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The Foothill Dragon Press

While the month of April is commonly associated with spring activities and celebrations, it also calls for autism awareness, making it a month dedicated to changing the minds of society not to seek a cure, but to embrace a group that has been excluded for far too long.

OPINION: What you should know about Autism “Awareness” Month

Sean Quinn, Writer April 29, 2021

Not only is the month of April the time for egg hunts, pranks and religious celebrations, it's also a month dedicated to advocacy for people with autism. When the title itself implies that autism is something...

The celebration of Rosh Hashanah begins in late September, and is filled with activities from reflecting on the good intentions accomplished in the year to dining on the customary meal of challahs and pomegranates.

5781 years resilient: an introduction to Rosh Hashanah

Lila Ettedgui-Scott, Writer September 19, 2020

Rosh Hashanah, “the head of the year,” is celebrated by the Jewish community all throughout the diaspora. Starting at sundown on Sept. 18, the 29 of Elul, the Jewish lunar calendar resets to the first...

There are many sexually diverse musicians who make music that appeal to both the LGBTQ+ community and other audiences.

The 2010s: A momentous decade in LGBTQ+ pop music

Lillian Li, Writer June 30, 2020

The normalization of unfiltered, visible LGBTQ+ artists in mainstream pop music was something that happened slowly, over years upon years...until it suddenly exploded. The dawn of the 2010s saw an unparalleled...

The Aztecs were a prominent influence on the world in which we live today.

How the Aztecs shaped the modern world

Joana Diaz, Writer May 9, 2020

The Aztecs dominated central Mexico from their glorious capital, Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) since their arrival during the 13th century as a nomadic tribe in Mesoamerica. They were the most powerful...

One of the many aspects celebrants look forward to when Cinco de Mayo rolls around is the delicious food that the holiday has to offer. However, its not the only important part of the day.

Why Americans love Cinco de Mayo

Joana Diaz, Writer May 3, 2020

Quick! Grab your sombreros, your ponchos and get the tacos ready, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Finally, an excuse to get tipsy off strawberry margaritas with your friends, turn up the mariachi music and eat chips...

The pressures that come with the effects of COVID-19, such as school closure and distance learning, can have a major impact on students mental health, as well as how they can cope with these new stressors.

The effects of school closures on students’ mental health

Sean Quinn, Writer April 30, 2020

Students across the world have felt the pain of missing months of their high school year. However, COVID-19 has posed more challenges than missing friends and a regular routine for many students. Shakti...

Ser latino en California hace tener una familia bilingüe casi inevitable.

La importancia de crecer bilingüe

Joana Diaz, Writer March 12, 2020

Ser latino en California hace tener una familia bilingüe casi inevitable. Sin embargo, muchos padres Latinos no le enseñan a sus hijos su idioma natal lo cual los limita en cuestión de comunicación....

Francisco Franco Bahamonde is often overlooked as one of the the most notable Fascist Dictators.

Fascism Without Franco? Unacceptable.

Owen Hanson, Writer March 12, 2020

In World History we learned about the rise and fall of dictators; and why they fail to remain in power. Yet, throughout a year of exploring history’s most infamous fascists, Francisco Franco Bahamonde...

Positive LGBTQ+ Representation

Positive LGBTQ+ Representation

Sean Quinn, Writer March 6, 2020

 The GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index indicates that 18.2% of movies in 2018 included LGBTQ+ characters which are an increase from 13.8% in 2012. I know what you are thinking… progress! But let’s...

Black History Month is a holiday meant to celebrate and recognize the central role black people have played in American history.

Prolific figures celebrated in honor of Black History Month

Jimena Perez and Lillian Li February 29, 2020

Black History Month celebrates the lives of African Americans and their “central role” in U.S. history. This annual celebration offers much-needed representation of African Americans around the country,...

Expectations in Latinx households have led to larger societal implications.

The effects of authoritarian parenting in Latinx Culture

Carol Sanchez, Writer February 24, 2020

Strict parenting is a cultural norm among Latinx families. There are strict rules and high expectations placed on Latinx children that are meant to be the formula for creating a well-mannered and obedient...

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira performed an impactful performance at Superbowl LIV.

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s Super Bowl halftime show gave pride and representation to the Latinx community

Carol Sanchez, Writer February 11, 2020

Support from the Latinx community came out full force when Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, two iconic Latina artists, took the stage at the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. Their performances expressed their...

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