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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

Awareness of equality during Women’s History Month sheds light on the history and current state of the Equal Rights Amendment in the United States. Recognizing its significance is key to the  advancement of equality in society, as explored by writer Beatrice Barnes.

Women’s History Month: The struggle for equal rights continues

Beatrice Barnes, Writer March 30, 2023

March is Women’s History Month, a time for celebration and recognition of the vital role women and people across the gender spectrum have played in American history. For centuries, women have faced oppression...

Money at times seems to move the world and those in it, but with the world’s environmental health moving in a downward direction, one might ask what effects the Willow Project will have on the planet. Writer Emma Ippolito explores the complicated aspects of this new project and the effects it could have on the planet’s health.

Alaska’s Willow Project: How much of the Earth’s health are we willing to sacrifice to boost the economy?

Emma Ippolito, Assignment Editor March 26, 2023

As roads are built, factories release pollutants into the air and plastic and wastewater plummet into our oceans, our environment's health has a shaky future. On March 13, 2023, the Biden administration...

The arrival of a 7-Eleven throws shade onto Circle K, as the new convenience store masks Circle K from the rest of the city.

Satire: Circle K and the triforce of consumerism

Paula Gonzalez, Writer March 20, 2023

Stopping at the intersection on Main St. and Mills Rd., one may care to notice a new 7-Eleven facility in the surrounding vicinity. Large and animated, it is indeed an interesting building to take note...

As technology is becoming an everyday part of society, it is ripping away our social and emotional connections.

Opinion: Is technology gradually stripping us of our humanity?

Isheeta Pal, Writer March 6, 2023

When I spend time with a group of people, there is not as much face-to-face communication; it is mostly spent through technology. Someone has to take a picture of the group on a smartphone to post it on...

Security stands outside of the Monterey Park festival after its cancellation due to the shooting that occurred the day before. The banner reads “Happy Year Of The Rabbit,” although the situation is far from happy.

Foothill Tech reflects: Recent mass shootings highlight the effects of Asian hate

Julia Brossia and Ruby Jenkins February 21, 2023

On Jan. 21, 2023, Monterey Park, California excitedly celebrated Lunar New Year as usual. From firecrackers to glowing red lanterns, this holiday festival was attended by many townspeople. However, the...

This school year marks the end of an outdated and heteronormative tradition at Foothill 
Tech: the Sadie Hawkins dance. It’s time to stop reinforcing outdated gender roles in the everyday lives of students.

Opinion: The demise of the Sadie Hawkins dance

Claire Hadley, Writer February 16, 2023

The fall of a traditional American dance struck Foothill Tech this year; goodbye Sadie Hawkins, hello Hearts of Havana.  Sadie Hawkins is the dance where stereotypical gender roles are encouraged to...

Writer Linda Manzo gives a scathing review of classic romance film The Notebook.

Satire: Ripping out pages of “The Notebook”

Linda Manzo, Writer February 15, 2023

Riddled with infidelity, romanticization of social class hierarchy and the encouragement of hopeless desperation, Nicolas Sparks’ “The Notebook” is a horrid demonstration of what romance should look...

Foothill Tech student and Foothill Dragon Press staff writer Beatrice Barnes outlines the difficulties she faces as a part time music student at Ventura due to conflicting bell schedules at the different schools.

Opinion: All Ventura high schools should be on the same schedule

Beatrice Barnes, Writer February 14, 2023

To give all students an equal opportunity to pursue their unique passions and interests, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech), Ventura High School (Ventura) and Buena High School (Buena) should...

CAP, an athletic program designed to keep Foothill Tech athletes in top condition during their offseason, is currently undergoing drastic changes. These adjustments have garnered mixed reactions from both staff and students.

Core Athletics Program sections reduced in schedule overhaul

Ailanie Martinez, Reporter February 10, 2023

Amid scheduling changes for Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) throughout the 2023-2024 school year, the Core Athletics Program (CAP) classes have been significantly reduced in order to adapt...

The recent switch of the school start time to 8:30 a.m. does more harm than good for the student body.

Opinion: Later high school start times are detrimental to student wellbeing

Julia Brossia, Writer February 1, 2023

As the 2022-2023 school year began, a major change kicked off the year. Disagreements were heard as usual; some students were excited to return to school while others would rather stay home. However, this...

Those who live in sunny places usually choose to invest in a pair of sunglasses for driving and pool days. However, new technology could turn these seemingly innocent sunglasses into an even bigger invasion of privacy than your phone.

How many sets of eyes are in your sunglasses?

Olivia Mowad, Multimedia Editor January 21, 2023

Some parents would describe their children as having little to no privacy on their phones, but what if recording devices similar to their phones were now on their faces? On Sept. 9, 2021, Facebook released...

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