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What’s your costume say?

What’s your costume say?

Geneva Douma

October 26, 2009

But did you realize that even though you're covering your face with a mask, you're actually saying a lot about yourself? Costumes grant a certain level of anonymity. And yet, experts say that our costume choices are not random, even if we think so. Halloween costumes can reveal a bit of our subconscio...

Reactions to Red Ribbon Week are mixed

Reactions to Red Ribbon Week are mixed

Dragon Press Editorial Board

October 23, 2009

You may have seen students wearing red bracelets, big red posters on the walls, and students wearing red clothing this week. Students are wearing bracelets saying “I pledge 2B drug free,” but are they really keeping true to their word? Drugs are affecting society today in many ways. Here at Footh...

School Board candidates vie for seats at public forum

School Board candidates vie for seats at public forum

Dragon Press Editorial Board

October 18, 2009

Students watching candidates speak at a political forum on Thursday gasped in surprise to hear a string of expletives come from a man hoping to help oversee the Ventura Unified School District. Five candidates running for seats on the Ventura Unified School Board met at Ventura College's G...

And we’re back! A video of Back-to-School Night

And we’re back!  A video of Back-to-School Night

Dragon Press Editorial Board

October 16, 2009

Parents, students, administrators and school board members enjoyed an evening of food, music and class visitations at Foothill's annual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, October 1. Foothill's hard-working Parent Faculty Student Organization (PFSO) set up information booths throughout the quad to give ...

The Scottish invade Ventura at Seaside Highland Games

The Scottish invade Ventura at Seaside Highland Games

Anaika Miller

October 15, 2009

  The Seaside Highland Games came to the Ventura County Fairgrounds October 10-11 to provide a sense of Scottish culture to Ventura. The games have a variety of activities such as music, dancing and friendly competition. A plethora of booths all with different themes filled the park and brought a gr...

Going to Magic Mountain? Don’t miss the top 10 coasters

Going to Magic Mountain? Don’t miss the top 10 coasters

Kevin Bujold

October 10, 2009

Which coasters should students at Foothill Technology High School look forward to riding the most when they head to Magic Mountain on Monday? The sophomore, junior and senior classes earned a reward trip to the theme park in Valencia by scoring 899 API on their state tests last spring. As is tradition, freshme...

Speech and Debate Team welcomes new members

Speech and Debate Team welcomes new members

Lauren Parrino

October 6, 2009

On September 25, a Foothill debate was held in Spirito Hall over the controversial topic of healthcare. Two teams, each consisting of two members, proposed their arguments well, despite their young age. Senior Geneva Douma and freshman Luke Ballmer argued healthcare for all, while senior Steven Ellison and sophomore Aron Egelko supported the “negative” side by stating that ...

Freshmen Go Green

Chelsey Sainsbury

September 30, 2009

  The freshmen at Foothill Technology High School will soon be working on a project to show how everyday happenings locally affect the earth's biomes. The project, which launches October 12 and ends on December 14, is called “Think Global, Act Local: Human impact on the Biosphere."   A major p...

Security cameras likely to be installed around campus

Security cameras likely to be installed around campus

Dragon Press Editorial Board

September 29, 2009

Foothill students may, in the near future, be monitored by security cameras due to the administration's desire to protect students, the campus, the computers and other equipment at the school. Foothill has about 20 used cameras from other high schools in the Ventura Unified School District r...

Need Community Service? Here’s the next step!

Need Community Service? Here’s the next step!

Dragon Press Editorial Board

September 29, 2009

Community service is a big part of being a Foothill student. What are you doing to help your community? Are you helping out with animals? Raising money for a cause? Volunteering at the hospital? Seventy-five hours are required to graduate from Foothill, and while that may seem like a lot,...

Foothill spared worst effects of budget crisis so far

Dragon Press Editorial Board

September 29, 2009

Students at Foothill may start to see larger class sizes and limited elective opportunities as a result of last year’s budget cuts. Due to donations and gifts to the school, Foothill is not seeing the many harmful effects of the crisis, but is definitely taking part of the hit. “We will not be se...

Foothill seeking to become AVID Demonstration School

Foothill seeking to become AVID Demonstration School

Elizabeth Roemisch

September 27, 2009

Foothill Technology High School has long been a school that prepares its students for college, and becoming a national AVID demonstration school is the next rung in the ladder of prestige. AVID represents Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a program long a part of Foothill’s curriculum....

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