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Following the difficulties of trying to volunteer amidst a global pandemic, Foothill Technology High School has made a decision to cut its mandatory community service requirement.

Foothill Tech lifts community service requirements

Emma Ippolito, Reporter October 23, 2021

As previously announced by Principal Russel Gibbs on Oct. 15, 2021, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) students will no longer be required to have community service hours in order to graduate....

Parents rally with posters and chants in Huntington Beach to protest the public school vaccine mandate.

COVID-19 vaccine protestors take to the streets following the new California student vaccine mandate

Caroline Hubner and Emma Ippolito October 22, 2021

On Oct. 18, 2021 the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) and Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) were hit hard by low attendance rates due to the state-wide walkout against the...

Students reenact what it looks like when they see their peers vaping in the school restrooms.

Dragon Breath: Vaping culture at Foothill

Lila Ettedgui-Scott, Reporter October 20, 2021

Editor’s Note: All sources’ names are altered names that were granted on conditions of anonymity. These sources agreed to discuss their personal relationships or opinions on vaping only on the condition...

Students across Ventura Unified School District come together to dress up in costume and celebrate at the Happy Haunts Dance.

Dragons celebrate at Happy Haunts

Melanie Hernandez and Ailanie Martinez October 19, 2021

Dragons embraced their Halloween spirit with this year's spook-tacular Happy Haunts dance on Oct. 15, 2021. Organized by the Associated Student Body (ASB), the dance took place in Foothill Technology High...

The fall Renaissance Rally sparks excitement around Foothills campus.

“Just keep swimming”: School spirit exemplified at Finding Nemo themed Ren Rally

Caroline Hubner, Reporter October 18, 2021

It’s officially the fall season and students at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) experienced their first Renaissance Rally of the 2021-22 school year. The Foothill Tech Associated Student...

The newly approved plan works to offer academic support and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Update: ESSER III Expenditure Plan

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor October 14, 2021

The Oct. 12 school board meeting consisted of a variety of Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) updates, including approved adoption of the updated ESSER III Expenditure Plan.  The meeting...

The three representatives for Environmental Club show their passion for the Earth with a poster and plants.

Foothill Tech’s community is showcased at Club Rush 2021

Caroline Hubner and Ailanie Martinez October 4, 2021

The fall season is finally in full swing and students at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) participated in their first in-person Club Rush in over two years. On Oct. 1, 2021 club and interest...

Ventura Unified school board meets to discuss the expenditure plan for the ESSER III grant.

School board meets to discuss ESSER III Expenditure Plan

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor October 3, 2021

On Oct. 1, 2021 the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) school board met for a special study session regarding the federal ESSER III grant Ventura Unified applied for in June and the ESSER...

Autumn Campbell 23 and Dylann Overbaugh 23 spend hours carefully detailing faces.

Dragons express creativity in annual Chalk Festival

Melanie Hernandez, Writer October 2, 2021

The annual Chalk Festival at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) commenced on Aug. 28, 2021 and ran through Aug. 29. Throughout the festival, art students could be seen roaming the halls with...

Freshmen search for their names on the Mickey Mouse hands.

The magic never ends, Foothill Tech’s Start Strong Rally kicks off the year for class of 2025

Emma Ippolito, Reporter September 28, 2021

On Friday Sept. 24 2021, Class of ‘25 Dragons at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) eagerly weaved their way through the quad as they searched for the various scavenger hunt items and pictures...

Principal Russel Gibbs gave an inspirational opening speech to kick off the event.

Back to virtual: Foothill Tech’s annual Back to School Night

Caroline Hubner, Reporter September 25, 2021

In-person school is back in session at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) and the annual tradition of Back to School Night is up and running once again. Unlike past years, the event was completely...

COVID-19 Vaccination mandates could potentially be under way for districts surrounding Los Angeles Unified School District.

LA Unified public schools mandate COVID-19 vaccine for students

Emma Ippolito and Emilie Huovinen September 23, 2021

With Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech)  having been in session for almost a month now, some districts are trying to figure out how to continue keeping students and administrators safe from...

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