The Foothill Dragon Press

Editorial: COVID-19 school shutdown causes difficulties for students, contemplation about the upcoming school year

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June 17, 2020

Since March 13, 2020, Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) students, as well as students around the United States have been participating in school online as a result of social distancing precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19. Normal, day to day high school is already stressful enough; th...

Opinion: What COVID-19 has revealed about us

The coronavirus has had a catastrophic impact on the livelihood of citizens around the world, affecting their educational and familial lives, as well as their mental and emotional health, prompting a response that humanity that has never been seen before.

Zack Kinnaman, Writer

May 11, 2020

What has COVID-19 revealed about us as a society? A lot actually, but sadly, not very much of what has been uncovered is positive. Our nation and the entire world has been largely unprepared, with the exception of a few countries. Singapore has had an amazing response to COVID-19, and despite being near the top of confirmed cases...

Opinion: Edgenuity is not an adequate platform for online learning

 Edgenuity’s low quality education can be a source of stress for many students.

Olivia Zoll, Writer

May 7, 2020

“See you guys in a month,” Foothill Tech teacher Yiu Hung Li said to his journalism class. I was anxious, but excited to be given an extended spring break. Soon after, it was made apparent that we were going to be out for a lot longer than a month. Emotions ran wild, with upset students missing the...

Opinion: If Instagram removed ‘likes’, would that solve any of the platform’s issues?

The addictive nature of 'likes' pulls users to Instagram.

Rebekah Yahner, Writer

April 4, 2020

You just posted that squad picture from spring break on your Instagram. You know you look cute, but you anxiously wait for that sweet, sweet social validation to roll in. You get the notification for one ‘like’, then two, then three.  You check to see which of your followers liked your picture firs...

Opinion: Death to cars when?

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Alex Dodos, Writer

February 21, 2020

If you are a naive teenager at Foothill Technology High School, you probably thought at some point that cars were a gateway to freedom. Maybe you still do, but from what I have observed, the first month after getting your license is usually spent in pure ecstasy, and after that, assuming you’ve actuall...

Cartoon 59: “Goodbye Kobe”

Cartoonist Lillian Li pays her respects to Kobe and Gianna Bryant with renditions of them and a photo she took at their memorial at Staples Center.

Lillian Li, Illustrator

February 12, 2020

Dear Kobe, It’s been difficult for me to fully understand why your passing has hit me as hard as it did. I grew up watching your exploits on the court, but I was too young to understand what I was seeing. The sport of basketball was just a flurry of bright colors, of rushing skin and extravagant du...

Opinion: Statute of limitations for sexual violence prevents justice for victims

Because of the statute of limitations regarding sexual assault charges, victims are forced into reporting an incident before they are ready.

Siena Hager, Writer

January 30, 2020

On average, 433,648 Americans are sexually assaulted every year. A victim coming forward about sexual violence they have suffered should not have a time limit. “One of my biggest concerns is the statute of limitations,” survivor Brad Simpson said. “If you are sexually assaulted, it can take 3...

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