom live. By 9:00 p.m., Harvill...

Sports Science: Erin Gaynor’s small but mighty serving style

Sports Science: Erin Gaynor’s small but mighty serving style

Abby Sourwine, Reporter

November 6, 2018

Tennis: the game of finesse, grace and etiquette. The sport began in Northern France in the 12th century and the traditions have been preserved through thousands of years. To look at some of the world’s most famous tennis players, they are tall, strong and visually intimidating. Foothill’s own Erin...

Día de los Muertos: beautifully important tradition of life in death

Día de los Muertos: beautifully important tradition of life in death

Jimena Perez

November 3, 2018

After the death of a loved one, people are often left in solitude to mourn their loss. To early Mesoamerican civilizations, this practice would be considered disrespectful. Rather than perceiving death as something morbid, it was simply considered another step in each person’s journey. Día de los Muertos, or ...

Annika Fedde enters the school year with a splash

Annika Fedde enters the school year with a splash

Lillian Li

October 10, 2018

[divider]Fedde finishes 20th in an international sailing competition[/divider] After missing the first week of school, Annika Fedde ‘19 returned to her home—Ventura, California— as an internationally recognized sailor. She earned 20th place at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds sailing competitio...

California Street cove’s surfing retrospective

California Street cove’s surfing retrospective

Matthew Godfrey

October 5, 2018

https://vimeo.com/292849304   As the first light of the morning gleamed across the ripples of waves, local surfers suited up to compete in the annual California Street Classic. This recurring event has washed up on Ventura’s shores for 33 years, bringing a reminder of Ventura surf cultur...

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