The Foothill Dragon Press

La diversidad de la música latina

Artistas notables

Carol Sanchez and Joana Diaz

September 30, 2019

La música Latinoaméricana es conocida por su gran variedad de estilos y mensajes. Cada canción está hecha con la intención de que cualquier persona en cualquier rincón del mundo la escuche y le encante. Muchas personas no se dan cuenta de la música en español es más que banda, mariachi o canc...

“La Raza, Unida, Jamás Será Vencida”

La Raza,

Owen Hanson, Writer

September 25, 2019

Foundation and fall of El Partido Nacional de La Raza Unida Founded on Jan. 17, 1970, El Partido Nacional de La Raza Unida was a political party in Southwest Texas created to battle inequality in the Democratic party. Rising toward the latter end of the Chicano movement and met with the discontent of ...

Disabilities are Abilities

Disabilities should not invoke pity, but highlight passion and strength

Sean Quinn, Writer

September 8, 2019

When I was in first grade, I knew I was different, in the way I learned, the way I acted and my overall state of mind. A couple of years later, I was officially diagnosed with being on the autism spectrum. At first, I believed my autism to be a curse. It helped to know that it wasn’t a rare or uncommon condition,...

June: History of the marginalized

June: History of the Marginalized

Hana Vrablik and Jimena Perez

July 3, 2019

June 3, 1943: Zoot Suit Riots begin The Sleepy Lagoon trial concluded in early 1943 and declared twelve young men guilty for the death of José Gallardo Díaz and five young women who declined to testify were sent to the Ventura School for Girls, a reformatory school. The result of the Sleepy Lagoon case clearly...

May: History of the marginalized

May: History of the marginalized

Hana Vrablik and Jimena Perez

May 29, 2019

Throughout our experiences in history classes in high school, middle school and even primary school, we’ve noticed that the curriculum is centered around the stories of Anglo settlers and European nations. History has always been presented to us primarily from the colonial viewpoint. The history we l...

Series of Minority Meetings, Sharing Experiences

Series of Minority Meetings, Sharing Experiences

Jonathan Soriano, Writer

May 19, 2019

Feeling “uncomfortable.” Feeling “very unappreciated.” Feeling “out of place.” Feelings contained inside for fear of being “perceived as angry and irrational.” These are only a handful of the sentiments of Foothill students from minority backgrounds, and they experience these feelings...

OPINIÓN: Corrupción de día a día

La corrupción es un problema evidente a través del espectro político y en la vida cotidiana de los ciudadanos.

Jimena Perez, Writer

April 22, 2019

La corrupción es más que común en países latinoamericanos. Es fácil culpar al gobierno y decir que los políticos son culpables de la estructura de corrupción sobre un país. Es cierto, que al poner un funcionario corrupto tras otro en una posición de poder crea un sistema de impunidad que par...

First-generation college students break barriers with AVID

Jocelyn Soriano '19, Jay Garcia '19 and Josiah Beharry '19 (from left to right).

Rachel Chang, Social Media Editor/Science Editor

March 25, 2019

Quick glances and prideful smiles were exchanged, then the three of them exclaimed in synchrony: “We all got into college!” Jocelyn Soriano ‘19, Jay Garcia ‘19 and Josiah Beharry ‘19 were responding to the question of how Foothill’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) progr...

District CTE Greg Bayless invited to QSA meeting, hears student concerns

Queer-Straight Alliance Club pose for a picture with Career and

Jonathan Soriano, Writer

March 15, 2019

In the shadow of Foothill’s first-ever Pride Week, Ventura Unified School District Career and Technical Education Director Greg Bayless attended a Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) meeting during lunch on Thursday, March 14. President Hannah Yale ‘20 requested him to attend, with the purpose of elucidating...

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

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

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 learning about European and Western history. According to history teacher Cherie Eulau, there are...

La falsa esperanza del sueño americano

La falsa esperanza del sueño americano

Jimena Perez, Writer

February 19, 2019

El sueño Americano es tan solo eso—un sueño. La esperanza de que al llegar a los Estados Unidos demuestres tu valor con tu esfuerzo, escales los niveles socioeconómicos y logres ser feliz. Un sueño que hace que miles de personas arriesguen y cambien su vida por completo cada año por tan solo la oportunidad de tener una m...

Five Mexican dishes you should be eating

Tinga de pollo, sopes, mole, tostilocos and plátanos fritos.

Jimena Perez, Writer

February 10, 2019

Upon hearing Latin food, or more specifically Mexican food, most people's minds jump directly to burritos or tacos. Sure, burritos and tacos are great, but places such as Snapper Jack’s and Chipotle offer very Americanized versions of Mexican food—so much so that it’s no longer Mexican food. Finding...

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