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The Foothill Dragon Press

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press

Ballet, an activity often associated with grace, must be considered a sport because the rigor involved is equivalent to that of traditional sports.

Opinion: Why ballet needs to be considered a sport

Isheeta Pal, Writer September 29, 2022

When one thinks of ballet, one imagines a “beautiful” and “graceful” activity that is portrayed effortlessly by dancers in a large auditorium booming with classical music. This idea, however, only...

Editorial: The removal of coordinating periods and its lasting effect on the Foothill community

Editorial: The removal of coordinating periods and its lasting effect on the Foothill community

September 27, 2022

On Sept. 6, 2022, the Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) administration put the decision to cut coordinating periods for special program advisers into effect. The decision was announced after...

College can dictate much of a young student’s future, and there are many factors to consider such as money, family life, passions and more when choosing whether or not to commit. Take a look at this complicated topic with writers and students Emilie Huovinen and Linda Manzo as they pick apart the pieces of college consideration.

The pros and cons of college

Emilie Huovinen and Linda Manzo September 23, 2022

After high school, many are faced with the daunting choice of attending college or going straight into the workforce. On one hand, there is the risk of falling victim to thousands of dollars of student...

The beginning of school has arrived for Foothill Technology High School students, who have begun to swarm the hallways. Many may feel lost in the sea of students, as if they have nothing tethering them down.

Cartoon 104: Sea of people

Chloe Zarrinkelk, Illustrator September 19, 2022

A brief legal analysis of watershed decision Dobbs v. Jackson for the Foothill Tech Law Review.

FOOTHILL TECH LAW REVIEW: Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health

Lila Ettedgui-Scott, Writer September 18, 2022

Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization et al. is the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that legalized abortion in 1972, ending federal protection for abortion rights...

Within the ongoing debate on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, stories from all sides of the equation are booming, but no matter what side of the debate people lie on, misinformation is a common factor among them all.

Misinformation in wake of the Supreme Court abortion leak

Carmen Quinn, Writer May 27, 2022

On May 3, 2022, Politico leaked a Supreme Court draft opinion. In this draft, Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion that would strike down Roe vs. Wade was brought to light. In just the following...

The Universe, as Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene sees it. Lenny the Jewish Space Lizard shoots lasers out of his eyes as he terrorizes the Earth.

Opinion: Re-imagining the Holocaust curriculum as a solution to contemporary antisemitism

Lila Ettedgui-Scott, Writer May 9, 2022

Teachers have the unique ability to impact the prejudices of an entire generation by the way that they teach history. By refining how they teach about the Holocaust within units dedicated to human rights...

While having a strong start, the Star Wars sequel trilogy proved to be a pointless addition to the franchise.

Opinion: The Star Wars sequel trilogy is an insult to the Star Wars name

Kelly Quinn, Writer May 4, 2022

The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy is one of the worst ways of continuing a successful franchise. It only ever embraces its Star Wars elements on the surface level and fails to create a lasting impact on the...

The negative health effects of energy drinks have failed to be mentioned on social media platforms that fuel the popularity of these drinks.

Opinion: The false message that social media spreads about energy drinks

Claire Hadley, Writer April 28, 2022

One of the most controversial subjects today is whether or not teenagers should be allowed to consume cans of caffeine that beam mesmerizing, vivid colors and scream “drink me!” When a teenager walks...

The increasingly popular multinational entertainment company ‘Disney’ sketches and paints an unrealistic picture of what high school life should look like, causing an abrupt awakening for many incoming students left without the comforts of laugh-track background noise to soften harsh realities.

Opinion: What Disney doesn’t tell you about high school

Frances English, Writer April 25, 2022

There comes a time in every child's life when they shift their eyes from their rose-colored TV screen and fantasize about what their own high school experience might be. Will there be spontaneous outbursts...

As the restrictions on abortion become tighter and the resources for women seeking the procedure become more scarce, women across the country, especially minorities, are being drastically affected.

OPINION: Abortion affecting minorities within the United States

Melanie Hernandez and Emilie Huovinen April 21, 2022

Around the globe, and even in America, abortions are being banned completely, sometimes to the extent of sending women to jail to serve time for what they call “first-degree murder”. Some even face...

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