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The Foothill Dragon Press

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

A decade-themed spirit week was a thrilling lead up to Roaring 20s themed prom that took place on May 4, 2024. Students got the opportunity to show off their poodle skirts, bell bottom jeans, Juicy Couture and leather jackets.

Dragons travel back in time with a decades themed spirit week

Ella Asher, Reporter May 5, 2024

In preparation for Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech)’s “Roaring '20s” prom, Associated Student Body (ASB) hosted a decades-themed spirit week from April 29 to May 3, 2024. Each day...

Foothill Technology High Schools (Foothill Tech) Interact Club teams up with the wellness center to provide free resources for any student in need. Located in the wellness center, are grey baskets full of supplies. They store markers, pencils, pens, and notebooks for all of students academic needs. They also have hygiene products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and feminine products.

Student needs pantry: Interact Club provides support for students

Ella Asher, Reporter April 24, 2024

Since the beginning of March 2024, the Interact Club at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) has organized a student needs pantry called Dragon Resources for students located in the Wellness...

On the evenings of April 17, 18 and 19, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) students, who are apart of the Drama Department, put on a show of The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza for parents, students and staff to enjoy. This is the Drama department’s second production of the school year starting with Elf The Musical in December. Parents and students filled the chairs in Spirito Hall bringing flowers, cards and gifts to support their students, as well as cash to buy snacks that were provided by Drama department as a fundraiser for the club. The night was filled with joy, fear, laughter and gloating all provided by the students of the Drama department.

The Drama program brings new knowledge to Foothill Tech through Greek mythology

Aubrey Alderman, Reporter April 22, 2024

At Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) the Drama department decided to introduce "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza," a funny retelling of certain stories and myths students may have once heard....

On April 17, 2024, Foothill Technology High School’s (Foothill Tech) Associated Student Body (ASB) held a Star Wars themed academic rally in honor of the graduating class of 2024. Cups filled with sparkling apple cider were set out on tables on the stage in the quad for seniors to grab and toast, celebrating their milestones and the future ahead of them.

Class of 2024 SOARs into end of the year festivities

Ruby Jenkins and Maggie Lay April 20, 2024

As graduation looms overhead, the Class of 2024 has begun to say goodbye to their high school careers and embrace their future. To celebrate this, Foothill Technology High School’s (Foothill Tech) Associated...

The Associative Student Body (ASB) at schools host and execute various events, such as Spirit Weeks, rallies and dances. At Foothill Technology High School, (Foothill Tech) events are often cancelled from lack of participation. While most ASB events are successful, the growing lack of school spirit towards the end of the year is a problem for attempted events.

News Brief: Discussion on recent ASB canceled events

Bailey Basurto, Reporter April 20, 2024

Schools that have an Associative Student Body (ASB) have an obligation to host events that rally up school spirit. Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) ASB has a large working body that organizes...

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a popular method for many couples dealing with infertility to have children of their own. It is a process that involves fertilizing an egg with sperm outside the body, and then placing the egg inside a uterus, allowing it to grow and develop into a baby. However, there have been debates about the legal status of embryonic children, such as the law passed in Alabama on Feb. 16. Join our writers as they discuss the situation around IVF in Alabama.

Navigating IVF: Challenges in Alabama’s reproductive landscape

Kalea Eggertsen, Bailey Basurto, and Audrey Szijj April 13, 2024

On Feb. 16, 2024, the Alabama Supreme Court declared that embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF), which are frozen embryos, should be considered children. After the accidental destruction...

The Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) Associated Student Body (ASB) assembled a Teen Beach Movie Spirit Week, reminding students to finish the quarter strong as they head into spring break. From spirit days such as Pajama Day and Summer Coolin to the Renaissance Rally at the end of the week, ASB planned events to bolster connections around the school creating a fun environment.

Dragons bask in the sun with a “Teen Beach Movie” themed Renaissance Rally and Spirit Week

Bailey Basurto, Reporter March 24, 2024

With the cool winds of spring approaching, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) held its spring Renaissance Rally, hosted on March 22, 2024. Organized by the Associative Student Body (ASB),...

To keep up with the growing population of Ventura, Calif., the Ventura City Council voted in favor of expanding paid parking in the downtown area. As of May 1, 2024, many of the currently free parking places, including the parking structure on Santa Clara St., will cost $1.25 an hour.

The changes in parking coming to Downtown Ventura

Aubrey Alderman, Reporter March 20, 2024

Since December of 2023, the City of Ventura's Downtown Parking Advisory Committee has planned to implement new major parking changes in Downtown Ventura, Calif. Almost all free parking will be closed by...

From March 4-8, 2024, Wellness Week was held at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) to inform students of ways to improve ones mental and physical health. The week focused on many things such as a sound bath, a tabling event, a safeTalk, a blender bike and even therapy dogs.

From smoothies to sound baths: Wellness Week at Foothill Tech

Ella Asher, Reporter March 11, 2024

During the week of March 4 to March 8, 2024, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) hosted a Wellness Week to remind students of the benefits of mental and physical health. Although this wasn’t...

Entree to Employment is an annual event hosted by the BioScience Academy. This event is a formal dinner which allows the upperclassmen of the academy to meet professionals in the field of medicine, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The dinner is run by Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) leaders and staffed by the sophomores who set up, served meals and cleaned up.

BioScience students enjoy a night of opportunities at annual Entrée to Employment

Aubrey Alderman and Maggie Lay February 24, 2024

With the Class of 2024 and 2025 inching toward graduation and future career pathways, Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) hosted the annual Entree to Employment event at Foothill Technology High...

With an emphasis on connection, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) had its annual Kindness Week spanning from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15. The Associated Student Body (ASB) had daily activities for students including decorating the halls with hundreds of color-coordinated hearts with students’ names for Valentine’s Day.

Kindness Week brings Dragons together to share their spirit for the community

Aubrey Alderman, Reporter February 18, 2024

Kindness and love was stirred around Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) during Kindness Week, which was held from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, 2024. Kindness Week was planned and organized and set...

On a small 0.48 acre lot, a notice of apublic hearing sign is placed. The city proposed to build a 30-unit apartment complex on Day Road in Ventura, Calif. down the street from Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech).

Potential housing on Day Road: Parking and residential concerns raised

Maggie Lay, Reporter February 14, 2024

On Aug. 2, 2023, a meeting was held at the community meeting room in San Buenaventura City Hall for the Design Review Committee (DRC) to review the potential apartment plan for 54 Day Road, which would...

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