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Foothill Says No To Plastic Water Bottles

Foothill Says No To Plastic Water Bottles

Daniel Jacobson, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Science + Tech

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


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...

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...

Jewish Heritage Month Closing Ceremony: Tu Bishvat Tree Planting

Jewish Heritage Month Closing Ceremony: Tu Bishvat Tree Planting

Kathy Honcharuck, Staff Photographer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life

Foothill College held a tree planting ceremony on Jan 31. to close Jewish Heritage Month and celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat, or the New Year of Trees. The holiday is as an ecological and environmental awareness celebration, and trees are planted by Jewish communities to participate. Foothill Coll...

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...

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. ...

Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium

Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium

Ben Stefonik, Professor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life

Foothill College is offering a new opportunity for Foothill students to present their work in a professional setting at the Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium.  The goal of the symposium is to bring a professional conference experience to Foothill College.  This is a great oppo...

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Sophia Falco, Contributor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Science + Tech

Cuba, much like the rest of the planet, is under direct threat from climate change. Sea levels, which are rising at an alarming rate due to human activity, as well as extreme weather, are all serious threats to crops. Largely to blame is human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. According to the ...

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

April 14, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion + Politics, Politics

In 146 BCE, the Romans laid waste to the city of Carthage, killing or enslaving the population of 400,000. The Conqueror Scipio Africanus-- weeping in his moment of victory-- turned to his mentor and said “all cities, nations, and authorities must, like men, meet their doom” thinking of his beloved...

Students vs. City: Environmental Warfare

Students vs. City: Environmental Warfare

Asha Bacon, Contributor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Local News

You may have heard of environmental policy on a national level on the news, perhaps, say, in the form of Trump’s anti-environmental policy rants. But how much do you know about environmental policy on a university and community level? Although often unpublicized, the Universities of California (UCs...

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