The Foothill Dragon Press

Senior year: where did the fun go?

Danielle Draper

November 23, 2010


Filed under School Views

I remember at the end of junior year, my senior friends graduating, crying about the fact that they were all about to go off to college. I remember them telling me stories of their last year in high school. They told me about crazy adventures and that senior year was fun. What a bunch of liars. Senior year is a...

Give thanks: you’re not a turkey

Audrey Benelisha

November 23, 2010


Filed under School Views

After much anticipation, only days are left on the countdown until that irresistible aroma of simmering gravy will flood over the kitchen counter. The time of thanks is almost upon us and everybody should begin thinking about what they have to be thankful for. Whether it is a house to come home to...

Offensive? Yes. Protected? Yes.

Heather Luscombe

November 23, 2010


Filed under The Bigger Picture

Who says Voltaire isn’t relevant today? A famous line of his, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it,” is in perfect accordance with the Westboro Baptist Church and their vocal, yet ugly, beliefs. Westboro Baptist Church be...

Tempting fate, cell phone use in cars

Bryn Gallagher

November 23, 2010


Filed under School Views

You are driving on a beautiful day when your phone beeps, you look down only for a moment and pick up the phone. That crime may just be your last. The state of California banned talking on cell phones in July 2008 and texting as of Jan. 2009, but in Nov. 2010 cell phone use in cars has not stopp...

Violence, sex and the Supreme Court

Katie Elvin

November 18, 2010


Filed under The Bigger Picture

Bang. Bang. You’re dead. Blood pours from the wound. As you lie there you have time to reminisce about the people you killed, the places you burned, the violence you inflicted. Then everything goes black. And you start the game over again. Ready and raging for that next round of mayhem. Vid...

Opinion: Vote Brown for governor to improve schools

Geneva Douma

November 1, 2010


Filed under The Bigger Picture

The election looms, and California residents are assaulted daily by political attack ads every time they turn on a television or radio. Signs along the side of the road urge voters to cast their ballots for this or the other candidate, but perhaps the most important election for budget-stalled Cali...

The cost of a “public” education

Charlotte Warren

October 21, 2010


Filed under School Views

There has been more than one instance this year when I have asked myself, “Isn’t a public education supposed to be free?” I mean, seriously, this past year my parents must have shelled out over $1000 for school expenses alone. School technology fee: $90, Senior Fees: $100, Bio...

For Halloween, is a “Pochahottie” costume all that’s sold these days?

Bryn Gallagher

October 21, 2010


Filed under School Views

My friends and I recently went to the local Halloween Express in search of a Disney Princess costume, but we didn't find one. Actually, we did find some but they were either for four-year olds or outrageously short or low cut. We could not find one costume in our size that was not overly scand...

It’s hard to escape drugs; Red Ribbon Week helps

Audrey Benelisha

October 21, 2010


Filed under School Views

Walking through school at 7:40 on a Monday morning, it’s hard to pay no attention to the unexpected sight of red decor assaulting the campus. As one turns their head, “Cope without Dope” and “Agree to be Drug-Free” invades their eyes. This can only mean one thing: Re...

Vulgar dance moves move some teachers, students to disgust

Audrey Benelisha

October 14, 2010


Filed under School Views

It’s the event that all teachers dread. Their task? To supervise and manage the sweaty heap of students that are grotesquely bumping and grinding to the pulsating music. As raunchy as that is stated, this is the truth of high school dances. When hundreds of teenagers are gathered into an o...

Questioning the freedom of the press

Questioning the freedom of the press

Bryn Gallagher

October 14, 2010


Filed under School Views

The First Amendment of the constitution makes one thing clear: a free press is an important right of the people. Without it what keeps us from a horribly corrupt government? Nothing. But is the press really that free? Are the stories that we read truly the unbiased, hard-hitting current events th...

Know before you go: options for life after high school

Know before you go: options for life after high school

Katie Elvin

October 14, 2010


Filed under School Views

At Foothill, college is a priority, and it shows in the high acceptance rates of our students at colleges all over the country. Starting everyone off in the mandatory EDA class, Education in the Digital Age, the school pounds in those UC A through G college requirements. In case that didn't fully do it for the students, ...

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