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Self-Care September: how students are dealing with health, school, personal lives

To maintain a good mental state, different students at Foothill have different techniques
September 25, 2019

For the month of September, students at Foothill were interviewed on the subjects of how to take care of one’s well-being, state of mind, academics, social life and numerous extracurriculars. This is...

Jamaal Brown: “God, Family and Basketball”

New athletic director, Jamaal Brown
September 11, 2019

Coach Jamaal Brown has returned to our Ventura shores from New Mexico as the Athletic Director for Foothill Technology High School. He is a happy family man, dedicated to embracing the Foothill family...

Bienvenido Señor Ortiz 

New Spanish teacher, Alberto Ortiz
September 8, 2019

Some of you Foothill students may have noticed a new face on campus or pondered at the “unassigned” teacher on your schedules. Well, the secret is out, Foothills Spanish Department has a new member,...

The Dos and Don’ts for a Better Letter of Recommendation

Without proper preparation from the student, writing letters of recommendation can become a very stressful process for teachers.
August 28, 2019

For many seniors, college applications are one of the most challenging obstacles they face during high school. With so many different components that go into an application, it can be confusing for students...

Foothill Tech: only a drive-by destination for many Dragons

For a group of students, Foothill was not seen as the right fit as a high school.
June 15, 2019

Foothill is considered to be a school of high academic successes, boasting a wide variety of Honors and AP courses, and supporting rigorous academies like BioScience and D-tech. Many students thrive in...

College: How to start your expedition

College, in the front of every junior's mind
June 2, 2019

In middle school, it seemed that four years would last a lifetime. College was a futuristic concept and high school graduation was light years away. Now, it’s as if I went to bed a freshman and woke...

Actor Zachary Levi’s emotional journey from Ventura local to superhero stardom

His fame started to gain momentum after he was cast as the title character in the TV series “Chuck.” This was followed by a starring role in the Disney film “Tangled,” as well as an appearance “Thor: The Dark World,” playing Thor’s spontaneous friend, Fandral and returning to the stage with a starring role in “She Loves Me” on Broadway.
April 25, 2019

“I remember when I was a kid—a little kid—growing up in Ventura and running around barefoot on hot summer days, when the sun would go down the pavement and the concrete would all still be warm at...

Meet Team 4414 HighTide and their newest robot, “Banzai”

April 15, 2019

Ventura’s robotics team, Team 4414 HighTide, is innovative, diverse, enthusiastic and to put it frankly, hugely underrated. Just a few weeks ago, Team 4414 won the Del Mar Regional competition with their...

Make traveling easier with three simple tips

The airport doesn’t have to be a stressful place; with simple preparation, you can be calm in a herd of chaos.
Learn the differences between TSA and TSA PreCheck as well as how to beat airport-induced stress.
April 8, 2019

The world works in mysterious ways. Vacation is supposed to be relaxing and rejuvenating; however, if not prepared or informed, a trip to the airport can be a stressful process. Traveling may lead to sweating...

Student, teacher perspectives on the college admissions scandal

March 25, 2019

The college admissions scandal that was uncovered in mid-March of 2019 highlights the one major injustice in the process of college admissions: the fact that fraud, bribery and cheating give the wealthy...

Johnny Barrera ’19, Abbey Bufford ’19 explore poetry beyond English class

Abbey Bufford '19 (left) and Johnny Barrera '19 (right) are two Foothill students who have fallen in love with writing poetry.
Foothill students Barrera and Bufford challenge the idea that poetry is only for English class with their modern and deeply imaginative art.
March 19, 2019

When faced with hardship, many turn to art for answers. From song and dance to painting and drawing, artistry is a common coping mechanism in times of misfortune. For Foothill students Abbey Bufford ‘19...

Unique Sports: Dancing, fencing and ice hockey

Vanessa Luna '19 (left), Nick Tivy '22 (top right), Juliet Ward '21 (bottom right).
Established as an academics-only school, Foothill began offering sports in the 2014-15 school year. Before, students would travel to their boundary high school to participate in sports. Foothill now offers 11 sports, but these don’t begin to cover the wide range of athletics Foothill students are involved in. This series recognizes Foothill students who participate in unique sports—some of which are nationally- or internationally-ranked athletes.
March 10, 2019

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