“Who Would You Want to Pack Your Parachute?”: Making Grades Reflect Improvement in Professor Tyler Reese’s Mathematics Classes

“Who Would You Want to Pack Your Parachute?”: Making Grades Reflect Improvement in Professor Tyler Reese’s Mathematics Classes

Ronnie Miller, Staff Writer/Senior Editor
June 23, 2017
Filed under Foothill Life

Most of us were taught from a young age that one of the best ways to learn is to learn from our mistakes. However, this wise adage is rarely translated into testing and teaching methodologies in our educational system. Students are often given only once chance to be tested on a topic, in the format of in...

Unspoken Stories: Foothill’s International Student Community

Unspoken Stories: Foothill’s International Student Community

JunKai Chen, Contributor
June 20, 2017
Filed under Foothill Life

  You may be surrounded by international students or be one at Foothill College. We all know that because of recent trends towards globalization, the inflow of international students into the United States has increased significantly. But how much do you know about the international students? What im...

With Great Police Authority, Comes Great Responsibility: The Need for a Connected Police-Student Community

With Great Police Authority, Comes Great Responsibility: The Need for a Connected Police-Student Community

Jazzi Mason, Senior Editor
June 15, 2017
Filed under Foothill Life

My encounter with the Community Service Officer (CSO) was uncomfortable, criminalizing, and, yet sadly, not entirely unexpected. In my car -- studying before class -- I was approached and asked to roll down my window to be immediately and aggressively interrogated about my license plate. He berated me...

Reading the Foothill College President

Reading the Foothill College President

Kristian Curkovic, Staff Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under Foothill Life

The human library is an event where people will check in as “books”, sharing their story, and the readers will borrow them for a brief moment to listen and discuss their story. The stories this year were amazing and the “books” are notably brave for opening up and sharing their stories. The ...

Appeal of a Non-Traditional Student: Extended Admission Essay

Appeal of a Non-Traditional Student: Extended Admission Essay

Jazzi Mason, Senior Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Featured, Foothill Life

I was broken open and the next arduous months filled me with visions of my black kin fading under the abuse of power, my Syrian cousins drowning in a sea of wind-whipped canvas, and my kindred sisters ripped from their own bodies as living phantoms. Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve known and am yet to know.

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Club Profile: Honors Connection Club

Club Profile: Honors Connection Club

Juliana Duperron, Contributor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Foothill Life

  The Honors Connection Club was started back in Winter 2015. This club’s aim is to connect honors and non-honors students to build a community based on growth and friendship. You can tell that the part about friendship is true: everyone in the club seemed to be there to hang out with each ...

Seeking Employment: The Dilemma of Meaningful Research Opportunities for Community College Students

Seeking Employment: The Dilemma of Meaningful Research Opportunities for Community College Students

Ronnie Miller, Staff Writer, Senior Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Foothill Life

“What classes are you taking this summer?” I asked a friend of mine in one of my classes. My question was met with a scowl. “I’m not sure. Depends if I can find something meaningful to do instead.” “What do you mean?” “Well, ideally I could get an internship relevant to what I’m studying. But tha...

ASFC Presidential Debate

ASFC Presidential Debate

May 1, 2017
Filed under Featured, Foothill Life

On April 28th, The Script hosted Foothill's first ASFC Presidential Debate! Candidates answered questions on ranging from student on-campus involvement to financial issues to ASFC inaction. Moderators: William Robertson and Sean MacPherson.

Defining Ourselves: A College Student’s Philosophy on Identity

Defining Ourselves: A College Student’s Philosophy on Identity

Sean MacPherson, Staff Writer and Owlcast Producer and Co-Host
April 16, 2017
Filed under Foothill Life, Opinion

It’s December of 2015—I had just gone through arguably the hardest four months of my life trying in vain to balance school and soccer all the while grappling with my sense of identity. Come January, when it was time to return to school for another long semester, I realized that, without a strong...

Better This Way: How Campus Involvement Revived My Passion for Academics

Better This Way: How Campus Involvement Revived My Passion for Academics

Ronnie Miller, Senior Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under Featured, Foothill Life

“Okay. If I have class from 10:00-11:50 and then again from 2:00-3:50, that means if it takes me 20 minutes to get home and 20 minutes to drive back, I’ll have an hour and a half to go home and watch a few episodes of 30 Rock.” “Man, that Marine Biology class looks really interesting, but ...

My Story: A UC Personal Statement

My Story: A UC Personal Statement

Anon.
April 14, 2017
Filed under Featured, Foothill Life

Early on in my life, my confused, panicked father calmed me down by telling me the story of the East Asian Financial Crisis that broke in September 1997. I was three weeks old, and he was trying to change my diaper. My political indoctrination began early. Since then, I existed largely independent f...

Op-Ed: Financing College is a Bureaucratic Clown Fiesta

Op-Ed: Financing College is a Bureaucratic Clown Fiesta

William Robertson, Senior Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Featured, Foothill Life

In April 2015, as I was getting ready to graduate High School, it became obvious I was not going to get into a college I wanted. The simple reason was that I had not applied to colleges that suited me: I was overwhelmed by the application process, didn’t use the tools at my disposal to fine-tune my ...

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