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The Foothill Script

Foothill College's Student News Publication

The Foothill Script

Foothill College's Student News Publication

The Foothill Script

Just a Cup of Coffee - a Creative Writing Installment
Just a Cup of Coffee - a Creative Writing Installment
CJ Toledo, Opinion Editor
May 20, 2024

“It’s just a cup of coffee.” I say as shudders of cognitive dissonance wrack my existence. Covid happened, heard about something happening in Gaza, and my girlfriend left me, so I drowned my sorrows...

Lisa Hill, Respiratory Therapy Faculty and former Stanford Medical Center Administrator, delivers her inspiring and impassioned speech.
Empowering BIPOC Voices: Umoja Workshop
CJ Toledo, Opinion Editor
May 15, 2024

The Umoja Workshop at the BIPOC Multicultural Center challenged societal norms, celebrated cultural capital, and empowered BIPOC voices. Attendees delved into insightful discussions and personal reflections,...

CJ Toledo delivers a speech to the crowd.
Foothill’s Walkout for Palestine
Sunaina Tadakamalla and Sara Shibli
May 6, 2024

On May 1st at 11:00 AM, Foothill students and faculty walked out of their classes to gather at the Cesar Chavez Plaza, the designated “Free Speech Area” on campus. People of varying ethnicities, religions,...

Academic Senate Meeting (left) Public Forum (right)
April 8th Academic Senate Meeting Retrospective
Alexander Martinez, Lead Copyeditor
May 6, 2024

On April 8th, 2024, an Academic Senate meeting was held at the Krause Center for Innovation. The Academic Senate is an important body at Foothill College, and according to their about me page they “make...

The Darts mid-performance in “The Pit,” KFJCs famed stage.
Punk Band The Darts Hit The Bullseye With Their KFJC Live Mic 
Isabella Peterson, Managing Editor
May 2, 2024

The Foothill College campus is expectedly deserted on a Saturday afternoon. Walking by empty classrooms and a closed cafe is a stark contrast to the usual bustling campus maintained throughout the week....

Vote! ASFC Student Elections Happening Now!
Vote! ASFC Student Elections Happening Now!
Alexander Martinez, Lead Copyeditor
April 30, 2024

From April 29th at 8:00 AM to May 1st at 11:59 PM, all Foothill students have the ability to vote in our ASFC Student Elections! We have a record amount of students running, so it’s important to vote...

Professor Sam Connell poses with his buddy, Skeleton Sam
Staff Spotlight: Sam Connell
Sunaina Tadakamalla, Reporter
April 29, 2024

When Professor Sam Connell makes his entrance into classroom 3101, ducking through the doorway with a pile of papers in hand, the space becomes his stage. Supported by a cast of skeletons (two human and...

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What Happens Now? An Update on the “TikTok Ban”
Isabella Peterson, Finance Coordinator
April 28, 2024

Earlier this year, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass HR 7521, a bill that if signed into law would effectively ban TikTok in the United States. To learn more about this bill, its...

Opinion: Is Foothill Aware There Are Autistic Students on Campus?
Opinion: Is Foothill Aware There Are Autistic Students on Campus?
Ryann Mejia-Gonzales, Reporter
April 26, 2024

In the 1960’s, parents were fed up with the lack of awareness and support for their autistic children, launching a group known as the Autism Society, who have since been working to improve the quality...

Back to Fitness! Foothill Gym Finally Reopens
Back to Fitness! Foothill Gym Finally Reopens
Greg Tobias, Campus Life Editor
April 26, 2024

The Foothill Fitness Center, which was recently reopened to students and faculty, is located in room 2509 adjacent to the pool and the main gym. As I walked towards it on a cool Tuesday afternoon, I was...

The titular Red Purse and Mannequin Featured in Jacque Rupps Exhbit with a Grey Background
Jacque Rupp's "The Red Purse" Photography Exhibition
Lynx Coleman, Staff Photographer
April 25, 2024

An excerpt on the work from Jacque Rupp's website; "The Red Purse is a story about grief and desire. Shortly after he died, I bought a red purse, which sat on my dresser for years. I knew I needed...

In the Library: Blackout Poetry
In the Library: Blackout Poetry
Alexander Martinez, Lead Copyeditor
April 25, 2024

Poetry is an important form of human and literary expression. Though not applicable to all areas of the topic, poetry is often an art of limitations. Haiku forces writers to become creative with syllables,...

Film Corner: End of Evangelion Review
Film Corner: End of Evangelion Review
Alexander Martinez, Lead Copyeditor
April 24, 2024

Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most iconic, and popular, anime in history. It was revolutionary for its thoughtful characterization, deep themes, and its impact on mainstream culture. Recently,...

Opinion: Diplomatic Dilemma - Foothill Students’ Debate on Palestinian Peace Plan
Opinion: Diplomatic Dilemma - Foothill Students’ Debate on Palestinian Peace Plan
CJ Toledo, Opinion Editor
April 22, 2024

At 2:00 PM on April 11th, 2024, the Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC) Campus Council convened for their weekly Senate meeting, and students frustrated with Foothill administration and...

Film Corner: Monkey Man Review
Film Corner: Monkey Man Review
Sunaina Tadakamalla, Reporter
April 16, 2024

Dev Patel’s directorial debut, Monkey Man, is an action-packed, culturally rich revenge film that beautifully blends anger and violence with tenderness and vibrance.  Dev Patel is a British-Indian...

Photographer Mark Tuschman in front of his photographs.
"Together We Rise: Immigrants in America” a Photo Exhibition by Mark Tuschman
Vivian Hanna, Staff Photographer
April 5, 2024

Photographer Mark Tuschman’s work was displayed in an exhibition for his book "Together We Rise: Immigrants in America.” The event was on March 15th, in the KCI Gallery at Foothill College. The...

Capturing Foothills Beauty
Capturing Foothill's Beauty
Vivian Hanna, Staff Photographer
April 5, 2024

All photos taken by Vivian Hanna right here on Foothill's Campus.

No There There? Transitory Encounters with History: a Humanities Lecture by Dr. Falk Cammin
No There There? Transitory Encounters with History: a Humanities Lecture by Dr. Falk Cammin
Zoe Schwartz, Reporter
April 5, 2024

Just after noon on March 13th, 2024, Foothill students, staff, and visitors filed into Appreciation Hall to attend a lecture from humanities professor, history buff, and author extraordinaire, Dr. Falk...

Joe Simitian (left) and Evan Low (right). via San Jose Spotlight
Too Close to Call! Joe Simitan leads Evan Low by Just 4 Votes in California’s 16th District Primary Race
Michael Love, Politcal Editor
April 1, 2024

It has been just over 3 weeks since election night on March 5th and the primary race for California's 16th district is still undecided. California's 16th district spans across Santa Clara and San Mateo...

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Film Corner: Dune: Part 2 Review
Alexander Martinez, Lead Copyeditor
March 26, 2024

Dune: Part Two is sure to be one of the premiere blockbusters of the year, and its $600 million dollar box office is still going strong at the time of writing. It has everything a global best seller needs:...

Is TikTok Really Being “Banned”? What the House Ruling on HR 7521 Means and What Comes Next
Is TikTok Really Being “Banned”? What the House Ruling on HR 7521 Means and What Comes Next
Isabella Peterson, Finance Coordinator
March 23, 2024

On March 13th, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill, now colloquially known as the “TikTok Bill,” effectively banning the app in the United States due to its risk to national security....

Staff Spotlight: Suzy Quezada
Staff Spotlight: Suzy Quezada
Greg Tobias, Campus Life Editor
March 23, 2024

  When you first meet Professor Suzy Quezada, you’re met with warm, inviting eyes and a beaming smile. She talks in a highly intelligent manner laced with wit and sarcasm, but her words convey...

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Affix: a Creative Writing Installment
Alexander Martinez, Lead Copyeditor
March 23, 2024

π Pi. 3.14. 3.1459. 3.14159265358979. 3.14159265358979323846264338327… Alas, despite my best efforts, even I must fall into the same trap. The pain of Pi is apparent to me, and yet...

A student in the midst of getting pied. Photo by Jean-Pierre Mouloudj.
Pie for Pi Day! A Discussion with the Foothill College Math Club
CJ Toledo, Opinion Editor
March 23, 2024

On March 14th (3/14), our very own Foothill Math Club hosted a very special event for a very special number. Foothillers gathered around a brave student who was strapped to a chair, garbed in a makeshift...

Ahmed Mostafa Interview: Foothill Alumni Turned Congressional Candidate
Ahmed Mostafa Interview: Foothill Alumni Turned Congressional Candidate
Michael Love, Political Editor
March 4, 2024

Foothill alumni and former ASFC President Ahmed Mostafa is a congressional candidate for California’s 16th District. We sat down with the would-be Congressmen as he shared his story and his message to...

Foothill College Unites in Lunar New Year Celebration: A Fusion of East and West
Foothill College Unites in Lunar New Year Celebration: A Fusion of East and West
CJ Toledo, Editor In Chief
March 4, 2024

On the vibrant evening of February 15th Foothill College hosted an extraordinary Lunar New Year celebration, curated by the Asian American Association (AAA), that seamlessly blended ancient traditions...

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Opinion: SMA vs. FHPD: The BBQ SNAFU
CJ Toledo, Editor In Chief
March 4, 2024

Disclaimer: The Script is actively following this developing story and is reaching out to involved parties for more details. The initial reports will be by no means all-encompassing… but they will be...

Pink Sherbet Photography from Utah, USA, CC BY 2.0
Caterpillar: a Creative Writing Installment
Alexander Martinez, Lead Copyeditor
March 4, 2024

The aged wood creaked under my feet as I walked onto the porch. The fresh paint of the front walls was beautifully layered and mixed, below which lay termite dust and bird scat. I reached under the mat,...

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Twelve: a Creative Writing Installment
Alexander Martinez, Lead Copy Editor
February 27, 2024

I hold a different face for every person I meet. Smiles peel from sneers and earnestness sheds into timidity. I glide from person to person, none knowing the fangs I bare. If they do, it would be their...

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Anthology of Winter Poetry
Miguel Fuentes, Poet
February 21, 2024

Requiem (Petey) (pt.1) Christmas is here That time of the year For happiness and cheer Families full of smiles and laughter  How could they not  That Christmas magic is in the air Or at least...