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


Career Day not as horrible as expected

Danielle Draper October 7, 2010

When I first heard about senior career day, I will admit it, I groaned. The stolen lunch, the pointlessness, career day was just a waste of time. I was incensed that we were being made to learn about...

Katie Elvin talks about different paths for students to choose from after high school. Photo Illustration by Anaika Miller of The Foothill Dragon Press.

Can you stomach the facts?

Katie Elvin October 7, 2010

There isn't much to choose from; on the whole long list of meal after meal on a menu, there is very little that you can actually eat. Why? Because you are a vegetarian. Being vegetarian means eating...

Crying foul? Threaten death instead

Crying foul? Threaten death instead

Celeste Lopez October 5, 2010

“This is my daughter, and I will kill the (expletive) who fought her.” This threat did not come from the mouth of a student; it came from an infuriated parent by the name of James Jones who...


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:...

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