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The Foothill Dragon Press

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

As intermission ends, Foothill Tech Drama students talk amongst themselves and perform a very organized skit.

Foothill Tech’s Drama Club embraces outcasts with original play “The Guide To Becoming A Theatre Kid”

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter December 20, 2022

The room darkens, a hush falls over the awaiting crowd and a warm spotlight illuminates the curtain-drawn stage. Two hands emerge, snapping on beat with the famous “Addams Family Theme” song playing...

With excitement roaming around during Freshmen Friday, the Class of 2026 plays against each other in a competitive match of cornhole.

Foothill Tech freshmen bond at “Fresh Snow Social”

Ella Asher, Reporter December 13, 2022

As holiday music filled the air, freshmen at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) were treated to a second connection event of the year on Dec. 9, 2022, hosted by the Associated Student Body...

Small planes provide engaging decorations for the students lining up to get photos from the light up booth. Video games and foosball are also stationed away from the dance floor to allow friends to mingle in an open space.

Dragons take “A Journey to the Northern Lights” at Winter Formal 2022

Maggie Lay, Reporter December 4, 2022

As a crisp autumn transitions into the cold and seasonal winter, excitement stirred in the air for Foothill Technology High School’s (Foothill Tech) annual Winter Formal. Titled “A Journey to the Northern...

On Nov. 17, 2022, in honor of the SpongeBob vs. Mickey Mouse Club House spirit day, Loral Karian 25 and Quan Nguyen 25 poke fun at each other arguing over which show is better. Karian sports her Disney clothes and Mickey Mouse hair pieces, while Nguyen holds a custom made SpongeBob.

“F.R.I.E.N.D.S” vs. “The Office”: Dragons participate in a competitive spirit week

Maggie Lay, Reporter November 21, 2022

During the more uneventful month of November, students at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) were given the opportunity to participate in the school's connection week, named Showvember. The...

A Foothill Tech student dances as the mariachi band plays music behind her.

Foothill Tech’s Día de los Muertos celebration brings families together to commemorate past loved ones

Ella Asher, Reporter November 7, 2022

Students and families gathered to honor their past loved ones at Foothill Technology High School’s (Foothill Tech) celebration of Día de los Muertos on Nov. 2, 2022.  Hosted by the Be Heard club,...

On Oct. 31, 2022, both Foothill Tech students and staff dressed up in fun costumes to celebrate Halloween. They paraded these costumes around the school, their looks ranging from from the classic witch to a giant traffic cone. Pictured above, Principal Russell Gibbs, Assistant Principal Frank Davis and Assistant Principal Katie Tedford are all dressed as inflatable dragons to show their school spirit. They pose with math teacher Rick Villano and a few students also displaying their costumes.

Trunk or Treat: A Halloween favorite hosted by Foothill Tech seniors

Julia Brossia and Maggie Lay November 3, 2022

After a relaxing fall break, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) resumed its usual activities in addition to some Halloween festivities. On Oct. 31, 2022, Foothill Tech held its well-known...

Wearing colorful witches hats, members of ASB pour out a spooky yet delicious concoction called Witches Brew.

A spooky feel drifts into Foothill Tech during Halloween-themed Renaissance Rally

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter October 18, 2022

Beneath a gray, cloudy sky, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) embraced the autumn season with the school year's first Renaissance Rally and Spirit Week from Oct. 10 to Oct. 16, 2022. As...

Students jump up and down as the beat drops and the sparklers go off.

Foothill Tech gets festive at the “All Hallows Eve” dance

Maggie Lay, Reporter October 16, 2022

As autumn progresses at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech), the festive air increases with cloudy weather and the annual Halloween Dance. This year’s dance was named “All Hallows Eve”,...

Ventura Unified educators stand on the corner of Victoria Ave. and Telephone Rd. holding a poster that reads, Stand Up for Me.

“We’re worth more”: VUEA educators rally for livable wages and district support

Noelle Villaseñor, Assignment Editor October 16, 2022

On Oct. 12, 2022, illuminated by golden hour sunlight in front of the Ventura County Government Center, Ventura Unified Education Association (VUEA) teachers, staff and families rallied in protest of the...

Students at Foothill Technology High School donate blood through a Vitalant blood drive organized by BioScience students.

Foothill Tech students help save lives at annual blood drive

Ella Asher, Reporter October 13, 2022

On the morning of Oct. 10, 2022, the spirit of giving filled the air as Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) students made their way to the Vitalant Blood Donation vans to donate blood to those...

Ventura Unified School District teachers and families leave the Board meeting feeling a mixture of determination and uncertainty.

Educators advocate for higher wages at Ventura Unified School District Board meeting

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter September 30, 2022

The Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) Board meeting on Sept. 27, 2022 addressed the frustrations concerning the wages of district employees, setting the stage for a night of emotion and...

Foothill Tech faculty interact face to face with families of students for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dragon families return: Back to School Night 2022

Maggie Lay and Ella Asher September 24, 2022

After a regular school day at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) on Sept. 22, 2022, Back to School Night was revived after two years of online zoom meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The...

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