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BREAKING NEWS: Superintendent David Creswell informs of his intent to resign following growing community concerns

BREAKING NEWS: Superintendent David Creswell informs of his intent to resign following growing community concerns

Jocelyn Brossia

November 30, 2018

In the shadow of surmounting concerns revolving around a controversial sermon he gave in 2016, Superintendent David Creswell sent an email to the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) staff informing them of his plans to work “with the school board on an exit plan that will include his resignation.” ...

Diversity Collective’s Community Forum leads to opposing calls for Creswell to resign, partake in training

Diversity Collective’s Community Forum leads to opposing calls for Creswell to resign, partake in training

Marin Valerio

November 30, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Diversity Collective held a Community Forum where community members were able to share their concerns about the recent situation surrounding Superintendent David Creswell’s sermon from 2016. The organization plans to compile the public comments given at the forum and present the...

BREAKING NEWS: Superintendent releases apology to Ventura Unified Staff regarding his 2016 sermon

BREAKING NEWS: Superintendent releases apology to Ventura Unified Staff regarding his 2016 sermon

Jocelyn Brossia

November 20, 2018

On Nov. 19 at 5:20 p.m, Superintendent David Creswell sent an email to the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) staff after coming into question at a special board meeting on Nov. 16 for statements he made regarding the LGBTQ+ community. The recording was taken on Feb. 21, 2016 and published on the SoundCloud of the Redeemer Baptist Church in...

Pride week culminates in a rally that promotes inclusivity for all

Pride week culminates in a rally that promotes inclusivity for all

Mason King

November 18, 2018

Despite several setbacks experienced during planning, the Queer-Straight Alliance, headed by Hannah Yale ‘20, officially held Foothill’s first Pride Week rally on Nov. 16, 2018. “We just had to run it through a club,” said Yale. “It really just meant more paperwork, but in the end we got ...

Superintendent’s contentious sermon calls for school board meeting, no action taken

Superintendent’s contentious sermon calls for school board meeting, no action taken

Marin Valerio, Writer

November 17, 2018

Editor’s Note: This article includes potentially upsetting discussion regarding the LGBTQ community among students.  Right on the heels of the controversy surrounding Foothill’s recent Pride Week, a short-notice school board meeting was called on Nov. 16 to address arising concerns regarding a sermon deliver...

Two Foothill athletes officially commit to college at athletic signing day

Two Foothill athletes officially commit to college at athletic signing day

Nick Zoll

November 17, 2018

On Nov. 16, two four-year varsity Foothill athletes committed to taking the next step in their lives, both athletically and academically. Lauren Kearney ‘19 and Lexi Malone ‘19 officially signed their letters of intent to their respective colleges in front of a supportive group of friends, family m...

School Board meeting: accomplishments detailed, legitimacy of district’s “equal opportunity” clause called into question

School Board meeting: accomplishments detailed, legitimacy of district’s “equal opportunity” clause called into question

Anna Lapteva

November 15, 2018

The Nov. 11 school board meeting granted community members insight on a scope of district affairs, with reported information ranging from updates on school achievements to charged public comments. [divider]"Good News" details Foothill student, program accomplishments[/divider] Per usual, the meetin...

Concerns about school-sanctioning of Pride Week place it in hands of QSA Club

Concerns about school-sanctioning of Pride Week place it in hands of QSA Club

Noelle Hayward

November 11, 2018

Since August of this year, Associated Student Body (ASB) Awareness Week Director Hannah Yale ‘20 and ASB Vice President Josiah Beharry ‘19 have been planning to stage a Pride Week with the intention of establishing Foothill as a welcoming place. When ASB organizes such awareness-based events, they take into c...

Community comes together at candlelit vigil to honor those lost in Borderline Bar shooting

Community comes together at candlelit vigil to honor those lost in Borderline Bar shooting

Jill Vallance

November 11, 2018

https://vimeo.com/300169938 Following a tumultuous week of disasters both of nature and humanity, about 40 members of the Ventura County community congregated by candlelight to mourn the loss of 12 lives in the Borderline Bar shooting. At the start of the vigil, Foothill student Hannah Yale ‘20 an...

California Lutheran honors victims of the Borderline shooting in chapel service

California Lutheran honors victims of the Borderline shooting in chapel service

Bella Hall and Olivia Sanford

November 9, 2018

On Nov. 7, 2018, yet another mass shooting claimed the lives of 12 at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Ca. Today, on Nov. 8, 2018 at 11:15 a.m., loved ones, students and faculty at California Lutheran (Cal Lutheran) University gathered to mourn those lost in this tragedy. Today is the 3...

Foothill’s first dance of the school year is all-district “Monster Mash”

Foothill’s first dance of the school year is all-district “Monster Mash”

Noelle Hayward

November 3, 2018

https://vimeo.com/298797319 Amidst pulsating lights and blaring music, students—adorned in costumes ranging from fictional characters to embodiments of decades past—danced the night away as part of the Associated Student Body (ASB)’s “Monster Mash.” ASB President Abby Sourwine ‘19 and ...

School Board: Jerry Dannenberg (District 4)

School Board: Jerry Dannenberg (District 4)

Thomas Weldele

November 2, 2018

Interviewer: What’s your background as a Venturan? Dannenberg: As a Venturan? Interviewer: Yeah. Dannenberg: 32 years ago my wife and two children and I moved here from Northern California, we spent five years up in Del Norte County. Prior to that I was born and raised in Escondido, Califor...

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