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OPINION: Shaking up the school system

OPINION: Shaking up the school system

Alex Dodos, Writer

April 14, 2019


Filed under Latest, Opinion

The pros and cons of the school system are similar to those of being in a union: it may come with lots of personal advantages, but it also protects people who aren’t very good at their job. At times, public school can feel inefficient, riddled with contradictions, and hell-bent on holding bette...

Cartoon of the Week 40

Cartoon of the Week 40

Jordyn Savard, Illustrator

March 21, 2019


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La falsa esperanza del sueño americano

La falsa esperanza del sueño americano

Jimena Perez, Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Intersections, Latinoamérica, Opinion, The Bigger Picture

El sueño Americano es tan solo eso—un sueño. La esperanza de que al llegar a los Estados Unidos demuestres tu valor con tu esfuerzo, escales los niveles socioeconómicos y logres ser feliz. Un sueño que hace que miles de personas arriesguen y cambien su vida por completo cada año por tan solo la oportunidad de tener una m...

A leader is not defined by their academic success

A leader is not defined by their academic success

Claire Renar, Video Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, School Views

Often in those oddly popular blockbuster teen movies, the role of the “ASB President" or the preppy brunette in charge of Senior Prom is portrayed as an academically striving, straight-A student. But like everything else in these two and a half-star films, they do not accurately and truly depict who...

Cartoon of the Week 38

Cartoon of the Week 38

Lillian Li, Illustrator

January 23, 2019


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Cartoonist Lillian Li expresses her disgust at President Trump's childlike approach to the government shutdown, given the issues surrounding the border. ...

Cartoon of the Week 37

Cartoon of the Week 37

Jordyn Savard, Illustrator

January 15, 2019


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La triste realidad sobre el Machismo

La triste realidad sobre el Machismo

Jimena Perez, Writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Intersections, Latinoamérica, Opinion, The Bigger Picture

Machismo, la idea de que un hombre es naturalmente superior a una mujer, y consecuentemente debería actuar de tal forma. Es algo que ha estado presente en México y en muchos otros países Latinoamericanos desde hace siglos, y que lamentablemente sigue siendo un problema monumental. Alrededor de ...

Setting Pride Week straight

Setting Pride Week straight

Alex Dodos

December 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School Views

Last month, a student club known as the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) hosted its own Pride Week at Foothill. Despite ultimately enjoying their right to host this event on campus undeterred, with rainbow flags and the like, many queer activists despaired at the school administration’s refusal to e...

CHANG: there is something critically wrong with Foothill’s administration.

CHANG: there is something critically wrong with Foothill’s administration.

Rachel Chang

December 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, School Views

Below is a rough transcript of the speech that I gave at the Ventura Unified School Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11 during the public commentary period. I conveyed my apprehension, as a student, regarding Foothill’s current administration. Although my words were received by an audience of community me...

Cartoon of the Week 36

Cartoon of the Week 36

Lillian Li, Illustrator

December 11, 2018


Filed under Cartoon of the Week, Opinion

Cartoonist Lillian Li visually depicts math teacher Wayne Powers' popular joke "get all of your ducks in a crow."...

Why I hate Christmas

Why I hate Christmas

Jack Vielbig

December 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Bigger Picture

So it’s December. Fires are a burnin’, cocoa is a steamin’, sleigh bells are a jinglin’, and the wretched sound of “All I Want For Christmas is You,” blares through the speakers of my iHome on 95.1 at 6:15 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. I’ve placed a lot of trust in 95.1 to wake me up every day...

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