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The evolution and disparity of the Eastern Asian phenotype

Rachel Chang March 10, 2018

 In our lifetime, we’ve met thousands of individuals and have peered at even more faces. Whether referring to brow bridges or cheekbones, each and every face has its own distinctive structure. This...

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Channel Islands: Captivating and crucial to California

Matthew Godfrey January 22, 2018

An hour away from the bustling roar of suburban life resides a sanctuary of marine ecosystems, endemic species and California's beginnings. The Channel Islands are home to annual breeding grounds for an...

A house in the wake of the Thomas Fire. Credit: Olivia Sanford / The Foothill Dragon Press

The toxic combination of fire and flood

Matthew Godfrey January 18, 2018

With the infamous California Drought aiding the ravage of the Thomas Fire, rain had never sounded more ideal. However, this recent precipitation has clearly shown to be catastrophic. With the abrupt turn...

Recap with Rachel: Thomas Fire chemical reactions and effects

Recap with Rachel: Thomas Fire chemical reactions and effects

Rachel Chang January 7, 2018

As the Thomas Fire has swept through Southern California and affected our own community members, there's still a few things we need to pay attention to. Learn about the different types of combustion reactions,...

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Blood Donations: Where to next?

Rachel Chang December 4, 2017

Perhaps you’ve just participated in Foothill’s recent blood drive. After signing some paperwork and enduring a few needles, you’ve walked out of the United Blood Service’s truck as an official...

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The science of stress

Anna Lapteva November 29, 2017

An in-class essay, a history test and a math exam all awaiting you tomorrow, and your anxiety is overwhelming since you haven’t started a minute of preparation. Or, you feel your heart pounding in your...

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Opinion: GMOs are beneficial to society beyond reasonable doubt

Noah Hilles November 29, 2017

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are arguably the single most contested scientific discovery since Nicolaus Copernicus stated that the Earth was round. There exists two opposing sides on the issue,...

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Is turkey to thank for your post-Thanksgiving sleepiness?

Anna Lapteva November 23, 2017

Perhaps you have just indulged in a delectable Thanksgiving meal: a delicious roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, sweet cranberry sauce and fragrant pumpkin pie. You feel like you have eaten more than...

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Screening Sunscreen

Noah Hilles November 4, 2017

The word “sunscreen” has one of the most positive and harmless connotations of almost anything one can say. In a world where 1 out of every 5 of us will get some form of skin cancer, there is no doubt...

Students observe demonstrations by professionals. Credit: Amazing Oakes / The Foothill Dragon Press

MedTech students learn CPR to help people continue “Stayin’ Alive”

Mayzee Oakes October 16, 2017

For over 50 years, scientists have been challenging studies to help people become safer and healthier, which led to the development of the American Medical Response (AMR) team. Ventura County’s AMR...

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UC Riverside professor shines light on the little and lithe

Emily van Deinse October 13, 2017

For most people, the idea of pollination conjures images of bees and butterflies to mind. But they do not do all of the work on their own. Hummingbirds are an important pollinator in Southern California,...

The hidden structure behind caffeine. Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press

Perhaps you should reconsider that Venti Americano with three extra shots of espresso

Rachel Chang October 4, 2017

"Hi, so I'd like to order a Venti Americano with three extra shots of espresso." It has become a cycle: sleep at 2 a.m., wake up four hours later, brew a cup to get through the day and again sleep at...

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