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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

Relate with writer Tessa Shinden in this satirical piece on how the flood of emails from prospective colleges can throw one into the water too early, carrying students unnecessarily down the river towards application decisions.

Satire: Beware premature college emails and their flood-like spam

Tessa Shinden, Writer April 19, 2022

Pencils down! After finishing your copy of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) you decide to check off the box to receive emails regarding specific colleges and their related information. After...

Coaches have a major influence over athletes outlook on their sport, resulting in either a lifetime dedication or an abysmal experience.

OPINION: The guidelines on how to be a respectable and successful sport coach

Claire Hadley, Writer April 12, 2022

Coaches can create the worst or best experience in a student athlete's life. Their attitude and treatment towards youth can either degrade their desire to continue a sport or make athletes never want to...

The coming of daylight savings brings a wave of discontent and disgruntled individuals who are robbed of one hour of their day and thrown completely off guard in the days to follow as to how they are to return to their daily routines.

Satire: Permanent daylight saving time could cause a dark American future

Noelle Villaseñor, Writer April 1, 2022

On March 13, 2022, the worst day of the year took place: clocks across the United States (except in Arizona and Hawaii) jumped an hour ahead and switched to daylight saving time, robbing the people of...

The exclusion of the oxford comma in formal writing has become the center of a long-standing grammatical debate over whether its nonexistence continues to be a golden standard, or has become a literary nuisance.

Satire: Glorious grammar and its partnership with the Oxford comma

Caroline Hubner, Reporter March 11, 2022

The Oxford comma is simply known as the comma placed before the conjunction in a list of three or more items in a sentence. The use of a comma is generally described as separating words that are related...

Take a look at whether or not certain students deserve the right to ‘claim’ lunch tables as their own on campus with writer Tessa Shinden.

OPINION: Lunch table ownership

Tessa Shinden, Writer February 13, 2022

Anticipation within the classroom builds as the clock ticks closer to the end of the period: a time memorized by all. Stomachs growl and backpacks are zipped up early until teachers give the much-awaited...

While there has been the long running misconception that candies and desserts must always be bought for other people on Valentine’s Day, who is to say that you can’t be your own special someone.

Cartoon 102: “Who the candies are really for”

Kaelyn Savard, Communications Director February 13, 2022

Anime has progressively grown in popularity in America over the last decade and has made its place in pop culture as an incredibly influential form of media.

OPINION: The rise of anime in America

Olivia Mowad, Writer February 2, 2022

In 2014, Netflix released the first anime on its platform: “Knights of Sidonia”. Since then, thousands of people across the United States have taken the opportunity to experience this art form across...

Classrooms across the globe slowly deteriorate in attendance as COVID-19 and it’s multiple variants rapidly spread.

OPINION: Weighing our options: The return to distance learning is necessary

Linda Manzo, Writer January 16, 2022

After nearly completing one full semester of a “normal” school year following over a year of distance learning, schools worldwide are reverting back to online education. As of today, the state of California...

Protesters gather at the entrance of the Ventura County Fairgrounds to voice their desire for the cancellation of gun shows. Photo credit: VC Reporter

OPINION: Potential ban on the Ventura County Gun Show: Let’s make this permanent

Linda Manzo, Writer December 29, 2021

The product of the gun show ban taking effect immediately is that the Orange County traditional event will be discontinued. State Senator Monique Limón and Assemblyman Steve Bennett are currently pushing...

Transgender people are faced with frequent harassment, yet still continue fighting for their right to exist happily. Throughout history, they’ve continued to persevere despite roadblocks and surely always will.

OPINION: Trans bodily autonomy should not be up for debate

Carmen Quinn, Writer November 16, 2021

When thinking of bodily autonomy, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is abortion. Although this topic is more relevant than ever with recent laws such as the Texas abortion ban, other...

To open the Album Anatomy Series of the Foothill Dragon Press, Linda Manzo and guest speaker Emily Ruiz 23, share their insights about Taylor Swifts 2020 studio album Folklore.

Album Anatomy Ep.1: Folklore

Linda Manzo, Writer November 12, 2021

Introducing Folklore: Taylor Swift’s concept album, illustrated by a love triangle that went on to be granted Album of the Year at the 2020 Grammys. Through the songs, “August”, “Betty” and “Cardigan”,...

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