The Foothill Dragon Press

Combating piracy on the high web

Bryn Gallagher

December 6, 2010


Filed under The Bigger Picture

It is so easy now, one click and you have it; stolen property now yours, you pirate. This thieving bliss may not last too long now with the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, or COICA, being approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and being considered by the senate. COICA is a c...

Standing out isn’t always easy

Danielle Draper

December 6, 2010


Filed under School Views

Glee, a show that once encouraged individualism, has succumbed to peer pressure.  I will admit I am a Gleek; it’s a good show that seemed to encourage being yourself and unique, that is until Kurt transferred to Dalton. In that particular episode he embraced conformity, becoming like eve...

Death to canned laughter

Death to canned laughter

Bryan Hickman

December 6, 2010


Filed under The Bigger Picture

Most people casually dismiss it, with a simple "Yeah, it's stupid but whatever." It is something that people do not think about, because it is simply the way things are. The TV is not just telling me a joke, it is telling me how I should receive that joke. A helpful reminder for the politely benev...

How to have a great time at “Winter Formal”

Charlotte Warren

December 2, 2010


Filed under School Views

By this time, the Winter Formal princes & princesses have been announced, and tickets are on sale, for the semi-formal dance which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 11  at Epic on Johnson Dr.  For some, this is their first time attending, and on the other hand, and others their third o...

Information, information; it’s all about you!

Information, information; it’s all about you!

Katie Elvin

December 1, 2010


Filed under The Bigger Picture

Over 350 million people already belong to the site. That means over 350 million names, birthdays, personal messages, music preferences, school data, family names, likes, and dislikes. Essentially, it’s 350 million lives online everyday, every hour, and it’s constantly updating. Even as you read this...

Disproving the Foothill stereotype

Charlotte Warren

December 1, 2010


Filed under School Views

If I got a nickel for every time someone asked me a ridiculous question about me, as a Foothill student, or about Foothill itself, I would be rich. Here are examples of questions I’ve been asked: Since you go to Foothill, do you watch Pokemon and play video games? Do you guys have homework ...

Give hope

Bryn Gallagher

November 30, 2010


Filed under The Bigger Picture

In light of the Christmas season, we should take a break from the doom and gloom opinion style and talk about what is good. Giving is good. Christmas, the so-called "season of giving," is surrounded fully by gifts, food, toy drives, and the charity workers collecting money for the po...

An issue to keep abreast

Trenton Pham

November 23, 2010


Filed under The Bigger Picture

Breast cancer has always been a popular thing to raise awareness about. There are football players with pink shoelaces on their cleats and yogurt cups with pink tops in the grocery store. However, the Keep A Breast foundation has taken this message a step further and in an effort to reach out to ...

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...

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