The Foothill Dragon Press

Assistant Principal Perez is excited to support students, teachers

Assistant Principal Perez is excited to support students, teachers

Amanda Perez

September 4, 2017

Eva "Tina" Perez comes to Foothill with an abundant amount of insight, knowledge and skill under her belt. She couldn’t be more excited to share and advise with Foothill students. As the new assistant principal, Perez is constantly asking herself “How can I help the students and the teachers?” ...

Schmitt and the quest for rigor

Schmitt and the quest for rigor

Matthew Godfrey

September 3, 2017

With four years of collegiate softball and countless hours spent surfing, Brooke Schmitt is starting the next rigorous chapter in her life as a teacher at Foothill, and she couldn't be more excited. Shifting from the physical load to the mental load is just what she has been hoping for. The desire t...

The Class of 2021: First day thoughts

The Class of 2021: First day thoughts

Lauren Shields

August 26, 2017

As the Class of 2021 wanders around the Foothill halls, trying to find their place in the unfamiliar environment, stories, opinions and goals begin to arise. To hear some of the freshmen voice their opinions about the first day of school, click the play button on the bottom left corner of each pictu...

Tips to achieve the perfect summer road trip

Tips to achieve the perfect summer road trip

Clare Knutson

June 15, 2017

Road trips are the quintessential summer adventure, but they aren’t all just blasting tunes and laughing with your friends as you roll through scenic country. Road trips can turn really miserable in an extremely short amount of time if you aren’t prepared. Yes, it is possible to simply throw your ...

Linda Kapala: “You touch them, they touch you”

Linda Kapala: “You touch them, they touch you”

Clare Knutson

June 14, 2017

Linda Kapala has been a familiar and friendly face in the Foothill media center, helping students find information on everything from good books to read to college information to organizing community service. After 17 years of service, Kapala is retiring. Her official title is Career and Media Specialist ...

Foothill students and their worlds at home

Foothill students and their worlds at home

Chloe Hilles

June 13, 2017

     Foothill is known for its collection of quirky students who all have different characters that add to the campus atmosphere. From musicians to scientists to pun loving teens, Foothill has a little bit of everything. Although, something you may not know about the girl you sit next to in math class or th...

Three Foothill teachers share their stories of immigration

Three Foothill teachers share their stories of immigration

Chloe Hilles

June 13, 2017

As students, we are curious about where the people who teach and mentor us everyday come from. The teachers at Foothill have diverse and unique backgrounds. Some of them are alumni, some are from out of state and a few even come from different countries. These three teachers are not only influential in...

Aasha and Kahar McCullum: Unrelated siblings brought together through family and culture

Aasha and Kahar McCullum: Unrelated siblings brought together through family and culture

Chloe Hilles

June 13, 2017

Two Nepali-American Foothillians, unrelated by blood, religion or gender. Two white, Venturan mothers. What binds the four together? To start, the last name McCullum. Kahar McCullum ‘17, the eldest sibling of the family, believes he definitely has an interesting story, one that can’t begin to be cap...

Enkela Qoshlli ’18: “Both of my cultures have shaped me”

Enkela Qoshlli ’18: “Both of my cultures have shaped me”

Kathryn Brandi

June 13, 2017

“It’s kind of romantic,” Enkela Qoshlli ‘19 said about her mother. “She was selfless in hoping.” Although raised in Ventura, Enkela was born in Germiston, South Africa where her parents were reunited after being separated for over five years in their attempt to flee their homeland, Al...

Yoanna Soliman ’19: The “intense” journey from Egypt to the United States

Yoanna Soliman ’19: The “intense” journey from Egypt to the United States

Nick Zoll

June 13, 2017

Born in Port Said in 2001, Yoanna Soliman ‘19 spent the first eight years of her life in her native country of Egypt. However, she and her family were essentially forced to migrate to California. Soliman explained that the main reason her family decided to migrate to the United States concerned rel...

Auditory Nostalgia: The music of Foothill teachers’ youth

Auditory Nostalgia: The music of Foothill teachers’ youth

Lorenzo Alexander

June 13, 2017

Music carries an eternal power. All emotions in the human repertoire can be easily recalled through incoming sound. Whether feelings are found in the strum of a chord or amidst the beat of a drum, hearing is the human sense most associated with memory. For many, an all-too-familiar sensation commonly provoked by mu...

The Supreme Court through the ages

The Supreme Court through the ages

Emma Kolesnik

June 9, 2017

Looking back at recent history, certain American presidents have left bigger legacies than others and left varying degrees of permanent impact on our country. Something not often considered, however, is the legacy each president leaves in regards to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has power not ...

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