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As the temperature rises across the coast and inland, fires become a summer potential like, the Casitas Fire.

Casitas Fire burns 188 acres in Ojai Valley near Lake Casitas

Emma Ippolito, Reporter June 24, 2021

On June 14th, a brush fire began near Lake Casitas in Ojai Valley, burning 188 acres of land. The fire named, the Casitas Fire, burned in an area with scattered homes and some livestock.  Officials...

Class of 2021 graduates throw their caps into the air to celebrate the end of their high school experience.

Graduation 2021: “Fly like a Dragon”

Adler Striegel and Ethan Sequeira June 12, 2021

“This year we were able to show how ready we really are. We defeated isolation, we moved forward, we persevered. [...] So take what you have learned, seize every opportunity, and fly like a dragon,”...

Discover the latest on Foothill Technology High Schools speech and debate club from writer Noelle Villaseñor.

Speech, debate and the improvement of student mental health

Noelle Villaseñor, Writer June 9, 2021

Amidst Foothill Tech’s diverse array of clubs, programs, sports and other extracurriculars is the Speech and Debate club, a potent yet overlooked force of wit on Foothill’s campus. Begun by Mrs. Kindred...

The Class of 2021 participated in a virtual Senior Awards event live-streamed on YouTube amid COVID-19 safety concerns. Credit: White Rabbit Magic & Foothill Technology High School.

Wrapping up the year: Senior Awards Night for the Class of 2021

Caroline Hubner, Reporter June 3, 2021

As the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) Class of 2021 finishes up the final weeks of their high school career, Foothill Tech planned an online version of the annual Senior Awards Night to...

Andrew Johnson 21 confidently declares his rendition of the Announcers Test.

The return of live Air Guitar

Ethan Sequeira, Reporter May 29, 2021

With the buzzing atmosphere of a unique prehistoric jungle theme, Air Guitar 2021 commenced on May 21. The stage was set with a multitude of fake trees and dinosaurs. The much hyped event took place in...

Changes made to the California Education Code in regards to the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020-21 school year account for the many academic setbacks that arose due to distant learning, specifically low grades.

New California education bill could help ease stress of failing pandemic grades for high school students

Caroline Hubner and Nicole Stidham May 13, 2021

The 2020-21 school year has made history with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting school districts and students worldwide. Specifically in California, one of the states hardest hit by the virus, the Senate...

While Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) has decided to administer CAASPP and CAST tests to juniors and seniors, it was also revealed that parents have the ability to opt their student out of these tests.

Foothill Tech juniors and seniors have the option to opt-out of state testing

Nicole Stidham, Reporter May 12, 2021

After the California Board of Education declared testing flexibility, the state has determined that Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) juniors and seniors will be taking the California Assessment...

Elizabeth Ferris 21 and Clare Duganne 22 hand out lanyards at the Renaissance Rally.

A little bit of normalcy: Dragons celebrate first Ren Rally of the year

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor May 10, 2021

With music blasting and the Hawaiian-theme decorated quad filled to the brim with Dragons, the first Renaissance Rally of the year was off to a start. On May 6, 2021, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill...

Juniors at Foothill Tech get excited for the opportunity to leave campus during lunch.

Finally free, upperclassmen are now able to leave campus during lunch

Emma Ippolito, Reporter April 26, 2021

With students beginning to return to school full-time, upperclassmen at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) have been eager to go off campus during lunch. Finally, the time has come. Starting...

Foothill Tech students celebrate returning to in-person classes in the quad.

Foothill Tech is back in session for the spring quarter of the 2020-2021 school year

As numbers of COVID-19 infection rates in Ventura County steadily decrease, students enrolled in the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) secondary schools have begun their transition into...

As schools plan to open soon, social distancing signs and reminders are placed around campus.

The new MOU between Ventura Unified and VUEA means students will return to campus full time starting April 26

Caroline Hubner and Nicole Stidham April 15, 2021

The decline in COVID-19 infection rates in Ventura County has prompted a flurry of excitement among Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) students who will be transitioning to hybrid learning...

As high schools plan to open soon, teachers are allowed vaccinations.

Foothill Tech staff opinions vary on COVID-19 vaccine

Olivia Zoll, Reporter March 26, 2021

Disclaimer: The results shared are from an anonymous poll of 29 Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) teachers and staff. As Ventura County enters the red COVID-19 tier, schools are pushing...

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