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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...

Ventura Unified teachers, administrators, school board and community members discuss the appropriate way to reopen schools in the fall.

Ventura Unified to move to online education until January 2021

Olivia Zoll, Reporter July 28, 2020

On July 13 and 14, with Town Hall representatives and Ventura Unified parents, three meetings occurred to inform parents and answer any concerns regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year in the...

BREAKING NEWS: Three small brushfires erupt in Ventura County

BREAKING NEWS: Three small brushfires erupt in Ventura County

Olivia Zoll , Reporter June 10, 2020

During the second day of a heat influx in Ventura, a brushfire erupted at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10. Named the Elizabeth Fire, the brushfire between Ventura and Santa Paula has burned...

A large banner was carried in remembrance of the late George Floyd.

Worldwide protests held for Black Lives Matter Movement, Ventura County follows

Olivia Zoll, Reporter June 9, 2020

On June 7, 2020, around noon, hundreds of protestors flooded the streets of Ventura, shouting chants and raising signs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.  This particular protest, held...

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