The Script

Let’s get funky with the future of fungi

Mushroom

Lynn Racelo

December 3, 2019

Three summers ago, I took Gillian Schultz’s Evolution and Ecology Bio 1C class at Foothill College. Our professor started her morning lecture with a deceptively simple piece of trivia. “What is the largest living organism on Earth?” she asked. Someone answered elephant, while others listed...

California earthquakes shaking on new technology

MyShake is a free smartphone app that can 
detect earthquakes.

Rebekah Jackson

December 3, 2019

Last month, the East San Francisco Bay Area shook, rattled and rolled when a magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit the Pleasant Hill area in Contra Costa County on Oct. 15, 2019. Residents in the East Bay city of Antioch felt the trembler at 10:33 p.m. Antioch resident Connie Langston, 61, was at home at the time. ...

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series Opens 19th Season at Foothill College

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series Opens 19th Season at Foothill College

Dominick Lanni, Staff Writer

October 13, 2018

The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series at Foothill College returned for a 19th season last week with a talk by Dr. Claire Max, a Bachmann Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz, and Director of the UC Observatories. The series kicked off with a discussion ab...

Foothill Says No To Plastic Water Bottles

New water bottles served by KJ's.

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

Foothill College students are surely familiar with KJ’s Cafe, a friendly food shop with lunch, snacks, and now, boxed water. Beginning early in spring quarter 2018, KJ’s rejected single-use plastic water bottles in favor of water served in rectangular paper cartons in response to student-driven e...

Sudden Oak Death: What it Means for California

Sudden Oak Death: What it Means for California

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018

At first, leaves turn an unnatural shade of green and begin to wither. Foliage turns brown and dies, clinging to the branches of the tree before falling to the forest floor. The bark begins to excrete a thick red sap, staining the tree an unnaturally dark color. Cankers and lesions begin to erupt on the bra...

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...

When Mars Was Like Earth: NASA’s Dr. Ashwin Vasavada at Foothill College

Selfie of the Curiosity Rover taken on Mars, via NASA

Clayton Nagle, Editor

March 6, 2018

As part of the 18th Annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures series, Wednesday evening brought another speaker to the Smithwick Theater. Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, a planetary scientist working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab who worked directly on the Curiosity rover, gave an intriguing talk on the various ways...

STEM Center presents Machine Learning workshop

George Chen, a Rice University PhD student, has his heart and respiratory rates measured by a prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant (IBM MERA), as IBM Research Staff Member Jinho Lee, left, observes during a demonstration at the IBM

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

“Python and R are the number one and number two languages being used for machine learning. We try to simplify what we find on the web and apply it to our work here at Foothill College. Which ones do we use for what? That’s what we’re going to focus on our projects here.” On Wednesday, Febr...

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...

Foothill viewing party celebrates rare blue moon eclipse

Foothill viewing party celebrates rare blue moon eclipse

Clayton Nagle, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

Last Wednesday morning before the sun rose, Foothill College held an event to view the lunar eclipse taking place between 4 and 6 A.M.  The college opened up their observatory to the public, and many astronomy enthusiasts brought their own cameras and telescopes to view the eclipse. Dr. Geoff Matth...

Electric Motorcycles: Urban Eco-Transportation of Tomorrow

Foothill PD chooses electric. Zero DS. Photo: Elliot Hu

Elliot Hu, Contributor

December 8, 2017

You may have seen Foothill's mobile police units around campus, either on patrol or helping students and faculty with things like door locks and security. What you may not have noticed is the department’s choice of electric motorcycles. Looking to simultaneously reduce emissions and improve operating...

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