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Cómo hacer una piñata

Las piñatas forman una gran parte de la cultura mexicana.

Jimena Perez, Writer

February 7, 2019

Cómo hacer una piñata from The Foothill Dragon Press on Vimeo.   Como mexicano(a) es más que común crecer rodeado de piñatas durante tu niñez, y años después. Las piñatas forman una gran parte de la cultura mexicana. Se ha convertido en una tradición que cada niño llega a amar. Con cada golpe te acercas mas y mas a los grand...

Introducing Intersections: Increasing diversity in journalism

Introducing Intersections: Increasing diversity in journalism

Jimena Perez and Rachel Chang

February 2, 2019

Journalism plays a phenomenally important role in informing the public on untold stories and facts, and, in turn, shaping public opinion. From a local to an international scope, journalism is the agenda setter for what issues we unitedly give our attention to, as well as the watchdog over authority to...

La triste realidad sobre el Machismo

La triste realidad sobre el Machismo

Jimena Perez, Writer

January 11, 2019

Machismo, la idea de que un hombre es naturalmente superior a una mujer, y consecuentemente debería actuar de tal forma. Es algo que ha estado presente en México y en muchos otros países Latinoamericanos desde hace siglos, y que lamentablemente sigue siendo un problema monumental. Alrededor de ...

BUFFORD: “Foothill is not exactly the queer haven people like to pretend that it is”

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Abbey Bufford, Guest Columnist

December 19, 2018

When I was in Seattle over fall break, I was scared. I was scared because of the recent Trump Administration threat to define gender on biological sex and refuse trans people the right to legally change their gender. I was scared because I am trans and some of my friends and loved ones are trans and a...

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

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Jimena Perez

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 as something morbid, it was simply considered another step in each person’s journey. Día de los Muertos, or ...

Nadie debería ser juzgado por ser demasiado latino o no ser lo suficiente

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Jimena Perez

September 20, 2018

Nadie debería ser juzgado por ser demasiado latino o no ser lo suficiente. Hay una larga historia de discriminación a través del mundo a causa de estatus social, apariencia fisica, estabilidad emocional, sexualidad, etnicidad y entre muchas otras. Hoy en dia hispanos y latinos forman la minoría étni...

The evolution and disparity of the Eastern Asian phenotype

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Rachel Chang

March 10, 2018

 In our lifetime, we’ve met thousands of individuals and have peered at even more faces. Whether referring to brow bridges or cheekbones, each and every face has its own distinctive structure. This prompts us to question how these differences in facial features came to be. Examining the factors resp...

Growing Up Half Asian

Growing Up Half Asian

Lillian Li

March 10, 2018

Living in a household that is both Asian and German is both wonderful and bewildering. Although my father was born in Hong Kong and my mother was raised by German emigrants who fled from Nazi Germany, it was our grandparents who carried on their cultural legacy to my brother and I. That isn’t ...

The Cougar Press: Diversity of interests, heritage for Asian American students

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The Foothill Dragon Press

March 10, 2018

At Ventura High School, musicians, athletes, artists and academics all intermingle. While students see this diversity of interests, what they may miss is students’ diversity of heritage. With Asian American students in particular, a stereotype exists that “all Asians are the same,” regardless of their ...

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