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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

Credit: Jordyn Savard / The Foothill Dragon Press

Ventura Strong—Look At Us Now

Jordyn Savard December 4, 2018

It has been a year, 365 days since you paid our Little, Innocent, Peaceful Town of Ventura a visit.   Directly affected or not, This fire, this monster that killed the land...

Thomas Fire: Olivia Jacobson 20 then, city rebuilding now (photo essay)

Thomas Fire: Olivia Jacobson ’20 then, city rebuilding now (photo essay)

Olivia Sanford December 4, 2018

Click the image above to be taken to Adobe Spark to view the photo essay which documents the remains of the home of Ventura High School student Olivia Jacobson '20 in Dec. 2017, as well as the rebuilding...

The red glow of the Woolsey Fire silhouettes the Camarillo mountain range as winds pick up. Credit: Stefan Fahr / The Foothill Dragon Press

CLIMATE CHANGE: EVERYONE’S WORST NIGHTMARE

Jonathan Soriano December 4, 2018

Wake up! The past passive talking points about climate change are irrelevant. We are not experiencing a “global warming hiatus” such as one that allegedly occurred between 1998 and 2012. Climate change...

News reporters watch as the Thomas fire spreads into the western hillsides across from the Ventura Avenue. Credit: Stefan Fahr / The Foothill Dragon Press

A year after the Thomas Fire, financial impact still staggers

Mason King December 4, 2018

Almost a year ago, the Thomas Fire broke out near Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula. Due to "the strongest and longest duration Santa Ana wind event we have seen so far this season,” according to...

One of the house that burned in the Thomas Fire in the process of rebuilding. Credit: Jeni Bufford (used with permission)

Rebuilding after the Thomas Fire

Elie Bufford December 4, 2018

1,343 structures were destroyed or damaged in the Thomas Fire. Now, they all have to be rebuilt. Throughout Ventura County, construction workers, contractors and designers are in the midst of the long...

Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press

GOP’s perception of climate change

Rachel Chang December 3, 2018

  Cartoonist Rachel Chang believes that having both our policy makers and the electorate understand factual, scientific analysis is critical to making wiser and more informed policies, even...

Ventura Strong - Two Trees Lives On

Ventura Strong – Two Trees Lives On

Lillian Li December 3, 2018

  Cartoonist Lillian Li expresses her solidarity for victims of the Thomas Fire through a watercolor piece commemorating the survival of the famous Two Trees, and by extension, the survival...

Government and History teacher Cherie Eulau. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press

Thomas Fire Stories: Cherie Eulau

Amanda Perez December 3, 2018

  “It was absolutely surreal and sort of terrifying,” teacher Cherie Eulau said, regarding the Thomas Fire. She had been prepared and organized for a fire after seeing what happened...

Kelly More ‘20. Credit: Grayson McCoy / The Foothill Dragon Press

Thomas Fire Stories: Kelly More ’20

Amanda Perez December 3, 2018

  As Kelly More ‘20 started to fall asleep on Dec. 4, 2017, at around 9:30 p.m., she could hear her parents walking around and moving things. She was fast asleep by 10:30 p.m. when her dad...

Gunner Nagel ‘20. Credit: Jason Messner / The Foothill Dragon Press

Thomas Fire Stories: Gunner Nagel ’20

Amanda Perez December 3, 2018

  At the beginning of the night on Dec. 4, 2017, Gunner Nagel ‘20 didn’t think the fire would get to his home on Via Ondulando. When he heard about the fire near Steckel Park—a place...

Former Foothill student, now Buena student Jay Ryan ‘20 (second from the left). Credit: Jay Ryan (used with permission)

Thomas Fire Stories: Jay Ryan ’20

Amanda Perez December 3, 2018

  The night of the Thomas Fire, Jay Ryan ‘20 had been at his mom’s while his father's house was burning down. When the fire had just started, he texted his dad, asking him if he was...

Assistant Principal Lisa Harvill. Credit: Abigail Massar / The Foothill Dragon Press

Thomas Fire Stories: Lisa Harvill

Amanda Perez December 3, 2018

  Lisa Harvill, one of Foothill’s assistant principals, had received a phone call from her daughter on Dec. 4, 2017. She called wondering if Harvill knew about the fire in Santa Paula and...

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