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Air Guitar was held virtually this year on YouTube instead of the usual on campus festivities.

Annual anticipated Air Guitar made virtual due to COVID-19

Olivia Zoll, Reporter June 2, 2020

Air Guitar, an annual event highly awaited by many Foothill Technology High School (FTHS) students and teachers alike, was cancelled this year due to the unprecedented effects of COVID-19. Although you...

Emcees Melanie Lindsey and Justin Frazier switch off announcing different awards.

Seniors are recognized virtually during the Senior Awards Night celebration

Olivia Zoll, Writer May 31, 2020

Senior Awards Night is typically a night full of pride and joy; a night where seniors are awarded for all their hard work amongst family and friends. The class of 2020, the class that made history, received...

New plans for senior events are announced in the midst of school cancellation.

Everything you should know about upcoming virtual and in-person senior events

Emma Yakel, Reporter May 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak swept the nation and the world, causing closures and social distancing measures, it has also swept the typical celebrations of seniors right along with it. As the end of the 2019-20...

After a period of being offline, Edgenuity is back online for students to use. Photo credit: Edgenuity

Update: Edgenuity restored after system-wide shutdown

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor May 23, 2020

On May 18, 2020, Edgenuity worked to resolve a network issue that prevented students from working on their classwork. According to an Edgenuity status page, on May 18, 2020, the system was down at 7:57...

Edgenuity is offline as students work their way through the end of the school year online, halting their progress.

News Brief: Edgenuity experiences system-wide outage

Adler Striegel, Assignment Editor May 18, 2020

On May 18, 2020, students logging on to Edgenuity found that the online platform was not working. An email and phone call was sent out by the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified), notifying...

A woman participating in the protest holds a sign that states, My freedom doesnt end where your fear begins.

Ventura protesters call for an end to California shutdown

Adler Striegel, Reporter May 2, 2020

At noon on May 1, 2020, a large and passionate group of protesters gathered outside the Ventura County Government Center, demanding a full reopening of California. This protest comes more than a month...

The Ventura Unified school board released their decision on April 28.

Ventura Unified school board decides on new grading policies for second semester

Emma Yakel, Reporter April 30, 2020

On April 28, the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) school board enacted new grading policies for middle schools and high schools for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year in the...

BREAKING NEWS: California schools likely to remain closed for the rest of the school year

BREAKING NEWS: California schools likely to remain closed for the rest of the school year

Olivia Zoll, Reporter March 31, 2020

On March 31, a call and email were sent out to parents and guardians in the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) regarding the announcement made by California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond...

Former Superintendent, Dr. Joe Spirito, passes away

Former Superintendent, Dr. Joe Spirito, passes away

Adler Striegel, Reporter March 28, 2020

On March 26, 2020, former Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) Superintendent, Dr. Joseph (Joe) Spirito passed away. An email was sent out on behalf of Ventura Unified Superintendent Roger...

BREAKING NEWS: Ventura Unified will move to online instruction until May 4, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Ventura Unified will move to online instruction until May 4, 2020

Ethan Sequeira, Reporter March 19, 2020

On March 18, an email and phone call was sent out to families of students in the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) stating that students will continue to be out of school until May 4. According...

Ferris, Thompson voted 2020-21 ASB President, Vice President

Ferris, Thompson voted 2020-21 ASB President, Vice President

Emma Yakel, Reporter March 13, 2020

Eager members of the student body crowded the door of D-108 to get the chance at voting for their next Associated Student Body (ASB) President and Vice President while rain drizzled outside the polling...

What you should know for ASB elections

What you should know for ASB elections

As the 2020-21 school year approaches, the Associated Student Body (ASB) is preparing to choose the next leaders of campus as the ASB President and Vice President are up for election.  These roles...

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