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Sports Science: Erin Gaynor’s small but mighty serving style

November 6, 2018

Tennis: the game of finesse, grace and etiquette. The sport began in Northern France in the 12th century and the traditions have been preserved through thousands of years. To look at some of the world’s...

Día de los Muertos: beautifully important tradition of life in death

Credit: Naomi Schmitt / The Foothill Dragon Press
November 3, 2018

After the death of a loved one, people are often left in solitude to mourn their loss. To early Mesoamerican civilizations, this practice would be considered disrespectful. Rather than perceiving death...

Annika Fedde enters the school year with a splash

Annika Fedde '19 returns to Foothill after a long summer of sailing. Credit: Ethan Crouch / The Foothill Dragon Press
October 10, 2018

[divider]Fedde finishes 20th in an international sailing competition[/divider] After missing the first week of school, Annika Fedde ‘19 returned to her home—Ventura, California— as an internationally...

California Street cove’s surfing retrospective

Surfer in green does a re-entry as he rides a right hander. Credit: Olivia Sanford / The Foothill Dragon Press
October 5, 2018   As the first light of the morning gleamed across the ripples of waves, local surfers suited up to compete in the annual California Street Classic. This recurring...

Foothill’s new psychologist Mariko Garza is here to help

New psychologist Mariko Garza welcomes students back to school with a smile. Credit: Olivia Sanford / The Foothill Dragon Press
September 19, 2018

Mariko Garza likes to eat her papaya fresh with a spoon and a squeeze of lime. She likes gardening flowers and going to indoor trampoline parks with her 4-year-old daughter, Skye. She describes herself...

Foothill welcomes Mary Smith, new Health Technician

The new health technician stands in front of a wall of leaves. Credit: Olivia Sanford / The Foothill Dragon Press
September 19, 2018

Mary Smith, the new health technician, arrived at Foothill last year towards the end of May. For Foothill students, the month of May is a month of madness—finals, cramming sessions and a bad case of...

Dan Baker takes on science at Foothill

Dan Baker, the new science teacher. Credit: Ethan Crouch / The Foothill Dragon Press
September 19, 2018

You may have seen him around campus or as a student teacher in Biology—but this time, he’s back for good. After years of previous experience in the field, Baker has decided to extend his passion for...

Three easy ways to go greener

Credit: Jordyn Savard / The Foothill Dragon Press
September 2, 2018

Copious amounts of garbage have been drowning landfills. Forty percent of all lakes in America are too polluted for aquatic life, let alone for swimming in. It falls upon us to prevent the next 60 percent....

Systems specialist Kris Nordin retires after 17 years

Kris Nordin, Foothill’s Systems Specialist, will retire Friday, Aug. 31. Credit: Jill Vallance / The Foothill Dragon Press
August 31, 2018

After 17 years of working as a loyal Dragon, Kris Nordin, Foothill’s Systems Specialist, will retire Friday, Aug. 31. Nordin originally moved to Ventura in 1997. Because her girls needed to get adjusted,...

Investigative: Is Foothill “where the grades are high and the students are higher?”

Teenagers can find drugs like opioids and marijuana to be easily accessible under their parents' roofs.
August 17, 2018

Editor’s Note: This article includes potentially upsetting discussion of drug addiction, fatal drug overdose and death caused by driving under the influence. *Editor’s Note: Sources’ names that...

Dragon Voices: Community Service

Credit: Abigail Massar / The Foothill Dragon Press
June 4, 2018

  The Community Service Requirement at Foothill obligates students to volunteer for at least 75 hours by the end of their senior year. Foothill recommends doing 25 hours every year. Is this a reasonable...

The City Center provides hope for homeless

Amy Medina with daughter Alina in City Center office. Credit: Jack Vielbig / The Foothill Dragon Press
May 18, 2018

How do we deal with homelessness in Ventura? It’s easy to look away: to avert our eyes and stare straight ahead or to mind our own business. Social protocol teaches us to stick to the path in front of...

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