OP-ED: Net Neutrality and Break The Internet

OP-ED: Net Neutrality and Break The Internet

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

On December 7th, protests were held nationwide in defense of net neutrality. Anger was directed towards Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer who now heads the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Symbolically, the protests in Palo Alto took place in front of Verizon storefronts. And, though the event...

Op-Ed: The Sociology of Climate Change Denial

Op-Ed: The Sociology of Climate Change Denial

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics, Science + Tech

Over 15,000 climate scientists from 188 different countries signed a joint declaration certifying human's role in climate change. Why are we still doubtful?

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How and Where Do We Draw the Line on Sexual Assault?

How and Where Do We Draw the Line on Sexual Assault?

Ryan Sherod, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Featured, Opinion + Politics

We, as American citizens, need to have a nonpartisan discussion about how we respond to allegations of sexual assault against both politicians and popular culture influencers.

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OP-ED: Why We Need Net Neutrality

OP-ED: Why We Need Net Neutrality

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

November 24, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

On July 12th, 2017, the entirety of the internet joined forces in a nearly unanimous defense of net neutrality and Title II regulations. This mass public outcry pushed a relatively obscure issue to the front lines, and is now referred to as the Net Neutrality Day of Action. Now, the regulations are once again in danger of dismantlement. The fight for a fair and open internet has been around...

World Perspectives: Foothill Professors Examine Trump’s First Year

World Perspectives: Foothill Professors Examine Trump’s First Year

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life, Politics

A multinational panel of Foothill Professors examine the Trump campaign's promises after his first year.

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In Review: President Trump’s First Year in Office

In Review: President Trump’s First Year in Office

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion + Politics, Politics, Reviews

Foothill students born in the late 1990s have already lived through the greater part of three presidencies. But, our current administration is the first one many of us are fully cognizant of and able to participate in from start to finish -- which is somewhat ironic, considering Trump has touted his own unorth...

The Manhattan Attack: What We Should be Regulating

The Manhattan Attack: What We Should be Regulating

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

President Trump leaped on on the opportunity to denounce the Manhattan attack by an Uzbek immigrant. If only he had done the same for the much deadlier Vegas shooting committed by a white man.

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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...

Op-Ed: The Cost Analysis of Eco Pass

Op-Ed: The Cost Analysis of Eco Pass

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

My day officially begins when I board a 7am Caltrain, get off 10 minutes later at the Mountain View Station, and spend another 15 minutes searching for coffee in Downtown Mountain View. My commute culminates in a 25 minute long ride on Bus 52 to Foothill, where I make my 8am often only by sprinting....

With Northern California Ablaze, President Trump Ignores Disaster

With Northern California Ablaze, President Trump Ignores Disaster

Stephen So, Staff Writer

October 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

  Death, destruction, and despair. The chain of fires in Northern California have claimed 383 square miles of land, reduced 7,700 structures to rubble, and left ashes in its wake; since its fiery outburst on the 8th of October, 42 lives have been lost. The TUBBS fire alone is considered the most...

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...

Impacts of the #MeToo Campaign: from Personal to Political

Impacts of the #MeToo Campaign: from Personal to Political

Ryan Sherod, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

The #MeToo campaign may be new to your numerous newsfeeds, but its creation likely predates your very account activation.  Activist Tarana Burke started the movement all the way back in 2007; only a year after the launch of the social media superpower, Twitter, which became the primary method of shari...

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