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Sudden Oak Death: What it Means for California

Sudden Oak Death: What it Means for California

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Local News, Science + Tech

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: 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...

Recipes: Eat Well and Save the Planet for Under $7

Recipes: Eat Well and Save the Planet for Under $7

Shirley Kwok, Contributor

March 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Foothill Life, Reviews

Do YOU care about YOUR planet? Do YOU care about CLIMATE CHANGE? Do YOU want to make a DIFFERENCE? If you answered YES, this article is for you. Climate change and global warming is on the rise. The central cause of global warming is the release of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, which abso...

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...

Electric Motorcycles: Urban Eco-Transportation of Tomorrow

Electric Motorcycles: Urban Eco-Transportation of Tomorrow

Elliot Hu, Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Science + Tech

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...

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.

My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

Anita Dubinko, Contributor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News, Science + Tech

At the inaugural morning of this year’s Bioneers conference, 18 Foothill students sat in the audience as the talented Afia Walking Tree and Deb Lane performed a blood pumping chorus of lively drumming. As a newcomer to Bioneers, I wasn’t expecting something so lively and indulgent so early in the m...

International Education Week: A Native Perspective on Climate Change

International Education Week: A Native Perspective on Climate Change

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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

“My grandfather was brought to boarding schools run by missionaries...they killed the Indian but kept the man,” Rochelle Diver described of her family’s history in the United States. Diver spoke to Foothill College students on Tuesday in the Hearthside Lounge, as part of International Education Week, co-sponsored by Native American Herit...

Breaking: Foothill College Recertifies Eco Pass Program

Breaking: Foothill College Recertifies Eco Pass Program

Liza Turchinsky, Editor in Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life

Last week, Foothill College students took part in a referendum on the VTA Eco Pass program. Out of 758 voters, 68.8% approved fee increases in order to sustain the partnership between the Associated Students and the Valley Transit Authority. The initiative allows for unlimited rides on the VTA Lightrai...

The Transformation

The Transformation

Sophia Falco, Contributor

November 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Dirt, rubble, hunger, dead weeds, broken glass broken dreams. The smell of carbon dioxide pollutes the streets and fills the lungs of young and old and their empty stomachs greedy businessmen, dressed in their rich stuffy suits and so-called red power ties replace purity with carbon dioxide. ...

Northern California Fires: Impacts and Analysis

Northern California Fires: Impacts and Analysis

Ben Klein, Editorials Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life, Local News

The Script analyzes the role of climate change in the devastating Northern California fires.

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