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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

OPINION: Are award shows doing enough for people of color?

OPINION: Are award shows doing enough for people of color?

Noelle Villasenor, Writer May 3, 2021

After a year in quarantine that caused the entertainment industry to stop in its tracks, the 2021 award show season arrived to acknowledge the artists and creators who produced notable work in 2020, or...

Join writer Sam Noah in observing how monetization of the youth sports industry can be detrimental to those on and off the playing field.

OPINION: Too much profit, not enough play; the problems with the youth sports industry today

Sam Noah, Reporter May 1, 2021

Today, more than ever before, moderation has taken a backseat in almost every aspect of our lives. From politics to pop culture, taking things to the extreme is becoming more and more common. Sadly, one...

While the month of April is commonly associated with spring activities and celebrations, it also calls for autism awareness, making it a month dedicated to changing the minds of society not to seek a cure, but to embrace a group that has been excluded for far too long.

OPINION: What you should know about Autism “Awareness” Month

Sean Quinn, Writer April 29, 2021

Not only is the month of April the time for egg hunts, pranks and religious celebrations, it's also a month dedicated to advocacy for people with autism. When the title itself implies that autism is something...

Cancel culture has laid wreckage to many celebrities and ideas in 2020 alone, and has become such a dominating force in the scheme of social media that it has started to bring up the question of whether change can be brought about in a better way.

OPINION: Cancel culture: Educate or eradicate?

Sean Quinn, Writer April 27, 2021

You may know the feeling: waking up to check social media and finding out your favorite celebrity has now been deemed “off-limits” by the Twitter world ultimately posing the question: should you join...

College admission is a dog-eat-dog world this day in age with more competition for acceptance than ever. Take a journey with writer Olivia Zoll in this article to discover her beliefs on one of most the painful post-acceptance or deferral experiences: college shaming.

OPINION: “College Shaming” needs to end

Olivia Zoll, Writer April 21, 2021

College acceptance season. One single email that will control your future, as a result of your high school academic past. Choosing the school for your next four years is exciting, but also a time of uncertainty....

From rebellious teen to Billboard 200 chart musician, Mac Millers legacy will always live on through his songs, and the powerful impact he had on his adolescent listeners, who believed that his words expressed exactly how they were feeling during the highs and lows of their teenage years.

Mac Miller’s posthumous legacy

Ashley Newman, Columnist April 20, 2021

Malcolm McCormick, widely known as Mac Miller, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The very musically inclined Miller taught himself to play several instruments from the time he was six years...

This year on world water day, over 800 million people suffer from lack of access to clean water. However, you have the power to make a lasting impact on the lives of others by supporting organizations and non-profits that help a wish of access to clean water for all become reality.

Cartoon 88: “A worldwide wish”

Alivia Baker, Illustrator March 22, 2021

While many colleges have decided to become test optional in regards to the SAT or ACT, potential applicants now have to decide whether to take it or not, for now it has become a matter of getting an edge over other applicants rather than meeting a certain threshold score.

Cartoon 87: “To take or not take the SAT”

Kaelyn Savard, Illustrations Editor March 15, 2021

Connecting with nature in our environment can provide an escape from the worries of everyday life. If writing papers, staring at a screen or staying inside creates a repetitive cycle, breaking it by getting outside and experiencing the magic of nature can provide a world away whether at the beach, a dog park, hiking locally or in your backyard.

Cartoon 86: “Escape”

Alivia Baker, Illustrator March 8, 2021

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