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School Board: Background as a Venturan

Claire Renar

November 2, 2018

Election Series: School Board Candidates Question #1 from The Foothill Dragon Press on Vimeo. This video contains interviews from the candidates that are running to be elected into the Ventura Unified School Board. Unfortunately, the video files containing candidate Tomas Luna's interview was corrupted. The first five questions will not be...

WE Club’s Awareness Walk sheds light on student inequality

WE Club’s Awareness Walk sheds light on student inequality

Jill Vallance

October 23, 2018

https://vimeo.com/296716763 Has one of your parents not obtained a secondary education? Have you never had to worry about sexual assault? Have you ever been bullied about something you can’t change? These were some of the questions asked by members of Foothill’s WE Club as part of their first “aw...

News Brief: Students encourage awareness of teen dating violence

Mason King

October 21, 2018

In honor of October as the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, students gathered in solidarity with victims of teen dating violence. Organized by the Associated Student Body (ASB) and led by Hannah Yale ‘20, all interested students were encouraged to approach the stage and have their nails painte...

City Council: Marie Lakin (District 5)

City Council: Marie Lakin (District 5)

Sophia Parker

October 15, 2018

INTERVIEWER: What’s your background as a Venturan? MARIE LAKIN: I’ve lived here since 1985. I have a long, long history of public service. I am—well, you can look at that—I mean I can read this to you a little bit. Eleven years, actually 12 now, year member of the Ventura Cultural affairs ...

Suicide prevention initiatives, grants, new positions addressed at school board meeting

Suicide prevention initiatives, grants, new positions addressed at school board meeting

Anna Lapteva

September 26, 2018

During the school board meeting on Sept. 25, the public had the opportunity to observe the discussions on topics of school successes, position approvals, grant requests and others concerning the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified). Following the standard procedures of pledging allegiance...

Back to school night shines a light on students’ lives at Foothill

Back to school night shines a light on students’ lives at Foothill

Noelle Hayward

September 23, 2018

Walking through the halls of Foothill and following the same bell schedules that their children are so acclimated to, parents and guardians got the high school experience at the annual Back to School Night. Here, parents and guardians had the opportunity to become more aware and involved in their k...

BREAKING NEWS: School lockdown due to police chase near Foothill

Anna Lapteva

September 21, 2018

At 10:28 a.m., the Foothill campus went on precautionary lockdown due to a police chase with an armed suspect in the vicinity of the school. According to Principal Joe Bova, "several times during the year, a precautionary lockdown [is] put in place by the Ventura Police Department [VPD].”  This particula...

Making Dragon wishes come true

Making Dragon wishes come true

Noelle Hayward

September 17, 2018

As part of the “No Backpack Day” initiative implemented by Foothill’s Associated Student Body (ASB), students were eased into the incoming school year via activities encouraging peer bonding and self-reflection. One such activity, created with inspiration from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, gave students ...

Update: School Board meeting provides clarification on supposed shooting threat

Update: School Board meeting provides clarification on supposed shooting threat

Jill Vallance

August 30, 2018

A week after a school safety concern arose regarding a possible school shooter threat in Ventura County, the Ventura Police Department (VPD) Chief of Police Ken Corney attended the school board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 29. He addressed a byproduct of the inherently stressful nature of the situation: the miscommunication ...

BREAKING NEWS: District, Ventura Police Department address potential threat to VUSD schools

BREAKING NEWS: District, Ventura Police Department address potential threat to VUSD schools

Anna Lapteva

August 23, 2018

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD) posted a notice concerning a potential school safety concern. According to a bulletin and a Facebook post published by the agency, information about a former Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) student was relayed to the departm...

Starting the school year strong with no backpacks in sight

Starting the school year strong with no backpacks in sight

Noelle Hayward

August 23, 2018

As the swarm of Foothill’s new and returning students trickled onto campus, returning students were greeted with a familiar event that proved to be a new thing for freshmen and transfers. For the second year in a row, Associated Student Body (ASB) organized a “No Backpack Day,” in which s...

Incoming freshmen get acquainted with Foothill at orientation

Incoming freshmen get acquainted with Foothill at orientation

Jill Vallance

August 22, 2018

On Friday, Aug. 17, the incoming class of 2022 saw their summer vacation draw to a close as they got a taste of their next four years at Foothill. At the annual freshman orientation, the new students had the opportunity to interact with each other, meet their FIRE (Foothill Intervention, Reinforceme...

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