The Foothill Dragon Press

Rave life experienced firsthand

Charlotte Warren

March 7, 2011

Recently, I crossed yet another thing off my bucket list: going to a rave. Over the past few years, I have heard mixed reviews about raves: one side describes them as fun and enjoyable, ways to hear new music, meet new people ...

Is grade Inflation on the rise?

Charlotte Warren

March 1, 2011

It was only recently that I was introduced to the concept of "grade inflation". When I was visiting my grandmother, as a junior in high school, I was so excited to tell her about my newly acquired 4.1 GPA. However, her reactio...

Nerds go wild over campy male pageants

Katie Elvin

February 24, 2011

Beauty pageants for girls and women are, and always have been, an objectification of females. Such contests, like Miss America and Miss USA and Miss California, judge women strictly on the basis of physical attributes that adhere to ...

Students need to learn to cope with the big bad ‘B’

Bryn Gallagher

February 10, 2011

Zangle can be the bearer of great joy and of severe pain; perhaps the most severe cause of that pain is the sight of an 89.4 percent B. That B that is so close but will never be an A. You can beg, you can plead, you could even...

Is love just a multiple-choice test at Foothill?

Katie Elvin

February 8, 2011

Romantic love. We’ve all seen, if not experienced, its influences before. Rom-coms, emo love songs, TV sitcoms, our friends’ relationships. And then there’s that unavoidable time of year where love seems to show up everyw...

Finals: an emotional roller coaster

Celeste Lopez

January 27, 2011

It’s time. The week that determines our academic excellence, the week that our grades rely on, and the week that exhibits quiet classrooms, pensive students, and outstanding performances all within two-hour intervals of stres...

How to ace your finals: five tips for freshmen

Karie Portillo

January 26, 2011

Considering the fact that I am a senior and I have been through finals many times, I decided to take the liberty to come up with five tips for freshmen to survive their first high school finals. Get plenty of sleep! It is un...

Vegetarians scavenge for food at school

Taylor Kennepohl

January 20, 2011

Everyday it’s the same thing for a vegetarian Foothill Tech student: you zip up your backpack in a hurry and bolt out of the classroom at record speeds, almost breaking your neck several times on the treacherous racetrack to ...

Senior Wishes: A Fun Reward

Charlotte Warren

December 16, 2010

In early December, seniors were informed of a program called “Senior Wishes." Through the Senior Wishes, seniors can make one “wish," and ASB and the senior teachers will do what they can to make said wi...

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