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Foothill’s February blood drive collects units of blood in numbers not seen since 2006

Foothill’s February blood drive collects units of blood in numbers not seen since 2006

Mason King, News Writer

February 13, 2019


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Foothill’s most recent blood drive, run by the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) and the Bioscience Leadership Team, has collected a total of 61 units of blood—a number not seen since 2006. Vitalant, the company that collects the blood, provides it to local hospitals, such as Community Memorial Hospital and V...

BREAKING NEWS: Executive summary of Foothill Pride Week investigation released

BREAKING NEWS: Executive summary of Foothill Pride Week investigation released

Anna Lapteva, News Editor

February 13, 2019


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In the aftermath of concerns over Foothill’s handling of the first-ever Pride Week, a district-led investigation of Foothill’s administration was launched over the course of several months. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, this investigation was officially concluded through the release of an executive summa...

Ventura’s third annual Justice for All March unites community for the cause of women’s rights

Ventura’s third annual Justice for All March unites community for the cause of women’s rights

Noelle Hayward, Reporter

January 20, 2019


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Amidst an array of booths highlighting disparities in equality that women face, a sea of protestors gathered in solidarity with the cause for women’s rights as part of the third annual Justice for All march. Their chants—including “no hate, no fear, everyone is welcome here” and “show me wha...

News Brief: School of Choice window opens

News Brief: School of Choice window opens

Noelle Hayward, News Reporter

January 19, 2019


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Starting Jan. 18, Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) has opened its School of Choice (SOC) window until Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. For two weeks annually, Ventura Unified students and parents are able to apply to schools around the district that “they feel will most benefit their child,” according to the Ventura Unified website. Foothill’s Secretary Debbie Smith stated that to apply, a prospective Foothill student...

Students, staff attend Open Mic event in support of Suicide Prevention Week

Students, staff attend Open Mic event in support of Suicide Prevention Week

Elie Bufford, Writer

January 19, 2019


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As part of the Associated Student Body (ASB)’s Suicide Prevention Week, an “Open Mic” event took place in the black box during lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 17. A crowd of students and faculty gathered to share their opinions, feelings and stories that shed light on the subjects of suicide and depression. Five people volunteered to speak in front of the crowd. They shared poems, monologues and personal anecdotes about topics ranging...

Poster presenting some students’ perception of LGBTQ+, race, women’s rights, more displayed on campus

Poster presenting some students’ perception of LGBTQ+, race, women’s rights, more displayed on campus

Jill Vallance, Reporter

January 14, 2019


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On Monday, Jan. 14, two copies of a flyer detailing some students’ opinions towards LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, racial issues and more were put up on Foothill campus outside of the B-Building. They were first seen during sixth period by a student who then alerted counselors Debbie Freeman and S...

BREAKING NEWS: Ventura Unified School District announces Dr. Roger Rice as new Superintendent

BREAKING NEWS: Ventura Unified School District announces Dr. Roger Rice as new Superintendent

Jill Vallance, Reporter

January 8, 2019


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On the evening of Jan. 8, the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) announced through a press release posted on their website that it has appointed Dr. Roger Rice as the new district superintendent. He currently serves as Deputy Superintendent of Student Services for the Ventura County Office of ...

College applications have seniors at their most stressed

College applications have seniors at their most stressed

Jill Vallance

December 27, 2018


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Just as junior year’s testing is finished and classes come to a conclusion, the infamous senior year burden creeps out of hidingーcollege applications. When asked about the college application process, many seniors may empathize with Ryan Sequeira’s ‘19 words: “it’s definitely a process....

Students dance the night away at Winter Formal 2018

Students dance the night away at Winter Formal 2018

Elie Bufford

December 18, 2018


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At Foothill’s annual Winter Formal, hundreds of students gathered to dance the evening away amidst blasting music and a brilliant display of lights at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Many attendees said they enjoyed the “upbeat” atmosphere of the dance, as Foothill student Brayden Jones ‘22 desc...

BREAKING NEWS: National Merit Commended Scholar awards are presented to six dragons

BREAKING NEWS: National Merit Commended Scholar awards are presented to six dragons

Jill Vallance

December 17, 2018


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On Jan. 17, six seniors won the National Merit Commended Scholar status and were announced at Foothill. Out of the 1.4 million students that took the PSAT, 50,000 of the students were chosen to go to the next round of the decision process. Of those 50,000 students, 16,000 are chosen to go to semifinals; the...

BREAKING NEWS: School board sends out official notice to Ventura Unified concerning separation between Creswell and Board of Education

BREAKING NEWS: School board sends out official notice to Ventura Unified concerning separation between Creswell and Board of Education

Anna Lapteva

December 14, 2018


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On Dec. 14, a message was sent out to the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) by the Board of Education concerning the resignation of Superintendent David Creswell and its aftermath. “‘In light of the impact on the District and the community concerning Superintendent Creswell, Mr. Creswell and the Board have mutually agreed to separate,” the re...

15 years’ work brings community a holiday gift: opening of new CMH development

15 years’ work brings community a holiday gift: opening of new CMH development

Noelle Hayward

December 13, 2018


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In the spirit of the holiday season, Ventura will be presented with a gift: the grand opening of the “Ocean Tower” development of the Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) that launches on Sunday, Dec. 16th. On Dec. 11th, Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) held an intimate celebration for the opening of the ne...

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