The Foothill Dragon Press

Gardening a path to a better future

Gardening a path to a better future

Danielle Draper

October 22, 2010

“A garden for everyone. Everyone in a garden.” That is Rose Hayden-Smith’s mission statement, which serves to remind her that most of the work she does and the effort she makes should go towards that goal. Hayden-Smith was a speaker at career day; she is the director of the University of Califo...

Some students juggle school and work

Some students juggle school and work

Charlotte Warren

October 19, 2010

Even with Foothill's rigorous curriculum, some students manage to juggle school and a job. According to Mrs. Linda Kapala, the Career and Media Specialist, there are currently 43 Foothill students who are employed. Kapala states that there are fewer students with jobs than ever before due to the ec...

Reduce carbon footprints, save the world

Reduce carbon footprints, save the world

Caitlin Trude

October 12, 2010

On Wednesday Oct. 6, 2010, the members of the small but driven club contemplated the idea of planting a tree on Foothill's campus. “The school is strategically architecture [sic]  so planting a tree might be difficult,” says junior Hannah Alday during a Global Warming Action Team (GWAT) meeting. Foothill's...

Some seniors prefer to apply early to colleges

Some seniors prefer to apply early to colleges

Maya Morales

October 8, 2010

The thick envelope was waiting in his car; the response from Texas A&M University that Robert Bagott had been anticipating since August 1st. His twin brother had the same envelope and nearly the same reaction. Texas A&M University had accepted their early applications and took a load of stre...

College classes are taking over

College classes are taking over

Karie Portillo

October 8, 2010

Why are students scrambling to take college classes? It is no mystery that students at Foothill tend to be slight overachievers; taking on extra classes at the community college has become the norm for many students and just another step towards fulfilling A-G requirements in order to graduate. Some students take just one or two classes in order to get ...

Wendi Butler wins Educator of the Year

Wendi Butler wins Educator of the Year

Emma Huebner

October 7, 2010

Rain pattered lightly on the windows of Christy’s Deli in the Ventura Harbor as members of the Sunrise Optimist Club gathered for their weekly meeting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. They are one of several service clubs whose goal is support the youth of Ventura County. After a quick meeting, two speci...

Vivacious Ms. Vega

Vivacious Ms. Vega

Gemma Stoll

September 28, 2010

Many things have changed this school year.  The faces, the class assignments, and even the staff. Foothill welcomes two new staff members: assistant principal Peggy Kroenerand counselor Juana Vega.Vega replaces Natasha Hillis as the counselor for students with last names O - Z. Vega has already made a positiv...

See You at the Pole: Students living on prayer

See You at the Pole: Students living on prayer

Caitlin Trude

September 28, 2010

It starts out at approximately 7 A.M. with four students and two boxes of doughnuts. The air is bitingly cold, and there is almost no one else in sight. The small group consists of Eileen Miramontez, Joseph "Joe" Malach, Hannah Padaoan, and Angela King. They take hands, form a small circle, and whi...

Kyle Lansden declares a Penny War

Kyle Lansden declares a Penny War

Sharon Choi

March 2, 2010

[Editor's Note: The results are in! The total amount raised was $1881.76 for all the classes. In first place was Josh Dinkler's classes, whose point total was -3952, and total amount raised was $506.58. Second place was Steven Perfect's classes, whose point total was -21215, and $533.55 raised. I...

New “Best Day” club seeks to help kids

New “Best Day” club seeks to help kids

Anaika Miller

February 5, 2010

“It’s a chance for the kids to have a normal life, because they don’t have that very often,” said club president Jessica Lucas. She started the club to get high school kids involved and raise funds. The club began meeting second semester and has big goals for the future. They are plann...

Meet someone new: Jong In Baek

Meet someone new: Jong In Baek

Dragon Press Editorial Board

November 19, 2009

Alison English: If you had no hands, would you be sad and why? Jong In Baek: Well I cannot use the computer, read a book, by keeping it open, or doodle. I like doodling. If you could create a new sport, what would it be? How would it be played? I would play Corpse Play. You take a position and hold it. You ca...

Meet the sailing twins: Ryan and Wesley Harris

Meet the sailing twins: Ryan and Wesley Harris

Dragon Press Editorial Board

November 12, 2009

The Harris brothers, freshmen Ryan and Wesley Harris, set sail on their journey to various parts of the world after finishing fourth grade in 2005. After renting their house and then packing, the Harris brothers finally began their journey to Gibraltar, a British overseas territory located in betwe...

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