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Don’t Neglect June Elections

Voter registration deadline in California is May 21

Devaki Dikshit, Editor

May 8, 2018

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

Students organize at Ceaser Chavez Plaze to protest gun violence during the National School Walkout on March 14th.

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2018

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...

National School Walkout Event at Foothill College

The Foothill College community listens to speeches from students and educators during the 17 minute National School Walkout.

Brendan Swing, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

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

“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

A Donald Trump costume held the center of attention at Women's March San Jose

Rick Holder, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

“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...

How to Register to Vote

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

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

Yes California founder Louis Marinelli addresses a crowd of supporters at a recent rally in Sacramento.

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

“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

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: Congress Has Left the Building

Rally to Prevent Gun Violence at Annapolis, MD via Flickr

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

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...

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

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

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

The Lincoln Memorial, which closed during the 2013 government shutdown.

Ryan Sherod, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

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...

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