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The airport doesn’t have to be a stressful place; with simple preparation, you can be calm in a herd of chaos.

Make traveling easier with three simple tips

Amanda Perez, Writer 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

Lauren Shields, Managing Editor 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...

Abbey Bufford 19 (left) and Johnny Barrera 19 (right) are two Foothill students who have fallen in love with writing poetry.

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

Marin Valerio, Features Editor 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...

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

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

Jimena Perez, Writer 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...

Credit: Ventura County Office of Education

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

Anna Lapteva and Hana Vrablik 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....

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

Freshmen of ’22 take their first shot at finals

Amanda Perez, Writer 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 ‘19 and Shealyn Massey ‘19. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press

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

Hana Vrablik, Writer 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...

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

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

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...

Credit: Jordyn Savard / The Foothill Dragon Press

Ventura Strong—Look At Us Now

Jordyn Savard 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)

Olivia Sanford 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...

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

Rebuilding after the Thomas Fire

Elie Bufford 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...

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