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Study Abroad: Anthropology in Ecuador and Ireland

Study Abroad: Anthropology in Ecuador and Ireland

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Have you ever wanted to travel to Ireland, Ecuador, or Mars? Foothill provides students with the unique opportunity to travel to two of those places every summer! On Wednesday, February 14, Professor Samuel Connell held an information session for students interested in the program, organized by the A...

Recap: Foothill Women’s Basketball vs. Mission College

Recap: Foothill Women’s Basketball vs. Mission College

Serena Phanitdasack, Staff Photographer

February 14, 2018

For Foothill College’s sophomore night, the owls’ starting five were Tiffani Lowe, Erica Ginn, Carissa Mills, Ashleen Quirke, and Briana Reynolds. The Owls had a 10 point lead in the second half, but the Saints weren’t giving up the fight just yet. Fourth quarter rolled around and the Saints st...

Black History Month Opening Ceremony Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Black History Month Opening Ceremony Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Zahra Muzaffar and Aisha Chabane

February 13, 2018

Every seat and every inch of wall space of the dining room was filled as the Foothill College community awaited the Opening Ceremony of Black History Month this past Wednesday. The event honored the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, an iconic figure in the fight for civi...

#BlackMindsMatter: Assumptions of Criminality

#BlackMindsMatter: Assumptions of Criminality

Stephen So, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

The #BlackMindsMatter Movement started on Foothill College in a screening of the “Black Minds Matter” webinar series last Fall presented by Dr. Luke Wood of UC San Diego. On Friday, February 9, a recap of the event was hosted by Sam White and Carolyn Holcroft in the Hearthside Lounge. An underl...

Foothill College Accreditation Reaffirmed until 2024

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2018

After extensive preparation, review, and consideration, Foothill College's accreditation was reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges on January 26th. In order to prepare for the review, the college conducted an intensive self-study, hosted a site-evaluation, and a publishe...

In Wake of Israeli – Palestinian conflict, Foothill students side with Peace

In Wake of Israeli – Palestinian conflict, Foothill students side with Peace

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

On December 6th, 2017, Trump shocked nations worldwide in a statement formally declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “This is nothing, more or less, than a recognition of reality,” he went on, justifying the abrupt decision. “It is the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done...

Foothill Owls defeat Ohlone Renegades in Close Match-Up

Foothill Owls defeat Ohlone Renegades in Close Match-Up

Brian So, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

The Foothill Owls have never lost back to back regular season home games, but this exact scenario almost came to fruition when the Owls played the visiting Ohlone Renegades, ending the game with a final score of 71-69. Alex Gil-Fernandez led the Owls with 16 points, while Matt McAndrews and Chris Russell sc...

A Musical Start to Black History Month

A Musical Start to Black History Month

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

“I do apologize for walking into your home, and not letting you know we were coming,” spoke a dancer to the beat of the drums. She introduced the music to the cafeteria in the form of a poem: peaceful, rhythmic, intertwined with powerful lines that drew in the crowd. “This land we eat from, t...

Review: “Indelible India” Photography at Foothill’s KCI

Review: “Indelible India” Photography at Foothill’s KCI

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

What defines a nation? A quick Google search presents all the biggest ways in which America and India differ: by population, industry, and government. Though helpful to some, such knowledge may paradoxically misinform those curious, and cause them to project what they know of other countries that si...

Meet the President: President Thuy and Laura Gamez on Being First-Gen

Meet the President: President Thuy and Laura Gamez on Being First-Gen

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

On Friday, January 26th, College President Thuy Thi Nguyen hosted a First-Generation Gathering in the Foothill Dining Room. First generation college students met with the President to share their experiences at Foothill College and discuss resources available to students. First Year Experience, as well ...

Foothill Owls Edged Out by San Francisco Rams

Foothill Owls Edged Out by San Francisco Rams

Brian So, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

The San Francisco Rams were nearly upsetted by the Foothill Owls during the Owls last home stand on Friday night as they narrowly edged out the Owls 69-65 in the final minutes of the game. The team's offensive surge in the second half of the game seemed overshadowed by the fact that the Owls were in...

Critical Thinking: An Antidote to Fake News

Liza Turchinsky, Editor in Chief

February 4, 2018

In an era of fake news, information overload, and disputed facts, how can we develop skills to think critically, confront our biases, and evaluate fact from opinion? In this presentation, Dr. Tom Chatfield, a philosopher of technology, best-selling author, and a fixture on the BBC, will discuss the nuances...

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