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Beware of Saudi Arabia

Beware of Saudi Arabia

Alex Dodos

May 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is out of control. By slapping down a proposal that would have forced a vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi Arabia, Congress made clear its goal to combat Iran’s interests in Yemen at all costs—even if it means ignoring the inevitable moral conundrums that arise when...

Ya like jazz?

Ya like jazz?

Noah Hilles

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, I sat in a stuffy Gold Coast Transit bus and waited for about an hour in the station for the bus just to begin rolling. This is not an isolated event. I have spent many hours waiting idly in a non-moving bus, but this time I brought a pair of earbuds and had three playlists downloaded o...

Editorial: Mandatory volunteering is oxymoronic

Editorial: Mandatory volunteering is oxymoronic

Dragon Press Editorial Board

April 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, School Views

As graduation is rapidly approaching for Foothill seniors, many are scrambling to find ways to fulfill their required community service hours, whether it be successful or not. In the last few weeks of senior year, students are struggling to cram in hours—sometimes more than 50 hours a week—or they sacrifice their ab...

Everything is falling into line for Amazon’s plan of world domination

Everything is falling into line for Amazon’s plan of world domination

Sam Bova

April 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been to a 6-year-old’s birthday party and overheard them talking about Amazon taking over Toys ‘R’ Us and why we need to reform our corporate laws because of this? This is the world we live in. The net wealth and power between Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook has reached upward...

Let Facebook be a reminder that we live in digital warfare

Let Facebook be a reminder that we live in digital warfare

William Flannery

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We’ve set ourselves a trap in which we’re the bait, we’re the target. In these woods of crawling data, we’re among wolves of a new technological breed, and it’s time we finally realize just how insecure our privacy is in this digital epoch. Facebook has been a part of a massive data har...

Advances in artificial intelligence will not be a digital disaster

Advances in artificial intelligence will not be a digital disaster

William Flannery

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Why do we romanticize new technology in such a terrified light, when we like to stick the bright glowing box we call our iPhones in our faces on the daily? Why do we fear artificial intelligence (AI) when we depend on voice-to-text applications? People worry too much about technological advances, cla...

Lower the voting age

Lower the voting age

Alex Dodos

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The ability to vote is a sobering privilege that, if taken seriously, introduces one to the intense responsibilities of the real world. Learning to partake in the cornerstone of our quasi-democracy earlier on in life would help kids end their trademark preference for extracting viewpoints from meme-ol...

The hoopla of worrying about a military parade

The hoopla of worrying about a military parade

William Flannery

April 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Did you hear? President Trump wants to have a military parade, and we can join ourselves in by entering the “vehemently hate everything the president does” bandwagon! Yes, according to the Washington Post, President Trump is collaborating with the Pentagon to set in motion a procession of military pr...

An Uber-Problem in public transit

An Uber-Problem in public transit

Riley Bangs

March 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Due to the exponentially increasing gap in quality between modes of travel, American magnates have determined that people would enjoy moving in a completely privatized high-class automobile, where luxury forgoes price. And they’re right. Uber is a wildly popular service with 40 million monthly activ...

Satire: The McDonald’s order that Trumps all others

Satire: The McDonald’s order that Trumps all others

Jack Vielbig

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a world with competitive cuisine around every corner, our very own President of the United States (POTUS), Donald J. Trump, has chosen to dine at only the finest institution that America has to offer. Often he abandons the home-cooked professional meals served to him at the White House, in order to en...

Technology is tarnishing journalistic integrity

Technology is tarnishing journalistic integrity

Noah Hilles

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The United States is amidst an epidemic of media entitlement. Many internet users, myself included, have fallen ill to a disease of the mind where we expect free, reputable, online journalism. Although the fault is ours, the advent of online publications contributes greatly to this issue. We perc...

Wakanda doesn’t exist, but geography at Foothill should

Wakanda doesn’t exist, but geography at Foothill should

Alex Dodos

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School Views

Man is slowly losing his capacity to understand the world in which he lives, an epidemic propagated by a lack of a geography courses in high school education—a problem Foothill only contributes to. If nothing is done, alumni generations from now won’t even be able to book flights to the right location. ...

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