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A farewell to healthcare

Lydia Jungkind

December 3, 2019

One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned in the past 21 years was realizing what I had only after it was gone. In retrospect, the value of some treasures can only be understood in their absence. This feeling set in after I lost relationships, friends – and access to public health care.  At the...

New California law will benefit college athletes who need to make ends meet

New California law will benefit college athletes who need to make ends meet

Larry Larkin

December 3, 2019

California Senate Bill 206, known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, will allow college athletes to get paid for the use of their name, image, and likeness.  The bill was written by California Senators Nancy Skinner and Steven Bradford. It was recently passed by the California Assembly and signed by Govern...

Marchers demand universal basic income

Universal basic income marchers in San Francisco.

Chloe Lischinsky

December 3, 2019

Daniel Watson wasn’t interested in politics until he heard Andrew Yang speak about universal basic income. Andrew Yang is a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who wants to give every U.S. adult $1000 a month, no strings attached.  For Watson, who works as a delivery person for Doordash, $1000 a...

Twenty-one faculty positions to be eliminated, health insurance under threat

Faculty gather in protest of withheld cost-of-living adjustments at a Foothill-De Anza District meeting in June.

Carina Thanh-Ngoc DeLorenzo and Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky

November 12, 2018

A number of part-time faculty positions are slated to be eliminated at the end of this year. Insurance and other benefits hang in the balance.

In rush-hour traffic, a City Council candidate meets voters and talks issues

Los Altos Hills Candidate Neil Ferrari stands on an island dividing traffic to campaign hours before voting finishes.

Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018

Hours before polls closed, Los Altos Hills City Council Candidate Neil Ferrari stood in the road before Foothill College to attract voters by the curbside. “As long as you stay 100 feet away from the polling areas you can demonstrate. So I’m using my rights right now. I checked with the town to make su...

Proposition 11, promoted as a public safety measure, disguises a labor dispute

Foothill College emergency medical services students train at the Sunnyvale campus.

David Pitt, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Proposition 11 resurfaces a decades-long debate over labor conditions between emergency workers and medical response companies.

Immigration Teach-In: Breaking Misconceptions

Jose Antonio Vargas delivers a lecture during the Immigration Teach - In at Foothill College.

Sarah Hamidi, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

A panel of award winning journalists and professionals spoke during Foothill College’s first ever Immigration Teach-In last week. Keynote speakers included everyone from Pulitzer Prize winning authors to community college leaders -- and each lecture revealed another aspect of the immigrant experie...

How to register to vote

A student fills out registration papers during Political Awareness Day at Foothill College.

Logan Keifling and Script Staff

October 22, 2018

The deadline for voter registration in California is today, Oct. 22.

California Primaries: How We Voted

President Nguyen shares the story of her first voting experience.

Devaki Dikshit, Managing Editor

October 21, 2018

On June 5, 2018, voters throughout California participated in the primary election. The votes decided the top two candidates for a variety of offices. Most notably, they confirmed the top two contenders for governor of California. Democrat Gavin Newsom, current lieutenant governor of California, snagged a spo...

The Story of Work-to-Contract

Bruce Swenson, president of the Board of Trustees, addresses the room.

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

“Fellow faculty, At the negotiations session this afternoon, FA and the District reached a tentative agreement for compensation for 2017-18 and 2018-19.  While all the details are not yet finalized, we are happy to announce that the work to contract is over.” The previous email was sent o...

Dominic Caserta Resigns Hours Before Santa Clara City Council Censure, More Victims Come Forward

Santa Clara City Council members begin Tuesday's meeting without Dominic Caserta.

Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky and Devaki Dikshit

May 17, 2018

Dominic Caserta was censured by Santa Clara City Council on Tuesday as more victims came forward.

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