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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

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The Science Hub: first image of a black hole, the cost of climate change, deadly fungus rises

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele April 10, 2019

First ever image of a black hole We have seen the unseeable: A black hole—a monster. It bends all light to its epicenter attempting to travel through the fabric of space and time—until it reaches...

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The Science Hub: Mozambique’s deadly cyclone, drought-free California, expanding stomachs

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele March 27, 2019

Mozambique’s devastating aftermath of Cyclone Idai Cyclone Idai, one of the most disastrous storms to hit Africa in decades, made landfall in Mozambique on March 15. With 1.7 million people in its...

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The Science Hub: new drug for depression, NASA budget proposal, rise in measles

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele March 14, 2019

New FDA-approved drug for depression Last week, a new drug for depression was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This new treatment is a fast-acting nasal spray composed of esketamine, a...

Physics teacher Emily Hunt drops a student’s egg contraption.

Physics principles of the Egg Drop

Thomas Weldele and Jonathan Soriano March 2, 2019

Eggs are seen falling from the sky, but it does not mean that the world is ending. It signals the annual physics’ egg drop experiment. This annual event was held on Feb. 15 and Feb. 19 in the Foothill...

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The Science Hub: all about cats, update on Hayabusa2, UN aid to Yemen

Jonathan Soriano, Thomas Weldele, and Rachel Chang February 27, 2019

Lil Bub’s rare genetics Cats. Whether it is a sleepy kitten riding a bike in its sleep or adorable cat toe beans, there is no denying that they rule the internet. Their reign continues with the unique...

Weather 101, an update on Californias frequent rainfall.

Weather 101: Pineapple Express

Thomas Weldele and Jonathan Soriano February 23, 2019
Warm, moist topical air from Hawaii is swept along the Pacific Ocean. Over land, it cools and falls as heavy rain and/or snow.
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The Science Hub: decrease in Santa Ana winds, rise in syphilis, change in magnetic pole

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele February 14, 2019

Decrease in Santa Ana winds due to climate change While the ramifications of climate change are mostly negative, there may be one aspect that will bring joy to Southern Californians.  Climate change...

Swearing is simply a natural part of life that has been suppressed by our social constructs.

Why you should @#$!*% cuss

Matthew Godfrey, Writer January 31, 2019

All of humanity has experienced the painful instance of stubbing their toe. While not the worst pain possible, the sharp stinging discomfort stirs certain foul language in our heads that wants to burst...

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The Science Hub: Benzo usage, sound pollution, the super blood moon and ocean & ice warming

January 23, 2019

Increase in benzodiazepine usage The annual number of overdose deaths in the United States involving benzodiazepines increased nearly 10 times from 1999 to 2017. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs...

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The Science Hub: environmental effects of government shutdown, white supremacy in science, galactic collision

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele January 9, 2019

Environment Impacts on National Parks due to Government Shutdown A lack of funding for the National Parks, due to the prolonged government shutdown, caused many National Parks to be open with a fraction...

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The Science Hub: fetal tissue debates, Geminid meteor shower, climate change and Virgin Galactic spacecraft

Trump is cracking down on human fetal tissue use In part of an effort to curtail the usage of human fetal tissue in medical research, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a letter last...

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The Science Hub: Quantum computers, UN Climate Summit, Christmas trees and genetically-modified babies

The Science Section December 5, 2018

The Science Hub is a bimonthly segment that will update you on the most important scientific events within the categories of astronomy, medicine, environment and miscellaneous. [divider]Quantum computer,...

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