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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

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


Filed under Cartoon of the Week

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 Opinion

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

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

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 10, 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

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...

Satire: Trump’s disaster tweets

Satire: Trump’s disaster tweets

Thomas Weldele

December 5, 2018


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In the aftermath of two disasters, the Alaskan earthquake and the California wildfires, President Trump has released tweets about both of them.   There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are ...

Ventura Unified’s revolving door of superintendents harms students

Ventura Unified’s revolving door of superintendents harms students

Abby Sourwine

December 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the last four years, the Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) has had three superintendents: two full-time and one interim. David Creswell is the only one I’ve ever even seen in person. I first met Creswell last year. He spoke at a Ventura Unified meeting shortly after the Thomas Fire erupted and ravaged our town. Though he was rel...

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 2: the protester vs. the patriot

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 2: the protester vs. the patriot

Sam Bova

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  In this episode, we give the people what they want: Colin McClain '20 and Hannah Yale '20 debate the issue of gun control. ...

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