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Dr. Tom Chatfield on Fake News, Critical Thinking, and the Internet

Dr. Tom Chatfield on Fake News, Critical Thinking, and the Internet

Ben Klein, Editorials Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Foothill Life, Politics, Science + Tech

Dr. Tom Chatfield, a philosopher of technology and bestselling author, visited Foothill on February 5th to discuss fake news, disinformation, and critical thinking in public discourse -- a subject that Dr. Chatfield recently wrote a book on. I spoke with Dr. Chatfield extensively after the event about...

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...

Government Shutdown: Who’s to Blame and How This Affects You

Government Shutdown: Who’s to Blame and How This Affects You

Ryan Sherod, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

What exactly does it mean when the government shuts down? At first glance, the phrase “government shutdown” seems to allude to an event of catastrophic proportions. In reality though, the government is just doing what it does best: disagreeing. Unlike many day-to-day disagreements, however, a gover...

Women’s March Across California: Photos

Women’s March Across California: Photos

Script Staff

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Local News, Politics

The Script staff traveled to four California cities to take photos, talk to marchers, and understand different perspectives surrounding the 2018 Women's March. For extended coverage, see yesterday's immersive multimedia story. ...

Women’s March 2018: The Resistance Continues

Women’s March 2018: The Resistance Continues

Zahra Muzaffar and Aisha Chabane

January 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Local News, Politics

An interactive multimedia experience outlining the events of Women's March in 4 cities in California.

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?

Petroleum & Permafrost: Impacts of The Senate Tax Plan

Petroleum & Permafrost: Impacts of The Senate Tax Plan

Alix Schoback, News and Politics Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Featured, Politics, Science + Tech

The Senate's recently passed tax bill has significant implications for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaskan permafrost, and our warming planet.

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.

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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