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

The Student News Site of Foothill Technology High School

The Foothill Dragon Press


Opinion: Slow doesn’t mean stupid

Bryn Gallagher September 28, 2010

It can be heard ringing out across every school and workplace and is probably one of the most commonly misused words in America: retarded. Everyone from elementary school students to politicians and celebrities...


Looking a gift horse in the mouth

Taylor Kennepohl September 28, 2010

Discrimination is everywhere: in the streets, in the media, and in the work place - but discrimination isn't always bad, it can even save lives. The American Red Cross does this every day, determining who can...

Test results show emphatically that Foothill has stronger English and history programs than math and science. Creative Commons-licensed photo from Dave Bleasdale via Flickr..

Foothill’s math and science scores fall behind

Geneva Douma September 28, 2010

It’s no secret that Foothill is obsessed with test scores. The 906 test score posters, the balloons - the rallies. The administration advertises the yearly test scores as if they are the entire...

A later start saves smarts

A later start saves smarts

Karen Fox September 21, 2010

  It’s 7:58, and students along Day and Loma Vista are running – or at least fast-walking – to try to get to class on time. Maybe their alarm clock didn’t go off. Maybe they had to finish...

Stifling student expression

Stifling student expression

Celeste Lopez September 21, 2010

Shorts that are too short, shirts that are too low, and belly button rings that refuse to be covered; many of our fellow High School peers fall victim to the nit picking and scrutinizing of this self expression. Though...

Land of (in)tolerance

Land of (in)tolerance

Danielle Draper September 20, 2010

On September 11, a small nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida planned to burn Qur’ans in protest of the Islam religion.   Thankfully it was cancelled due to the Department of Defense and...

Children: the medias other white meat

Children: the media’s other white meat

Taylor Kennepohl September 14, 2010

A few months ago, as I was browsing some news articles in line at the grocery store, I came across a “Life and Style” magazine on the front page of which was a title in enormous, garish yellow letters:...

Provisionally unfair: a teen driver speaks

‘Provisionally’ unfair: a teen driver speaks

Charlotte Warren September 14, 2010

The day a teen exits the Department of Motor Vehicles with their newly earned driver's license in hand is a great one. This is the moment many teens have dreamed of since a young age: getting a driver's...

Can this blueprint rebuild failing schools?

Can this blueprint rebuild failing schools?

Geneva Douma March 23, 2010

This past Saturday, March 13, President Obama released his “Blueprint for Reform," a plan to enact a long-awaited reform of No Child Left Behind, as well as a general reform plan for American schools. Like...


DP Editorial: Cougar Press “sex edition” an opportunity for parents to learn, talk

Dragon Press Editorial Board February 28, 2010

An administrative complaint will be brought against Ventura High School's journalism program, which publishes the The Cougar Press, after they ran the annual 'sex edition' of their paper. Containing...

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