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20 years in the making: Foothill Tech’s teachers and staff

20 years in the making: Foothill Tech's teachers and staff
September 4, 2020

The end of the 2019-2020 school year marked the culmination of Foothill Technology High School's (Foothill Tech) 20th anniversary. Much has changed since the school was founded in 2000: teachers and administrators...

Bova quintuplets take the internet by swish

Former varsity basketball players, the Bova quintuplets continue their legacy into their college years.
July 31, 2020

From Anderson Paak to Sebastian Bails, few Foothill Technology graduates have marked their claims to fame in the world. The Bova quintuplets, Abby, Emiline, Katie, Nate and Sam, seem to have added their...

The Senior Class of 2020: looking towards the bright future

The graduating class of 2020 looks back on the memories they've made and the experiences they've had during high school before they turn their attention to the future.
June 3, 2020

No one can deny that the senior class of 2020 had the final months of their senior year obliterated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicole Johnson, Colton Bigham, Aline Silva Rodrigues and Matthew Godfrey, all...

The artist behind “Ruined That”: Ella Oliveras ‘22

Ella Oliveras '22 in the studio working on her next song (image by Ramtin Noury, used with permission).
May 7, 2020

In the age of the internet, many people find their dream of becoming a well-known musician a real possibility. Ella Oliveras ‘22, a student at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech), has started...

The five apps you need to pass the time during the stay-at-home order

For those of us relying on our phones to end our quarantine boredom, these apps are the perfect solution.
May 3, 2020

More than a month into California’s stay-at-home order, many of us have exhausted our usual entertainment options. With schools canceled nationwide and millions of people working remotely, most of us...

Our health may lie among the greenery

The idea of herbal medicine not being a calculated solution implies a negative connotation to its effectiveness as a medical treatment, but its untapped potential could one day be discovered.
May 2, 2020

When you go to the doctor, they may do a number of things to check up on your health. They might check your blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer, or your heart rate with a stethoscope. Maybe you get...

Teachers provide advice and encouragement as seniors face college decision day

It’s time for seniors to choose which colleges suit their needs, and for underclassmen to begin preparing for the journey ahead.
April 28, 2020

The time has come for high school seniors to decide on the next step of their academic career as the deadline to commit to universities is approaching rapidly, falling on May 1, 2020. However, amid the...

Coronavirus and Seniors: How the pandemic is affecting their last year of high school

In light of recent events, students' expectations for their final months in high school have been filled with questions, turning out to be a year very different from the one they expected.
April 14, 2020

High school seniors across the country are feeling the disappointment of school closures and canceled events that have cast a shadow on the end of their high school career. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues...

My experience with COVID-19 and how it has impacted Buena High School’s 2020 Drumline season

Buena High School's Drumline performing
March 19, 2020

Devastation. Sadness. Disappointment. The combination of these three words, unfortunately, describe the meeting that took place on March 12, 2020, in regards to the now-canceled season of Buena High School’s...

Fascism Without Franco? Unacceptable.

Francisco Franco Bahamonde is often overlooked as one of the the most notable Fascist Dictators.
March 12, 2020

In World History we learned about the rise and fall of dictators; and why they fail to remain in power. Yet, throughout a year of exploring history’s most infamous fascists, Francisco Franco Bahamonde...

Discover Science: Inciting a curiosity and passion of exploration in the next generation of scientists

Maya Thompson '21 and Emma Gill '21 cutting out hearts for the Valentines day cards.
February 13, 2020

On Feb. 5, 2020, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), the leadership program of the Bioscience Academy at Foothill Technology High School (FTHS), planned an experiment at the Hill Road Library....

Joe Bova sparks inspiration at Foothill and beyond

Joe Bova has moved on from Principal of Foothill after 18 years.
February 11, 2020

As of Feb. 3, Joe Bova will no longer be known as principal, but director. After serving as Foothill Technology’s principal for an astounding 18 years, Bova will continue a new chapter in his educational...

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