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News Brief: Sophomores take next generation science test

Ryan Moore

April 28, 2017

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  From Bioscience to D-Tech, STEM education is a large component of Foothill’s campus. This Tuesday and Thursday, sophomores took the California State Science Test (CSST) for the first time, a test prepping them for...

News Brief: iMatter march advocates for a Ventura climate action plan

Anna Lapteva

April 24, 2017

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  On Monday Apr. 24, about 40 eager environmental supporters marched from Plaza Park to the city council meeting in City Hall. The crowd ranged from passionate youth activists to adults who came to support the cause. St...

News Brief: Get ready for prom, “old sport!”

Anna Lapteva

April 19, 2017

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  Anticipation grows for over 300 students that will be attending prom on Apr. 22. This year, the prom theme is based on the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Junior class vice president Alaina Hooks ‘1...

News brief: Local police chase causes lockdown at Foothill

Anna Lapteva

February 27, 2017

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  This morning on Monday Feb. 27, Foothill experienced a hard lockdown as a result of a police chase going on in the proximity of the school. The suspects were involved in larceny of vehicles and property. Foothill was pu...

News Brief: Incoming freshmen receive acceptance packets for 2017-18 school year

Jocelyn Brossia

February 24, 2017

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  On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Foothill applicants for the 2017-2018 school year received letters in the mail revealing the long-awaited information of whether they were accepted, declined or waitlisted for enrollment in the upcoming school year. Principal Joe B...

Opinions Brief: Reversal of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Becka Shuere

February 15, 2017

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For many activists, Indian Americans and environmentalists both, the decision of the Obama administration to put the Dakota Access Pipeline under review, postponing it indefinitely was the triumphant culmination of months of persisten...

News Brief: Annual Teacher Tower shows appreciation to Foothill staff

Anna Lapteva

January 28, 2017

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  Eager Foothill teachers gathered in the staff workroom on Friday after school to participate in the annual “Teacher Tower.” Organized by the Parent Student Faculty Organization (PFSO) of Foothill, the Teacher Tower is a moun...

News Brief: School of Choice deadline approaches

Jocelyn Brossia

January 19, 2017

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On Jan. 20 at 4 p.m., the two-week time window for school of choice paperwork in Ventura Unified School District (Ventura USD) will close. Ventura USD students are able to submit lottery applications annually during a two-week tim...

UPDATE: Buena students, admin. gather to discuss racist photos spread last week

Zach Castro

January 18, 2017

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Today on January 17th, 2017, a gathering was held in the Buena High School auditorium following the events that occurred last Friday. Two photos of Buena students had been edited to contain racist imagery and were spread online. After a weekend of reflection and discourse,...

UPDATE: Cheers for Children campaign concludes with juniors as winners

Anna Lapteva

December 19, 2016

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The Cheers for Children campaign is an annual fundraiser among the Ventura Unified School District that provides for needy families during the holiday season. Each school in Ventura Unified is assigned a particular item, and Foo...

News Brief: Chemistry experiment causes schoolwide evacuation

Jocelyn Brossia

December 8, 2016

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Around 8:45 a.m. during first period this morning, a call went out over the intercom informing staff and students to follow their school-issued evacuation plan/route. Each teacher led students to calmly exiting their classrooms. Shortl...

In Brief: Cheers for Children campaign will bring holiday spirit to families in need

Anna Lapteva

December 4, 2016

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Occurring annually, Cheers for Children is a coordinated food drive effort that provides assistance to needy families in the Ventura Unified School District. In its 64 years, this program has already reached out to nearly 350 families...

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