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Editorial: Ethnic Studies as a district-wide requirement

Editorial: Ethnic Studies as a district-wide requirement

Dragon Press Editorial Board

June 10, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Latest, Opinion, The Bigger Picture

This Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the VUSD board will vote on whether to make the newly-conceived Ethnic Studies and Social Justice course a G-requirement for all high school students by the class of 2025. We at the Foothill Dragon Press believe such a course is indispensable to public education. The aim of...

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 4: free will?

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 4: free will?

Alex Dodos and Thomas Weldele

June 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Podcasts

This week we discuss the concept (or farce?) that is human free will, featuring special guest Thomas Weldele. What do you think? Is there something missing from this conversation? Are we both completely ignorant? Can science answer this question? Comment below.    ...

Opinion: Compromise is overrated

Opinion: Compromise is overrated

Alex Dodos, Writer

May 27, 2019


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You know what they say: Compromise, compromise, compromise—it’s what we do when we abandon our values. Whether you want to call it compromise, bipartisanship, or simply extending a gentle hand across the proverbial aisle, the practice of making concessions to your political opponents is antithet...

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 3: Alex and Sam discuss Buttigieg

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 3: Alex and Sam discuss Buttigieg

Alex Dodos and Sam Bova

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Podcasts, The Bigger Picture

In this episode, we compare our views of a Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, Pete Buttigieg:    ...

Shaking up the school system

Shaking up the school system

Alex Dodos, Writer

April 14, 2019


Filed under 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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