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As the Vernal Equinox marks the beginning of spring, flora and fauna begin to awaken.

Spring has sprung with the vernal equinox

Kimberly Fickerson, Writer March 20, 2021

Metamorphosis  Spring worth  Bountiful garden bed birth Of growing seed sprouts Toppled grass mowings Sewing embryo droplets Snail lick of the unborn Tired and torn  Aching branches forlorn  Fertile...

Students are adapting to a new normal as COVID-19 safety protocols have resulted in the closure of schools since March 16th, 2020.

How has quarantine been affecting Foothill Tech students?

Noelle Villasenor, Writer February 8, 2021

Since lockdown began on March 13, 2020, students at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) and around the world have been learning and growing in a new, socially-distanced environment. Adapting...

With school campuses closed due to COVID-19, questions rise as to whether having finals online is the best decision.

How did COVID-19 change semester one finals?

Noelle Villasenor, Writer January 27, 2021

In the past, finals week at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) was a high school ritual that was dreaded and filled students with strong emotions. The sudden rush of excitement with the semester...

Students and teachers shed light on the use of the Canvas platform for how it holds up as the new virtual classroom.

Canvas and the end of a semester at a distance

Bella Meza, Copy Editor January 25, 2021

On the brink of a new semester, students and teachers alike have been navigating Canvas and Zoom for the past five months. As Ventura County still hangs in the purple tier and COVID-19 cases remain on...

With the evolution of the distance learning from Edgenuity to Canvas, there came a new set of perks and challenges for all grade levels, from teacher responsiveness to Zoom fatigue. Each of these new aspects added on another layer to learning for students to come to terms with, whether they liked it or not.

The age of distance learning: The ever debatable Canvas

Bella Meza, Copy Editor December 11, 2020

For high school students, junior year can be a strenuous time to say the least, pandemic or not. It’s the first year they become upperclassmen and for some, the first shot at rigorous Advanced Placement...

When long days of online class seem to take all your energy, visit this article written by Ryann Liddell and discover ways you can refresh and recharge a tired mind.

Reboot your brain after a day of online school

Ryann Liddell, Writer December 10, 2020

Showing up to an online class is no easy feat. With short breaks and classes that seem to never end, it is now easier than ever to feel drained after a day of “school”...especially when you know that...

Zoom recently added an array of Snapchat-like filters.

Bringing fun back into the virtual classroom with new Zoom filters

Lila Ettedgui-Scott, Writer December 4, 2020

High school classes are no longer confined to a classroom at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech). Students can attend online classes from any kind of learning environment. Suddenly, a full...

The effects of COVID-19 have brought new challenges to the already full plate of Foothill Techs class of 2021, but actions are being to taken to adjust to the times, specifically through events, such as virtual tours and information webinars, in order to ensure that seniors have everything they need to make the best choice this application season.

The college applications dilemma

Nicole Stidham, Reporter November 24, 2020

Just as the seniors at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) log in to Zoom to begin their final year of high school, college applications for the fall of 2021 are lurking around the corner,...

As the sun sets, another day of socially distanced attractions comes to a close in downtown Ventura.

Streets without cars: how the pandemic has changed downtown America

Jonah Billings, Writer November 10, 2020

If you head over to Main Street Ventura right now, you will probably notice something is out of the ordinary. People wearing masks walk freely in the middle of the street, and dining tables occupy parking...

The Justice in the Classroom organization is bringing waves of change into the education system by shifting how people of color are represented not only in textbooks, but on campus as well.

The fight for equality continues: Justice in the Classroom

Kaitlynn Dibblee, Writer November 10, 2020

In 2020, we've seen an increased amount of activism wordlwide, with movements like Black Lives Matter making headlines in recent months. Young people have shown to be increasingly empowered to take part...

A wide variety of genres for every reader imaginable is displayed on original shelving at Timbre Books.

Suppliers of the imagination: Timbre Books

Chloe Scofield, Reporter November 7, 2020

Whether it be a picture book, memoir, short story or a novel, Ventura’s newest independent bookstore, Timbre Books, has a home for it. Opening merely three weeks ago, on Oct. 17, this small bookshop...

In memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a fallen hero to many.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and legacy

Lila Ettedgui-Scott, Writer October 15, 2020

On Sept. 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aged 87, passed away. The actions completed throughout the course of her life have left behind a colossal impact on the United States of America....

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