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La triste realidad sobre el Machismo

La triste realidad sobre el Machismo

Jimena Perez, Writer

January 11, 2019

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

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

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 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Gentrification, Dole Whip, the American “melting pot”

Gentrification, Dole Whip, the American “melting pot”

Hana Vrablik

November 7, 2018

Dan Fitz-Patrick is the first history teacher who has ever dared me to question America’s melting pot metaphor. During his lesson on the Gilded Age and immigration, Fitz-Patrick asked our class to decide if America is a melting pot of cultures, or a salad, a tossing together of cultures. He also aske...

Midterm opinion: We are each personally responsible for America’s gun problem

Midterm opinion: We are each personally responsible for America’s gun problem

Sam Bova

November 3, 2018

Individually, your perception of humanity, your perception of gun violence and your perception of government contributes to the culture in America. As of late, our culture is one of derision. It’s a flaw of the collective soul of America: we’ve distanced ourselves from one another, distanced...

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