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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

Jake Needham sings My Hero by the Foo Fighters standing in front of images of the Thomas Fire Firefighters. Credit: Abigail Massar / The Foothill Dragon Press

Ventura County community unifies in “Solace” benefit gala

Julia Fickenscher January 29, 2018

As the lights began to flicker in Rancho Campana High School’s auditorium, audience members left the brisk outdoors and took their seats, unsure of what to anticipate. As written on the program, an evening...

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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Winter Formal 2017 unifies students from around Ventura

Marin Valerio December 19, 2017

https://vimeo.com/247910144   Rainbow lights and smiles greeted high school students from across the city as they entered the Camarillo Airport for Foothill’s annual Winter Formal. Due to...

The sunrise through the smoke on Dec. 5, 2017. Credit: Abigail Massar / The Foothill Dragon Press

Community meeting provides updates concerning the ongoing Thomas fire

Nick Zoll December 18, 2017

As the Thomas fire epidemic reached its 12th day, members of the Ventura community gathered at Buena High School’s Dr. A.W. McConnell Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Saturday for a meeting that touched on a...

TThe view of the smokey haze over Ventura. Credit: Olivia Sanford / The Foothill Dragon Press

Destruction of Vista del Mar hospital poses threat to mental health care availability in Ventura

Nick Zoll December 14, 2017

During the height of the Thomas fire, Vista del Mar Hospital fell victim to the flames. All of the Vista del Mar employees and patients were safely evacuated, but the hospital itself was destroyed. According...

Winter Formal was held at the Camarillo Airport two years ago. Credit: Grace Carey / The Foothill Dragon Press

Winter Formal venue changed to Camarillo Airport

Mayzee Oakes December 11, 2017

Due to adversarial conditions caused by the Thomas Fire, the new Winter Formal location is the Camarillo Airport. No other details regarding the event have changed, but there will be an announcement concerning...

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VUSD, city, community meetings address plans following Thomas Fire devastation

Abby Sourwine December 10, 2017

A series of meetings was held in Buena High School’s Dr. A.W. McConnell Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 9 to inform the community about changes that will take place in light of Thomas Fire. At 9 a.m.,...

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Environmental club hosts Skating Plus fundraiser to aid victims of Thomas Fire

Jill Vallance December 9, 2017

Disasters prove to bring the community together, and in the case of the Thomas Fire, this couldn’t be more true as students and adults from all over the district gathered at Skating Plus to raise money...

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Editorial: Ventura community faces the future with courage

Dragon Press Editorial Board December 7, 2017

Outlined against the sky in yellowed spirals of ashy smoke, the Thomas Fire looms like an apocalyptic dawn, reducing hillsides to breathing embers and neighborhood blocks to blackened war zones. The eerie...

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Staying safe in the Santa Ana winds

Lauren Shields December 6, 2017

The 68,000-acre Thomas Fire has caused a considerable amount of devastation to Ventura County families, as tens of thousands have been evacuated and over 150 structures have been burnt down. The fire started...

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