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Opinion: Why Grades Deserve an F

The idea of grades serving as a way to communicate with a student has long since been lost

Zack Kinnaman, Writer

September 21, 2019

Grades are something that seem unavoidable. How else would teachers give feedback to students, parents, colleges, and future employers? In this short article, I will provide an evidence-based critique to try to prove that a seemingly essential aspect of the education system, letter grades, are deeply flawe...

Cartoon 45: “Repetitive Radio”

Illustrator Kaelyn Savard believes that everyone know that feeling when you hear a song one too many times

Kaleyn Savard, Illustrator

September 17, 2019

Opinion: The New Wave of Plant-based “Meat” is the Future

Yahner argues the impossible burger will soon replace the traditional beef patty

Rebekah Yahner, Writer

September 15, 2019

The year is 2025. It’s the Fourth of July, and Uncle Joe is grilling burgers while the kids throw little firework poppers at each other's feet. The sizzling patties finish cooking and are taken into the kitchen to be spruced up with a bun and condiments.  You probably think I’m referring to a good...

Cartoon 44: “Dry as a desert”

Cartoonist Jordyn Savard, believes the weather in Ventura the past couple of days has closely resembled that of a dry, humid and unbearably hot desert.

Jordyn Savard, Illustrator

September 9, 2019

Editorial: Ethnic Studies as a district-wide requirement

Credit: Dragon Press Editorial Board

Dragon Press Editorial Board

June 10, 2019

This Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the VUSD board will vote on whether to make the newly-conceived Ethnic Studies and Social Justice course a G-requirement for all high school students by the class of 2025. We at the Foothill Dragon Press believe such a course is indispensable to public education. The aim of...

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 4: free will?

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 4: free will?

Alex Dodos and Thomas Weldele

June 2, 2019

This week we discuss the concept (or farce?) that is human free will, featuring special guest Thomas Weldele. What do you think? Is there something missing from this conversation? Are we both completely ignorant? Can science answer this question? Comment below.    ...

Opinion: Compromise is overrated

Opinion: Compromise is overrated

Alex Dodos, Writer

May 27, 2019

You know what they say: Compromise, compromise, compromise—it’s what we do when we abandon our values. Whether you want to call it compromise, bipartisanship, or simply extending a gentle hand across the proverbial aisle, the practice of making concessions to your political opponents is antithet...

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 3: Alex and Sam discuss Buttigieg

Foothill Bad Faith Podcast Episode 3: Alex and Sam discuss Buttigieg

Alex Dodos and Sam Bova

May 6, 2019

In this episode, we compare our views of a Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, Pete Buttigieg:    ...

Shaking up the school system

Abolish Monday, and we abolish many of the current shortcomings of school.

Alex Dodos, Writer

April 14, 2019

The pros and cons of the school system are similar to those of being in a union: it may come with lots of personal advantages, but it also protects people who aren’t very good at their job. At times, public school can feel inefficient, riddled with contradictions, and hell-bent on holding bette...

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