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Poster presenting some students’ perception of LGBTQ+, race, women’s rights, more displayed on campus

Poster presenting some students’ perception of LGBTQ+, race, women’s rights, more displayed on campus

Jill Vallance, Reporter

January 14, 2019

On Monday, Jan. 14, two copies of a flyer detailing some students’ opinions towards LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, racial issues and more were put up on Foothill campus outside of the B-Building. They were first seen during sixth period by a student who then alerted counselors Debbie Freeman and S...

BREAKING NEWS: Ventura Unified School District announces Dr. Roger Rice as new Superintendent

BREAKING NEWS: Ventura Unified School District announces Dr. Roger Rice as new Superintendent

Jill Vallance, Reporter

January 8, 2019

On the evening of Jan. 8, the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) announced through a press release posted on their website that it has appointed Dr. Roger Rice as the new district superintendent. He currently serves as Deputy Superintendent of Student Services for the Ventura County Office of ...

College applications have seniors at their most stressed

College applications have seniors at their most stressed

Jill Vallance

December 27, 2018

Just as junior year’s testing is finished and classes come to a conclusion, the infamous senior year burden creeps out of hidingーcollege applications. When asked about the college application process, many seniors may empathize with Ryan Sequeira’s ‘19 words: “it’s definitely a process....

Students dance the night away at Winter Formal 2018

Students dance the night away at Winter Formal 2018

Elie Bufford

December 18, 2018

At Foothill’s annual Winter Formal, hundreds of students gathered to dance the evening away amidst blasting music and a brilliant display of lights at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Many attendees said they enjoyed the “upbeat” atmosphere of the dance, as Foothill student Brayden Jones ‘22 desc...

BREAKING NEWS: National Merit Commended Scholar awards are presented to six dragons

BREAKING NEWS: National Merit Commended Scholar awards are presented to six dragons

Jill Vallance

December 17, 2018

On Jan. 17, six seniors won the National Merit Commended Scholar status and were announced at Foothill. Out of the 1.4 million students that took the PSAT, 50,000 of the students were chosen to go to the next round of the decision process. Of those 50,000 students, 16,000 are chosen to go to semifinals; the...

BREAKING NEWS: School board sends out official notice to Ventura Unified concerning separation between Creswell and Board of Education

BREAKING NEWS: School board sends out official notice to Ventura Unified concerning separation between Creswell and Board of Education

Anna Lapteva

December 14, 2018

On Dec. 14, a message was sent out to the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) by the Board of Education concerning the resignation of Superintendent David Creswell and its aftermath. “‘In light of the impact on the District and the community concerning Superintendent Creswell, Mr. Creswell and the Board have mutually agreed to separate,” the re...

15 years’ work brings community a holiday gift: opening of new CMH development

15 years’ work brings community a holiday gift: opening of new CMH development

Noelle Hayward

December 13, 2018

In the spirit of the holiday season, Ventura will be presented with a gift: the grand opening of the “Ocean Tower” development of the Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) that launches on Sunday, Dec. 16th. On Dec. 11th, Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) held an intimate celebration for the opening of the ne...

School Board Meeting bades farewell to two school board members, greets two new members, encourages community to voice their concerns

School Board Meeting bades farewell to two school board members, greets two new members, encourages community to voice their concerns

Jill Vallance

December 13, 2018

The first following the series of events that culminated in former superintendent David Creswell’s resignation, the school board meeting held on Dec. 11 was carried out with the main objective of providing a platform for commentary from members of a community recoiling from this sudden change. At the...

News Brief: ASB Stocking Drive brings in 67 stockings for foster teens

Mason King

December 11, 2018

With the holidays right around the corner, students who participated in the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) Stocking Drive won’t receive coal in their stockings this year. Foothill Tech’s Associated Student Body (ASB) partnered with Child Hope Services in an effort to gather stoc...

Community meeting held to initiate restorative justice

Community meeting held to initiate restorative justice

Noelle Hayward

December 11, 2018

Following tumultuous weeks of school board meetings, community forums and investigations that culminated in Superintendent David Creswell’s resignation, the community gathered to discuss restorative justice at the E.P. Foster Library. The meeting, which was initially planned to take place at Buena...

Senior mock elections takes hands-on learning to the next level

Senior mock elections takes hands-on learning to the next level

Lillian Li

December 4, 2018

To give students a deeper understanding of the election process and the nuances of presidential campaigns, teacher Cherie Eulau first launched the annual presidential election simulation for the senior class about a decade ago. The project is now used by her colleagues Dan Fitz-Patrick and Richard Geib...

A year after the Thomas Fire, financial impact still staggers

A year after the Thomas Fire, financial impact still staggers

Mason King

December 4, 2018

Almost a year ago, the Thomas Fire broke out near Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula. Due to "the strongest and longest duration Santa Ana wind event we have seen so far this season,” according to the National Weather Service, the Thomas Fire moved at almost an acre per second during certain periods, enabling it to consum...

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