The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

On a Monday morning, Jasmine Smith 22 participates in the Vitalant blood drive held at Foothill Tech.

HOSA partnership with Vitalant saves up to 168 lives at biannual blood drive

Emma Ippolito, Reporter March 18, 2022

The sun glinted brightly off the Vitalant Blood Donation van as it awaited its student donors on March 14, 2021. Organized by HOSA, the Health Occupations Students of America, a leadership program...

BioScience and DTech students compete in a battle of the grades. Although the sophomores and juniors put up a tough fight, the seniors took home the win and the trophy.

Fight for Foothill Tech: BioScience and DTech bond and compete for victory

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter March 18, 2022

On Friday, Mar. 11, the BioScience Academy and DTech battled it out in a series of games and challenges for the first-annual BioScience vs. DTech event. Foothill Technology High School's (Foothill Tech)...

At the 2022 SOAR rally, seniors play rock-paper-scissors in a gamble to end up with the most green necklaces possible. The entire senior class starts out with only one necklace each and only one will walk away with them all.

Super seniors honored for their academics at “The Incredibles” themed S.O.A.R rally

Caroline Hubner, Reporter March 15, 2022

For the very first time since 2019, “senior season” has been kicked into full swing as Foothill Technology High School’s (Foothill Tech) Associated Student Body (ASB) hosted the Senior Only Academic...

Charys Pyle 23 wears her mask in the DTech pod as mask mandates continue to be enforced in VUSD Schools.

Back to normality; masks no longer required for students and faculty

Emma Ippolito and Melanie Hernandez March 14, 2022

Millions of students' lives have changed completely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, throughout the past two years students at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) have been moved into distance...

Students elected for this years Kindness Court stand on the stage in the quad, smiling at their friends and classmates who chose them for their glowing kindness. They get satisfaction in knowing that their kindness has not gone unnoticed by their fellow dragons.

The legacy of Erica Conchas lives on with the Kindness Court

Emma Ippolito and Melanie Hernandez March 9, 2022

The wind rustled through the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) hallways as Kindness Week began during the week of Feb. 28, 2022. Throughout the week, the Foothill Tech Associated Student...

With a new sports facility, Foothill Tech sports teams like water polo can have their own place to practice, play and represent their school.

Petition for new athletic facility opens up possibilities for the next generation of Dragons

During the 2014-2015 school year, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) opened its own athletics department after over a decade of allowing students to play for neighboring schools. Since then,...

The COVID-19 variant Omicron infects at higher rates than any other strain of the virus. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Omicron: Infectious COVID-19 variant sweeps U.S.

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter February 25, 2022

As the two-year anniversary of the beginning of COVID-19 lockdowns quickly approaches and with dwindling national mask and social distancing regulations, Ventura County and Ventura Unified School District...

Foothill Tech students enjoy their lunches and a mask break on a bright, beautiful spring day.

Declining numbers in Ventura Unified causes an early sign up for classes in the 2022-23 school year

Emma Ippolito, Reporter February 24, 2022

As COVID-19 surges, schools have seen a major decrease in student enrollment with the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) seeing the lowest enrollment since the 1996-1997 school year. Ventura...

Dance attendees mill around at the Sadie Hawkins dance waiting for the next song, while others crowd on the dance floor: fighting to get closer to the stage.

Sadie Hawkins: A dance Tangled with excitement

Claire Hadley, Reporter February 16, 2022

On the evening of Feb. 11, 2022, lanterns, mystical ivy and purple, gold and green decorations lined Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) as students entered the school for a Tangled themed...

Associated Student Body (ASB) elections took place at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.

The long standing tradition of ASB President ends with 2022-2023 ASB elections

Caroline Hubner, Reporter February 9, 2022

As temperatures rise and finals are a thing of the past, the start of the third quarter at Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) signals a new beginning for special programs and leadership positions....

The honors of valedictorian and salutatorian will be discontinued following the class of 2023, due to the fact that students who arrive to the school in later years, or who participate in particular programs on campus, face a disadvantage of being unable to meet the necessary criteria for the awards.

End of an era: Valedictorian and Salutatorian to be replaced by Hometown Hero award

Melanie Hernandez, Reporter February 7, 2022

Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) has held valedictorian and salutatorian awards for graduating seniors since 2000, the school’s origination. These awards, along with others given to the...

Associated Student Body (ASB) hosted a Pajama Day for Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) to ease stress that can occur before finals.

Pajama day: A reminder to rest in the midst of finals

Malia Sanchez, Writer January 24, 2022

Pajama day has always been a student body favorite, and with the stress of finals weighing on everyone’s shoulders, it’s a good reminder to take time to relax and take a break. Captain Lindsey...

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