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Student-teacher relationships in the age of social media

Student-teacher relationships in the age of social media

Jocelyn Brossia

January 19, 2018

Taking off in the early 2000s, social media has been around almost as long as Foothill itself. When networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace were on the rise in the mid-2000s, students now had the ability to interact with other students differently, inside and outside of the classroom. Not only were student-student re...

Put an end to your procrastination with three simple steps

Put an end to your procrastination with three simple steps

Amanda Perez

January 11, 2018

The school day is over, you're on your way home and you think about what needs to get done. There’s an essay that needs to be written, a packet to turn in and a test to study for. You tell yourself you’ll get it done right away, right when you get home. But, as you walk into your house you see ever...

Staying safe in the Santa Ana winds

Staying safe in the Santa Ana winds

Lauren Shields

December 7, 2017

The 68,000-acre Thomas Fire has caused a considerable amount of devastation to Ventura County families, as tens of thousands have been evacuated and over 150 structures have been burnt down. The fire started on the night of Dec. 4 in Santa Paula and quickly moved towards Ventura and Ojai. According to Ron Ramire...

Ventura Strong

Ventura Strong

Jack Vielbig

December 6, 2017

Laying my head down, the same as usual. Alarm set for 6:00, blue pajama pants on. Slowly drifting into a slumber When the house goes silent and the neighborhood goes dark. I stumble through pitch black silence, Into my street, the night sky as clear And as beautiful as ever. T...

Jerod Frederick continues his “grind for gains” in his many passions

Jerod Frederick continues his “grind for gains” in his many passions

Matthew Godfrey

November 4, 2017

Amongst his peers, Jerod Frederick ‘18 is known for his dedication to the gym. The scrawny freshman that he remembers is an old life of his. The man you see on campus is a man built of dedication and a membership to Mavericks gym. It is evident that Frederick is dedicated bodybuilding, but it is...

Storify: Inktober 2017

Storify: Inktober 2017

Jocelyn Brossia

October 31, 2017

Inktober is an annual drawing challenge for artists everywhere to create 31 drawings for the 31 days of October. Scroll through this Storify to see some of the highlights of the month, including students and other artists!   [View the story "Inktober 2017" on Storify]...

OAKES: I bless the rains down in Africa

OAKES: I bless the rains down in Africa

Mayzee Oakes

October 31, 2017

https://vimeo.com/239361569   I was actually going to Africa. It was so surreal. It never seemed to completely register in my mind―even now that I’m home―that I was going on this amazing adventure. Maybe it was too big for me to comprehend, or maybe I wasn’t living in the moment an...

No more tardy slips for Jennifer Ellison

No more tardy slips for Jennifer Ellison

Lauren Shields

October 22, 2017

Going onto her sixth year of working in the office as the attendance secretary, Jennifer Ellison will be leaving Foothill to continue her journey in administration at Loma Vista Elementary School, as the Office Manager. When the opportunity to move up arose on Oct. 2, Ellison took the job right away. Elli...

A Constant Battle for Students: the SAT, ACT

A Constant Battle for Students: the SAT, ACT

Amanda Perez

October 11, 2017

As college starts to become closer to a reality for seniors, the thought of bubble sheets, the squeak of erasers, number two pencils and complete silence might daunt you. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Testing (ACT) are two exams frequently dwelling in the mind’s of hi...

Navigating the array of clubs at Foothill

Navigating the array of clubs at Foothill

Marin Valerio

September 22, 2017

With all the hectic excitement of Club Rush, it is possible you might have missed a booth or not gotten as much information about a certain club as you wanted to. Foothill has a plethora of clubs and interest groups for every type of person and it may be difficult to sort them all out. Bearing that in min...

Foothill’s drama department more of a family than a class

Foothill’s drama department more of a family than a class

Marin Valerio

September 16, 2017

The students involved in Foothill’s drama department may change, but the community atmosphere remains the same. Yoanna Soliman ‘19 describes it as a “weird, quirky family.” This environment is highlighted both in class and in play rehearsals. Hannah Yale '20, a second year drama student, shar...

Tips to beat the heat

Tips to beat the heat

Marin Valerio

September 4, 2017

With temperatures climbing up to the high 90s, general discomfort, dehydration and even heat strokes are common. In order to ensure health during this record-breaking weather, refer to these tips for beating the heat. Stay hydrated. Even if you are not thirsty, make sure to stay hydrated. There are m...

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