Food for thought Thursdays: Immigration Policy

Food for thought Thursdays: Immigration Policy

Aditi Pandey, Contributor

December 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News

“The whole immigrant population isn’t facing the same thing, but they’re facing similar things,” Teresa Castellanos, of the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations, described of two-thirds of the population of Santa Clara County.   Many students attending college are affected or know som...

Petroleum & Permafrost: Impacts of The Senate Tax Plan

Petroleum & Permafrost: Impacts of The Senate Tax Plan

Alix Schoback, News and Politics Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News

The Senate's recently passed tax bill has significant implications for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaskan permafrost, and our warming planet.

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SB 1: California’s Rising Gas Prices

SB 1: California’s Rising Gas Prices

Alix Schoback, News and Politics Editor

November 25, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News

On November 1st, 2017, a new California State Senate bill went into effect with the aim of repairing California’s crumbling roads and other infrastructure. Senate Bill 1, which passed through California’s State Senate and Assembly last April with the bare minimum number of votes required, has multiple provisions, the most prominent feature being a hike of the California fuel excis...

My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

Anita Dubinko, Contributor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News, Science + Tech

At the inaugural morning of this year’s Bioneers conference, 18 Foothill students sat in the audience as the talented Afia Walking Tree and Deb Lane performed a blood pumping chorus of lively drumming. As a newcomer to Bioneers, I wasn’t expecting something so lively and indulgent so early in the m...

Vision of a Warrior: Interview with Retired USAF Major Gail Matthews

Vision of a Warrior: Interview with Retired USAF Major Gail Matthews

Cynthia Li, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News

A special interview that provides insight into the life of one of the many veterans at Foothill.

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The Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College

The Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News

A breakdown of the purpose of Veterans Day and the function of the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College.

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Is PG&E Responsible for the Santa Rosa Fires?

Is PG&E Responsible for the Santa Rosa Fires?

Clayton Nagle, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News

The privately owned, state regulated energy giant PG&E may have had more of a hand in the recent devastation caused by the Sonoma County fires than they care to admit. As previously mentioned by The Script, those record setting blazes were caused largely by an unfortunate combination of extreme w...

The Opioid Crisis: A Public Health Emergency

The Opioid Crisis: A Public Health Emergency

Stephen So, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News

The opioid crisis is a public health emergency on a local level. This series outlines its impacts and emergence.

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America’s Systemic Neglect of Public Transit

America’s Systemic Neglect of Public Transit

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Local News, Opinion + Politics, Politics

Nearly everyone who takes the 52, 40, VTA Light Rail, or even Caltrain to campus has had one issue or another with transit -- whether it be bus-bunching, overcrowding, less than seamless transfers; any of the numerous symptoms of decay in our public transit system. I made a new friend, a foreign exchang...

Assembly Bill 19: The California College Promise

Assembly Bill 19: The California College Promise

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News, Politics

On October 13, California’s bill AB 19 was approved by Governor Jerry Brown, and became law. Primarily authored by state assemblyman Miguel Santiago* (D-53rd district), AB 19 provides what is effectively free tuition for the first term of community college for full-time students who apply for it. Th...

VTA and Eco Pass at Foothill College

VTA and Eco Pass at Foothill College

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News

Students fight for reduced rate public transit for the Foothill De-Anza College District.

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Diwali and New Beginnings

Diwali and New Beginnings

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Local News

The Diwali celebrations are officially over. The candles have gone out, the fireworks have gone off, and the dances and music have finally quieted, making way for the release of our bated breath and our new year. No celebration unites the South Asian community quite like Diwali: a festival of lights c...

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