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New ethnic studies/social justice class can “empower students”

This course will discuss prejudice and discrimination in the U.S. in the past, and in today’s society.
March 9, 2019

The content we learn in our history classes stays the same throughout the ages, but certain parts are often overlooked, ignored or forgotten in our curriculums. History curriculums tend to prioritize...

Equipped with passion and purpose, Dr. Roger Rice seeks to make Ventura Unified “a better place”

Credit: Ventura County Office of Education
February 23, 2019

A passion for education, years of experience and a stellar track record are all tools Dr. Roger Rice is equipped with to step up to the job of Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) superintendent....

Freshmen of ’22 take their first shot at finals

Bella Meza ‘22, Shay River a-Bremner ‘22, Adler Striegel ‘22 and Zach Kinnaman ‘22. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press
January 22, 2019

The last mile of a marathon can be the most difficult or the easiest part of the race, depending on who you are. The final stretch to the finish line—an end you’ve been working towards for months—is...

Vanessa Luna, Shealyn Massey work together to “dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline”

Vanessa Luna ‘19 and Shealyn Massey ‘19. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press
January 17, 2019

Activists and partners-in-crime (or, rather, partners-against-crime), Shealyn Massey ‘19 and Vanessa Luna ‘19 are making the most out of their senior year. Aside from AP classes, college applications...

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

New boys' soccer coach, Jordon Points. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press
January 7, 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...

Ventura Strong—Look At Us Now

Credit: Jordyn Savard / The Foothill Dragon Press
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...

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

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

Rebuilding after the Thomas Fire

One of the house that burned in the Thomas Fire in the process of rebuilding. Credit: Jeni Bufford (used with permission)
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...

Thomas Fire Stories: Cherie Eulau

Government and History teacher Cherie Eulau. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press
December 3, 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...

Thomas Fire Stories: Kelly More ’20

Kelly More ‘20. Credit: Grayson McCoy / The Foothill Dragon Press
December 3, 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...

Thomas Fire Stories: Jay Ryan ’20

Former Foothill student, now Buena student Jay Ryan ‘20 (second from the left). Credit: Jay Ryan (used with permission)
December 3, 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...

Thomas Fire Stories: Lisa Harvill

Assistant Principal Lisa Harvill. Credit: Abigail Massar / The Foothill Dragon Press
December 3, 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...

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