The Script

Joker could inspire violence, but so could any other film

Joker could inspire violence, but so could any other film

Priya Thomas

December 3, 2019

I don’t watch superhero movies.  I’m turned off by the interminable action sequences, the mindless explosions, the buildings that crumble so frequently they might as well be sandcastles. Twenty minutes into Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, I felt like I was watching a dramatized mash-up of tuto...

A farewell to healthcare

Lydia Jungkind

December 3, 2019

One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned in the past 21 years was realizing what I had only after it was gone. In retrospect, the value of some treasures can only be understood in their absence. This feeling set in after I lost relationships, friends – and access to public health care.  At the...

Let’s get funky with the future of fungi

Mushroom

Lynn Racelo

December 3, 2019

Three summers ago, I took Gillian Schultz’s Evolution and Ecology Bio 1C class at Foothill College. Our professor started her morning lecture with a deceptively simple piece of trivia. “What is the largest living organism on Earth?” she asked. Someone answered elephant, while others listed...

Partying for a cause

Frank Bautista

December 3, 2019

Many startup companies begin in a garage, but for Roberto Alverez, most commonly known as “Tito,” he discovered his gift for organizing events when he would put parties together after work. Alvarez, founder and CEO of Chaselove Homeless Outreach, would message a couple of his friends to come over ...

California earthquakes shaking on new technology

MyShake is a free smartphone app that can 
detect earthquakes.

Rebekah Jackson

December 3, 2019

Last month, the East San Francisco Bay Area shook, rattled and rolled when a magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit the Pleasant Hill area in Contra Costa County on Oct. 15, 2019. Residents in the East Bay city of Antioch felt the trembler at 10:33 p.m. Antioch resident Connie Langston, 61, was at home at the time. ...

42 Silicon Valley offers an alternative to traditional four-year college

Instead of classrooms, 42 Silicon Valley has a computer lab that's open 24/7.

Chloe Lischinsky

December 3, 2019

In 2017, Igor Lucic was working as a used car salesman in Ohio, but he wanted to do something more with his life. He found his answer when he saw an ad for 42 Silicon Valley, a free software engineering school in California. 42 Silicon Valley doesn’t have teachers, classes or books, but instead offers a ...

What Positive Psychology can offer you

What Positive Psychology can offer you

Priya Thomas

December 3, 2019

Positive Psychology - the class that will teach you how to wake up on the right side of the bed, every morning for the rest of your life. Right? Wrong. "One of the biggest misunderstandings about Positive Psychology in pop culture is that it only focuses on positive emotions,” said Dr. Shani Robins, professor ...

Local Band ‘Crow Eats Man’ Amps Up For Release Of New Music

Hailey Knapp-De Grave

December 3, 2019

Crow Eats Man is Mountain View’s very own home-grown rock band. Officially formed on April Fool’s day in 2016, the band has been anything but a joke beyond their moniker. With one album - also called Crow Eats Man - already under their belt, they are just about ready to debut their sophomore project -...

New California law will benefit college athletes who need to make ends meet

New California law will benefit college athletes who need to make ends meet

Larry Larkin

December 3, 2019

California Senate Bill 206, known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, will allow college athletes to get paid for the use of their name, image, and likeness.  The bill was written by California Senators Nancy Skinner and Steven Bradford. It was recently passed by the California Assembly and signed by Govern...

Marchers demand universal basic income

Universal basic income marchers in San Francisco.

Chloe Lischinsky

December 3, 2019

Daniel Watson wasn’t interested in politics until he heard Andrew Yang speak about universal basic income. Andrew Yang is a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who wants to give every U.S. adult $1000 a month, no strings attached.  For Watson, who works as a delivery person for Doordash, $1000 a...

An unforgettable interview with Foothill professor Sherri Harvey

An unforgettable interview with Foothill professor Sherri Harvey

Stephanie Ellis

December 3, 2019

Quotes provided by Sherri Harvey “In a world fraught with the pressure and responsibility to serve others, and to constantly plug into the world around us, being cut loose from purpose, even if only for a short time, felt sublime.”  -Cut Loose from Purpose in Tahoe National Forest   I’m sitting in a restaurant ...

Owls go undefeated

Owls go undefeated

Larry Larkin

December 1, 2019

The Foothill College football team made history as they completed their first 10-0 season in the history of the program, which dates back to 1959. On Nov. 16, the Owls defeated the Los Medanos Mustangs by a final score of 34-3 for their final game of the regular season. The Owls had a rocky start for ...

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