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District Withholds Faculty Raise, Prompting Union Action

District Withholds Faculty Raise, Prompting Union Action

Ben Klein, Managing Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News

Updated on 5/18/2018 at 9:22 p.m. The Faculty Association will begin work-to-contract on Monday, May 21 in response to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s continued refusal to pass on a salary increase for faculty to adjust for rising costs of living. The refusal came amidst ongoing budget cuts for the FHDA District....

District Withholds $1.5 Million From Faculty Salaries

District Withholds $1.5 Million From Faculty Salaries

Ben Klein, Managing Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Local News

The following story was first published in The Script's Spring Quarter print edition. Costs of living in the Bay Area are notoriously high, and rising every year. For employees of publicly funded institutions such as Foothill College, the California state government annually sends out a Cost of Living Adju...

Instructor and Council Member Dominic Caserta Accused of Sexual Harassment

Instructor and Council Member Dominic Caserta Accused of Sexual Harassment

Liza Turchinsky and Devaki Dikshit

May 10, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News, Politics

Foothill instructor, Santa Clara City Council Member, and 2018 County Supervisor candidate has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple sources.

Don’t Neglect June Elections

Don’t Neglect June Elections

Devaki Dikshit, Editor

May 8, 2018


Filed under Local News, Politics

Election day is fast approaching, with less than a month left for Californians to prepare for the first round of voting. Midterm year elections are often associated with November, but plenty of decisions are on the ballots much earlier. State and local propositions, as well as primary elections, are ...

Police Ask Victims to Step Forward in Rape Arrest

Police Ask Victims to Step Forward in Rape Arrest

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018


Filed under Local News

On April 4, Foothill College student Juan Ramirez Ruiz was arrested on suspicion of forcible rape and oral copulation. Ruiz was reported to be in custody following a press release by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday stating that detectives have concluded an investigation. The Redwood City r...

Sudden Oak Death: What it Means for California

Sudden Oak Death: What it Means for California

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Local News, Science + Tech

At first, leaves turn an unnatural shade of green and begin to wither. Foliage turns brown and dies, clinging to the branches of the tree before falling to the forest floor. The bark begins to excrete a thick red sap, staining the tree an unnaturally dark color. Cankers and lesions begin to erupt on the bra...

National School Walkout Event at Foothill College

National School Walkout Event at Foothill College

Brendan Swing, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News, Opinion + Politics, Politics

Last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is yet another case of America’s periodic gun violence. The ramifications of this shooting, though, were unique. They sparked a surge in activism, with people of all generations rallying behind the hashtag #NeverAgain. Yesterday was National Walkout Day, duri...

How to Register to Vote

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Local News, Opinion + Politics, Politics

Though politics in 2016 was a defining theme of the year, the voter turnout of the election was staggeringly low. While there are a variety of culprits for this discrepancy between political involvement and actual turnout, one of the major reasons was that eligible voters — especially younger ones ...

CalExit: Discussing the Possibility of an Independent California

CalExit: Discussing the Possibility of an Independent California

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Local News, Opinion + Politics, Politics

“Irreparable and irreconcilable differences: California out of the U.S.A.!” That was the slogan that hundreds of supporters of the upstart “Yes California” campaign marched behind last Wednesday at a rally in Sacramento. “Yes California,” along with other political movements that fall under the u...

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