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Foothill Tech students Riley Schnieder 22 and Angelina Gray Reyes 22 are rewarded for donating blood at Vitalant blood drive.

Foothill Tech students have the potential to save lives at annual blood drive

Olivia Zoll and Emma Ippolito January 17, 2021

Although school continues to be virtual for the foreseeable future, this did not stop the annual Bioscience blood drive from taking place. On Jan. 13, 2021, anyone 16 years or older that met the height...

Foothill Tech will remain empty as distance learning continues until April 12.

Ventura Unified high schools will remain on distance learning until tentative date, April 12

Nicole Stidham, Reporter January 16, 2021

On Jan. 5, 2021, the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) School Board met to discuss the possibility of reopening schools. The board has set that secondary schools will remain closed and...

Foothill Tech students and teachers have been learning online for months, however plans to reopen safely are underway. Discover the latest on in-person education at Foothill Tech from writer Emma Ippolito.

Foothill Tech plan for small group integration

Emma Ippolito, Writer January 7, 2021

With the Ventura County COVID-19 risk level rising to the purple tier (highest COVID-19 tier), Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) plans to put off some small groups and other on campus activities...

Foothill Tech ASB advertises week of Holiday Spirit.

ASB ‘Winter Week’ brings Holiday Spirit to the Foothill community

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor December 23, 2020

During the week of Dec. 14, 2020 the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) Associated Student Body (ASB), held the second Foothill Tech spirit week of the year. The winter themed spirit week...

Foothill Technology High School teachers have began to push for a change in their contracts, due to the fact that they were not being compensated appropriately for working more school periods than other teachers in the Ventura Unified School District.

A chance for change: Foothill Tech teachers aim to renegotiate contracts

Chloe Scofield, Adler Striegel, and Siena Hager December 17, 2020

Starting during the 2020-2021 school year, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) teachers have begun the process to push to change a clause in their work contracts that states that Foothill Tech...

On Dec. 6, the Cornell fire sparked in a dry river bottom in Santa Paula and spread over 175 acres.

Ventura County’s fire season continues with the Cornell Fire in Santa Paula

Caroline Hubner, Reporter December 17, 2020

Around midday on Monday, Dec. 7, a brush fire broke out in the Santa Paula Riverbed, and once again reminded the residents of Ventura County that fire season is no longer restricted to the summer months....

Stay up to date as to what lies ahead in these changing times as writer Caroline Hubner informs of the new curfew for California citizens.

Governor Gavin Newsom orders curfew for counties in California amid rise of COVID-19 cases, possibility for stay-at-home order

Caroline Hubner, Reporter December 6, 2020

As the second major wave of COVID-19 hits the U.S., states such as Ohio and California have put curfew and stay-at-home orders in place. On Nov. 19th, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted that there...

Foothill Dragons prepare to see their school again as small pods begin to open.

School reopening update: Foothill Tech’s small group program

Caroline Hubner, Reporter November 18, 2020

Disclaimer: This article was written when Ventura County was in the Red tier for COVID-19 infection rates. It has now reentered the purple tier, with the highest percentages of cases and greatest restrictions....

Ventura High School Athletes gather in protest for a season that was canceled in an effort to reduce COVID-19 spread.

Ventura County athletes call for full resumption of sports at #LetVenturaPlay rally

Sam Noah, Reporter November 11, 2020

After almost eight months since the cancelation of high school sports due to the national coronavirus lockdown, the student-athletes of Ventura, California and surrounding areas have been itching to get...

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...

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