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Students explore the 2019 Club Rush, an event like those students can look forward to as Foothill Tech considers  opening up for modified in-person classes.

Updates on the potential reopening of Ventura Unified Schools

Emma Ippolito, Reporter November 7, 2020

As of Oct. 26, 2020, Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) is in the red tier, or substantial tier (four to seven new cases per day). As a result, Ventura Unified is analyzing the COVID-19...

Competing Ventura Unified School Board candidates Jackie Moran and Amy Yamamoto Callahan campaign for votes with their signs around Ventura.

Rising to the challenge: Amy “Yamamoto” Callahan vs. Jackie Moran for Ventura Unified School District’s School Board

Nicole Stidham, Reporter November 3, 2020

While the majority of many voters' attention is focused on the 2020 Presidential Election, more is happening in our neighborhood than we may realize. This year, Area 3 for the Ventura Unified School District...

Signs placed around Ventura advertise people like Mike Johnson, Aaron Gaston and William Cornell who are running for Ventura City Council.

The readers’ guide to the local city of Ventura elections

Caroline Hubner, Reporter November 3, 2020

Now that the terms of several city council members have ended, it is time for Districts two, three and seven to re-elect new representatives to serve their districts for the next four years. Along with...

As we begin to see a decline in COVID-19 cases, Ventura Unified is evaluating whether it is in the best interest of students, staff and families to open up schools. However, there will be extreme precautions taken among the staff members to ensure our safety.

Ventura Unified Schools’ plans for potential reopening amid COVID-19 pandemic

Caroline Hubner and Emma Ippolito October 13, 2020

Tired of quarantine? Well, as new advances in fighting the COVID-19 virus are made, the longing for normalcy is not unnatural, especially for the students and faculty of Ventura Unified School District...

Ventura County residents are given the opportunity to vote in a fashion unfamiliar to many.

Rocking the vote: A guide to making your vote count in 2020

Nicole Stidham, Reporter October 13, 2020

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, the day of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, many voters will be casting their votes either in person or via mail. The majority of voters view this day as a vital opportunity...

Club Rush is an event for Foothill Tech students to get to know what each club does. The event occurred virtually this year through zooms. Credit: @fthsasb on Instagram.

Students flock to online Club Rush

Ethan Sequeira, Reporter October 10, 2020

On Oct. 8, 2020, the students of Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) flocked to the virtual Club Rush event. This event, run by the Associated Student Body (ASB), was online for the first time...

Pictures of various students who participated in the last spirit week.
Credit: Foothill Tech ASB Instagram

Got spirit? Foothill Tech sure does

Caroline Hubner, Reporter September 30, 2020

During the week of Sept. 21, 2020, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) had their first virtual spirit week of the year in hopes to reunite students with their school pride, as well as integrate...

Foothill Tech parents excitedly watch the beginning of Back To School Night. Credit: Julie Fortunati, used with permission.

Foothill Technology’s digital Back To School Night provides an optimistic outlook for both parents, teachers, students

Isabella Fortunati, Reporter September 28, 2020

On Sept. 24, 2020, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) educators opened their Zoom meeting screens to parents for Foothill Tech’s annual Back To School Night. Back to School Night opened...

Two candidates go head to head for a chance at becoming the next leader, the next president of the United States of America.

A tale of two candidates: Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden

Nicole Stidham and Caroline Hubner September 23, 2020

As the 2020 United States (U.S.) presidential election approaches, citizens are preparing to decide who they will choose to support as the next commander-in-chief of the United States of America. However,...

The 2020-2021 ASB sophomore class president and vice-president elections are taking place on Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.

What you should know about the sophomore ASB elections

Emma Ippolito and Ethan Sequeira September 20, 2020

As the 2020-21 school year begins, the Associated Student Body (ASB) is preparing to choose the next Sophomore Class President and Vice-President.  These roles are important to the school as the sophomore...

Foothill students adapt to online learning as the 2020-2021 school year begins.

Dragons are virtually welcomed to the new school year

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor August 19, 2020

Instead of stressing over what new outfit to wear on the first day of school and wondering how they will possibly be able to find all of their classes, Dragons this year are going back to school from the...

Freeman to retire after working as the counselor for students with last names Gi-O.

Jane Napora to join counseling department in place of Debbie Freeman

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor July 31, 2020

In an email sent to Foothill Technology staff and students, principal Russell Gibbs notified that Jane Napora will be joining the counseling department full-time in the 2020-2021 school year. Gibbs...

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