The Script

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 ...

Foothill College: Keep Guns Off Campus

Foothill College: Keep Guns Off Campus

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Politics

In the seven months that The Script has been actively reporting news online, 25% of our political coverage has featured articles related to the issue of gun violence. During the same period, 27 school shootings took place across America. In an October article responding to the death of 58 people in a Las Vegas m...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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