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News Brief: Revised dress code

News Brief: Revised dress code

Olivia Zoll, Reporter

December 6, 2019

In her presentation updating the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) on Foothill at the most recent school board meeting held on Nov. 12, Associated Student Body (ASB) President Hayden Hickerson ‘20, brought up the revisal of a new Foothill dress code.  The need to reform the dress code was brough...

First ever Dia de Los Muertos celebrates culture, loved ones, community

First ever Dia de Los Muertos celebrates culture, loved ones, community

Adler Striegel, Reporter

November 11, 2019

With vibrant decorations filling the quad, students, parents, staff and community members swarmed the school to participate in Foothill’s first-ever Día De Los Muertos celebration. Held on the evening of Nov. 7, 2019, the event, which was run by the Be Heard club, was an opportunity for the Foothi...

All-district Glow Dance brightens up Spirito Hall

All-district Glow Dance brightens up Spirito Hall

Jacob Guthrie, Reporter

November 11, 2019

Brimming with glow sticks, necklaces, bracelets and lights, Spirito Hall was radiating an electric vibe as the pop music filled everyone’s ears, kicking off a relaxing three day weekend on Nov. 8, 2019. The dance serves as a fun and energetic way to put an end to a tough week of school at Footh...

BREAKING: the Maria Fire consumes 8,730 acres, evacuating 8,000 residents

BREAKING: the Maria Fire consumes 8,730 acres, evacuating 8,000 residents

Emma Yakel, Reporter

November 1, 2019

As trick-or-treaters were traversing the streets on the night of Oct. 31, 2019, a brush fire was erupting between Somis and Santa Paula on the south mountain next to Bradley Road and Solano Verde Drive. This wildfire which is being labeled as the Maria Fire spread 8,730 acres within 12 hours, has consumed 2 houses and is not show...

LGBTQ+ pride: celebrating diversity

LGBTQ+  pride: celebrating diversity

Olivia Zoll, Reporter

October 29, 2019

With canopies scattered throughout the quad and rainbows flagged throughout campus, the second annual Pride week commenced at Foothill, returning after the complications it faced last year. This event was run by the Queer-Straight Alliance club (QSA) with Associated Student Body (ASB) lending its help. Throughout t...

A carnival takes over Foothill at annual Renaissance rally

A carnival takes over Foothill at annual Renaissance rally

Emma Yakel, Reporter

October 23, 2019

With the sun shining, the music blasting and the campus bustling on Oct. 18, 2019, it was no question that the annual fall Renaissance rally was in full swing. Taking on the theme of a carnival, the rally celebrated and awarded students who obtained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above, or incre...

Students and administrators meet to discuss Foothill’s dress code

Students and administrators meet to discuss Foothill’s dress code

Adler Striegel, Reporter

October 13, 2019

“The way that someone dresses should never determine how successful they are or how much respect they deserve,” Elexa Mellein ‘21 boldly states, setting the scene for what was to come in the discussion between students and administration. Mellein was referring to comments made by Assistant Principal...

Foothill’s annual blood drive provides the gift of life to many

Foothill’s annual blood drive provides the gift of life to many

Olivia Zoll, Reporter

October 8, 2019

During Foothill’s annual blood drive, students had a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on others' lives. This event was held on October 7, 2019, and gave those 16 years of age or older the chance to donate blood.  The blood drive was organized by The Bioscience Academy, and blood was co...

Students protest against dress code after announcement from administration

Students protest against dress code after announcement from administration

Olivia Zoll, Reporter

September 28, 2019

During the daily announcements on Sept. 24, Assistant Principal Stephanie Cruz reminded students that despite the warm weather, dress code was still to be adhered to, ending the statement congratulating the boys of the school for “doing great.” Cruz was absent from school for the next two days due...

Students find a sense of belonging at Club Rush 2019

Students find a sense of belonging at Club Rush 2019

Adler Striegel, Reporter

September 24, 2019

On Sep. 20, 2019, students swarmed the quad and were greeted by the vibrant booths of Foothills annual Club Rush. With no shortage of options, students wove through the enticing displays, each one advertising a different club at Foothill. This event, run by the Associated Student Body (ASB) and organized by...

Back to School Night gives parents a glimpse into their students lives

Back to School Night gives parents a glimpse into their students lives

Olivia Zoll, Reporter

September 21, 2019

On the evening of Thursday, Sep. 19, parents had the opportunity to step into their child’s shoes for a school day at Foothill Technology High School. This event, known as Back to School Night, is put on by the Associated Student Body (ASB) annually to acquaint parents with their students' schedules and meet their various teacher...

Class of 2023 starts off with a bang at freshman “Start Strong Rally”

Class of 2023 starts off with a bang at freshman “Start Strong Rally”

Ethan Sequeira, Reporter

September 9, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 6, the freshmen of Foothill participated in the annual Start Strong Rally. This event, "which is exclusive to freshmen,” is about bonding with fellow classmates along with learning more about the campus. First, the Class of 2023 was escorted to Spirito Hall where they got “hyped up,”...

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