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Opinion: Kids, or the Planet?

Opinion: Kids, or the Planet?

Ryan Sherod, Contributor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Growing up, I loved traveling. Despite the chaotic 5:00 a.m. rush to the airport, the crying baby a few rows back, and the stale cheese and crackers airlines make you pay extra for -- I cherished my window seat above it all. As I sit here at 35,000 feet, staring down at fields of green between the Ore...

Opinion: Calling “BS” on Climate Change Inaction: Taking Renewed Civic Engagement Beyond Gun Control

Opinion: Calling “BS” on Climate Change Inaction: Taking Renewed Civic Engagement Beyond Gun Control

Alex Murray, Contributor

March 13, 2018


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

“We call BS. That us kids don't know what we're talking about, that we're too young to understand how the government works.” These are the passionate words from Emma Gonzalez, one of the most outspoken survivors of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since the shooting last mon...

Opinion: There’s a Better Way to Talk to Trump Supporters

Opinion: There’s a Better Way to Talk to Trump Supporters

Rick Holder, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

“When they go low, we go high.” -Former First Lady Michelle Obama I have long been a champion of progressive policies such as crafting a more equitable health care system, ending the assault on undocumented immigrants, and dramatically reforming the criminal justice system. I would be happy to discus...

Opinion: Connecting Communities With Foothill’s Physics Show

Ronnie Miller, Contributor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

Fifteen feet above the ground, Foothill College physics professor David Marasco mounted a unicycle. The crowd gasped in suspense as he began to pedal slowly across a thin pipe, three hundred pounds of bricks swaying gently beneath him. Despite his dislike for heights, he turned confidently toward th...

Opinon: It’s Not Okay to be White?

Opinon: It’s Not Okay to be White?

Ben Klein, Editorials Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

GAME PLAN (IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT ALREADY): 1. anons organize on here, infinity chan and elsewhere, print out uniform posters … 2. put on silly halloween costume for anonymity, nobody will think twice because it's halloween 3. posters go up on campuses (and elsewhere) across the world on hallowe...

Opinion: The Language of Racism

Opinion: The Language of Racism

Eman Magzoub, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

“Ew, your color is like chocolate.” said a little girl in disgust. It was the first time I had heard that word being used in a negative way. Chocolate. Everyone loves chocolate. How come my chocolate colored skin was gross to them? As a five year old, I didn’t get it -- but it still spited ...

Opinion: Congress Has Left the Building

Opinion: Congress Has Left the Building

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

Every year on February 14th, people across the world celebrate Valentine’s day -- a day dedicated to cherishing the people you love and the sanctity of family and friendship. Yet on February 14th, 2018, this celebration of love and life was cut short in Parkland, Florida, when a troubled individual kill...

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


Filed under Foothill Life, Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

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...

Perspective: Oprah 2020 — a leader for our nation?

Perspective: Oprah 2020 — a leader for our nation?

Ryan Sherod, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

At the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Oprah gave a televised speech that inspired a viral movement, #Oprah2020, urging the philanthropist to run for office in the next election. Oprah Winfrey...

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?

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...

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